CyberArk Integration with AuthPoint

Deployment Overview

This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for CyberArk with AuthPoint, and configure your CyberArk to integrate with AuthPoint RADIUS.

CyberArk must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint. CyberArk can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up RADIUS authentication for CyberArk.

This integration was tested with version 10.2.0( of CyberArk.

CyberArk Authentication Data Flow with AuthPoint

AuthPoint communicates with various cloud-based services and service providers with the RADIUS protocol. This diagram shows the data flow of an MFA transaction for CyberArk.

Before You Begin

Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:

  • You have installed and configured the AuthPoint Gateway (see About Gateways)
  • End-users can log in to the CyberArk
  • A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint

CyberArk Radius Configuration

Configure a Shared Secret Key

To use RADIUS authentication with CyberArk, you must create a shared secret key that is stored in an encrypted file. On the Vault server, run CAVaultManager to create an encrypted RADIUS shared secret key and store it as a file.

  1. On the Vault server, run CMD as an administrator.
  2. Type CAVaultManager SecureSecretFiles /SecretType Radius /Secret <SharedSecret> /<FileName> <Location>\RadiusSecret.dat. Press Enter.
    An example command to generate a shared secret file with a shared secret of abc123 would be C:\Program Files (x86)\PrivateArk\Server>CAVaultManager.exe SecureSecretFiles /SecretType Radius /Secret abc123 /SecuredFileName C:\test.dat

Configure a RADIUS Server on the Vault

  1. On the Vault server, start Server Central Administration.
  2. Shut down the PrivateVault server.
  3. Locate the dbparm.ini file located at C:\Program Files (x86)\PrivateArk\Server.
  4. Edit the dbparm.ini file and in the Main section, type RadiusServerInfo=<RADIUS Server IP/Host name>;<RADIUS Port>;<Vault IP/Hostname>;<RADIUS shared secret file>.
    Example: RadiusServersInfo=;1812;Client;RadiusSecret.dat
    • RADIUS Server IP/Host name — The Vault Server IP address or host name
    • RADIUS Port — The port number the RADIUS client uses for communication with the RADIUS server (default 1812)
    • Vault Hostname — The name or IP address of the RADIUS client
    • RADIUS shared secret file — The location and file name of the shared secret key file that was previously created

    If the RadiusSecret.dat file is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\PrivateArk\Server, then you do not have to specify the full file path to the RadiusSecret.dat file for RadiusServerInfo

  5. Start the PrivateVault server

Add RADIUS Authentication to the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Portal

  1. Log in to the Privileged Account Security portal as an administrator.
  2. Select Options.

  1. Select Authentication Methods > radius.

  1. In the Properties section, in the DisplayName text box, type a name for the policy. This name is displayed on the Privileged Account Security portal login page.
  2. From the Enabledrop-down list, select Yes.
  3. From the UseRadiusdrop-down list, select Yes.

  1. Sign out from the Privileged Account Security portal. The newly added authentication method appears on the sign out screen, which verifies that it has been successfully added.

Set User Authentication to be RADIUS

  1. Start the PrivateArk console and log in to the Vault.
  2. Select Tools > Administrative Tools > Users and Groups.

  1. Select the user.
  2. Click Update.

  1. Select the Authentication tab.
  2. From the Authentication method drop-down list, select RADIUS Authentication.

Configure AuthPoint

Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from CyberArk, you must specify the CyberArk client as a RADIUS resource in AuthPoint. You must also assign the CyberArk resource to the AuthPoint user group that will authenticate through CyberArk.

Add a CyberArk Resource in AuthPoint

From the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Resources.
  2. From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select RADIUS Client. Click Add Resource.

  1. Configure the settings for all options on the RADIUS page.

Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint

You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint for authentication with CyberArk, and you must assign an access policy for the CyberArk resource to that group. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.

In the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Groups.
  2. To add a new group, click Add Group. If you already have a group that you want to use, select the group to edit it.

  1. In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
  2. (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.

  1. In the Access Policy section, click Add Policy.

  1. In the Add Policy dialog box, from the Resource drop-down list, select the resource you want to add an access policy for.
  2. (Optional) To require that users type their password before they authenticate for this resource, enable the Require Password Authentication toggle.
  3. Select the authentication options that users in this group can select from when they authenticate.

    For SAML resources, if you select more than one authentication option, users must select one of the available options when they authenticate. For example, if you select OTP and Push, users can choose to type their OTP or approve a push to authenticate. You cannot require that they do both.

  1. Click Add.

  1. (Optional) Add one or more safe locations to your group. For more information about safe locations and detailed instructions to add them, see About Safe Locations.
  2. Click Save.

Before you assign users to a group, you must add the users to AuthPoint. You can manually add user accounts or import user accounts from an external user database. For more information on how to add user accounts, see Add User Accounts.

Bind the RADIUS Resource to a Gateway

To use RADIUS authentication with AuthPoint, you must have the AuthPoint Gateway installed on your corporate network and you must assign your RADIUS resources to the Gateway in the AuthPoint web UI. The Gateway functions as a RADIUS server. For more information, see About Gateways.

  1. From the navigation menu, select Gateway.
  2. Select the Name of the Gateway.
  3. In the RADIUS section, in the Port text box, type the port number used to communicate with the Gateway. The default ports are 1812 and 1645.
  4. In the Select a RADIUS resource drop-down list, select your RADIUS client resource.
  5. Click Save.

Test the Integration

To test the integration of AuthPoint and your configuration of CyberArk, you can authenticate with a mobile token on your mobile device. For RADIUS resources, you can choose one-time password (OTP) or push.

In this example, we show the one-time password authentication method.

  1. On the server where Password Vault Web Access is installed, connect to http://<host_name or IP address>/passwordvault.
  2. Select the RADIUS option.

  1. In the User name text box, type your AuthPoint user name.
  2. In the Password text box, type your AuthPoint password and your OTP (the OTP for your token is shown in the AuthPoint mobile app). Do not add a space between your password and your OTP.
  3. Click Sign in.
    You are logged in successfully.