Adding Centrify policies from XML files

In most cases, you should add Centrify policies from XML templates to the Group Policy Object you are using for Centrify settings. The XML-based format is the current standard for group policy templates.

To add Centrify group policies from Centrify XML templates:

  1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.
  2. Expand the appropriate site, domain, or organizational unit to select Group Policy Object you want to use for Centrify policies, right-click, then click Edit.

    For example, expand the top-level Centrify organizational unit to select the Centrify Policy object, right-click, then click Edit.

  3. In the Group Policy Management Editor, expand Computer Configuration and Policies.

  4. Select Centrify Settings, right-click, then click Add/Remove Templates.

  5. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Add.

  6. In most cases, the directory with the templates is already selected and the following Centrify templates are listed:

    • centrify_gnome_settings
    • centrify_linux_settings
    • centrify_mac_settings
    • centrify_unix_settings
    • centrifydc_fips
    • centrifydc_settings
    • centrifyds_settings

    If the templates are not listed, navigate to the group policy directory under the Access Manager installation directory. For example, if you installed files in the default location, navigate to the following directory:

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Centrify Shared\Group Policy Management Editor Extension\policy

    If you want to add templates for auditing, navigate to the Centrify Auditing and Monitoring Service installation directory. For example, if you installed files in the default location, navigate to the following directory:

    C:\Program Files\Centrify\Audit\AuditManager
  7. Select the Centrify templates you want to use, then click Open.

  8. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click OK to add the new templates.

    Group policies for access control and privilege management are listed under Centrify Settings. You can expand this node and the categories below it to explore the group policies available.

    Group policies for auditing are listed under Centrify Audit Settings. You can expand this node and the categories below it to explore the group policies available.

    By default, all group policies are set to “Not configured.”