Introducing the PxM UI

This section introduces you to the PxM UI, lists the port requirements and the supported browsers.

This section covers:

Overview

The PxM UI is an easy-to-use user interface accessed through a web browser. It give you access to your device tools, device tasks and credentials, provided through the PxM Platform, to enable you to carry out your day to day job role.

To logon you will need the PxM user credentials provided by your PxM SuperAdmin. If the authentication has been successful you will be presented with the PxM UI which will be dynamically updated and list the device tools with defined privilege levels that you have been granted. As well as a list of device tasks that can be executed on a device and device credentials.

The device list presented to you upon authentication may differ per person as access is granularly managed and tailored to your individual requirement and job role within the organisation. This allows for a least privileged model to be applied when granting access permissions and privileges.

By applying a least privileged model ensures you are only granted the permissions necessary to carry out your role and reduces the risk of mistakes being made through over privileged access.

From the PxM UI, you are able to:

  • Single sign-on to device tools (RDP, SSH, Telnet, Browser etc) : This means that when you click on a device tool through the PxM UI, the PxM Platform will manage the logon process and provide the device with the correct logon credentials, allowing you to seamlessly and quickly logon to the device. Therefore you will no longer have to remember multiple credentials to multiple devices or have to type in credentials for each device accessed.

  • Run tasks on a device or multiple devices : Device tasks can be executed on a single device or multiple devices of the same type without knowing the device specific commands. When you execute a task from the PxM UI, the PxM Platform provides and inputs the correct command(s) to execute the task on the device(s).

  • Reveal and update password vault credentials: The PxM vault can provide access to stored credentials for devices that are not managed through the PxM Platform. Encrypted device passwords can be revealed and updated through the PxM UI.

  • Access to the PxM Platform Web Management Interface : The Web Management Interface is part of PxM Virtual Appliance and is a web based interface. Depending on the PxM Platform role assigned to you the operations available on the Web Management Interface will vary. All users will be assigned a minimum user level access privilege. Allowing you to view your assigned devices, accounts, tasks, download device files (techouts, backups etc) generated and the ability to change your password if locally authenticated.

    Note

    Externally authenticated (RADIUS or Active Directory) user account passwords can not be changed through the PxM UI.

PxM UI basic

Port requirements

To allow communication between the PxM UI and the PxM Virtual Appliance, ensure TCP ports 443 and 9002 are open.

For a full list of ports used by the PxM Platform, click here.

Supporting documentation

Further information relating to the PxM Platform can be found here.