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Getting started with Osirium PAM

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This document provides an overview of the Osirium PAM components, the steps required to install and upgrade each of the components and additional details on creating a PAM High Availability (HA) environment.


Osirium PAM is a privileged user management system that allows you to implement a least-privilege user model when granting user access to devices and device tasks across your infrastructure.

PAM ensures users never need to know the password of privileged account credentials of devices, enabling secure access and eliminating the risk posed through shared privileged account credentials.

It also provides a comprehensive audit trail, including session recording, allowing you to review and analyse end-to-end accountability of your users access and knowing who did what, when and where. Along with our behaviour analytics reporting feature, user access can be adjusted and improved, ensuring a least-privilege model can be easily implemented.


Component Name Description
PAM Server Main component which drives Osirium PAM. It incorporates the virtual appliance, database, Admin Interface, User Interfaces (UI) and the Management Interface.

Admin Interface:
Interface for administering Osirium PAM. It allows you to configure and manage: users, devices and privileged access as well as monitor, audit and review user access

User Interface:
Browser or application based interface and access point for users. Provides an access list to allow users to SSO onto devices, execute device tasks and access the Admin interface.

Management Interface:
Interface to manage and configure PAM Servers as a HA Pair.

MAP Server
Are an extension of the PAM Server and are used to manage connections to centrally hosted thick management applications and web based applications.
PAM UI Server
Is a dedicated web server used to manage and load balance user logins and connect them to a PAM Server.

NOTE: From PAM Server v7.2.0 onwards the PAM UI has installed and configured as part of the PAM Server installation, eliminating the need for a separate PAM UI Server. However, depending on your deployment model, there may be instances where a separate PAM UI Server is required.

PAM architecture diagram with HA