Course ID 00071764
HP product number U4196S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 4 days
Skill level Foundational
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course provides information and knowledge needed to secure HPE NonStop systems using NonStop operating system utilities and Safeguard. Topics covered include kernel security architecture, Safeguard administration and installation, user authentication and management, Guardian security, and securing OSS files. Hands on labs reinforce concepts discussed and provide the opportunity to use the utilities and Safeguard. This course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands on labs using HP servers.

Ideal candidate for this course

• Information security administrators
• Electronic Data Processing (EDP) auditors
• System operations management personnel in security operations


For specific prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications, see the certification description on the Certification and Learning website.


  • Module 1 - NonStop Kernel Security Architecture
    • Guardian and OSS application environments
    • Authentication, authorization, and audit
    • Goals of NonStop kernel standard security
    • Components of NonStop kernel security architecture
    • Memory address isolation and disk file protection
    • $CMON process
    • Licensed program files
    • Setuid setting for OSS programs
    • Lab
  • Module 2 - Safeguard Features
    • Relation of Safeguard to the NonStop kernel
    • Safeguard extensions to NonStop kernel security system
    • Safeguard process components and their functions
    • Safeguard disk file components and global configuration options
    • Safeguard warning mode and OSS audit options
    • Lab
  • Module 3 - User Authentication
    • Authentication defined
    • User profile management considerations
    • Safeguard configuration options for password management and system access control
    • Guardian user IDs and OSS UID
    • Administrative and file sharing groups
    • User profile options for Guardian and OSS
    • Network users and remote passwords
    • Create a user ID using Safecom
    • Lab
  • Module 4 - User Management with Safecom
    • Safecom session commands and displays
    • User IDs and aliases management
    • File sharing group(s) for OSS usage
    • User audit attributes
    • Default protection for users
    • Safeguard authentication service
    • Lab
  • Module 5 - Guardian Security
    • System product files and sensitive utilities
    • TACL specific considerations
    • Guardian disk file access and ownership control
    • Process and ownership control
    • Guardian disk file security
    • OSS UGO bits, umask, and .profile file
    • OSS sticky bit, SETUID, SETGID
    • OSS file ownership access and control
    • Lab
  • Module 6 - Securing OSS Files
    • OSS file system layout
    • File security
    • Permission modes
    • File and directory permissions
    • User and group IDs
    • Setting the sticky bit
    • OSS file change ownership and group association
    • OSS Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • File and directory ACLs
    • Lab
  • Module 7 - Authorization and Object Access Control
    • Object types and their management
    • Safecom to create and manage protection records on objects
    • Apply ACLs on objects
    • Object warning mode
    • ACL persistence
    • Node names on ACLs
    • Lab
  • Module 8 - Safeguard Audit Configuration
    • Sources of security event audit information
    • Create, manage, and activate audit pools
    • Audit pool recovery modes
    • OSS API and process audit
    • Safeguard configuration for OSS audit
    • AUDITENABLED option for OSS filesets
    • SAFEART utility
    • Lab
  • Module 9 - Safeguard Administration and Installation
    • Safeguard security administration features
    • Assign control of Safeguard
    • Safeguard security groups
    • Safeguard installation options
    • Undeniable super ID
    • Security Event Exit Process (SEEP)
    • Learning check
  • Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements
    • Workstation with terminal emulator to access lab host system


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Understand the $CMON interface and TACL considerations
  • Install and configure Safeguard software
  • Create and manage user IDs
  • Apply Access Control Lists (ACLs) on system objects
  • Describe sources of audit events
  • Use the Safecom command utility
  • Use the SAFEART utility to generate audit reports
  • Apply OSS standard security and OSS ACLs on OSS objects

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