Synchronizing Policy Servers within a Group
Privilege Manager for Unix generates log files containing event timestamps based on the local clock of the authorizing policy server.
To synchronize all policy servers in the policy group, use Network Time Protocol (NTP) or a similar method of your choice.
Install PM Agent or Sudo Plugin on a Remote Host
Once you have installed and configured the primary policy server, you are ready to install a PM Agent or Sudo Plugin on a remote host.
NOTE: PM Agent pertains to Privilege Manager for Unix; while Sudo Plugin pertains to Privilege Manager for Sudo.
Check PM Agent Host for Installation Readiness
To check a PM Agent host for installation readiness
- Log on to the remote host system as the root user and navigate to the files you extracted on the primary policy server.
- From the root directory, run a readiness check to verify the host meets the requirements for installing and using the PM Agent, by running:
# sh preflight.sh –-pmpolicy –-policyserver <myhost>
where <myhost> is the hostname of the primary policy server.
NOTE: Running preflight.sh –-pmpolicy performs these tests:
- Basic Network Conditions:
- Hostname is configured
- Hostname can be resolved
- Reverse lookup returns it own IP
- Privilege Manager for Unix Client Network Requirements
- PM Agent port is available (TCP/IP port 12346)
- Tunnel port is available (TCP/IP port 12347)
- Policy Server Connectivity
- Hostname of policy server can be resolved
- Can ping the policy server
- Can make a connection to policy server
- Policy server is eligible for a join
- Policy server can make a connection to the PM Agent on port 12346
- Resolve any reported issues and rerun pmpreflight until all tests pass.
Install a PM Agent on a Remote Host
To install an agent on a remote host
- Log on as the root user.
- Change to the directory containing the qpm-agent package for your specific platform. For example, on a 64-bit Red Hat® Linux®, enter:
# cd agent/linux-x86_64
- Run the platform-specific installer. For example, on Red Hat® Linux® run:
# rpm --install qpm-agent-*.rpm
Once you install the Privilege Manager agent package, the next task is to join the agent to the policy server.