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Activate
SaaS Security Posture Management

Learn about
SaaS Security Posture Management
activation.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • From email activation link
  • Commercial deployments
  • Customer Support Portal account
Welcome to
SaaS Security Posture Management
activation.
SaaS Security Posture Management
helps detect and remediate misconfigured settings in sanctioned SaaS applications through continuous monitoring. Select
Activate Subscription
in your email, then use one of the following options:
The
SaaS Security Posture Management
license is a standalone license that is available only on tenants. It does not require any other app or prerequisite.
If you are looking for an app bundle that includes SSPM, see the Next Generation Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB-X) for cross platform license or the CASB on
Prisma Access
add-on bundle for Activate a License for Cloud-managed Prisma Access and Add-ons.

First time Activation - One Customer Support Portal Account

Learn how to activate your
SaaS Security Posture Management
application for the first time if you have only one Customer Support Portal account.
If you have only one Customer Support Portal account, follow these steps for first time
SaaS Security Posture Management
activation.
  1. Because you have only one Customer Support Portal account associated with your username, the
    Customer Support Account
    is prepopulated.
  2. Allocate the product to the
    Recipient
    of your choice.
    1. The name provided matches your Customer Support Portal account for convenience. You can use the name provided or change it.
  3. Select a
    Region
    where you want to deploy your product.
  4. The web interface shows if you have
    Prisma Access
    or NGFW available in this tenant where you can associate firewalls or devices.
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions
    , and
    Activate
    .
    A single default tenant is autocreated behind the scenes, and the product is activated in the tenant.
    This tenant, and any others created by this Customer Support Portal account, will have the
    Superuser
    role.
  6. Common Services
    Products
    displays the status of the activation, such as
    initializing
    or
    complete
    .
  7. After the status is
    complete
    , you must go to the
    Common Services
    Device Associations
    tab to add firewalls to the tenant: Device Associations.
  8. After the status is
    complete
    , you can launch SSPM from one of the following options.
    • Launch from email:
    • Launch from the hub tile:
    • Launch from
      Common Services
      Products
      :
  9. Get started with SaaS Security Inline.

First time
SaaS Security Posture Management
Activation - Multiple Customer Support Portal Account

Learn how to activate your
SaaS Security Posture Management
application for the first time if you have multiple Customer Support Portal accounts.
If you have multiple Customer Support Portal accounts, follow these steps for first time
SaaS Security Posture Management
activation.
  1. If you have multiple Customer Support Portal accounts, choose the
    Customer Support Account
    number that you want to use.
  2. Allocate the product to the
    Recipient
    of your choice.
    You can allocate your entire license to one recipient or you can share it with multiple recipients in a tenant hierarchy. What is a tenant?
    1. If you need just one tenant, use or rename the tenant provided. The name provided matches your Customer Support Portal account for convenience.
    2. (
      Optional
      ) This step applies if you are a managed security service provider (MSSP), a distributed enterprise customer, or need multiple tenants. After you create the first tenant, you can
      Allocate to subtenant
      and use or rename the tenant provided.
      A subscription gets allocated on a tenant or a sub-tenant. This step is for choosing a tenant where you want to allocate a license, not for building a complete tenant hierarchy. You can create only a tenant and subtenant here, and you can choose to allocate a license to that subtenant.
      After activation, you can build out your tenant hierarchy as needed through tenant management. You can create your tenant hierarchy to reflect your existing organizational structure. You can also consider identity and access inheritance when creating the hierarchy, in addition to tenant hierarchy limits.
      After you create a tenant hierarchy, you can share a license.
    3. Select
      Done
      .
  3. Select a
    Region
    where you want to deploy your product.
  4. The web interface shows if you have
    Prisma Access
    and NGFW available in this tenant where you can apply
    CASB-X
    .
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions
    , and
    Activate
    .
    A single default tenant is autocreated behind the scenes, and the product is activated in the tenant.
    This tenant, and any others created by this Customer Support Portal account, will have the
    Superuser
    role.
  6. Common Services
    Products
    displays the status of the activation, such as
    initializing
    or
    complete
    .
  7. After the status is
    complete
    , you must go to the
    Common Services
    Device Associations
    tab to add firewalls to the tenant: Device Associations.
  8. After the status is
    complete
    , you can launch SSPM from one of the following options.
    • Launch from email:
    • Launch from the hub tile:
    • Launch from
      Common Services
      Products
      :
  9. Get Started with SSPM documentation.

Return Visit
SaaS Security Posture Management
Activation

Learn how to activate your
SaaS Security Posture Management
for repeat visits.
Follow these steps if you have already completed first time activation, you have already created your tenant hierarchy through
Identity & Access
Tenants
or tenant management, and you are returning to activate another product in your existing hierarchy.
  1. Choose the
    Customer Support Account
    number that you want to use to activate.
  2. Allocate the subscription to the
    Recipient
    tenant of your choice.
    You can hover over each tenant to see which apps you already activated.
  3. Select a
    Region
    where you want to deploy your product.
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions
    , and
    Activate
    .
  5. (
    Optional
    ) Manage your product from
    Strata Cloud Manager
    .

Convert SSPM Evaluation to Production Through
Common Services

Learn how to convert a standalone SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) evaluation license to a production license on a single tenant through
Common Services
.
If you have an evaluation license for standalone SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM), you can convert it to a production license. After you receive an email from Palo Alto Networks identifying the SSPM license you are converting, click the email link to begin the activation process.
  1. Select
    Get Started with SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)
    in your email.
  2. You are automatically directed to
    Common Services
    Subscription & Add-ons
    , where you activate the subscription for your product.
  3. Use one of the following activation methods.
    • Select your existing
      Tenant
      to convert your evaluation license to a production license on the existing tenant:
    • Select
      Create New
      to convert your evaluation license to a production license on a new tenant:
  4. The
    Customer Support Account
    is auto-populated with the same CSP that you used for the evaluation.
  5. The
    Region
    is auto-populated with the same region that you used for the evaluation.
  6. Agree
    to the terms and conditions, and
    Activate
    .
  7. .
  8. Common Services
    Tenant Management
    displays the status of the activation, such as
    initializing
    or
    complete
    .
  9. After the status is
    complete
    , you can launch SSPM from one of the following options.
    • Launch from the hub tile:
    • Launch from
      Common Services
      Tenant Management
      . You’ll notice that you have a new
      Contract
      serial number:
  10. Get Started with SSPM documentation.

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