Release Notes 8.6.000009
Main Focus: Security Update
- Fixed security issues reported by a customer. This report was acknowledged within 24 hours.
- Added built-in support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).
- Improved performance of loading dashboard for very large installations.
- Administrators can now disable HTTP GET functionality for web services.
- Added additional HTTP headers to improve Secret Server’s security policies.
- Added additional options to the new Theme Roller to change font size and padding between elements.
- Added new web service methods for adding dependencies to Secrets.
- Fixed issue where users with non-ASCII characters in their username could not be issued a valid token for web services.
- Fixed issue where Discovery scanning may not occur at expected times due to Application Pool recycles.
- Fixed issue where Windows Authentication web services did not respect the Require Two Factor for Web Services configuration option.
- Fixed issue where the Agent installer would incorrectly report the .NET Framework was not installed when the .NET Framework 4.5.2 was installed.
Release Notes 8.6.000000
Main Focus: UI Refresh and Secret Policy
- Secret Policy: Administrators can now define a policy for Secret Security and Auto Change settings. This can be applied at the Folder level and Secrets in that Folder automatically inherit those settings.
- The Secret Server UI has been significantly updated for look and feel, including a new basic dashboard view for non-admin users who just need core functionality.
- Added a theme roller for creating new themes and uploading corporate logos.
- Warning: Users with custom themes will be moved to the default theme on upgrade and will need to use the new Theme Roller to create a theme. See this KB article for new instructions on theming.
- Added Personal Folders option for users to store work related Secrets. These are only accessible by a named user by default, but can be accessed in Unlimited Admin mode by an administrator.
- Added support for mobile app authenticator soft tokens for Two-Factor.
- Added a built in SSH password changer for F5 root accounts.
- Added a Salesforce password changer. See this KB article for more information.
- DoubleLocked Secrets can now be accessed through web services.
- Added a new option to run Local Account Discovery using WMI, which can provide a performance boost in some environments where WMI is properly configured.
- Added optional Domain Controller field to the LDAP based Password Changers: LDAP (Active Directory), LDAP (openLDAP), and LDAP (DSEE).
- Reorganized the bulk operation drop down list for usability.
- Added AssignUserToGroup and GetAllGroups API methods.
- When proxying is enabled users can manually make a connection to Secret Server using the get proxy credentials API method or button on Secret.
- SSH Proxying can now be specified on a per node basis for clustered environments.
- Check Out and Approval for Access end times are now synchronized. A user will not be able to keep a Secret checked out past the approval period end time.
- Added in a configuration option for whether launched sessions automatically close on Check In.
- Added additional logging and event subscriptions for when DPAPI encryption is enabled or disabled.
- Improved performance for the SearchSecrets API call.
- Cluster computer objects are now ignored by default in Discovery.
- Added extra error handling to the Discovery process.
- Fixed issue with running user audit report with the Exclude Changed and Deleted Secrets.
- Updated the web password filler to handle different zones in IE. Due to security restrictions users may now be required to log in to the web password filler in addition to Secret Server. Other browsers are unaffected.
- Fixed performance issues in reports with large amounts of data.
- Fixed issue where the Secret Export incorrectly reflected the Secret count for a Folder.
- Fixed date range search in Session Monitoring.
- Fixed issue where automatic backups were not available in Express Edition.
- Fixed issue with email two-factor in Express Edition.
- Fixed issue where an incorrect SMTP configuration could cause an Application Pool Recycle.
- Fixed issue where bat file launcher would require a port field when mapping to the Secret Template.
- Fixed issue where bat file launcher did not handle parameters enclosed in double quotes correctly.
- Added performance enhancements for session video processing.
- Secret fields marked as Exposed for Display on the Template will no longer have their history encrypted for consistency and reporting.
- Fixed paging on Report Schedule History grid.
- The Out of Sync Report now shows the reason in the saved report.
- Added additional error handling for RADIUS authentication.
