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

Importing objects

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to import a .csv file containing a set of accounts, assets, or users.

To import a set of objects

  1. Click  Import from the toolbar.
  2. In the Import dialog, Browse to select an existing .csv file containing a list of objects to import.

    Note: For assistance in creating an import file, click CSV Template Assistant. For more information, see Creating an import file.

  3. When importing assets, the Discover SSH Host Keys option is selected by default indicating that Safeguard will retrieve the required SSH host key for the assets specified in the CSV file.
  4. Click OK.

    Safeguard for Privileged Passwords imports the objects into its database.

    Note: Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not add an object if any column contains invalid data in the .csv file with the follow exceptions:

    • Assets PlatformDisplayName property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find an exact match, it looks for a partial match. If it finds a partial match it supplies the <platform> Other platform, such as "Other Linux".
      2. If it does not find a partial match, it supplies the Other platform type.
    • Users TimeZoneId property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find a valid TimeZoneId property (that is, does not find an exact match or no timezone was provided), it uses the local workstation's current timezone.

        Note: Do not enter numbers or abbreviations for the TimeZoneId.

    • Users Password property.
      1. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords adds a user without validating the password you provide.
  5. Navigate to the Tasks pane in the Toolbox for details about the import process and invalid data messages. For more information, see Viewing task status.

Creating an import file

When importing objects, such as accounts, assets, or users, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords expects the import file to be a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file.

A CSV file is a text file used to store database entries where each line is a unique record and each record consists of fields of data separated by commas. You must not add any trailing spaces in the properties you define in the CSV file. The easiest way to create a CSV file is by using a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel; however, you can use any text editor, such as Notepad, to create a comma-delineated file, as long as you save the file with a .csv file type extension.

The order of the columns is not important, but the title of the column must match the property name.

To create a customized .csv file template

  1. In the Import dialog, click CSV Template Assistant.
  2. Select specific template properties from the template properties table, or select the "select all" check box in the heading. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords preselects the required properties; you can select any additional properties you desire.

  3. Select Download Template to save a copy of the template properties table to a location of your choice.

    • Click the View icon in the Values column to display a list of allowable values. Click Copy to copy the selected value to your copy buffer which can then be pasted into your CSV file.
    • Click Export Full Table, in upper the right corner above the properties table, to save a copy of the properties table.
  4. Locate the downloaded template and add your specific information to the template.

    • Users AdminRoles property: The value for the Authorizer Administrator is "GlobalAdmin".
    • Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not add an object if any column contains invalid data in the .csv file with the follow exceptions:

    Note:Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not add an object if any column contains invalid data in the .csv file with the follow exceptions:

    • Assets PlatformDisplayName property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find an exact match, it looks for a partial match. If it finds a partial match it supplies the <platform> Other platform, such as "Other Linux".
      2. If it does not find a partial match, it supplies the Other platform type.
    • Users TimeZoneId property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find a valid TimeZoneId property (that is, does not find an exact match or no timezone was provided), it uses the local workstation's current timezone. Do not enter numbers or abbreviations for TimeZoneId.
    • Users Password property.
      1. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords adds a user without validating the password you provide.
  5. Use the customized .csv file to import the objects.

Checking, changing, or setting an account password

The Asset Administrator can manually check, change, or set an account password from the Account Security menu.

To manually check, change, or set an account password

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Accounts.
  2. In Accounts, select an account from the object list.
  3. Click  Account Security from the toolbar. You can also right-click the account name to open the context menu.

    Select one of these options:

    • Check Password to verify the account password is in sync with the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database. If the password verification fails, you can change it.
    • Change Password to reset and synchronize the account password with the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database.
    • Set Password to set the account password in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database. The "Set" option does not change the account password on the asset.

    Note: You can view the progress and results of the "Check" and "Change" options in the Toolbox | Tasks pane. For more information, see Viewing task status.

  4. The Set Password option provides two options:
    1. Generate Password - select this option to have Safeguard for Privileged Passwords generate a new random password, that complies with the password rule that is set in the account's profile.

      • Click Generate Password to display the Generate Password dialog.
      • Click Show Password to reveal the new password.
      • Click  Copy to put it into your copy buffer.
      • Log into your device, using the old password, and change it to the password in your copy buffer.
      • Click OK to change the password in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database or click Cancel to close the dialog without changing the current password in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
    2. Manual Password - select this option to manually set the account password in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database.

      • Click Manual Password to display the Set Password dialog.
      • In the Set Password dialog, enter the password and click OK.

        Clicking OK updates the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database.

      • Set the account password on the physical device to synchronize it with the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database.

Viewing password archive

The Asset Administrator and Auditor can access a previous password for an account for a specific date.

NOTE: The Password Archive dialog only displays previously assigned passwords for the selected asset based on the date specified. This dialog does not display the current password for the asset.

To access an account's previous password

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Accounts.
  2. In Accounts, right-click (or press and hold) an account name and choose Password Archive.

    Or, click Password Archive from the toolbar.

  3. In the Password Archive dialog, select a date.

    TIP: If you select today's date (or a previous date) and no entries are returned, this indicates that the asset is still using the current password.

  4. In the View column, click to display the password that was assigned to the asset at that given date and time.
  5. In the details dialog, click Copy to copy the password to your copy buffer, or click OK to close the dialog.

Note: You view an account's password validation and reset history on the Check and Change Log tab.

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