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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.5 - Management Console for Unix 2.5.1 Release Notes

System Requirements

One Identity Management Console for Unix consists of two main components: a web server and a client (or management console). Before installing Management Console for Unix 2.5.1, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements for your platform.

One Identity Management Console for Unix Web Server

Table 4: Web Server requirements
Requirement Details
Supported Windows Platforms

Can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit editions of the following configurations:

  • Windows XP SP2 (or later)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 (or later)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012

NOTE: When running One Identity Management Console for Unix on Windows 2008 R2, functioning as a domain controller, the process must be elevated. As a best practice, One Identity does not recommend that you install or run the Windows components on Active Directory domain controllers. The recommended configuration is to install them on an administrative workstation.

NOTE: The performance of some Active Directory searches may be better on:

  • 64-bit: Windows 2003 64-bit (and above)
  • 32-bit: Windows 2003 SP1 + hotfix* or Windows 2003 SP2 (and above).

    * Click Microsoft Support to read a Microsoft article entitled, "A hotfix is available that improves the performance of programs that query Active Directory for group memberships in Windows Server 2003".

    To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

    NOTE: The 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 already include the fixes and features that are included in Windows Server 2003 SP1. If the computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003, you do not have to install SP1.
Server requirements

The Management Console for Unix server requires Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.6. Installation of the server on a Windows operating system includes a download of 32-bit version of the 1.6 JRE for server use; Linux and Mac servers can run a 64-bit version of the 1.6 JRE.

A separate Java browser plugin may be required for the web browser. For more information, see Supported web browsers.

NOTE: Management Console for Unix:

  • is not supported on AIX
  • does not support Java 1.7
Managed host requirements

Click here to review a list of Unix, Linux, and Mac platforms that support Authentication Services.

Click here to review a list of Unix and Linux platforms that support Privilege Manager for Unix.

Click here to review a list of Unix, Linux, and Mac platforms that support Privilege Manager for Sudo.

NOTE: To enable the Management Console for Unix server to interact with the host, you must install both an SSH server (that is, sshd) and an SSH client on each managed host. Both OpenSSH 2.5 (and above) and Tectia SSH 5.0 (and above) are supported.

NOTE: Management Console for Unix does not support Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux).

NOTE: When you install Authentication Services on Solaris 10 (SPARC - 32/64-bit), the Solaris 10 packages are installed.
Default memory requirements

1024 MB

NOTE: See JVM Memory Tuning Suggestions in the console online help for information about changing the default memory allocation setting in the configuration file.
Supported web browsers

While the Management Console for Unix server requires Sun JRE version 1.6; to use specific features, such as the SSH to Host feature or the Policy Editors, you must install the Sun Java browser plugin version 1.6 (or above). You can install both the Sun JRE and Java browser plugin on the same machine. For example, if you are running the browser on the machine where the server resides, you may install both the Sun JRE 1.6 and the Java browser plugin 1.7.

The management console officially supports the following web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, 7, 8, 9, and 10
  • Mozilla Firefox 3 (and above)

    NOTE: Java applets will not run in Firefox 18 with older Java versions (prior to 1.7). See Java Applet Failures in the console online help or more information.
  • Apple Safari 4 (Mac only: Windows not supported)

NOTE: One Identity recommends that you:

  • Do no open two sessions of the management console in the same browser.
  • Set your screen resolution to a minimum of 1024 x 768 for the best results.

Product Licensing

This product does not require licensing.

Upgrade and Installation Instructions

The process for upgrading One Identity Management Console for Unix from an older version is similar to installing it for the first time. The installer detects an older version of the management console and automatically upgrades the components.

Please see the One Identity Management Console for Unix Administration Guide for detailed installation and configuration instructions.

NOTE: When installing both One Identity Management Console for Unix AND One Identity Authentication Services, there is no requirement as to which product must be installed first.
Upgrade Notes:
  • Before you begin the upgrade procedure:
    • Delete your browser cache (Temporary Internet Files and Cookies).
    • Close One Identity Management Console for Unix and make a backup of your database.
  • After an upgrade from any version of the management console, it is important to re-profile all hosts.
  • If you are upgrading from Quest Identity Manager for Unix 1.0 to One Identity Management Console for Unix 2.x, be aware of the following:
    • Passwords cached by the supervisor account or Active Directory users with console access were not migrated during the upgrade process due to change in encryption. Users will have to re-enter their passwords for hosts they manage the next time they perform tasks on the hosts, and choose to cache their credentials again on the server.
    • Existing Active Directory users and groups granted access to the management console are added to the Manage Hosts role, giving them access to the features they had before the upgrade.

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