SSH and SSL Audits and Reports

  1. Audits

    1.1 Viewing Audit Records

    1.2 Classified Audit Records

    1.3 Configuring SNMP traps and Syslog settings

    1.4 Key Audit Notifications

    1.5 Purging audit trails

  2. SSH and SSL Reports

    2.1 Viewing Reports

    2.2 Exporting Reports

    2.3 Selecting Reporting Period

    2.4 Creating Scheduled Tasks

1. Audits

Password Manager Pro comes with an efficient auditing mechanism, which records all activities performed in the product. The audit trails capture information on 'who' performed 'what' operation and 'when'. While the Password users in Password Manager Pro can only view the audit records for their actions, the administrators can view the audit records pertaining to all users.

1.1 Viewing Audit Records

The last five entries in the audits can be viewed instantly from the "Operation Audit" of the Keys Dashboard page. You can view the full audit records by navigating to Audit >> Keys Audit. You can apply filters and selectively view the required records. By clicking on the search icon in the right top corner of the audit table, you can invoke text boxes to search and selectively view required records.

Audit trails have been classified into the following categories:

  • Key Association Audit
  • Key Rotation Audit
  • Schedule Audit

1.2 Classified Audit Records in Respective Pages

  • Navigate to SSH Keys >> Key Rotation Audit to view the records of all SSH key rotation operations executed from Password Manager Pro.
  • Navigate to SSH Keys >> Key Association Audit to view the record of all SSH key association operations executed using Password Manager Pro.
  • The Schedules tab contains audit trails related to various scheduled tasks created in Password Manager Pro, including scheduled key rotation and discovery, and report generation operation. To view, navigate to Admin >> SSH/SSL >> Schedule and click on the Schedule Audit icon in the top-right corner of the tab. You can even drill-down the task execution result.

1.3 Configuring SNMP traps and Syslog settings

You can configure Password Manager Pro to send SNMP traps and/or Syslog messages to other management systems, for the various operations that take place within Password Manager Pro. To configure, navigate to Admin >> Integration >> SNMP Traps/Syslog Settings. Here you need to provide basic information such as Hostname, Port to get the SNMP Traps or Syslog messages set up.

1.4 Key Audit Notifications

You can send notifications for key audit operations performed in Password Manager Pro by navigating to Audit >> Key Audit >> Audit Actions >> Configure Keys Audit. Here, you will have the option to send the notifications as email, SNMP traps, or Syslog settings. You can choose which key-related operations you want to create an alert for and send the notifications to all administrators, all auditors or specific users and user groups.



1.5 Purging audit trails

By navigating to Audit Actions >> Purge Audit trails under Keys Audit, you can specify the number of days after which the audit records must be purged for various key-related operations such as operation, discovery, association, rotation, and schedule.

2. SSH and SSL Reports

Password Manager Pro presents the information on the entire SSH key and SSL certificate management process in your enterprise in the form of comprehensive reports. The status and summaries of the different activities such as public key deployment, private key rotation, access to servers, list of all SSH users and their key association,list of SSL certificate, SSL validity, etc. are provided in the form of tables and graphs, which assist the IT administrators to make a well-informed decisions on SSH key and SSL certificate management.

2.1 Viewing Reports

You can view the reports from the Reports tab in the GUI. Password Manager Pro provides the following reports:

SSH Reports

  1. SSH Resource Report – View a detailed report of the SSH resources discovered using Password Manager Pro.
  2. Private Key Report – View a detailed report of the SSH keys generated or imported via Password Manager Pro.
  3. Private Key Rotation Report – View a detailed report of the SSH key rotations executed using Password Manager Pro.
  4. Public Key Deployment Report – View a detailed report of SSH keys that are deployed in the target systems.
  5. Server Access Report – View the information on 'who' accessed 'what' servers using Password Manager Pro.
  6. SSH Users Report – View the list of SSH users enumerated from the discovered resources.
  7. Landing Servers Report - View a list of landing servers configured in Key Manager Plus along with information such as primary and secondary server IP address, user account details and configuration time.

SSL Reports

  1. SSL Certificate Report – View a detailed list of all SSL certificates imported, discovered, and created using Password Manager Pro.
  2. SSL Request Report – View a detailed report on all the certificate requests raised from Password Manager Pro.
  3. SSL Expiry Report – You can directly apply an expiry filter when selecting this report. A detailed report of the certificates with expiry information relevant to your selection, are displayed.
  4. Wildcard SSL Certificates Report - This report provides a detailed view of the wildcard SSL certificates in use and also the servers in which the certificates are deployed.
  5. Deployed Servers Report – This report provides a detailed view of those certificates that are deployed in more than one server.
  6. AD User Certificates Report – View a detailed list of all the certificates mapped to user accounts in Active Directory.
  7. SHA1 Certificates Report – This report provides a detailed view of all the SHA-1 certificates deployed in the organization.
  8. Deployment Report – This report provides information on the certificates deployed through Password Manager Pro.
  9. Let's Encrypt Report – Details on the status of certificate requests submitted to Let's Encrypt CA.
  10. Let's Encrypt Certificates Report – This report is a subset of SSL certificate report, that provides a detailed view of certificates procured from Let's Encrypt CA.
  11. SSL Vulnerability Report – This report provides detailed information on vulnerability scan performed on SSL certificates stored in Password Manager Pro repository.
  12. Microsoft Certificate Authority Auto Renewal Report : This report provides details on attempted / successful auto-renewals of certificates issued by Local certificate authority, invoked from Password Manager Pro.
  13. Certificate Sign Report - This report provides a detailed list of certificates that are signed—either using Microsoft Certificate Authority or based on a root certificate—from Key Manager Plus.

2.2 Exporting Reports

You can export the reports generated in Password Manager Pro as a CSV or PDF and also email the reports.

To export a report:

  1. Select any report from those enumerated in the Reports tab in the GUI.
  2. Click the Export button in the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Select any of the options from the drop-down list.
    • PDF – Export the report as a PDF file to the system.
    • CSV – Export the report as a CSV file to the system.
    • Email – Export the report via mail. Specify the email addresses of the users you wish to provide the reports.

2.3 Selecting Reporting Period

You can apply date filters and generate reports for a specified time period alone. To filter the reports by date:

  1. Select any report (except SSH users report) from those enumerated in the Reports tab in the GUI.
  2. Click the Date filter in the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Specify the from and to date of the time period within which you wish to view reports.
  4. Click the Save button.

Note : Use the Export feature with the Date Filter applied to export the data only reported within the time period specified.


2.4 Creating Scheduled Tasks for Automatic Report Generation

You can create scheduled tasks for generating reports automatically. The reports will also be emailed to you or to any number of recipients as required.

To schedule report generation:

  1. Navigate to Admin >> SSH/SSL >> Schedule.
  2. Click the Add Schedule button.
  3. In the Add Schedule window, enter a name for the schedule and select the type of schedule as Report.
  4. Select the report type. All the reports selected here will be sent via email.
  5. Specify the periodicity for report generation - hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or once only. Specify when you want to start the report generation operation. Set the starting time, date, or day corresponding to the option chosen.
  6. Enter the email addresses of the users you wish to provide the report.
  7. Click the Save button.

You will get a message confirming addition of a new schedule.

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