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Technical Product Updates and Industry Trends

  • Get Credentials out of Code with Secret Server API

    A few years back, our engineers decided to solve a new password problem: Network credentials are not only used by people. Sometimes other programs need credentials to interact with the network too. Secret Server was already providing full audits of each user’s credential usage, why not create an API so programs could also use Secret

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Integrating Your Ticketing System in Secret Server

    Secret Server can integrate with any web ticketing system. This allows you to tie specific Secret views to an item in your existing ticketing system. It does so by first validating that the ticket number given to Secret Server matches the pattern of your ticketing system. Secret Server will then use the ticket number to

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  • Customizing Roles For Your Company – Part Two

    In Part One of this two-part series we discussed setting custom Roles inside of Secret Server. In this section we will discuss the three ways to set Permissions on Secrets within Secret Server. Roles give a user the ability to perform actions inside Secret Server, whereas Permissions dictate the level of control a user has

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  • Breaking the Glass With Unlimited Administration Mode

    What happens when a user creates Secrets and does not share them with anyone else, or if you are administrating Secret Server and need to re-organize your Secrets? Secret Server’s “break the glass” feature, Unlimited Administration Mode, can help in those situations. The Unlimited Administrator Mode allows designated users to manage Secrets they would normally

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