You can build a cluster by promoting a Safeguard for Privileged Sessions node to the role of the Central Management node, and then join other nodes to your cluster.

To promote a node to be the Central Management node, complete the following steps:

  1. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  2. Create the Central Management node.

    POST an empty request to the https://<IP-address-of-node-to-become-Central-Management-node>/api/cluster/promote endpoint.

    The following is a sample response received.

    For details of the meta object, see Message format.

        "body": {
            "address": "<IP-address-of-Central-Management-node>",
            "roles": [
        "meta": {
            "href": "/api/cluster/nodes/b35c54da-b556-4f91-ade5-d26283d68277",
            "parent": "/api/cluster/nodes",
            "remaining_seconds": 28800
    Elements Type Description
    body Top-level element (JSON object) Contains the JSON object of the node.
    address string The IP address of the node.
    roles string The role of the node.
  3. Commit your changes.

    For details, see Commit a transaction.