Configure the system through PVWA

Authorized users can configure certain components of the PAM - Self-Hosted solution in the PVWA. This provides seamless administration features, while still maintaining granular access to secure and privileged information.

These configurations can be viewed and modified in the System Configuration page, which can be viewed by users with membership in the Vault Admins group.


  • Options – General system settings, including how dual control works, ticketing systems, privileged session management, authentication, and interface options.
  • Default Safe properties – Default settings for new account Safes.
  • LDAP Integration – LDAP integration with the Privileged Access Manager - Self-Hosted solution.
  • Notification Settings – Notification settings and defines automatic notifications.
  • Platform properties – Technical settings for target and service account platforms.

In the Central Policy Manager section, users can select a CPM and configure the following settings for it:

Export Configuration

The PVWA configuration files contain parameters that enable you to work smoothly and intuitively with the Vault. If you have a problem and cannot solve it yourself, you can export the file contents and send it to the CyberArk support team who will isolate hitches and resolve issues in the shortest possible time.

In the System Configuration for each configuration file or platform, you can export the details of that file.

Edit System Settings

The System Configuration page lists the system settings that can be modified. Each line displays an Edit icon which enables users to access settings to edit.

Search for Configuration Parameters and Values

You can search for configuration parameters and values in the Options settings page, enabling you to find parameters quickly.