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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.5 - Administration Guide

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix Introducing One Identity Authentication Services Unix administration and configuration Identity management Migrating from NIS Managing access control Managing local file permissions Certificate Autoenrollment Integrating with other applications Managing Unix hosts with Group Policy
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One Identity Defender installation prerequisites

Before you install Authentication Services Defender on your host, ensure that you have:

  1. Installed a Defender security server in your Active Directory domain.
  2. Installed the Defender Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
  3. Installed Authentication Services on your Unix or Linux machine.

Install One Identity Defender

In order to use strong authentication you must download and install Defender.

Note: Defender installation requires a license file. A fully-functional 25-user license for it is included with Authentication Services.

To install Defender

  1. Insert the Authentication Services distribution media.

    The Autorun Home page displays.

    Note: If the Autorun Home page does not display, navigate to the root of the distribution media and double-click autorun.exe.

  2. From the Home page, click the Setup tab.
  3. From the Setup tab, click One Identity Defender.

    The One Identity Defender web page opens.

  4. Click the Download on the left navigation panel.
  5. Follow the online instructions to gain access to the Trial Download page.
  6. From the Trial Download: Defender page, click the Defender Documentation Archive link.
  7. Read the Defender Installation Guide to obtain detailed steps for installing Authentication Services Defender.
  8. Once you have installed One Identity Defender, see the One Identity Defender Integration Guide located in the Control Center Tools page, or in the docs directory of the Authentication Services Installation media, for detailed configuration instructions about integrating Authentication Services Defender with Authentication Services.

Change Auditor for Authentication Services integration

Change Auditor for Authentication Services provides auditing, alerting and change tracking capabilities.

Change Auditor provides the ability to capture Authentication Services events for both Active Directory and Group Policy.

Why is auditing, alerting and change tracking important?

When organizations make the key decision to integrate Unix with Active Directory, they expand Active Directory‘s scope and strategic importance. As a result, it is critical to provide visibility into the Unix-centric data, which is now managed by Active Directory. Authentication Services addresses this challenge by delivering the ability to audit, alert, and show detailed change history of Unix-centric information now managed by Active Directory.

Without these capabilities, Active Directory bridge administrators are blind to any changes made to Unix-centric information managed by Active Directory and may be forced to purchase and implement a third-party solution.

Who needs the Change Auditor functionality in Authentication Services?

An organization using the Active Directory Group Policy features of Authentication Services to manage Unix systems may have a group policy that grants a Unix system administrator the right to authenticate to every Unix machine. If an administrator edits this group policy and grants additional users the same access, Authentication Services now provides immediate visibility into these changes. An alert will be generated and the organization will know who made the change, when, and from where. A detailed history of the policy will also be provided.

To achieve and maintain compliance with regulations and policy, an organization must be able to prove it has control over its Unix-centric data in Active Directory. With Authentication Services, an organization will now be alerted to events such as when Unix systems are joined to Active Directory, when Active Directory users or groups are "Unix enabled", or changes to NIS data stored in Active Directory. This information will be available for audit and will show the change history.

How does Authentication Services’ audit capabilities compare to other Active Directory bridge solutions?

The audit, alerting, and change tracking capabilities of Authentication Services are unique, and a critical differentiator for One Identity. Only One Identity can offer these benefits as an integrated and included component of its Active Directory bridge solution.

Is there an additional charge for Authentication Services 4.x audit capabilities?

There is no additional cost for Authentication Services 4.1 audit, alerting, and change tracking capabilities; they are considered new features and are available to new customers, as well as to existing customers that upgrade to 4.1 as part of their active relationship with One Identity.

How does Authentication Services integrate with Change Auditor?

Authentication Services 4.1 includes a special license key for Change Auditor for Authentication Services 5.0 that unlocks a number of unique, Authentication Services-specific events. These Active Directory events can be monitored using the Change Auditor console, as illustrated in this table:

Table 21: Events for Authentication Services
Change Auditor Authentication Services Event Description
NIS Object Added Created when an NIS object is added to Active Directory.
NIS Object Attribute Changed Created when the data stored in an NIS object in Active Directory is changed.
NIS Object Deleted Created when an NIS object is deleted from Active Directory.
NIS Object Moved Created when an NIS object is moved within Active Directory.
NIS Object Renamed Created when an NIS object is renamed within Active Directory.
Personality Object Added Created when a Unix user or group personality object is added to Active Directory.
Personality Object Attribute Changed Created when the data stored in a Unix personality object in Active Directory is changed.
Personality Object Deleted Created when a Unix user or group personality object is deleted from Active Directory.
Personality Object Moved Created when a Unix personality object is moved within Active Directory.
Personality Object Renamed Created when a Unix personality object is renamed within Active Directory.
Authentication Services Computer Object Added Created when a new Authentication Services computer object is added to an Active Directory domain.
Authentication Services Computer Object Attribute Changed Created when an attribute for Authentication Services computer object is changed.
Authentication Services Computer Object Deleted Created when a Authentication Services computer object is removed from an Active Directory domain.
Authentication Services Computer Object Moved Created when Authentication Services computer object is moved in an Active Directory domain.
Authentication Services Computer Object Renamed Created when Authentication Services computer object is renamed in an Active Directory domain.
Authentication Services GPO Setting Changed

Created when Authentication Services Group Policy settings is changed

NOTE: To capture Authentication Services GPO events, Authentication Services must be installed on the DC which is used to perform the GPO changes (in most cases this will be the PDC).

Unix GECOS Changed Created when the GECOS attribute of a Unix-enabled Active Directory user is changed.
Unix Group ID Number Changed for Group Created when the group ID number of a Unix-enabled Active Directory group is changed.
Unix Group ID Number Changed for User Created when the primary group ID number of a Unix-enabled Active Directory user is changed.
Unix Group Name Changed Created when the Unix name of a Unix-enabled Active Directory group is changed.
Unix Home Directory Changed Created when the Unix home directory of a Unix-enabled Active Directory user is changed.
Unix Login Name Changed Created when the Unix login name of a Unix-enabled Active Directory user is changed.
Unix Login Shell Changed Created when the Unix login shell of a Unix-enabled Active Directory user is changed.
Unix User ID Number Changed Created when the user ID number of a Unix-enabled Active Directory user is changed.
Unix-Enabled Changed for Group Created when the Unix attributes of an Active Directory group are changed such that it no longer exists on a Unix or Linux system.

Install Change Auditor for Authentication Services

To install Change Auditor for Authentication Services

  1. Insert the Authentication Services distribution media.

    The Autorun Home page displays.

    Note: If the Autorun Home page does not display, navigate to the root of the distribution media and double-click autorun.exe.

  2. Click the Setup tab and select Change Auditor for Authentication Services.

    The Change Auditor for Authentication Services for Active Directory web page opens.

  3. Click the Download on the left navigation panel.
  4. Follow the online instructions to gain access to the Trial Download page.
  5. From the Trial Download: Change Auditor for Active Directory page, click the Installation Guide link.
  6. Read the Change Auditor Installation Guide to obtain detailed steps for installing Authentication Services Defender.
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