BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux User Guide
This guide shows system administrators and security administrators how to configure and use BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux (BIUL). It provides an overview of how BIUL works and instructions for its configuration and use.
BeyondTrust Product Name Conventions
This guide uses the following naming conventions for BeyondTrust products:
|BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux
(formerly PowerBroker Servers Management Console)
|Privilege Management for Unix and Linux
(formerly PowerBroker for Unix and Linux)
|Active Directory Bridge||AD Bridge or ADB|
|Solr (deprecated as of 23.1 release)
(formerly PowerBroker Solr)
File Integrity Monitoring
|Advanced Control and Audit||ACA|
BIUL is a web-based tool that you can use to:
- Manage software for AD Bridge and PMUL.
- Remotely assess the suitability of a remote host's state by running a profile. After a profile is complete, installs, uninstalls, domain joins, and other actions can be performed on remote hosts.
- Manage PMUL licenses on policy servers.
- Manage PMUL script, File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), and role-based policies.
- Manage Sudo host groups and FIM policy host assignment.
- View, replay, and audit PMUL logs.
These features are found in the menu, under tiles, and on the main pages for menu items.
|Dashboard||Provides visual insight into host and software metrics.|
The first stage of adding any remote hosts to be managed by the console. Hosts available by SSH are added.
The central page of the console. On the Hosts > Hosts Inventory page, you can profile targets, install, and uninstall AD Bridge, PMUL, and Solr. Additionally, you can remove hosts, upgrade software, join hosts to domains, manage SSH fingerprints, and assign log servers to be indexed by Solr.
Manage user credentials for remote assets (typically SSH credentials).
Manage SSH fingerprints for remote hosts.
|Registry Name Service||
Manage PMUL Registry Name Service systems.
Manage Privilege Management for Networks, FIM, and role-based and script-based policies on PMUL policy servers.
View, replay, and audit PMUL events and I/O logs. I/O logs can be replayed as they occur. Users can add comments on the logs. Query and view PMUL and AD Bridge events that have been exported to an external SIEM.
View and manage license information for PMUL.
View details about results and status of any remote actions performed by the console.
Configuration settings available to the end user, including integration settings for products like Password Safe.
Users with the software administrator role can view notifications that are triggered when given conditions arise within BIUL. The notification details provide options for remediation of the condition.
As of version 23.1, Solr is deprecated. BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux no longer supports installing Solr, but features that use an existing Solr installation will continue to work.