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Enhance venafi integration to request oauth token from Venafi

The current Guardium Venafi integration requires an access_token to authenticate with the Venafi TPP server. However in customer environments these tokens can have short expiry periods e.g. one day. In order to keep the integration credentials current the access_token would need to be requested once per day outside of Guardium and Guardium reconfigured with the new token.

A better way would be to configure Guardium with the credentials to request the access_token. E.g. with the following fields:

Username, password, client_id, scope.

Then when the grdapi venafi_import variant=… command is executed Guardium would request an oauth token by posting a JSON document to the vedauth/authorize/oauth endpoint on the TPP server. Example Json below:


"username": "testuser",

"password": "secret",

"client_id": "guardium",

"scope" : "Configuration:Manage"


The access_token is in the returned json.

This token could then be used in the request to get the certificate and key like in the existing code used to retrieve an the certificate and key with the access_token.

  • Guest
  • Jun 1 2022
  • Functionality already exists
  • Admin
    22 Sep 01:11am

    We have an alternative way to support integration with Venafi in which we support username/password connection to the Venafi TPP server. As a result, the user would not need to get the oauth token for integration purposes.

  • Admin
    20 Jun 10:51pm

    Hello, thank you for submitting your idea / request for enhancement for Guardium Data Protection!

    We are reviewing this request, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Data Security - Product Management

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