- Added additional error handling for Discovery machine scanning.
Release Notes 8.5.000000
Main Focus: Session Monitoring and SSH Proxying
- Upgrade to .NET Framework 4.5.1: This will require downtime and a manual change of the application pool. .Net 4.5.1 is a prerequisite for the web server. You will need to make other changes, see Considerations for Upgrading to 8.5 for details.
- .NET 4.5.1: Secret Server now runs on .NET 4.5.1 to provide better support for the latest Microsoft technologies. To find out what this change means for you, view our KB Article.
- PowerShell 3.0: Changes were made to the PowerShell scripting in order to fix certain remote authentication issues. These changes require an update to PowerShell 3.0.
- Agent: If using the Agent, .NET 4.5.1 will need to be installed on machines where the Agent is installed.
- Step Upgrade: Before upgrading to the 8.5 release, you must be running 8.4.000004. The Secret Server updater will update you to 8.4.000004 first, then allow you to update to 8.5
- Session Monitoring: The Session Monitoring administrators can now view sessions launched from Secret Server, watch activity, and even terminate the session or send a message to the end-user while the session is in progress.
- SSH Proxy: SSH Launchers can now be proxied through Secret Server. Admins can review full SSH logs of proxied sessions as part of the Session Recording feature.
- Discovery and Password Change Performance: Speed of Discovery scanning, password changing and Heartbeat checks are significantly faster for management of very large environments.
- Session Recording Retention: New configuration options are available for moving stored session movies out of the database and establishing a retention period.
- Group Owners: Owners can now be assigned to local groups. Group owners can manage membership for the group.
- Added support for PostgreSQL password changing.
- Added support for custom ODBC based password changing.
- Session Recording now uses differential images to reduce network bandwidth and database size.
- Added new Video Codec option for Microsoft Video 9, which provides high levels of compression.
- Secret Audits now include field and setting names that were changed.
- Automatic Backups now support Copy-Only database backups.
- User Audit report now has option to exclude deleted Secrets.
- Added new search options to help performance for choosing groups for Active Directory Synchronization.
- User drop down on User Audit report will properly switch to an autocomplete based on user count.
- Passwords are now masked on Secret Edit.
- Secret Check In will now terminate any open launched sessions.
- Added configuration option to check in Secrets when a launcher session is closed..
- Added P3P policy to help with cross domain issues with the Web Password Filler in IE.
- Added new configuration option to specify a custom Secret Server URL for use by the Session Launchers and Emails. This is for cases when Secret Server is behind a proxy or load balancer and a client machine cannot resolve the Secret Server web server name.
- Fixed issue with Scheduled Task Discovery on Windows Server 2003.
- Added additional checks to installer to help validate access to update files.
- Fixed a performance issue with Service Account Discovery attempting to resolve domains.
- Fixed issue with searching inside Folders on Dashboard with query string parameters.
- Fixed improper display of Edit button on custom reports.
- Web service view audits now respect the Secret View interval in configuration.
- Fixed issue where disabling check out did not clear the user it was checked out to.
- Fixed issue with bulk operation for Set Privileged Account when setting to “Credentials on Secret”.
- Fixed issue where user could get an error on the Hooks tab of Check Out Secrets when not assigned the Owner permission.
- Fixed issue in 8.4 where scheduled task dependencies could be disabled from Service Account Discovery. If the instance has Service Account Discovery for tasks running these dependencies will be re-enabled. Please contact support if there are issues with Scheduled Task dependencies staying disabled.
Release Notes 8.4.000004
Main Focus: Usability and Configuration Enhancements
- Administrators can now require ticket numbers or comment for Secrets with Require Comment and Approval for Access enabled.
- The Require Comment interval when viewing a Secret can now be set on configuration so users are not prompted multiple times when accessing a Secret for the same reason.
- Added configuration option to require two-factor for API and Web Access separately.
- Added new whoami web service method to the standard web services to return what user a token is for.
