NetBackup and Veritas Appliances Hardening Guide
- Top recommendations to improve your NetBackup and Veritas appliances security posture
- Steps to protect Flex Appliance
- Managing single sign-on (SSO)
- About lockdown mode
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a WORM storage server
- Steps to protect NetBackup Appliance
- About single sign-on (SSO) authentication and authorization
- About authentication using smart cards and digital certificates
- About data encryption
- About forwarding logs to an external server
- Steps to protect NetBackup
- Configure NetBackup for single sign-on (SSO)
- Configure user authentication with smart cards or digital certificates
- Access codes
- Workflow to configure immutable and indelible data
- Add a configuration for an external CMS server
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a NetBackup BYO media server
- About FIPS support in NetBackup
- Workflow for external KMS configuration
- Workflow to configure data-in-transit encryption
- Configure the DTE mode on a client
- How DTE configuration settings work in various NetBackup operations
- Modify the DTE mode on a backup image
- Workflow to use external certificates for NetBackup host communication
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- Configuring an external certificate for a clustered primary server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- Configuring a NetBackup host (media server, client, or cluster node) to use an external CA-signed certificate after installation
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- How to set up malware scanning
- About backup anomaly detection
Configure the SAML keystore and add and enable the IDP configuration
Before proceeding with the following steps, ensure that you have downloaded the IDP metadata XML file and saved it on the NetBackup primary server.
To configure SAML keystore and add and enable an IDP configuration
- Log on to the primary server as root or administrator.
- Run the following command.
For IDP and NetBackup CA SAML KeyStore configuration:
nbidpcmd -ac -n IDP configuration name -mxp IDP XML metadata file [-t SAML2] [-e true | false] [-u IDP user field] [-g IDP user group field] [-cCert] [-f] [-M primary server]
Alternatively for IDP and ECA SAML KeyStore configuration:
Depending on whether you want to configure SAML ECA KeyStore using the configured NetBackup ECA KeyStore or you want to provide the ECA certificate chain and private key, run the following commands:
Use NetBackup ECA configured keystore:
nbidpcmd -ac -n IDP configuration name -mxp IDP XML metadata file[-t SAML2] [-e true | false] [-u IDP user field] [-g IDP user group field] -cECACert -uECA existing ECA configuration [-f] [-M Primary Server]
Use ECA certificate chain and private key provided by the user:
nbidpcmd -ac -n IDP configuration name -mxp IDP XML metadata file[-t SAML2] [-e true | false] [-u IDP user field] [-g IDP user group field] -cECACert -certPEM certificate chain file -privKeyPath private key file [-ksPassPath KeyStore passkey file] [-f] [-M primary server]
Replace the variables as described below:
IDP configuration name is a unique name provided to the IDP configuration.
IDP XML metadata file is the path to the XML metadata file, which contains the configuration details of the IDP in Base64URL-encoded format.
-e true | false enables or disables the IDP configuration. An IDP configuration must be added and enabled, otherwise users cannot sign in with the single sign-on (SSO) option. Even though you can add multiple IDP configurations on a NetBackup primary server, only one IDP configuration can be enabled at a time.
IDP user field and IDP user group field are the SAML attribute names, which are mapped to the userPrincipalName and the memberOf attributes of the AD or LDAP.
Ensure that the SAML attribute names are defined in the format of username@domainname and (CN=group name, DC=domainname) respectively.
primary Server is the host name or IP address of primary server to which you want to add or modify the IDP configuration. The NetBackup primary server where you run the command is selected by default.
Certificate Chain File is the certificate chain file path. The file must be in PEM format and must be accessible to the primary server on which the configuration is being performed.
Private Key File is the private key file path. The file must be in PEM format and must be accessible to the primary server on which the configuration is being performed.
KeyStore Passkey File is the KeyStore passkey file path and must be accessible to the primary server on which the configuration is being performed.
Fore example: nbidpcmd -ac -n veritas_configuration -mxp file.xml -t SAML2 -e true -u username -g group-name -cCert -M primary_server.abc.com