Unix Account Discovery

Unix account discovery follows these steps:

  1. During configuration, Secret Server is given a list of IP address ranges and ports on the network to scan for. See Creating a Unix Discovery Source
  2. Within that range, discovery searches for computers listening on the specified ports (default is 22). The ports and other parameters are configurable via the scanners belonging to the discover source. See Introduction to Discovery Sources, Scanners, and Templates
  3. Secret Server then attempts to use DNS to resolve the found IPs to discover the associated computer name.
  4. Secret Server saves all the collected information to its database.
  5. Secret Server then attempts to connect to each computer using the provided credentials and query for a list of user accounts on the target system.