Password Manager 5.8.2 - Administrator Guide (AD LDS edition)

About Password Manager Getting Started Upgrading Password Manager to 5.8.1 Password Manager Architecture Management Policies
Checklist: Configuring Password Manager Understanding Management Policies Configuring Access to the Administration Site Configuring Access to the Self-Service Site Configuring Access to the Helpdesk Site Configuring Questions and Answers Policy Workflow Overview Custom Workflows Custom Activities Self-Service Workflows Helpdesk Workflows User Enforcement Rules
General Settings Password Policies One Identity Hybrid Subscription One Identity Starling Reporting Appendix A: Accounts Used in Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix B: Open Communication Ports for Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix C: Customization Options Overview Glossary

Configuring Permissions for Access Account

Configuring Permissions for Access Account

When you connect to an AD LDS instance, you can create a new connection or use existing connections, if any. When creating the connection, you must specify an access account - an account under which Password Manager will access the AD LDS instance and a specified application directory partition. You can use the Password Manager Service account, an Active Directory account or an AD LDS account. These accounts must have the following minimum set of permissions:

  • Membership in the Domain Users group (for the Password Manager Service account and the Active Directory account)
  • Membership in the Readers group in the application directory partition (for the AD LDS account)
  • Membership in the Administrators group in the configuration directory partition
  • The Read permission for all attributes of user objects
  • The Write permission for the following attributes of user objects: pwdLastSet, comment, unicodePwd, lockoutTime, msDS-UserAccountDisabled
  • The right to reset user passwords
  • The permission to create user accounts and containers in the Users container
  • The Read permission for attributes of the organizationalUnit object and container objects
  • The Write permission for the gpLink attribute of the organizationalUnit objects and container objects
  • The Read permission for the attributes of the container and serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers
  • The permission to create container objects in the System container
  • The permission to create the serviceConnectionPoint objects in the System container
  • The permission to delete the serviceConnectionPoint objects in the System container
  • The Write permission for the keywords attribute of the serviceConnectionPoint objects in the System container

If you want to use the same connection in password policies as well, make sure the account has the following permissions:

  • The Read permission for attributes of the groupPolicyContainer objects.
  • The Write permission to create and delete the groupPolicyContainer objects in the System Policies container.
  • The permission to create and delete container and the serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers.
  • The Read permission for the attributes of the container and serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers.
  • The Write permission for the serviceBindingInformation and displayName attributes of the serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers.

Connecting to AD LDS Instance

Connecting to AD LDS Instance

After adding a connection to the user scope, you need to specify groups from the application directory partition that will be able to access the Self-Service site. By default, the group “Users” is included in the scope when you add the connection to the user scope. You can also restrict some groups from accessing the Self-Service site.

To connect to AD LDS instance

  1. Open the Administration site by entering the Administration site URL in the address bar of your browser. By default, the URL is http(s)://<ComputerName>/PMAdminADLDS, where <ComputerName> is the name of the computer on which Password Manager is installed.
  2. On the Administration site, select the Management Policy you want to configure and click the User Scope link.
  3. On the User Scope page, click Connect to AD LDS instance.
  4. If connections already exist, select a connection from the list. If you want to create a new connection, click Add new connection.
  5. If you selected to create the new connection, in the Connect to AD LDS Instance dialog, configure the following options:
    • In the Server name on which AD LDS instance is installed text box, type the name of the server to which you want to connect.
    • In the Port number (LDAP or SSL) text box, enter the port number that you specified when installing the AD LDS instance. If you select the Use SSL check box, enter the SSL port number; otherwise, LDAP port number. It is recommended to use SSL in your production environment.
    • In the Application directory partition text box, enter the name of the application directory partition from the AD LDS instance to which you want to connect.
    • In the Application directory partition alias text box, type the alias for the application directory partition which will be used to address the partition on the Self-Service site.
    • In the Access account section, select Password Manager Service account to have Password Manager access the AD LDS instance using the Password Manager Service account, otherwise, select The following Active Directory account or The following AD LDS account radio button and enter the required user name and password.

For information on how to prepare the access account, see Configuring Permissions for Access Account.

  1. Click Save.
  2. NOTE: When you add an AD LDS instance to the user scope, the group “Users” from the specified application directory partition is automatically included in the user scope.

To specify groups or OUs that are allowed to access the Self-Service site

  1. On the Administration site, select the Management Policy you want to configure and click the User Scope link.
  2. On the User Scope page, select the connection for which you want to specify groups or OUs and click Edit.
  3. Do the following:
    • To specify the groups, click Add under Groups allowed access to the Self-Service site.
    • To specify the OUs, click Add under Organizational units allowed access to the Self-Service site.
  4. Click Save.

To specify groups or OUs that are denied access to the Self-Service site

  1. On the Administration site, select the Management Policy you want to configure and click the User Scope link.
  2. On the User Scope page, select the connection for which you want to specify groups or OUs and click Edit.
  3. Do the following:
    • To specify the groups, click Add under Groups denied access to the Self-Service site.
    • To specify the OUs, click Add under Organizational units denied access to the Self-Service site.
  4. Click Save.

Changing Access Account

Changing Access Account

To access a managed AD LDS instance, you can use the Password Manager Service account, an Active Directory account or an AD LDS account. For more information on how to configure the access account, see Configuring Permissions for Access Account. Password Manager Service account is the account that was configured during Password Manager installation. Password Manager Service account may be used as the access account only when the Service account has all required permissions.

To modify account used to access an AD LDS instance

  1. On the Administration site, select the Management Policy you want to configure and click the User Scope link.
  2. On the User Scope page, select the connection for which you want to change access account and click Edit.
  3. On the User Scope Settings for #Application Directory Partition# page, click Edit.
  4. In the Access account section of the Edit AD LDS Instance Connection dialog, select Password Manager Service account to have Password Manager access the managed instance using the Password Manager Service account. Otherwise, select The following Active Directory account or The following AD LDS account and then enter the required user name and password.
  5. Click Save and select how you want to apply the updated settings. You can either apply the new settings for this user scope only, or everywhere where this connection is used.

Removing Connection to AD LDS Instance

Removing Connection to AD LDS Instance

To remove a connection to AD LDS instance

  1. On the Administration site, select the Management Policy you want to configure and click the User Scope link.
  2. On the User Scope page, select the connection you want to delete and click Remove. Note, that the connection will be removed from this user scope only. If you want to permanently remove the connection, remove it everywhere where it is used, and then on the General Settings| AD LDS Instance Connections tab, click Remove under the required connection.
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