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
Smart card authentication for NetBackup Appliance Web UI
Ensure that you perform the following three steps before you perform authentication for the Appliance Web UI.
You can perform the steps in any order.
Configure LDAP authentication with the directory type as OpenLDAP or ActiveDirectory.
Settings > Security > Authentication > LDAP
Add and grant roles to LDAP users who will be authenticated by the appliance.
Settings > Security > Authentication > LDAP > Users Add
Settings > Security > Authorization > Grant
Add all the certificates in the CA chain to the appliance. Intermediate certificates on the card do not have to be added.
Settings > Security > Certificates > AddCACertificate
The smart card command menu allows you to configure and display parameters related to the Appliance Web UI smart card authentication. You can also enable or disable this feature.
Settings > Security > Authentication > SmartCard
Table: Smart card menu commands
The Configure command configures the appliance smart card authentication. It has one required and one optional configuration parameter.
The MappingAttribute parameter specifies if the Common Name (CN) or the User Principal Name (UPN) of the certificate on the smart card is used to authenticate a user and determine that user's role. Enter CN or UPN. It is a required parameter.
CN can be used if the CN in the certificates matches the CN field of the user records in the remote databases, OpenLDAP or ActiveDirectory. UPN can be used if the UPN in the certificates matches the UPN field of the user records in OpenLDAP or ActiveDirectory. When LDAP is, configured the directoryType is specified as OpenLDAP or ActiveDirectory.
The OCSPURI parameter (Online Certificate Status Protocol) determines if the certificate on the smart card has been revoked. It is an optional parameter. If present, this parameter overrides the OCSP URI present in the certificate. The URI is an FQDN or IPv4 address. An IPv6 address is not supported for the OCSP URI.
If authentication with smart card fails even after all the necessary steps have been performed, use thecommand and verify that the parameters, including the OCSP URI, if present, are correct. Verify that a name server which can resolve the OCSP URI is configured in the Network menu by navigating to
Disables smart card authentication.
Enables smart card authentication. You can enable smart card authentication only if LDAP has been configured, CA certificates have been added and smart card authentication has been configured.
Displays a table which shows if smart card authentication is enabled, the selected mapping attribute, and the OCSP URI, if one was entered.