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
- About 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
- About AD and LDAP domains
- Security management using NetBackup CA and NetBackup certificates
- 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 NetBackup 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
- Host ID-based certificate deployment in a clustered setup
- About deployment of a host ID-based certificate on a clustered NetBackup host
- External CA support in NetBackup
- About external CA support in NetBackup
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- About certificate enrollment
- Configuring an external certificate for the NetBackup web server
- About external certificate configuration for a clustered master server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- About API keys in NetBackup
- 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
About access control in NetBackup
NetBackup provides the following types of access control:
The NetBackup Administration Console (default)
NetBackup administrators can control who can view the various applications in NetBackup. Root users and administrators have full access to the NetBackup Administration Console. A non-root or non-administrator user can access the Backup, Archive, and Restore application. This user can also access additional applications, as defined for that user in the
Access control is view-based, not role-based. The administrator can control the applications that a user can view and manage, but cannot control which tasks a user can perform based on their role in the organization. Access control is limited to the NetBackup Administration Console. (Interfaces like the Backup, Archive, and Restore client and the NetBackup MS SQL Client are not affected.)
For detailed information about access control with the NetBackup Administration Console, refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.
Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Beginning with the NetBackup 8.1.2 release, the NetBackup web user interface provides role-based access control for a limited number of security settings and workloads. Refer to the NetBackup Web UI Security Administrator's Guide for more information.
This feature allows a non-root user or a non-administrator to perform all the NetBackup operations through a command-line interface or the NetBackup Administration Console. The user is authorized to either perform all operations or no operations. This feature does not offer role-based access control.
NetBackup Access Control (NBAC)
NBAC is the original role-based access control provided with NetBackup for the NetBackup Administration Console and the CLIs. Veritas recommends that you use one of the other methods of access control to manage your NetBackup environment.
Refer to the following table for key differences between the access control methods available for the NetBackup Administration Console and CLIs. (The RBAC feature in the NetBackup web UI only provides access control for the web UI and for the NetBackup APIs.) For information on NBAC, refer to the NetBackup documentation for 8.1.2 and earlier releases.
Access and auditing
NetBackup Admin Console and auth.conf
Who can use the NetBackup Administration Console?
Root users and administrators have full access to the Admin Console.
Non-root users or non-administrators are limited to the Backup, Archive, and Restore application by default. Otherwise, these users can access the applications that are defined for them in the
Root users, administrators, and NetBackup administrators have full access to the Admin Console.
Non-root users or non-administrators are limited to the Backup, Archive, and Restore application by default.
Who can use the CLI?
Root users and administrators have full access to the CLI.
Root users, administrators, and NetBackup administrators have full access to the CLI.
How is a user audited?
As root or administrator
With the real user name
Compatibility with other features
NBAC works independently.
Refer to the following flowcharts for details about the access control methods for the NetBackup Administration Console and the CLIs.