Securing SailPoint Deployed on Tomcat Server

Secured Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol which provides the secured way of communication between the client and server with the help of the certificates. When using Apache Tomcat as a server for the deployment of SailPoint, the data that we are dealing with is sensitive in nature. With the help of Self Sign certificates, we can secure Sailpoint IdentityIQ which is hosted on tomcat server without the need of certificate authority (CA).

1 . Creation of Self Sign Certificate

Step 1: Open up the command prompt

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ETL Process and Working of CloverETL in Sailpoint IdentityIQ

As data is generated rapidly day to day, there is a need to organize it to generate useful results from data. It is essential to properly format and prepare the data before loading it into data storage systems for analysis. Otherwise bad data leads to inaccurate analysis that could have a great loss for the organization. In order to prevent these problems, the data needs to be processed and transformed into quality data, which generates a better analysis.

This can be achieved by using ETL process which Extracts, Transforms, and Loads the data. Each of these phases can include functionalities to process the data as required. There are various tools that perform ETL process. Sailpoint is flagship identity management tool, which uses CloverETL(CloverDX) to perform data processing.

The following presentation sheds light on ETL process and working of CloverETL in Sailpoint.

 

SailPoint IdentityIQ Applications Credential Cycling Using PAM Solution

A large number of applications on SailPoint IdentityIQ rely on using service accounts to communicate with the application targets. These accounts have the authorizations to perform identity management tasks and should be treated as privileged accounts. When a privileged account management solution like CyberArk or BeyondTrust is used in the organisation, the credentials of the privileged account would be stored on the PAM solution and retrieved by IdentityIQ whenever required. The feature of credential cycling introduced in IdentityIQ 7.3 allows this to be configured with ease.

 

The following presentation discusses the need for credential cycling and how it works:

The following demonstration illustrates a use case where credential cycling is configured with the CyberArk PAM solution:

The next video demonstrates credential cycling when configured with the Thycotic Secret Server PAM solution:

Integrating CyberArk with SailPoint using SCIM

Privileged accounts are considered to be “keys to the kingdom” in any IT Infrastructure. Almost every cyber attack that has ever happened involved compromises at the privileged account level. PAM Solutions usually help in managing such accounts, keys or files that would lead to escalated access.

CyberArk is the global leader in PAM solutions with a holistic approach towards privileged account management. It covers not only traditional PAM problems but also extends its capabilities with various features like managing hard-coded application credentials, analytics, on-demand privileges escalation and managing end-user devices like desktops.

Securing and streamlining identity and privileges data present with such solutions is of very high importance.

In the following presentation, we provide a detailed overview of CyberArk integration with SailPoint by integrating Cyberark as a SailPoint’s application.

In the following video, we provide a detailed demo of this integration.

Sailpoint : IdentityIQ Console

Sailpoint IdentityIQ Console is the command line utility for interfacing with IdentityIQ.
It is a powerful tool that allows the user to view objects, execute workflows, import and export data, and much more.

In the following presentation, we have discussed how to launch the IIQ console, usage, and syntax of the frequently used console commands.

 

 

The following demonstration presents the usage of frequently used console commands along with some examples.

CyberArk Privileged Account Security Architecture

Privileged accounts on a system possess higher authorizations and control. These accounts pose a higher risk if they are compromised. Privileged Identity Management solutions aim to address this by providing security and control over these accounts. CyberArk is a major provider that offers privileged account security and is backed by a patented vaulting technology. CyberArk enables organizations to secure, provision, manage, control and monitor activities associated with privileged accounts.

The following presentation describes privileged account security and the architecture of a CyberArk implementation. The various components of the CyberArk architecture and their functionalities are also discussed.

 

Active Directory Application Configuration – Test Connection Failure in IdentityIQ 7.2

Issue Description:

As part of Active Directory Application Configuration in IdentityIQ 7.2, “Test Connection”  failing with below error message.

In IdentityIQ 7.2, the Active Directory connector supports multiple Active Directory (AD) forests through one application definition.
While defining the Active Directory application through the IdentityIQ user interface in version 7.2, we do not have the option to mention the server details in Domain configuration settings.

Even though we do not specify any server details, the default configuration tries to connect to “localhost“, similar to the default port configuration which is “389“.

We see the below error message when we click on the “Test Connection”

2018-09-04 05:05:12,551 ERROR http-nio-8080-exec-6 sailpoint.web.ApplicationObjectBean:2701 – Connector failed.sailpoint.connector.ConnectorException: Failed to connect to – dc=enhcorp,dc=com : Failed to connect to server:ldap
dc=enhcorp,dc=com localhost:389

Resolution:

 

Modify the Application xml file to include the DC servers details.
Below is the example modification.

