While there are many iPhone password managers available for home and personal use, Secret Server Password Manager iPhone edition brings privileged password management to the IT professional. And it’s free! With an already-established password management platform, Secret Server iPhone provides the security and convenience needed for you to efficiently manage and track your organization’s most critical passwords from your phone and PC.
Here’s a look under the hood
The Secret Server Password Management iPhone app allows you to view, edit, and create Secrets for multiple accounts. You can also see which Secrets were recently accessed, add favorites, and lock the application with a pin code. If you lose your iPhone, you are still be able to access your Secrets from a computer because the application synchronizes with both Secret Server (installed) and Secret Server Online.
The applications that Apple delivers with the iPhone all share a consistent UI and provide an intuitive user experience, so we went to great lengths to emulate this in our application. For example, when you press a table cell and are brought to a new screen, you expect to see a button in the top left that returns you to the previous screen. You also expect certain animations and screen layouts in other familiar situations. One of the challenges of programming the Secret Server iPhone application was meeting these expectations while still providing a powerful web-based application.
What makes iPhone programming different from .NET programming is that you have to be more particular about performance and memory management. iPhones are far less powerful than servers, and large memory allocations should be avoided at all costs. For example, in our application the same memory block is used whenever a Secret is created or edited. This may make the code a little harder to read, but it provides a great boost in performance.
In conclusion, writing the iPhone application was a creative, challenging experience and introduced us to a new language, API, operating system, and way of thinking about code. I am very excited about the Secret Server Password Manager iPhone edition, and will be using it on my iPhone every day.
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