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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.2.4 - Release Notes

System requirements

Before installing Authentication Services4.2.4, ensure that your system meets the minimum hardware and software requirements for your platform. The operating system patch level, hardware, and disk requirements vary by Unix, Linux, and Active Directory platform, and are detailed in the One IdentityAuthentication Services Administration Guide.

Use of RCF 2307 attributes in the user object and for storage of NIS maps requires the installation of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 schema.

NOTE: When setting up a virtual environment, carefully consider the configuration aspects such as CPU, memory availability, I/O subsystem, and network infrastructure to ensure the virtual layer has the necessary resources available. Please consult One Identity's Product Support Policies for more information on environment virtualization.

Windows and cloud requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for using Authentication Services in your environment.

Table 4: Authentication Services requirements
System requirements

Supported Windows Platforms

Prerequisite Windows software

If the following prerequisite is missing, the Authentication Services installer suspends the installation process to allow you to download the required component. It then continues the install:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

You can install Authentication Services on 64-bit editions of the following configurations:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

NOTE: Due to tightened security, when running Authentication Services Control Center on Windows 2008 R2 (or later) operating system, functioning as a domain controller, the process must be elevated or you must add authenticated users to the Distributed COM Users group on the computer. As a best practice, One Identity does not recommend that you install or run the Authentication Services Windows components on Active Directory domain controllers. The recommended configuration is to install the Authentication Services Windows components on an administrative workstation.

Supported cloud services

  • AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (also called AWS Managed Microsoft AD)
  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services

  • Google Cloud Platform Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Product licensing

Authentication Services must be licensed in order for Active Directory users to authenticate on Unix and (missing or bad snippet) hosts.

NOTE: While you can install and configure Authentication Services on (missing or bad snippet) and use the included management tools to Unix-enable users and groups in Active Directory without installing a license, you must have a valid Authentication Services license installed for full functionality.

NOTE: In order to use Starling Two-Factor Authentication with Authentication Services, you must have a valid license for Authentication Services with One Identity Hybrid Subscription included.

Upon receiving your license file from One Identity, copy this license file to your desktop or other convenient location.

To add licenses using the Control Center

  1. Open the Control Center and click Preferences on the left navigation pane.
  2. Expand the Licensing section.

    The list box displays all licenses currently installed in Active Directory.

  3. Click Actions | Add a license.
  4. Browse for the license file and click Open.

    The license appears in the list box.

Upgrade and installation instructions

The process for upgrading the Authentication Services Windows components from older versions is similar to the installation process. The Windows installer detects older versions and automatically upgrades them. The next time you launch Active Directory Users and Computers, Authentication Services uses the updated Windows components. Refer to the One IdentityAuthentication Services Installation Guide for detailed installation instructions.

Authentication Services allows you to perform all of your Unix identity management tasks from the Authentication ServicesControl Center. Refer to theOne IdentityAuthentication Services Upgrade Guide for more detailed information about upgrading your current version of Authentication Services using the Authentication ServicesControl Center.

Of course, you may perform your Unix client management tasks from the Unix command line, if you prefer. You can find those instructions in the One IdentityAuthentication Services Administration Guide.

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