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Configure the MID Server for CyberArk

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Configure the MID Server for CyberArk

Configure the config.xml file to grant the MID Server access to the CyberArk vault.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

Before starting this procedure, import the JavaPasswordSDK.jar file into the instance.


Manually configure the MID Server config.xml file with these parameters.

This configuration cannot be done from the instance.

Table 1. Required configuration parameters
Parameter Value Description
ext.cred.safe_folder NameOfFolder Folder to use for all credential lookups. For example, root.
ext.cred.use_cyberark true Boolean parameter indicating that this MID Server is integrated with CyberArk.
Table 2. Optional configuration parameters
Parameter Value Description
ext.cred.safe_timeout 5 (sec) Timeout of each credential lookup in the vault, specified in seconds.
ext.cred.safe_name NameOfSafe Default safe name used for all credential lookups. If parameters are in multiple safes, the credential ID may be specified in the format <safeName>:<CredentialID>. When configured like this, the NameOfSafe field is ignored. If all external credentials have their credential IDs specified in this format, then leave out the NameOfSafe field.
Note: By default the separator character in this format is a colon. To assign any character you want as a separator, add this line to the file: safe.cred.split.string=<string>.
ext.cred.app_id ServiceNow_MID_Server Specifies the App-ID used to grant permission to the MID Server to access the CyberArk vault. The default value, ServiceNow_MID_Server, must be defined in the CyberArk vault. You can use this parameter to override the default and specify your own App-ID. If you edit the App-ID in this parameter, make sure to configure CyberArk to match.
ext.cred.type_specifier true Forces the lookup to return credentials that match both the CyberArk platform ID and the IP address. For example, if an IP address is shared by both Windows and Tomcat, a credential with a platform ID starting with Win returns the Windows credential only. When this parameter is set to true, CyberArk looks for platform IDs that begin with:
  • Win: Windows
  • Unix: SSH
  • VMWare: VMware
ext.cred.check_ssh_type false When set to true, requires that the type of credential returned from CyberArk matches the type of credential requested. For example, if a normal SSH username/password credential is requested and only SSH keys are available, the credential lookup fails.