The following section describes how to replay an audit trail in your browser.

NOTE: You can replay audit trails in your browser, or using the Safeguard Desktop Player application. Note that there are differences between these solutions.

For details on the Safeguard Desktop Player application, see Safeguard Desktop Player User Guide.

The following table details the differences between the solutions provided by the browser and the Safeguard Desktop Player application when replaying audit trails.

Browser Safeguard Desktop Player
Works without installation -
Works on any operating system Windows, Linux, Mac
Replays audit trails recorded with SPS 5 F4 and newer
Replays TN5250 sessions
Extracts files from SCP, SFTP, HTTP and RDP sessions -
Replays HTTP sessions - Only exports raw files from the command line
Replays X11 sessions
Starts replay while rendering is in progress
Follows 4-eyes connections -
Replays live streams in follow mode
Exports to PCAP -
Displays user input
Displays subtitles for video
Exports audit trail as video -
Exports screen content text -
Searches in the contents of the audit trails -

Caution:

From SPS version 6.10, you do not need to install the Google WebM Video for Microsoft Internet Explorer plugin to replay audit trails in your browser. The supported browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE11.

For SPS version 6.9 and earlier versions, even though the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) web interface supports Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in general, to replay audit trails, you need to use Internet Explorer 11, and install the Google WebM Video for Microsoft Internet Explorer plugin. If you cannot install Internet Explorer 11 or another supported browser on your computer, use the the Safeguard Desktop Player application. For details, see "Replaying audit trails in your browser" in the Administration Guide and Safeguard Desktop Player User Guide.

NOTE: From SPS version 6.10 and onwards, you can play video files of audit trails both in central and in cluster environments. Previously, you could play the video files only on the Search Master node in a cluster environment. From SPS version 6.10 and onwards, you can play video files on Search Minion nodes as well.

To replay an audit trail in your browser

  1. On the Search page, select the audit trail you want to replay.

  2. To display the details of a connection, click . This page is called the details view.

  3. To play the video file, click .

  4. (Optional) For encrypted audit trails, upload any missing private keys and certificates. For more information on these procedures, see section Replaying encrypted audit trails in your browser.

    After uploading the private keys and the corresponding certificates, the encrypted upstream traffic elements are decrypted. The trail is decrypted and decompressed on the client-side. As a result, the encrypted elements will be displayed distributed in the video (see List of keyboard events, Show / hide events, and both versions of the Progress bar further in this section, in Replaying audit trails in your browser).

  5. (Optional) After uploading any missing private keys or certificates, to play the video, click .

    1. (Optional) If there are more channels that can be played, select the channel that you want to play in the Multiple channels are available dialog and click Play video.

      Figure 304: Multiple channels are available dialog

      The Player window opens.

For more information on how to use the browser to play video files, see Using the browser to play video files.