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Password Manager 5.9.5 - How to Guide

About Password Manager Getting Started Password Manager Architecture
Password Manager Components and Third-Party Solutions Typical Deployment Scenarios Password Manager in Perimeter Network Management Policy Overview Password Policy Overview Secure Password Extension Overview reCAPTCHA Overview User Enrollment Process Overview Questions and Answers Policy Overview Password Change and Reset Process Overview Data Replication Phone-Based Authentication Service Overview
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 Notification Activities User Enforcement Rules
General Settings Upgrading Password Manager Administrative Templates Secure Password Extension Password Policies One Identity Hybrid Subscription One Identity Starling Reporting Password Manager Integration Appendixes Glossary

Password Policy Rules

Password Manager uses a set of powerful and flexible rules to define requirements for domain passwords. Each password policy has rules that are configured independently of the rules in other policies.

The following rules duplicate and extend system password policy rules: Password Age rule, Length rule, Complexity rule, and User Properties rule.

For information on how to create and configure a password policy, see Creating and Configuring a Password Policy.

To display the properties of a password policy

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policieslink under the domain that you want to manage.
  3. On the One Identity Password Policiesfor Domain<DomainName> page, click Edit under the policy whose properties you want to view or modify.

Installing Password Policy Manager

This section describes the steps for deploying Password Policy Manager in a managed domain.

Password Policy Manager is deployed on all domain controllers through Group Policy. You can create a new Group Policy object (GPO), or use an existing one, to assign the installation package with Password Policy Manager to the destination computers. Password Policy Manager is then installed on computers on which the GPO applies. Depending on the operating system running on the destination computers, you must apply either of the following installation packages included on the installation CD:

  • PasswordPolicyManager_x86.msi - Installs Password Policy Manager on domain controllers running an x86 Microsoft Windows Server operating system.
  • PasswordPolicyManager_x64.msi - Installs Password Policy Manager on domain controllers running an x64 Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

The installation packages are located in the \Password Manager\Setup\Password Policy Manager\ folder on the installation CD.

NOTE: Depending on whether a domain controller is running an x86 or x64 version of Microsoft Windows Server operating system, the appropriate version of the Password Policy Manager must be installed.

To install Password Policy Manager on a single domain controller

  1. Run the appropriate Password Policy Manager MSI package located in the \Password Manager\Setup\Password Policy Manager\ folder on the installation CD.
  2. Restart the computer once the installation completes.

To deploy Password Policy Manager on multiple domain controllers

  1. Copy the appropriate Password Policy Manager MSI package from the installation CD to a network share accessible from all domain controllers in a managed domain.
  2. Create a GPO and link it to all domain controllers in a managed domain. You may also choose an existing GPO to deploy the Password Policy Manager.
  3. Open the Computer Configuration folder under the selected GPO, and then open the Software Settings folder.
  4. Right-click Software installation, and then select New | Package.
  5. Select the MSI package you have copied in step 1.
  6. Click Open.
  7. Select the deployment method and click OK.
  8. Verify and configure the installation properties, if needed.

Uninstalling Password Policy Manager

To uninstall Password Policy Manager, you should remove it from all domain controllers in a managed domain.

To uninstall Password Policy Manager

  1. Remove Password Policy Manager from a domain controller in a managed domain.
  2. Restart the computer when prompted.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all domain controllers in the managed domain.

If Password Policy Manager was deployed through Group Policy, it should be uninstalled by removing the previously assigned MSI package from the Software installation list.

To remove MSI package

  1. Start the Group Policy Management snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.
  2. In the console tree, click the group policy object with which you deployed the package, and then click Edit.
  3. Expand the Software Settings container that contains the Software installation item with which you deployed the package.
  4. Click the Software installation container that contains the package.
  5. In the right pane of the Group Policy window, right-click the PasswordPolicyManager_x64(x86).msi package, point to All Tasks, and then click Remove.
  6. Click Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers, and then click OK.
  7. Quit the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in, and then quit the Group Policy Management snap-in.

    IMPORTANT: If you uninstall Password Manager, but do not remove Password Policy Manager from domain controllers in a managed domain, configured password policies will still be enforced. To stop enforcement of password policies configured in Password Manager, you should uninstall Password Policy Manager from all domain controllers in the managed domain.

 

Creating and Configuring a Password Policy

To create a password policy, you need add a connection to the domain to which this policy will be applied.

IMPORTANT: By default, native Windows domain policies are not displayed on the Self-Service site when resetting or changing password. To display these policies, you must add the required domain on the Password Policies tab of the Administration site.

The account you use to access the domain for which you want to create password policies should have 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 Read permission for the nTSecurityDecriptor attribute of the groupPolicyContainer objects.
  • 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.
  • The Write permission for the following attributes of the msDS-PasswordSettings object:
    • msDS-LockoutDuration
    • msDS-LockoutThreshold
    • msDS-MaximumPasswordAge
    • msDS-MinimumPasswordAge
    • msDS-MinimumPasswordLength
    • msDS-PasswordComplexityEnabled
    • msDS-PasswordHistoryLength
    • msDS-PasswordReversibleEncryption
    • msDS-PasswordSettingsPrecedence
    • msDS-PSOApplied
    • msDS-PSOAppliesTo
    • name

To add domain connection

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click Add domain connection to add a domain for which you want to create password policies.
  3. If domain connections already exist, select a domain connection from the list. If you want to create a new connection, click Add domain connection.
  4. If you selected to create the new domain connection, in the Add New Domain Connection dialog, configure the following options:
    • In the Domain name text box, type in the name of the domain that you want to add.
    • In the Domain alias text box, type the alias for the domain which will be used to address the domain on the Self-Service site. This field is required because you can reuse the domain connection in the user scope.
    • To have Password Manager access the domain using the Password Manager Service account, click Password Manager Service account. Otherwise, click Specified user name and password and then enter user name and password in the corresponding text boxes. Note, that if Password Manager Service account is used to access the domain, it should have the required permissions.
  5. Click Save.

For more information on modifying settings for the domain connection, see Domain Connections .

  1. To create a domain password policy
  2. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  3. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policiesor One Identity Password Policiesare not configured link under the domain that you want to manage.
  4. On the One Identity Password Policiesfor Domain <DomainName> page, click Add a policy.
  5. In the Add New Policy dialog box, type a name for the new policy and click Save.

To configure settings for a password policy

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policieslink under the domain connection that you want to manage.
  3. On the One Identity Password Policiesfor Domain <DomainName> page, click Edit under the policy whose properties you want to view or modify.
  4. On the Policy Settings tab of the Password Policy Properties dialog box, view or modify the following options, and then click Save:
Table 15:  Password Policy Properties

Option

Description

Disable this policy

Select this check box to temporarily turn off the policy.

Domain

View the name of the managed domain to which this policy is linked.

Policy name

View or modify the name of the password policy.

  1. Click the Policy Rules tab to configure the password policy rules by using the procedure outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules, and then click Save.
  2. Click the Policy Scope tab to manage the password policy links by using the procedure outlined in Managing Password Policy Scope, and then click Save.

    IMPORTANT: The password policies do not override domain security settings; both the Password Manager password policies and the domain security settings are applied.

In case you are running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Password Manager allows configuring and using not only One Identity Password Policies, but Windows fine-grained password policies as well. For Windows fine-grained password policies, among other options, you can configure policy precedence that defines Windows fine-grained password policies application order. Note, that when configuring the scope of these password policies, you can apply the policies only to groups in the managed domain.

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