Veritas NetBackup™ Security and Encryption Guide
- Increasing NetBackup security
- Security deployment models
- Port security
- About NetBackup daemons, ports, and communication
- Additional port information for products that interoperate with NetBackup
- About configuring ports
- Auditing NetBackup operations
- Configuring Enhanced Auditing
- Access control security
- NetBackup Access Control Security (NBAC)
- Configuring NetBackup Access Control (NBAC)
- Configuring Access Control host properties for the master and media server
- Access Control host properties dialog for the client
- Troubleshooting Access Management
- Windows verification points
- UNIX verification points
- Verification points in a mixed environment with a UNIX master server
- Verification points in a mixed environment with a Windows master server
- About determining who can access NetBackup
- Configuring user groups
- About defining a user group and users
- Viewing specific user permissions for NetBackup user groups
- Security management in NetBackup
- About the Security Management utilities
- About audit events
- About host management
- Adding shared or cluster mappings
- Allowing or disallowing automatic certificate reissue
- About global security settings
- About host name-based certificates
- About host ID-based certificates
- Using the Certificate Management utility to issue and deploy host ID-based certificates
- About certificate deployment security levels
- Setting up trust with the master server (Certificate Authority)
- About reissuing host ID-based certificates
- About Token Management for host ID-based certificates
- About the host ID-based certificate revocation list
- About revoking host ID-based certificates
- Security certificate deployment in a clustered NetBackup setup
- About deployment of a host ID-based certificate on a clustered NetBackup host
- Data at rest encryption security
- About NetBackup client encryption
- Configuring standard encryption on clients
- About configuring standard encryption from the server
- Configuring legacy encryption on clients
- About configuring legacy encryption from the client
- About configuring legacy encryption from the server
- Additional legacy key file security for UNIX clients
- Data at rest key management
- About the Key Management Service (KMS)
- Installing KMS
- Configuring KMS
- About key groups and key records
- Overview of key record states
- Configuring NetBackup to work with KMS
- About using KMS for encryption
- KMS database constituents
- Command line interface (CLI) commands
- About exporting and importing keys from the KMS database
- Troubleshooting KMS
- Regenerating keys and certificates
- NetBackup web services account
UNIX master server verification
Use the following procedures to verify the UNIX master server:
Verify UNIX master server settings.
Verify which computers are permitted to perform authorization lookups.
Verify that the database is configured correctly.
Verify that the nbatd and nbazd processes are running.
Verify that the host properties are configured correctly.
The following table describes the verification process for the UNIX master server.
Table: Verification process for the UNIX master server
Verify UNIX master server settings
Determine in what domain a host is registered (where the primary authentication broker resides), and determine the name of the computer the certificate represents. Run bpnbat with -whoami with -cf for the master server's credential file. The server credentials are located in the
bpnbat -whoami -cf /usr/openv/var/vxss/credentials/unix_master.company.com Name: unix_master.company.com Domain: NBU_Machines@unix_master.company.com Issued by: /CN=broker/OU=root@unix_master/O=vx Expiry Date: Oct 31 15:44:30 2007 GMT Authentication method: Veritas Private Security Operation completed successfully.
If the domain listed is not NBU_Machines@unix_master.company.com, or the file does not exist, consider running bpnbat -addmachine for the name in question (unix_master). Run this command on the computer that serves the NBU_Machines domain (unix_master).
Then, on the computer where we want to place the certificate (unix_master), run: bpnbat -loginmachine
When determining if a credential has expired, remember that the output displays the expiration time in GMT, not local time.
For the remaining procedures in this verification topic, assume that the commands are performed from a console window. The window in which the user identity is in question has run bpnbat -login using an identity that is a member of NBU_Security Admin. This identity is usually the first identity with which the security was set up.
Verify which computers are present in the authentication broker
To verify which computers are present in the authentication broker, log on as a member of the Administrators group and run the following command:
The following command shows which computers you have run:
Verify which computers are permitted to perform authorization lookups
To verify which computers can perform authorization lookups, log on as root on the authorization broker and run the following command:
bpnbaz -ShowAuthorizers ========== Type: User Domain Type: vx Domain:NBU_Machines@unix_master.company.com Name: unix_master.company.com ========== Type: User Domain Type: vx Domain:NBU_Machines@unix_master.company.com Name: unix_media.company.com Operation completed successfully.
This command shows that unix_master and unix_media are permitted to perform authorization lookups. Note that both servers are authenticated against the same vx (Veritas Private Domain) Domain, NBU_Machines@unix_master.company.com.
If a master server or media server is not part of the list of authorized computers, run bpnbaz -allowauthorization <server_name> to add the missing computer.
Verify that the database is configured correctly
To make sure that the database is configured correctly, run bpnbaz -listgroups:
bpnbaz -listgroups NBU_Operator NBU_Admin NBU_SAN Admin NBU_User NBU_Security Admin Vault_Operator Operation completed successfully.
If the groups do not appear, or if bpnbaz -listmainobjects does not return data, run bpnbaz -SetupSecurity.
Verify that the nbatd and nbazd processes are running
Run the ps command to ensure that the nbatd and nbazd processes are running on the designated host. If necessary, start them.
ps -fed |grep vx root 10716 1 0 Dec 14 ? 0:02 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/private/nbatd root 10721 1 0 Dec 14 ? 4:17 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/private/nbazd
Verify that the host properties are configured correctly
In the Access Control host properties, verify that the NetBackup Authentication and Authorization property is set correctly. (The setting should be either or , depending on whether all of the computers use NetBackup Authentication and Authorization or not. If all computers do not use NetBackup Authentication and Authorization, set it to .
In the Access Control host properties, verify that the authentication domains on the list are spelled correctly. Also make sure that they point to the proper servers (valid authentication brokers). If all domains are UNIX-based, they should point to a UNIX machine that is running the authentication broker.
This process can also be verified in bp.conf using cat.
cat bp.conf SERVER = unix_master SERVER = unix_media CLIENT_NAME = unix_master AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN = company.com "default company NIS namespace" NIS unix_master 0 AUTHENTICATION_DOMAIN = unix_master "unix_master password file" PASSWD unix_master 0 AUTHORIZATION_SERVICE = unix_master.company.com 0 USE_VXSS = AUTOMATIC #