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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 2.5 - 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 and clusters 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, embedded sessions module 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

Prepare SQL Servers

To prepare a Microsoft SQL Server for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, refer to the documentation for your SQL server for information about how to setup and secure encryption.

To enable SSL server certificate validation, add the server’s signing authority certificate to the Trusted Certificates store in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. For more information, see Trusted Certificates.

For more information about how Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database servers use SSL, see How do Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database servers use SSL.

To configure a SQL Server for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (with an authentication type of Local System Account)

NOTE: To manage a Microsoft SQL server asset with the authentication type of Local System Account, you need a local Windows account that is a Security Admin in SQL. In order to use this authentication type, you must add a Windows asset and a SQL Server asset to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
  1. Log into the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords desktop client as an Asset Administrator.
  2. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets.
  3. Add a Windows asset that matches the OS of the server that is hosting the SQL database.
    1. On the Connection tab,
      • Authentication Type: Set to Password.
      • Service Account: Set to a local user that is a member of the Administrator's group.
    2. Add other accounts as needed.

    Save the asset.

  4. Add a SQL Server asset.
    1. On the Connection tab,

      • Authentication Type: Set to Local System Account.
      • Service Account: Click Select Account and select a local system account from the list.

        The accounts available for selection are Windows accounts that are linked to the Windows asset you added in Step 3.

      • Run Test Connection and verify the connection works.

    Save the asset.

To configure a SQL Server for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (with an authentication type of Directory Account)

NOTE: To mange a Microsoft SQL asset with the authentication type of Directory Account, you need a domain account that is a Security Admin in SQL. In order to use this authentication type, you must add a directory and directory users to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
  1. Add a directory and directory users.
    1. Log into the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords desktop client as a Directory Administrator.
    2. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Directories to add a directory for your domain.
    3. Once added, select the domain and open the Accounts tab to add domain user accounts.

    For more information, see Directories.

  2. Add a SQL Server asset.
    1. Log into the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords desktop client as an Asset Administrator.
    2. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets to add a SQL Server asset.
    3. On the Connection tab,

      • Authentication Type: Set to Directory Account.
      • Service Account: Click Select Account and select a domain user account from the list.

        The accounts available for selection are domain user accounts that are linked to the directory you added in Step 1.

      • Run Test Connection and verify the connection works.

    Save the asset.

Prepare Top Secret - Mainframe systems

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can manage authorized Top Secret users who have a valid accessor ID (ACID) with the facility ‘TSO’ who can log on to the TSO interface.

This applies to both Top Secret- Mainframe and Top Secret - Mainframe LDAP platforms.

To prepare CA Top Secret mainframe systems for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords

  1. Create a service account on the asset, assign it a password, and grant it the ‘TSO’ facility.
  2. Grant the service account the following authority for ACIDs within its scope:
    1. Permission to list security record information for an ACID.
    2. MISC1(SUSPEND) authority, to remove the PSUSPEND attribute from ACIDs.
    3. Either ACID(MAINTAIN) or MISC8(PWMAINT) authority, to update the password of another ACID.
  3. If not already installed, install a Telnet server on the z/OS system. If required, secure Telnet with SSL.

    Note: Please refer to your IBM z/OS system documentation for details on installing and configuring the Telnet server (and SSL).

  4. Test the Telnet server using a Windows-based 3270 emulator or on Linux, use the telnet-ssl or x3270 programs to test SSL and non-SSL connections to an z/OS system.
  5. In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, create the asset and accounts for the z/OS system using password authentication.
About certificate support for the TELNET protocol

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords automatically accepts any server certificate that the connection offers and does not verify the trust chain on the TELNET certificate. In addition, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not support client certificate selection so if TELNET requires that the client present a certificate that is signed by a recognized authority, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords cannot support that configuration.

Prepare Unix-based systems

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses the SSH protocol to connect to Unix-based systems.

To prepare Unix-based systems (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Macintosh OS X, Solaris, and FreeBSD platforms)

  1. Create a service account on the asset with sufficient permissions.

    You need to at least configure a password for the service account. If you want to use an SSH key generated and configured by Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, then you also need to make sure the service account’s home directory exists.

  2. Ensure that the service account can run the following list of commands with root privileges non-interactively; that is, without prompting for a password.

    For example, on a Linux system add the following line in the sudoers file:

    <SerAcctName> ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/passwd

    The commands a service account must run with root privileges non-interactively are:

    Linux and most Unix-based systems:

    • egrep
    • grep
    • passwd

    AIX:

    • sed
    • passwd
    • pwdadm

    Mac OS X

    • dscl
    • passwd
  3. Enable and configure the SSH server to allow the service account to log in remotely. For example, on a Mac, enable Remote Login for the service account.

    Note: Different versions of Linux and Unix may require slightly different parameters for SSH configuration. Consult a Linux/Unix system administrator or the system documentation for assistance.

Prepare Windows systems

To prepare Windows systems for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords

  1. Create a service account on the asset and assign it a password:
    • Directory Configuration:
      If the Windows system is joined to a domain that will be managed in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, you can use a directory account, such as a Microsoft Active Directory account to manage the asset. Enable the Password Never Expires option; once you add the asset to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, you can have the service account password auto-managed to keep it secure.

      -OR-

    • Local Configuration:
      If the Windows system is not joined to a domain, then use a local service account that has been granted sufficient permissions.
  2. Grant the service account sufficient permissions to change account permissions to change account passwords. For more information, see Minimum required permissions for Windows assets.
  3. Configure the system's firewall to allow the following predefined incoming rules:

    • Windows Management Instrumentation (DCOM-In)
    • NetLogon Service (NP-In)

    These rules allow incoming traffic on TCP port 135 and TCP SMB 445 respectively.

  4. Ensure the following ports are accessible:
    • Port 389 is LDAP for connections. LDAP port 389 connections are used for Active Directory asset discovery and directory accounts discovery.

    • Port 445 SMB is used to perform password check and changes.
    • When possible, RPC ephemeral ports should also be accessible. For more information, see Service overview and network port requirements for Windows.
  5. Change the local security policy:

    Before Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can reset local account passwords on Windows systems, using a service account that is a non-built-in administrator, you must change the local security policy to disable the User Account Control (UAC) Admin Approval Mode ("Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode") option. For more information, see Change password fails.

For additional information on ports, see .

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