One Identity Safeguard 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

How do I customize the response using API query parameters

You can use the following API query parameters to customize the response returned from the API.

The following output parameters allow you to define the property names to be included and the property names to be used for sorting.

Table 270: API query filtering: Output
Output Example Description/Notes
fields GET /Users?fields=FirstName,LastName List of property names to be included in the output.
orderby Get /AssetAccounts?orderby=-AssetName,Name

List of property names to be used to sort the output.

- implies descending order

The following paging parameters allow you to include an item count, the starting page, and the number of items per page.

Table 271: API query filtering: Paging
Paging Example Description/Notes
count GET /Assets?count=true Indicates, True or False, whether to return a single integer value representing the total number of items that match the given criteria.
page & limit GET /DirectoryAccounts?page=3&limit=100

page defines which page (starting with 0) of data to return.

limit defines the size of the page data.

The following operators can be used to filter the results.

Table 272: API query filtering: filter parameter
Operator Example Description/Notes
eq GET /AssetAccounts?filter=Name eq 'George' equal to
ne GET /Users?filter=LastName ne 'Bailey' not equal to
gt GET /Assets?filter=Id gt 10 greater than
ge GET /Assets?filter=Id ge 10 greater than or equal to
lt GET /Assets?filter=Id lt 10 less than
le GET /Assets?filter=Id le 10 less than or equal to
and GET /UserGroups?filter=(Id eq 1) and (Name eq 'Angels') both operands return true
or GET /UserGroups?filter=(Id eq 1) or (Name eq 'Bedford') at least one operand returns true
not GET /UserGroups?filter=(Id eq 1) and not (Name eq 'Potters') narrows the search by excluding the "not" value from the results
contains GET /Users?filter=Description contains 'greedy' contains the word or phrase
q GET /Users?q=bob

q can be used to search across text properties; means "contains" for all relevant properties.

in

GET /Users?filter=UserName in [ 'bob', 'sally', 'frank']

property values in a predefined set

NOTE: When using the filter parameter, you can use parenthesis () to group logical expressions.

For example, GET/Users?filter=(FirstName eq 'Jane' and LastName eq 'Smith') and not Disabled

NOTE: When using the filter parameter, use the backward slash character (\) to escape quotes in strings.

For example: Get/Users?filter=UserName contains '\''

How do I audit transaction activity

The appliance records all activities performed within One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. Any administrator has access to the audit log information; however, your administrator permission set determines what audit data you can access. For more information, see Administrator permissions.

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords provides several ways to audit transaction activity.

Table 273: Safeguard for Privileged Passwords' auditing tools
Option Description

Password Archive

Where you access a previous password for an account for a specific date.

For more information, see Viewing password archive.

Check and Change Log

Where you view an account's password validation and reset history.

Access the Check and Change Log from Accounts. For more information, see Accounts.

History

Where you view the details of each operation that has affected the selected item.

Each of the Administrative Tools has a History tab. For more information, see History tab.

Activity Center

Where you can search for and review any activity for a specific time frame.

For more information, see Activity Center.

Workflow

Where you can audit the transactions performed as part of the workflow process from request to approval to review for a specific access request.

For more information, see Auditing request workflow.

Reports

Where you can view and export entitlement reports that show you which assets and accounts a selected user is authorized to access.

For more information, see Reports.

How do I configure external federation authentication

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords supports the SAML 2.0 Web Browser SSO Profile, allowing you to configure federated authentication with many different Identity Provider STS servers and services, such as Microsoft's AD FS. Through the exchange of the federation metadata, you can create a trust relationship between the two systems. Then, you will create a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user account to be associated with the federated account. When an end user logs in, they will be redirected to the external STS to enter their credentials and perform any two-factor authentication that may be required by that STS. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords and logged in.

NOTE: Additional two-factor authentication can be assigned to the associated Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user account to force the user to authenticate again after being redirected back from the external STS.

To use external federation, you must first download the federation metadata XML for your STS and save it to a file. For example, for Microsoft's AD FS, you can download the federation metadata XML from:

https://<adfs server>/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml.

How do I add an external federation provider trust

It is the responsibility of the Appliance Administrator to configure the external federation service providers in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.

To add an external federation service provider

  1. In Settings, select External Integration |Identity and Authentication.
  2. Click Add then select External Federation.
  3. In the External Federation dialog, supply the following information:
    1. Name: Enter a unique display name for the external federation service provider. The name is used for administrative purposes only and will not be seen by end users.

      Limit: 100 characters

      Required

    2. Realm: Enter a unique realm value, typically a DNS suffix, like contoso.com, that matches the email addresses of users intended to use this STS for authentication. A case-insensitive comparison will be used on this value when performing Home Realm Discovery.

      Wildcards are not allowed.

      Limit: 255 characters

      Required

    3. Federation Metadata File: Choose or enter the file path to the STS federation metadata file that you previously downloaded.
    4. Download Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Federation Metadata: If you have not done so before, click the link to download a copy of Safeguard for Privileged Passwords's federation metadata XML. You will need this file when creating the corresponding trust relationship on your STS server.

    NOTE: The federation metadata XML files typically contain a digital signature and cannot be modified in any way, including white space. If you receive an error regarding a problem with the metadata, ensure that it has not been edited.

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