BeyondTrust Secure Remote Access Integration with Password Safe

Overview

The Secure Remote Access integration with Password Safe enables automatic password injection to authorized systems through an encrypted BeyondTrust connection, which removes the need to share and expose credentials to privileged accounts. In addition to the automatic rotation and retrieval of managed local accounts, Password Safe can also retrieve linked accounts, giving domain admins and other privileged users access to those credentials on the targeted system.

The Secure Remote Access integration enables:

  • One-click password injection and session spawning
  • Credentials to never be exposed to authorized users of BeyondTrust
  • Access to systems on or off the network with no preconfigured VPN or other routing in place
  • Passwords to be securely stored in Password Safe

Password Safe uses the BeyondTrust Endpoint Credential Manager (ECM) service to communicate with the Secure Remote Access Appliance. The ECM service is pre-installed with Password Safe, and configuring Secure Remote Access in Password Safe configures the API user, group, and registration. Once Secure Remote Access is configured with Password Safe, users see a list of administrator-defined credentials for the endpoints they are authorized to access. A set of these credentials can be selected when challenged with a login screen during a remote session, and the user is automatically logged in, having never seen the username/password combination.

Password Safe handles all elements of securing and managing the passwords, so policies that require password rotation after use are inherently supported. The Secure Remote Access Appliance handles creating and managing the access to the endpoint, as well as recording and controlling the level of access granted to the user. This includes what the user can see and do on that endpoint.

Prerequisites

  • Password Safe Cloud or On-premises 21.2 or later release
  • A Secure Remote Access Appliance
  • TCP Port 443 must be open for communication between the Password Safe API and the Secure Remote Access Appliance API