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 single sign-on (SSO) for a NetBackup Appliance
The following procedure describes the complete process to configure an appliance for SSO.
To configure SSO on an appliance
- Obtain the identity provider (IDP) metadata XML file by using one of the following methods:
Download and save the IDP metadata XML file from the IDP website. Then log in to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu (shell menu) and upload the file to the appliance by opening the general share as follows:
Log in to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu (shell menu) and upload the file to the appliance by opening the general share as follows:
Settings > Share > General Open
You can also upload the file into the general share directory from the File Manager tab in the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.
Obtain the URL address of the IDP metadata XML file for the appliance to download. Make sure that it is a valid https address.
- Configure SSO on the appliance as follows:
You can configure only one IDP for SSO.
Run the following command to add an IDP configuration to the appliance:
Settings > Security > Authentication > SingleSignOn Add
idpname - enter the name that you want to use for this IDP configuration.
metadata - select how to associate the necessary metadata for the IDP configuration, as follows:
Import: Import the IDP XML metadata file that you uploaded into the general share directory in the first step.
URL: Enter the URL address of the IDP XML metadata file for the appliance to retrieve.
These parameters are optional and are shown with their default values. You can change the default values as needed to retrieve the appropriate SAML assertion details.
After you have completed this step, the configuration is enabled by default.
- Add authorized SSO user groups and users by running the Settings > Security > Authorization command. Use the following command options to authorize specific SSO user groups and users:
Grant Administrator SSO_Groups groups
Grant Administrator SSO_Users users
Grant AMS SSO_Groups groups
Grant AMS SSO_Users users