From

<entry key=”domainSettings”>
<value>
<List>
<Map>
<entry key=”authorizationType” value=”simple”/>
<entry key=”domainDN” value=”DC=enhcorp,DC=com”/>
<entry key=”password” value=”1:iIopEeOL5KrLoSjYKvh/Ww==”/>
<entry key=”port” value=”389″/>
<entry key=”servers”/>
<entry key=”useSSL”>
<value>
<Boolean></Boolean>
</value>
</entry>
<entry key=”user” value=”ENHCORP\Administrator”/>
</Map>
</List>
</value>
</entry>
To
<entry key=”domainSettings”>
<value>
<List>
<Map>
<entry key=”authorizationType” value=”simple”/>
<entry key=”domainDN” value=”DC=enhcorp,DC=com”/>
<entry key=”password” value=”1:iIopEeOL5KrLoSjYKvh/Ww==”/>
<entry key=”port” value=”389″/>
<entry key=”servers”>
<value>
<List>
<String>172.16.153.185</String>
</List>
</value>
<entry key=”useSSL”>
<value>
<Boolean></Boolean>
</value>
</entry>
<entry key=”user” value=”ENHCORP\Administrator”/>
</Map>
</List>
</value>
</entry>

Active Directory – Exchange Provisioning errors in Sailpoint Identity IQ

Issue Description:

Active Directory Provisioning along with Exchange attributes failing with below error message.

Errors returned from IQService. Connecting to remote server win-g303o4860qk.enhcorp.com failed with the following error message: The username or password is incorrect. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.

 

 

Troubleshooting steps:

  • Verified the User/Password details by logging in to the Domain controller as Domain Admin (the user which was used in Active Directory Application Configuration)
  • Verified and restarted Exchange services which were failed to start by default.

  • Enabled logging for AD Connector and observed the below messages.
    • 2018-08-31 02:07:09,515 DEBUG Workflow Event Thread 1 sailpoint.connector.ADLDAPConnector:3503 – 1239254649 Entering handleObjectRequest2018-08-31 02:07:10,796 ERROR Workflow Event Thread 1 sailpoint.connector.ADLDAPConnector:3380 – 1239254649 Exception occurred in handling Object Request.sailpoint.tools.GeneralException: Errors returned from IQService. Connecting to remote server win-g303o4860qk.enhcorp.com failed with the following error message: The username or password is incorrect. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
  • Launched Exchange Management Shell and observed below error messages
    • VERBOSE: Connecting to WIN-G303O4860QK.enhcorp.com.New-PSSession : [win-g303o4860qk.enhcorp.com] Connecting to remote server win-g303o4860qk.enhcorp.com failed with the following error message: WinRM cannot complete the operation. Verify that the specified computer name is valid, that the computer is accessible over the network, and that a firewall exception for the WinRM service is enabled and allows access from this computer. By default, the WinRM firewall exception for public profiles limits accesses to remote computers within the same local subnet. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.At line:1 char:1

      + New-PSSession -ConnectionURI “$connectionUri” -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Excha …

 

Resolution:

Active Directory-Direct connector reads Exchange Server attributes by connecting to the Active Directory.

But, for provisioning any Exchange attributes, connector needs access to remote Powershell via IQService.

Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is a feature of Windows that allows

administrators to remotely run management scripts. WinRM Service should be running and that

should also be set up for Remote Management using the Enable-PSRemoting -force.

 

Enable PowerShell remoting in the domain using below cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell.

>Enable-PSRemoting -Force

SailPoint’s IdentityIQ Integration with Okta

In the world of Identity Management, securing and monitoring the access for the external users like partners, contractors and customers who have access to organizational resources have always been a challenge for many organizations. To mitigate and help the organizations to secure their resources two big Identity management products partnered together in February 2018. Okta and SailPoint announced a strategic partnership to provide an end-to-end identity for the enterprise – helping organizations balance providing simple, secure user access while meeting complex compliance and security requirements.

Benefits of the Combined Solutions

• Effectively manage user identities’ authentication, application assignments, while ensuring all governance and compliance requirements are met.

• Authenticate user access with single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.

• Ensure that for sensitive applications, only the right user has access, authorization policies are enforced, and the process is documented, timestamped and compliant.

• Automate provisioning throughout the user lifecycle by simplifying processes for creating, modifying and revoking access.

• Automate provisioning of applications adherent to corporate policies.

• Trigger provisioning workflows from authoritative sources, such as Active Directory or HR systems, to ensure consistency and increase efficiency.

Below presentation demonstrates Okta, IdentityIQ, SSO Concepts, Importance of SailPoint’s IdentityIQ integration to achieve SSO. The presentation is followed by a demo.

Okta and SailPoint IIQ Integration

Demo of SailPoint’s IIQ and Okta Integration.

 

Sailpoint IdentityIQ Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enable organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. All large enterprises use ERP systems for managing and optimizing enterprise-wide business processes. ERP systems like Oracle E-Business Suite are mission-critical which processes a huge amount of business-critical data.

Oracle EBS includes the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) product as well as Oracle Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Oracle Financials, Oracle Order Management and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. Each application is licensed separately enabling organizations to select the combination best suited for their business processes.

The Sailpoint Oracle E-Business connector is designed to aggregate user and entitlement data from the Oracle E-Business Suite, and provision user accounts.The Oracle EBS connector only targets APPS schema tables according to Oracle standards.

Sailpoint Connector for EBS User Management Aggregates and provisions EBS user accounts along with their role and responsibility assignments. It helps EBS customers to achieve compliant user administration by enforcing the Segregation of Duties (SoD) policies in real-time during role and responsibility grants.

In this presentation, we are going to see how the Sailpoint IdentityIQ is an innovative identity Governance solution that reduces the cost and complexity of both complying with regulations and delivering access to Oracle E-Business Suite users.

 

 

 

The Following Demo presents the use case of  Birth Right Provisioning and Implementing Security in Oracle E-Business Suite using Role Based Access Control.