Basics of pdadmin: How to work with object policies

Working with protected object policies (or, in short, POPs) is pretty similar to working with ACLs. In this example we will create a POP that requires the end user to authenticate himself with protection level 1 on access to a junction.

First, we’ll create a new POP and display it’s content:

pdadmin sec_master> pop create level1 
pdadmin sec_master> pop show level1
    Protected object policy:  level1
    Description:
    Warning:  No
    Audit level:  none
    Quality of protection:  none
    Time of day access:  sun, mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, :anytime:local
    IP Endpoint Authentication Method Policy
        Auth Level: 0          Network: Any Other Network

pdadmin sec_master> 

As you can see, by default this POP does not enforce any access restrictions. We are going to change that!

pdadmin sec_master> pop modify level1 set ipauth anyothernw 1
pdadmin sec_master> pop show level1
    Protected object policy:  level1
    Description:
    Warning:  No
    Audit level:  none
    Quality of protection:  none
    Time of day access:  sun, mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, :anytime:local
    IP Endpoint Authentication Method Policy
        Auth Level: 1          Network: Any Other Network

pdadmin sec_master> 

In order to attach a POP to some object, you need to know the object path. Let’s take a junction from our previous post as an example and attach our fresh POP to this junction:

pdadmin sec_master> pop attach /WebSEAL/isam-70.lab.mycompany.com-default/myjunction level1
pdadmin sec_master> pop find level1
/WebSEAL/isam-70.lab.mycompany.com-default/myjunction
pdadmin sec_master> 

Now you can see your POP attached to this junction!

There are much more POP-related options available. The full list is accessible via the build-in help system:

pdadmin sec_master> pop help
Error: Unknown or incomplete command.  Try one of:
    pop list <pop-name> attribute
    pop modify <pop-name> delete attribute <attr-name>
    pop modify <pop-name> delete attribute <attr-name> <attr-value>
    pop modify <pop-name> set attribute <attr-name> <attr-value>
    pop show <pop-name> attribute <attr-name>
    pop create <pop-name>
    pop delete <pop-name>
    pop modify <pop-name> set description <description>
    pop modify <pop-name> set tod-access <{anyday|weekday|<day-list>}>:<{anytime|<time-spec>-<time-spec>}>[:{utc|local}]
    pop modify <pop-name> set ipauth remove <network> <netmask>
    pop modify <pop-name> set ipauth anyothernw {<auth_level>|forbidden}
    pop modify <pop-name> set ipauth add <network> <netmask> {<auth_level>|forbidden}
    pop modify <pop-name> set warning {yes|no}
    pop modify <pop-name> set audit-level {all|none|<audit-level-list>}
    pop modify <pop-name> set qop {none|integrity|privacy}
    pop list
    pop show <pop-name>
    pop attach <object-name> <pop-name>
    pop detach <object-name>
    pop find <pop-name>
pdadmin sec_master> 

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