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 Shell Menu
This topic provides the following information to configure smart card authentication for the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu (shell menu):
Order of steps
Smart card SSH menu commands
Order of steps
Enable smart card authentication for SSH. You must first enable the feature before you can add the public key (step 3).
Configure the mapping attribute to determine which field in the remote database is used to search for the public key.
Add the public key for a local user. You can use either a public key file or a certificate file method.
(Optional) Choose to enable or disable password authentication for SSH login.
Table: Smart card SSH menu commands
Configure MappingAttribute CN/UPN
Configure PublicKey Add filetype <username>
Configure PublicKey Remove <username>
The Configure command configures the appliance smart card authentication and is used to configure the following parameters:
MappingAttribute is for either CN (Common Name) or UPN (User Principle Name). This attribute determines which of those fields in the remote database is used to search for the public key.
Configure PublicKey Add filetype <username> adds a public key for a local user. Here, filetype is either
Before you can add a public key, you must first enable SSH smart card authentication with the Enable command described further below.
Configure PublicKey Remove <username> removes a public key for a local user.
Disables smart card authentication for SSH user.
Enables smart card authentication for SSH users. If all the prerequisites for DNS and smart card configuration commands have been performed successfully, authentication with smart cards is enabled.
Before you can add a public key, you must first run this command to enable SSH smart card authentication.
Enables or disables password authentication for SSH login.
Shows the values of the mapping attribute and status of the smart card authentication.