The following describes how to configure One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) to use an Authentication and Authorization plugin (AA plugin) before accessing the target host.

  • SPS supports AA plugins in the MSSQL, RDP, SSH, and Telnet protocols.

  • In RDP, using an AA plugin together with Network Level Authentication in a Connection Policy has the same limitations as using Network Level Authentication without domain membership.

  • In RDP, using an AA plugin requires TLS-encrypted RDP connections. For details, see "Enabling TLS-encryption for RDP connections" in the Administration Guide.

To configure SPS to use an Authentication and Authorization plugin before accessing the target host

  1. If your plugin supports configuration, then you can create multiple customized configuration instances of the plugin for your site. Create an instance by completing the following steps:

    1. Navigate to Policies > AA Plugin Configurations. Select the plugin to use from the Plugin list.

    2. The Configuration textbox displays the example configuration of the plugin you selected. You can edit the configuration here if you wish to create a customized instance of the plugin.

      NOTE: Plugins created and issued before the release of SPS 5.1 do not support configuration. If you create a configuration for a plugin that does not support this, the affected connection will stop with an error message.

      Figure 342: Policies > AA Plugin Configurations — Creating a customized plugin configuration instance

  2. Navigate to the Connection policy where you want to use the plugin (for example, to RDP Control > Connections), select the plugin configuration instance to use in the AA plugin field, then click .

  3. If the plugin sets or overrides the gateway username of the connection, configure a Usermapping policy and use it in the Connection policy. For details, see "Configuring usermapping policies" in the Administration Guide.

  4. Verify that the configuration works properly: try to establish a test connection. For details, see "Performing authentication with AA plugin in Remote Desktop connections" in the Administration Guide. If the plugin is configured to store any metadata about the connection, these data will be available in the Additional metadata field of the SPS Search interface.