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

Check Password

Check password settings are the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to verify account passwords.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Check Password.

The Check Password pane displays the following about the listed check password setting rules.

Table 210: Check Password: Properties
Property Description
Name

The name of the check password rule.

Partition The partition that uses the rule.
Description

Information about the rule.

Schedule Displays the selected rule's schedule.

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

Table 211: Check Password: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Check Password Setting Add a check password rule. For more information, see Adding check password settings.
Delete Selected

Remove the selected rule.

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

Adding check password settings

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

To add a password validation schedule

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Check Password.
  2. Click Add Check Password Setting to open the Check Password Settings dialog.
  3. Browse to select a partition.
  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 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 either of these options:

    • 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.
    • Notify Delegated Owners on Mismatch: Select this option to trigger a notification when Safeguard for Privileged Passwords detects a password mismatch.

      NOTE: To send event notifications to a user, you must configure Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to send alerts. For more information, see Configuring alerts. Set up an email template for the Password Check Mismatch event type.

Directory Account Password Rules

Directory account password rules govern the construction of a new password created by Safeguard for Privileged Passwords during an automatic directory account password change. Some companies impose requirements on passwords, such as:

  • The use of both upper- and lower-case letters
  • Inclusion of one or more numerical digits
  • Inclusion of special characters, such as @, #, $ and so forth

Note: You select a directory account password rule set when defining a directory's profile. For more information, see Creating a directory profile. A directory account password rule applies to all accounts governed by the profile.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Directory Account Password Rules.

Use these toolbar buttons to manage your directory account password rules.

Table 212: Directory Account Password Rules: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Directory Account Password Rule Add a directory account password complexity rule. For more information, see Adding a directory account password rule.
Delete Selected

Remove the selected rule.

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

Adding a directory account password rule

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator, or a partition's delegated administrator, to configure directory account password complexity rules.

To add a directory account password rule:

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Directory Account Password Rules.

  2. Click  Add Account Password Rule to open the Directory Account Password Rule dialog.
  3. Enter a Name of up to 50 characters for the account password rule.
  4. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters for the password rule.
  5. Set the Password Length from 33 to 255 characters.

    Default: 6 to 10 characters

    Note: The maximum length must be equal to or greater than the sum of minimum characters described in the next step.

  6. Set the character Requirements:
    First Character Type

    Choose one of the following:

    • All: Alphabetical, numeric, or symbols
    • Alphanumeric: Alphabetical or numeric
    • Alphabetic: Only alphabetical characters

    Default: All

    Last Character Type

    Choose one of the following:

    • All: Alphabetical, numeric, or symbols
    • Alphanumeric: Alphabetical or numeric
    • Alphabetic: Only alphabetical characters

    Default: All

    Allow Consecutively Repeated Characters

    Select this option to allow Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to create a password with consecutively repeated characters.

    NOTE: Clear this option to disallow consecutively repeated characters.

    Default: Not allowed

    Allow Uppercase

    Select this option to allow Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to create a password with uppercase characters.

    Set the minimum number of required uppercase characters, or set it to zero if there is no minimum requirement.

    NOTE: Clear this option to disallow uppercase characters.

    Default: Require a minimum of 1

    Allow Lowercase

    Select this option to allow Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to create a password with lowercase characters.

    Set the minimum number of required lowercase characters, or set it to zero if there is no minimum requirement.

    NOTE: Clear this option to disallow lowercase characters.

    Default: Require a minimum of 1

    Allow Numeric (0-9)

    Select this option to allow Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to create a password with numeric characters.

    Set the minimum number of required numeric characters, or set it to zero if there is no minimum requirement.

    NOTE: Clear this option to disallow numeric characters.

    Default: Require a minimum of 1

    Allow Symbols (e.g @ # $ % &)

    Select this option to allow Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to create a password with special characters.

    Set the minimum number of required symbolic characters, or set it to zero if there is no minimum requirement.

    NOTE: Clear this option to disallow special characters.

    Default: Not allowed

    Valid Symbols

    Enter allowable special characters, such as: ~!@#$%^*()_+-=;'?/\|><.,`[]{}.

    NOTE: You must have the Allow Symbols option selected to enable this box.

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