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
Troubleshooting NBAC issues
The following table lists the issues and solutions that are related to NBAC:
Table: NBAC issues
Issue and Cause
A user-directed backup or restore fails with NBAC in the automated mode. The Backup, Archive, and Restore interface shows some errors in the Windows interface when NBAC is configured.
A backup or restore failure can happen when a NetBackup setup on a UNIX master server is configured with NBAC and you try to use the Windows interface without first configuring the interface for such a setup. Another reason may be that there is an expired certificate in the home directory.
Configure the Windows interface to support the setup.
There should be at least one Microsoft Windows system that acts as an Authentication Broker to authenticate users from the Active Directory domain.
Refer to the TECH199281 for steps to configure the Windows interface to make use of existing users from Active Directory to manage or operate or use a NetBackup environment that is primarily on UNIX/Linux platforms.
After you correctly configure the setup run the bpnbat -logout command to log out from the setup before you restart the interface.
The authentication fails with 'error 116-VxSS authentication' when you try to set up NBAC on a target host.
Check whether NBAC authentication is configured correctly and also if you have a valid usable credential for the target host.
A non-admin user is added to the NBU_Operator group. Read, Browse, and Configure permissions are assigned along with the permission to configure the Host Properties. However, when the user tries to open the Access Management utility, an error displays.
The users from the NBU_Operator group have limited permissions.
The user would require a different set of permissions to use the Access Management utility. For the required permissions, add the user to the NBU_Security_Admin group.
For more information about user groups:
The authorization file (auth.conf) functionality does not work in an NBAC-enabled environment. By default, the auth.conf file is supported by the Java interface in non-NBAC environments only.
For the auth.conf file to work in an NBAC-enabled environment, use the nbgetconfig and nbsetconfig commands to add the USE_AUTH_CONF_NBAC entry to the Windows registry or the bp.conf file on UNIX. The entry must be set to YES, as follows:
USE_AUTH_CONF_NBAC = YES
For more details about the auth.conf file, refer to the NetBackup Administrators Guide, Volume I.
The NetBackup Administration Console creates user directories with user name as directory name, in
NetBackup GUI errors may occur in the following case:
Some examples of errors: