Privilege Management Console QuickStart

This section details the most likely tasks to get started with PMC, including automatically authorizing and assigning computers to groups in PMC.

After you deploy PMC, you can:

  • Manage policy
  • Create groups and assign policy
  • Assign computers to these groups

Manage Policy

There are various approaches you can take to PMC. For example, if you are new to PMC, you may want to create a group, assign it as the Default group, add all your computers to that group, and then assign the Privilege Management QuickStart policy to that group.

If you are migrating to PMC, you may want to replicate your existing groups and assign the same policy to them, before authorizing and placing your computers in those groups.

For more information, please see Manage Policy in the MMC Snap-in.

Create Groups and Assign Policy

Once you have your policy, you can create groups in PMC and assign policies to those groups.

Create Groups

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computer Groups.
  2. Click Create Group.
  3. Enter a Group Name. The Description field is optional.
  4. Click Create Group. Your group is created and appears in the grid list below.

Once the group is created, you can set it as the Default group. If set, the Default group will be selected by default when you add one or more computers to a group. To set the group as the Default group, select the desired group name, and then click Set Default at the top of the Groups grid.

At any time, you can edit the Group Name and Description by clicking the vertical ellipsis menu icon at the end of a group's row, and then selecting Edit Group.

Assign Policy

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Policies.
  2. To the right of the policy you want to assign, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select Assign Policy to a Group.
  3. In the Assign Policy to a Group panel, use the dropdown list to select the revision for the policy you want to assign, and then select the group.
  4. Click Assign Policy.

You should see a green dialog box appear at the bottom middle of the console to confirm that the policy was applied successfully.

Install Privilege Management

Requirements

For more information about the installation requirements, please see Privilege Management Release Notes.

You need to install Privilege Management for the target operating system, as well as the PMC adapter.

You can view installation package details by visiting the Configuration page.

The Privilege Management installation packages differ based on your operating system:

Windows

For 32-bit (x86) systems, choose the Win 32 Bit Download Type.

For 64-bit (x64) systems, choose the Win 64 Bit Download Type.

You need to install Privilege Management for Windows in silent mode with the iC3MODE switch enabled:

Msiexec.exe /i PrivilegeManagementForWindows_x.xxx.x.msi IC3MODE=1 /qn /norestart

MacOS

For MacOS computers, choose the MacOS Download Type.