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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

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.

Adding a password sync group

The Asset Administrator or a partition's delegated administrator defines the password sync group. An account can belong to only one password sync group. To assign sync groups and related accounts when adding the profile to a partition, see Creating a partition profile

To create a password sync group

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Password Sync Groups.
  2. Click Add to open the Password Sync Group dialog.

  3. Click Browse to select a Profile. The Profile name displays.

    NOTE: Multiple password sync groups can be added to a 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. For more information, see Password sync group priority.

  4. Enter a Name of up to 100 characters.
  5. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters.
  6. Click Add and select one or more Accounts to be synchronized.

    The Accounts list displays with the following information about the account: Name, Parent, Service Account, Needs a Password ( if yes or if no), and Description. Click any columns to sort the accounts.

  7. Click OK. The following values display:
    • Status: Displayed as if the password is not the same as the sync group, if the password is the same, or if the account is ignored and possibly should not be in the sync group.
    • Priority: The default is priority 0 (the highest). To change the priority, double-click the Priority value, enter the new priority, and click OK. For more information, see Password sync group priority.
    • System Name: Name of the system (asset) assigned that is associated with the account.
    • Account Name: Name of the account.
    • Last Sync Time: The date and time of the last sync.
  8. Click OK.

Modifying a password sync group

You can make modifications to the priority of a password sync group, the accounts assigned to a password sync group, or sync the selected account password.

To modify the priority of a password sync group or perform other modifications

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Password Sync Groups.
  2. In the Password Sync Group dialog, select the password sync group then click Edit.
  3. Modify the Name or Description, if desired.
  4. Click any column in the account list to sort the accounts.
  5. To modify an account priority, select the account then click Edit.

  6. Enter the Priority then click OK. For more information, see Password sync group priority.

  7. Perform any of the following account modifications:
    • Click Add to add an account to the password sync group.
    • Click Remove Selected to remove the selected account from the password sync group. This does not delete the account from Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
    • Click Refresh to update the account list.
    • Click Sync Now to sync the selected account password to match the sync group password. The Status follow:
      • displays when the account password is in sync with the password sync group.
      • displays if the password is not in sync.

Access settings

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to configure these settings related to accessing One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Profile | Safeguard Access.

Table 219: Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Access settings
Setting Description
Login Control Where you configure the user login control settings.
Password Rules Where you configure user password complexity rules.
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