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Safeguard Authentication Services 6.0 LTS - Release Notes

Windows and cloud requirements

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

Table 4: Safeguard Authentication Services requirements
System requirements

Supported Windows Platforms

Prerequisite Windows software

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

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2

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

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2022

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 11

NOTE: Due to tightened security, when running Safeguard Authentication Services Control Center on Windows Server 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 Safeguard Authentication Services Windows components on Active Directory domain controllers. The recommended configuration is to install the Safeguard 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

More resources

Additional information is available from the following:


This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.

This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: There is no localization.

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