Hosts GS: Step 4: Manage Access to a Service

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This topic explains how to test a connection to ensure that a trusted connection exists between Security Analytics Server and a service.

In a trusted connection, a service explicitly trusts Security Analytics Server to manage and authenticate users. With this trust, services in Administration > Services no longer require credentials to be defined for every Security Analytics Core service. Instead, users who have been authenticated by the server can access the service without entering another password.

Test a Trusted Connection

Prerequisites

  1. A role must be assigned to the user.
    For details, see Add a User and Assign a Role in the System Security and User Management Guide.
  2. The user must:
  • Log on to Security Analytics to be authenticated by the server
  • Have access to the service

Procedure

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Services.
  2. The Services view is displayed.
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  3. Select the service to test and click 104ApplEdit.png.
    The Edit Service dialog is displayed.
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  4. If you did a fresh 10.5 install, the port is correct. No action is required in the Port field. Go to the next step.
    If you upgraded to 10.5 or have a mixed environment of a 10.5 server and 10.3 hosts, you must update the Port by deselecting and re-selecting SSL. Then, the Port number changes to the encrypted SSL port for the service.
  5. Remove the Username to test the connection without credentials.
  6. Click Test Connection.
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    The message Test connection successful confirms the trusted connection is established.
    The previously authenticated user can access the service without typing a username and password on the service. 
  7. Click Save.
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