Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Security Guide
- About the NetBackup appliance Security Guide
- User authentication
- About user authentication on the NetBackup appliance
- About configuring user authentication
- About user name and password specifications
- User authorization
- Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems
- Log files
- Operating system security
- Data security
- Web security
- Network security
- Call Home security
- About AutoSupport
- About Call Home
- About SNMP
- Remote Management Module (RMM) I security
- STIG and FIPS conformance
- Appendix A. Security release content
About authenticating Active Directory users
The NetBackup appliance uses the built-in Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) plug-in to support the authentication of Active Directory (AD) users. This functionality allows users belonging to an AD service to be added and authorized to log on to a NetBackup appliance. AD is considered as another type of user directory with a schema installed on it by UNIX services.
The following describes the pre-requisites and requirements for using AD user authentication on the appliance:
You must have NetBackup appliance 126.96.36.199 or higher installed to configure AD user authentication.
Ensure that the AD service is available and is set up with the users and user groups that you want to register with the appliance.
As a best practice, do not use group names or user names that are already used for appliance local users or NetBackupCLI users. Additionally, do not use the appliance default names admin or maintenance for AD users.
Ensure that the authorized domain user credentials are used to configure the AD server with the appliance.
Configure the appliance with a DNS server that can forward DNS requests to an AD DNS server. Alternatively, configure the appliance to use the AD DNS server as the name service data source.
Before registering new AD users and user groups on the appliance, you must configure the appliance to communicate with the AD service. Once the configuration is complete, the appliance can access the AD server user information for authentication.
Configure AD authentication using one of the following methods:
page from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.
Settings > Security > Authentication > ActiveDirectory commands from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.
For detailed instructions on how to configure and manage AD user authentication on the appliance, refer to the NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide and the NetBackup Appliance Commands Reference Guide.