SNMP Traps And Syslog Settings

(Feature available only in Enterprise Edition)

Sending SNMP Traps & Syslog Messages to Management Systems

Password Manager Pro facilitates raising SNMP Traps and/or sending Syslog messages to your management systems on the occurrence of various password actions and audit events. Sending SNMP traps and forwarding syslog message is a two-step process:

  • Configuring the SNMP and/or syslog settings.
  • Configuring the events for which you wish to generate traps or syslog messages.

Step 1: Configuring the SNMP and/or Syslog settings.

SNMP Trap Settings

Password Manager Pro has built-in support to send a SNMP v2c trap to the desired host and port. The varbinds include the resource name, account name, name of the user who operated, IP address from which the user operated, date and time and the reason of the operation that resulted in the event.

To configure SNMP trap settings,

  • Navigate to Admin >> Integration >> SNMP Trap / Syslog Settings.
  • In the dialog box that opens, switch to SNMP Trap Receiver tab and enter the name of the host which has to receive the traps, its port and the SNMP community.
  • Click "Save"

Syslog Settings

A RFC-3164 compliant Syslog message will be generated and sent to the configured host and port, using the chosen protocol (TCP or UDP). Default facility name will be AUTH, but you can change it to any of the unassigned facility name form the pick list. The format of the Syslog message sent form PMP will be:

{LOGGED_IN_USERNAME:IPADDRESS} {OPERATION_TYPE} {OPERATED_TIME} {STATUS_OF_OPERATION} {PMP_SERVER_NAME} {RESOURCE_NAME:ACCOUNT_NAME:REASON}
REASON}

To specify Syslog settings,

  • Navigate to Admin >> Integration >> SNMP Trap / Syslog Settings.
  • In the dialog box that opens, switch to Syslog Collector tab and enter the required details.
  • Click "Save"

Step 2: Configuring the events.

After configuring the settings here, you need to select the events for which you wish to generate the traps or syslog messages. This can be done in two ways :

  1. Operation-oriented: To generate traps or syslog messages regarding the account  operations inside Password Manager Pro, navigate to Audit >> Audit Actions >> Configure Resource Audit and select the required options.
  2. Password-oriented: To generate password related SNMP traps and syslog messages, navigate to Groups >> Actions (of desired group) >> Configure Notifications, and select the required options.

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