• 09 JUL 13

Conventions for Naming Secrets

When first adding Secrets to your Secret Server account, one of your questions might be, “What should I name my Secrets?” This is a great question and one that we recommend thinking about for any new Secret Server customer. Secret names should be descriptive, but should not reveal any sensitive data. An option for Administrators

  • 28 JUN 13

Password Requirements in Secret Server

An important part of account security is choosing a strong password to be used to protect the account. The biggest challenge for most users is designing a strong password – one that contains at least eight characters consisting of a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. It can be tedious and time

  • 03 MAY 13

Restricting User Input for Launcher

A new feature in Secret Server is the ability to control which servers users are able to connect to using a Launcher. This can be done by specifying a list of machines or servers on a Secret in a notes field. This list can either be a whitelist or a blacklist of servers the Launcher

  • 23 APR 13

Taking Web Password Filler On The Road

The same Web Password Filler that you use on your desktop browser is also available for your mobile devices. For iPhones and iPads, first you will want to create the Web Filler on Safari on your Mac desktop, then after using iCloud Bookmark sync with your iPhone the Web Password Filler will be ready for

  • 26 MAR 13

Secret Server Copy-To-Clipboard for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

The Mozilla Firefox add-on and the extension for Google Chrome allows values from Secret Server to be copied directly to the clipboard. This allows for ease of access when a user needs to apply information from Secret Server to other locations, however, clipboards generally do not clear the data that was copied. How do you

  • 18 JAN 13

Launching Batch Files in Secret Server

A feature that was introduced in Secret Server 8.0 was the ability for the launcher to launch a batch script that is stored in Secret Server. This is useful when a custom launcher needs to be able to start multiple processes. For example, to create a custom launcher that starts an SSH tunnel program then

  • 28 SEP 12

Get passwords out of batch files and scripts

Secret Server Enterprise Plus Edition has an Application Server API that can be used to get passwords out of your configuration files and scripts.  The idea is to authorize the application server to access Secret Server (this is done by installing the Secret Server Application Server API on the application server) – there is then

  • 14 SEP 12

Using a Web Launcher with Logmein

Have you ever been in the situation where you needed to provide a full desktop to someone outside your organization? One way you might accomplish this is by creating a Logmein.com account allowing users to login remotely. A caveat to this solution is it requires external access to your Secret Server instance. Follow these steps:

  • 13 SEP 12

Secret Server and DoubleLock

Do you have a need for additional security when storing your most sensitive data? Where do you store the company’s banking account numbers and other critical financial data?  …top-level credentials for your customer database that contains Credit Card and Social Security numbers?  …credentials for classified system access? When you need that additional layer of security

  • 30 AUG 12

Creating Custom Reports in Secret Server

Secret Server contains robust reporting capabilities, as mentioned in on the Secret Server Report Features Page.  In addition to the default reports included with Secret Server (see Figure 1), additional reports are available for download in the Online Reports Gallery.  Beyond these options, users who aren’t familiar with SQL reporting, may also make a Custom