Configure Unix agent components
The Control Center gives you access to the tools you need to perform Unix identity management tasks.
Note: If the Control Center is not currently open, you can either double-click the desktop icon or access it by means of the Start menu.
Follow the steps outlined on the Control CenterHome page to get your Unix agents ready.
Note: Of course, you can install Authentication Services without using Management Console for Unix. You can find those instructions in Installing and joining from the Unix command line in the Authentication Services Installation Guide, which can be found on the Authentication Services - Technical Documentation page on the One Identity support site. However, for the purposes of the examples in this guide, it is assumed that you will install and configure the Authentication Services Unix agent components by means of Management Console for Unix.
To start the mangement console
- From the Control Center, click the Management Console link in the left navigation pane.
The first time you launch the mangement console, the Setup One IdentityManagement Console for Unix wizard leads you through some post-installation configuration steps.
Choose one of these options:
- Skip the Active Directory configuration, I'll do that later from the console
This option allows you to use the core features of the console and limits access to the console to the default supervisor account only.
Walk me through the configuration steps for using AD user accounts for logon to the console
When you configure the console for Active Directory, you unlock additional Active Directory features.
Note: To use the mangement console with Authentication Services, or to use roles to allow access to the console using Active Directory, you must configure the console for Active Directory log on.
Choose an option and click Next.
Note: If you choose the Skip option, the Identify Console dialog displays. For more information, see Identify Console dialog.
If you choose the Walk me through option, it allows you to configure the console for Active Directory log on. See Configure the Console for Active Directory in the One Identity Management Console for Unix Administration Guide for details.
Note: If you can not configure the console for Active Directory during your initial installation of Management Console for Unix, choose the Skip option. After the installation, log in to the console as supervisor and configure the console for Active Directory from System Settings. See Active Directory Configuration in the One Identity Management Console for Unix Administration Guide for more information.
The Setup Management Console for Unix wizard opens the Configure Console for Active Directory Logon dialog when you choose the Walk me through the configuration steps for using AD user accounts for logon to the console option.
To configure the mangement console for Active Directory logon
- In the Configure Console for Active Directory Logon dialog, enter a valid Active Directory domain in the forest, in the form example.com.
Enter the credentials for an Active Directory account that has logon rights.
Enter a sAMAccountName, which uses the default domain or a User Principal Name, as in username@domain. The wizard uses these credentials to configure the mangement console for use with Active Directory.
Note: This is a read-only operation; no changes are made to Active Directory.
- Click Connect to Active Directory.
When you see the message that indicates the console connected to Active Directory successfully, click Next.
The Set up console access by role dialog opens.
After you configure the console for Active Directory logon, the setup wizard displays the Set up console access by role dialog.
To add Active Directory users or groups to the console access list
- In the Set up console access by role dialog, click Add to specify the Active Directory users and groups that you want to have access to the features available in Management Console for Unix.
- In the Select Users and Groups dialog, use the search controls to find and select Active Directory users or groups. Select one or more objects from the list and click OK.
The mangement console adds the selected objects to the list in the Set up console access by role dialog.
By default the mangement console assigns users to All Roles, which gives those accounts permissions to access and perform all tasks within the console. See Console Roles and Permissions System Settings in the One Identity Management Console for Unix Administration Guide for details.
Click in the Roles cell to activate a drop-down menu from which you can choose a role for the user account.
Note: During the initial setup, you can only assign one role per user. Add additional roles to a user in System Settings. See Add (or Remove) Role Members in the One Identity Management Console for Unix Administration Guide for details.
Click Next to save your selections.
The Identify Console dialog opens.