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Technical Product Updates and Industry Trends

  • Why does Secret Server take so long to start up?

    One of the things that we did notice with Secret Server is that it does take what seems to be a long time for Secret Server to start up for the first time. This started happening in Secret Server 4.0. So, what exactly is going on? Secret Server does some startup tasks for the first

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  • Secret Server on the Treo 700

    Secret Server has supported a "Mobile Edition" for over a year now but it is always tricky making sure that it works correctly on all devices. Our approach was to bake mobile support into the base product (ASP.NET based) so it simply scales down to the capability of the device.  That sounds simple but unfortunately

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  • Secret Server at FOSE 2008

    This year Secret Server made its debut at FOSE, one of the leading government technology events in the nation.   The show is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center which is situated only a few minutes away from our offices in downtown D.C. Despite there being several hundred kiosks and lectures, Secret Server

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  • Giving Secret View a System Font

    One of the questions that I sometimes get from customers is, "I want the information on the Secret View page to display in a system font". The reason for this is it makes it easier to distinguish between O’s and zeros; and lower-case L’s and capital I’s. This can easily be accomplished with CSS, and

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  • Secret Server 4.1 coming – visual keyboard

    Here is a new feature coming in Secret Server 4.1 – it is the visual keyboard and is a configurable option for the login screen.  It is designed to thwart malware such as keyloggers which could be running on a public computer and could capture your password if you entered it using the keyboard.  The

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  • Secret Server on Windows Server 2008 x64

    With the new release of Windows Server 2008, we wanted to make sure that Secret Server is always able to use the latest technology. So, we set out to prove that Secret Server would work on Windows Server 2008. To take it even further, we wanted to see it work on the 64-bit platform. So

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