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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.2.4 - Installation Guide

Privileged Access Suite for Unix Introducing One Identity Authentication Services Installing and configuring Authentication Services Installing and joining from the Unix command line Getting started with Authentication Services Troubleshooting Enterprise package deployment

Getting acquainted with the Control Center

Authentication Services consists of plugins, extensions, security modules, and utilities spread across nearly every operating system imaginable. The Control Center pulls those parts together and provides a single place for you to find the information and resources you need.

Control Center installs on Windows and is a great starting place for new users to get comfortable with some of Authentication Services' capabilities.

You can launch the Control Center from the Start menu or by double-clicking the desktop icon, or by double-clicking the Control Center application file from %SystemDrive% :\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Authentication Services.

Table 16: Control Center: Navigation links
Control Center pane Description

The Welcome page provides information about how to use the Control Center tools and features.

Management Console

You can run the One Identity Management Console for Unix mangement console within the Control Center or you can run it separately in a supported web browser. The mangement console is a separate install on Windows, Unix, Linux, or macOS that you can launch from the ISO.

Typically, you install one mangement console per environment to avoid redundancy. One Identity does not advise managing a Unix host by more than one mangement console in order to avoid redundancy and inconsistencies in stored information. If you manage the same Unix host by more than one mangement console, you should always re-profile that host to minimize inconsistencies that may occur between instances of the mangement consoles.

Group Policy The Control Center provides the ability to search on Active Directory Group Policy Objects that have Unix and macOS settings defined. Also provides links to edit these GPOs and run reports that show the detailed settings of the Group Policy Objects.
Tools The Control Center provides links to additional tools and resources available with Authentication Services. A great starting place for anyone new to the product.

The Control Center allows you to centrally manage the default values generated by the various Authentication Services management tools, including the ADUC snap-in, the PowerShell cmdlets, and the Unix command-line tools.

Log into remote host The Control Center provides a simple SSH client (built on PuTTY) for remote access to Unix systems; simplifies new installs from having to find and install a separate PuTTY client.

To run the Control Center, you must be logged in as a domain user. To make changes to global settings, you must have rights in Active Directory to create, delete, and modify objects in the Authentication Services configuration area of Active Directory.

Management console

Management Console for Unix allows you to centrally manage Authentication Services agents running on Unix, Linux, and macOS systems.

With the mangement console you can:

  • Remotely deploy the Authentication Services agent software.
  • Manage local user and group accounts.
  • Configure account mappings from local users to Active Directory accounts.
  • Report on a variety of security and host access related information.

You can install the mangement console on supported Unix, Linux, and macOS platforms. Once installed, you can access it from a browser using default port of 9443 or from the Control Center.

Group Policy

Microsoft Group Policy provides excellent policy-based configuration management tools for Windows. Group Policy allows you to manage Unix resources in much the same way. Group Policy allows you to consolidate configuration management tasks by using the Group Policy functionality of Microsoft Windows Server to manage Unix operating systems and Unix application settings.

To open Group Policy, click Group Policy on the left navigation panel of the Authentication Services Control Center.

Filtering the list of GPOs

To filter the list of GPOs

  1. Open the Control Center and click Group Policy on the left navigation pane.
  2. Expand the Filter Options section.
  3. Enter all or part of a name to filter the list of GPOs.
  4. Open the Domain drop-down menu to choose a domain.
  5. Select the Unix Settings or Mac Settings List Only options to further filter the GPO list.

    If you select both options, only the GPOs configured for both Unix and macOS display.

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