Export or Import a Custom Platform

Export a Custom Platform

Exporting a custom platform can assist you with troubleshooting.

  1. In the BeyondInsight console, go to Configuration > Privileged Access Management > Custom Platforms.
  1. Click the Actions (vertical ellipsis) button for the platform you wish to export, and then select Export.
  2. Save the XML file.

Import a Custom Platform or Application Platform

  1. In the BeyondInsight console, go to Configuration > Privileged Access Management > Custom Platforms.
  1. In the Custom Platforms pane, click Create New Custom Platform.
  2. Select Import Platform (XML).
  3. Locate and select the exported platform file. If the platform currently exists, it modifies the existing platform. If the platform does not currently exist, a new custom platform is added.

Example of Linux Platform

In this short synopsis of the Linux platform, you can see how it works by expecting data and responding to the data based on the evaluation of regular expressions. It examines the output of each command to determine if an error occurred or if it can continue sending replies to the server.

  1. Platform establishes a connection to the remote SSH server with the provided credentials.
  2. SSH server replies with:
  3. Welcome to Linux Mint
    * Documentation:  http://www.linuxmint.com
    Last login: Mon Apr 13 10:45:51 2015 from dev-machine
    dev@dev-machine ~ ]#
  4. The platform evaluates a regular expression, looking for the shell prompt "~]#", and replies with the passwd command for the specified managed account.
    passwd managedaccount complexpassword
  5. If the arguments passed to the passwd command are valid, the server replies with:
    Enter new Unix Password:
  6. The platform waits for the server’s response and evaluates a regular expression, looking for Enter new Unix Password.
  7. If the response is not Enter new Unix Password, the platform waits for other possible responses such as User does not exist.
  8. If the regular expression evaluates to true, the platform exits with an error.
  9. If the regular expression Enter new Unix Password evaluates to true, the platform replies with the new password.