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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 2.4 - Administration Guide

Introduction System requirements Installing the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords desktop client Setting up Safeguard for Privileged Passwords for the first time Getting acquainted with the console Privileged access requests Toolbox Accounts Account Groups Assets Asset Groups Directories Entitlements Partitions Settings
Access Request settings Appliance settings Asset Management settings Backup and Retention settings Certificate settings Cluster settings External Integration settings Messaging settings Profile settings Access settings Sessions settings
Users User Groups Disaster recovery Administrator permissions Preparing systems for management Troubleshooting Frequently asked questions
How do I access the API How do I audit transaction activity How do I configure external federation authentication How do I manage accounts on unsupported platforms How do I modify the appliance configuration settings How do I prevent Safeguard for Privileged Passwords messages when making RDP connections How do I see which assets and/or accounts are governed by a profile How do I set the appliance system time How do I setup discovery jobs How do Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database servers use SSL What are the access request states What do I do when an appliance goes into quarantine What is required for One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Privileged Sessions What is required to integrate with Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence What needs to be set up to use Application to Application What role-based email notifications are generated by default When does the rules engine run for dynamic grouping and tagging Why did the password change during an open request Why join Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to One Identity Starling
Safeguard Desktop Player Appendix: Safeguard ports

Adding directory change password settings

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator or the partition's delegated administrator to configure the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to reset directory account passwords.

To add a password reset schedule for directory accounts

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Directory Change Password.
  2. Click (or tap) Add Change Password Setting to open the Change Password Settings dialog.
  3. Browse to select a directory.
  4. Enter a Name of up to 50 characters for the rule.
  5. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters for the rule.
  6. Click (or tap) the Schedule button and choose an interval.
  7. In the Schedule dialog,
    1. Interval: Choose Never, Minute, Hour, Day, Week, or Month.

      NOTE: Best Practice: Do not use the Minute interval.

    2. Time of day: Set the start time.
    3. Repeat interval: Select the interval you would like to repeat the password reset task.

      • If Weekly, select which days of the week you want to repeat the change password task.
      • If Monthly, set the task recurrence pattern: Day of month or week of month and day of week.
    4. Time Zone: Select the time zone.
  8. Optionally select this option:
    1. Change the Password Even if a Release is Active: Select this option to allow a password change even when a password release is active.
    2. Require Current Password: Select this option to require Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to use the current password to change the directory account password. If you clear this option, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords will change the account password without requiring the current password.
    3. Suspend account when not checked out (supported platforms): Select this option to automatically suspend managed accounts that are not in use. That is, the account on a managed asset is suspended until a request is made for it through Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, at which time Safeguard for Privileged Passwords restores the account. Once the request is checked in or closed, the account is again suspended.

      Click (or tap) the supported platforms link to display a list of platforms that support this feature.

Directory Check Password

Directory check password settings are the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to verify directory account passwords.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Directory Check Password. The Directory Check Password page displays the following about the listed directory account check password setting rules.

Table 215: Directory Check Password: Properties
Property Description
Name

The name of the rule.

Directory The directory that uses the rule.
Description

Information about the rule.

Schedule Displays the selected rule's schedule.

Use these toolbar buttons to manage the directory account check password setting rules.

Table 216: Directory Check Password: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Check Password Setting Add a directory account check password rule. For more information, see Adding directory check password settings.
Delete Selected

Remove the selected rule.

Refresh Update the list of directory account check password rules.
Edit Modify the selected rule.
Copy "Clone" the selected rule.

Adding directory check password settings

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator or the partition's delegated administrator to configure the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to verify directory account passwords.

To add a password validation schedule for directory accounts

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Directory Check Password.
  2. Click (or tap) Add Check Password Setting to open the Check Password Settings dialog.
  3. Browse to select a directory.
  4. Enter a Name of up to 50 characters for the rule.
  5. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters for the rule.
  6. Click (or tap) the Schedule button and choose an interval.
  7. In the Schedule dialog,
    1. Interval: Choose Never, Minute, Hour, Day, Week, or Month.

      NOTE: Best Practice: Do not use the Minute interval.

    2. Time of day: Set the start time.
    3. Repeat interval: Select the interval you would like to repeat the password check task.

      • If Weekly, select which days of the week you want to repeat the password check task.
      • If Monthly, set the task recurrence pattern: Day of month or week of month and day of week.
    4. Time Zone: Select the time zone.
  8. Optionally select this option:

    • Change Password on Mismatch: Select this option to automatically change a password when Safeguard for Privileged Passwords detects the password in the appliance database differs from the password on the asset.

Password Sync Groups

A password sync group is used to control password validation and reset across all associated accounts. The same password is used for one or more accounts associated with the same or different assets. For example, synchronized passwords can be used for accounts that support clusters or systems that sync between development, test, and production. An account can belong to only one password sync group. Multiple password sync groups can be added to a partition profile.

The profile change schedule is applied to the sync group. The sync group controls the tasks to change the passwords for the accounts in the sync group. Change tasks occur in the order of password sync group priority. If synchronization fails for an individual account in the sync group, the account is retried multiple times and, if failing after that, the sync task halts and is rescheduled. The administrator must correct the cause of the failure for the sync task to continue.

If an account is associated with a profile with a daily check schedule and also associated with a password sync group, a mismatch on the daily check will trigger a task to set the account password to the current sync group password.

For more information, see Creating a partition profile.

Password sync group priority

When an account is added to a password sync group, the default priority is 0 which is the highest priority. Subsequent numbers are lower priority (for example, 0, 1, 2, where 0 is the highest priority and 2 is the lowest). Priority determines the order in which account passwords are changed. If all accounts have the same priority, they are synchronized simultaneously. When different priorities are set, passwords at the highest priority (for example, 0) are synchronized first. If priority 0 is successful, accounts at the next priority are synchronized. If any account at a priority fails, the synchronization processing stops and the group is scheduled for synchronization retry. For example, a cluster of systems may have an admin account with the same password. If one master system is set at priority 0 and the subordinates are set at priority 1, the password change on the master must be successful before the passwords on the subordinates are changed. If the master password change fails, the subordinates are unaffected, the cluster continues to function, password change is rescheduled, and the error is logged.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Password Sync Groups. The Password Sync Groups pane displays the following for each sync group.

Table 217: Sync Groups: Properties
Property Description

Enable

If Enable is selected, the sync runs with the Partition Profile Change schedule.

Status

The Status displays if all account passwords are in sync with the password sync group. The Status is if any password for any account within the sync group does not match the common password.

Name

The name of the password sync group.

Partition The partition that uses the rule.

Profile

The profile that uses the rule.

Accounts The number of accounts to synchronize with a common password.

Next Sync Date

The date the sync group password will be synchronized across all accounts.

Description

Information about the rule.

Use the following toolbar buttons to manage password sync groups.

NOTE: Changes made from the Password Sync Groups pane are reflected in the password sync groups in the partition profile. See Creating a partition profile.

Table 218: Sync Groups: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Add a password sync group. For more information, see Adding a password sync group.
Delete Selected

Permanently remove the selected password sync group.

Refresh Update the list of password sync groups.
Edit Modify the selected password sync group rule. For more information, see Modifying a password sync group.

Change Sync Group Password

Change the password for the selected sync group. All accounts in the password sync group synchronize with the new password.

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