This section will help you view the target assets available for access and guides you through the steps to access them. The purpose of accessing target assets through the Sectona PAM portal is to facilitate faster and easier access to target assets directly. You do not have to remember the credentials of the target assets. Moreover, within the asset view, you will be able to see all the target assets you have been assigned authorized access. At just the click of a connect button, you will be logged on to the target asset directly without having to go through the hassle of remembering all the passwords which lets you focus on your daily business activities.

Depending on whether you access through the web console or the Sectona client, steps to gain access through both methods are described in this section:

Accessing asset through Sectona Web Console

This section will cover the access mechanism in a step by step approach.

Understanding the asset interface

The following table includes the various actions in the Asset view with their purposes:

Action 

Purpose

Asset category

The category of an asset is to be selected from the list. The list includes operating system, database, router, switch, firewall, SAN storage, SAN switch, application, tape library, directory server and cloud apps. 

Asset type

The type of asset is to be selected from the list.

Hostname

The hostname of the target asset.

IP Address

The IP address of the target asset.

Location

The location where the target asset resides.

Status

The status indicates the availability of the target asset. The green symbol means that the target asset is available for access whereas the red symbol means that the target asset is unavailable for access.

Connecting to the target asset

  • Login to Sectona PAM with your username and password.

  • Select the instance you wish to work on from the instance drop-down list from the top navigation bar.

  • Click on the target asset you wish to connect to by selecting it from the corresponding asset category and asset type fields. 

  • Click on Connect. A drop-down list will appear with the accounts assigned to the asset. Select the account that you wish to connect with.

With the target asset and account selected, you will be directed to the corresponding session.

  • Please note that, if you have assigned only one account, you will be automatically redirected to the respective session.

Accessing asset through Sectona Client

This section covers the step by step process to gain access to target assets through Sectona Client.

Understanding the asset interface

The following table includes the various actions in the asset view with their purposes:

Action 

Purpose

Asset category

The category of an asset is to be selected from the list. The list includes operating system, database, router, switch, firewall, SAN storage, SAN switch, application, tape library, directory server and cloud apps. 

Asset type

The type of asset is to be selected from the list.

Hostname

The hostname of the target asset.

IP address

The IP address of the target asset.

Location

The location where the target asset resides.

Status

The status indicates the availability of the target asset. The green symbol means that the target asset is available for access whereas the red symbol means that the target asset is unavailable for access.

The assets interface only contains the list of target assets that are mapped to you. 

Connecting to the target asset

  • Login to Sectona Client with valid credentials

  • Select asset once you login. A list of target assets mapped to you is displayed.

  • Select the Instance you wish to work on from the instance drop-down list from the top navigation bar.

  • Double-click on the desired asset category and corresponding asset type of the target asset that you wish to connect to.

  • Double-click on the access type you wish to connect to.

Once you click on it, you will be directed to your session.

If you need help, please contact your organization's Sectona PAM Administrator.