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Safeguard Authentication Services 5.0.2 - Upgrade Guide

Privileged Access Suite for Unix Introducing One Identity Safeguard Authentication Services Upgrade the web console Upgrade Windows components Configure Active Directory Configure Unix agent components Upgrade client components manually Getting started with Safeguard Authentication Services
Getting acquainted with the Control Center Learning the basics

Restarting services

  1. The method for restarting services varies by platform:
    1. To restart Safeguard Authentication Services on Linux or Oracle Solaris, enter:
      /etc/init.d/vasd restart
    2. To restart Safeguard Authentication Services on HP-UX, enter:
      /sbin/init.d/vasd restart
    3. To restart Safeguard Authentication Services on AIX, enter:
      stopsrc -s vasd
      startsrc -s vasd

Note: Due to library changes between the Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1 and 4.2, the system may need to be rebooted before all processes load the new libraries.

Getting started with Safeguard Authentication Services

Once you have successfully installed Safeguard Authentication Services, you will want to learn how to do some basic system administration tasks using the Control Center and Management Console for Unix.

Getting acquainted with the Control Center

Safeguard 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 Safeguard 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 12: 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 management console within the Control Center or you can run it separately in a supported web browser. The management console is a separate install on Windows, Unix, Linux, or macOS that you can launch from the ISO.

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

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 Safeguard Authentication Services Control Center.

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