- Fixed variable replacement for custom launchers in some cases when field names contained other field names.
- Added additional database connection properties for MS SQL Always On configuration.
- Fixed issue where the background processing of expired Secrets for password changing could overwrite changes in the UI in certain cases.
- Fixed issue where a custom report with a Secret ID column would cause an error if there was a row with no Secret ID value.
- Added performance enhancements for the GetSecretsByFieldValue web service method.
- Fixed potential upgrade issue for customers upgrading from versions below 7.9.000012.
- Fixed issue where copy to clipboard for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 would cause the page to scroll to the top.
Release Notes 8.4.000000
Main Focus: Service Account Discovery and Launcher Enhancements
- Multiple Launchers
- Secrets can now have more than one Launcher, so if the same credential is used to run different tools admins can set up multiple Launchers per Secret Template.
- Added support for scanning for Scheduled Tasks and IIS Application pools as part of Service Account Discovery.
- Auto-Create Dependencies (Enterprise Plus)
- Secret Server can now automatically link any found IIS Application Pools, Windows Services, and Scheduled tasks as Dependencies to existing Secrets.
- User added Dependencies that don’t exist on the machine are now shown on the Discovery grid.
- Added new Bulk Operations
- Heartbeat Run Now
- Heartbeat Enable / Disable
- The Secret Server Launcher can now be optionally run using a Protocol Handler instead of Microsoft ClickOnce. This may be needed in some virtualized environments where ClickOnce does not function properly. You can read about the Protocol Handler configuration here
- Added performance improvements for Dashboard search.
- Added option to force expire Secrets from any report with a Secret Id column.
- User Bulk Operations are now available.
- Added new User preference and Secret preference for the size of the launched Remote Desktop Window..
- Web Service Change: The Secret object used in the Web Service API has new fields in the SecretSettings section for setting privileged Secrets for RPC. This is documented in the Web Service API Guide .
- .NET 3.5 SP1 Support
- This will be the last minor version of Secret Server to run on .NET 3.5.1. The next subsequent minor version (8.5) will require the .NET Framework 4.5.1. You can read more about why this move is happening in this KB Article
- Secret IDâ€™s on reports are now links, not link buttons.
- Reports on Dashboard now show rows with background colors if specified.
- Fixed error when viewing a secret set for check out by the bulk operation and a next password was already specified.
- Fixed issue where viewing the password history would not produce an audit for password displayed.
- Fixed issues with password changing for Oracle accounts without the Alter User privilege.
- Fixed potential issues with Service Account Discovery importing duplicate dependencies.
- Fixed issue where the password strength indicator on Secret View could be incorrect.
- Fixed issues with Dependencies not matching correctly in Discovery if the username format was different.
- Fixed issues with Service Account Discovery import not properly matching to existing Secrets.
- Fixed issues with Local Account Discovery rules importing accounts from OUâ€™s excluded from the domain level scanning.
- Individual computer discovery scan logs are now limited to the number of entries stored to prevent excessive database growth.
- Fixed issue where the search results on Dashboard could sometimes be incorrect due to timing of search.
- Fixed issues with the header search box ignoring custom columns in the returned results.
- Fixed issue with an incorrect validation for Folder permissions when saving a Secret through web services.
- Fixed issue where the password strength icon on Secret View was incorrect in some cases.
- Added missing Check In method to the windows authenticated web service API.
- Fixed issue where the Check Out information was not correctly populated by the return value of the GetCheckOutStatus web service method.
- Fixed issue with enter key not starting the launcher when a drop down list was used for the target machines.
Release Notes 8.3.000019
Main Focus: SAML Support
- Added support for SAML 2.0 for authentication to Secret Server. Additional information on configuring SAML can be found here.
- Added configuration option to allow approval or denial of access requests directly from the email notifications.
- Updated Discovery to use the DNS name of the target machines for environments where that differs from the machine name.
- Added an additional configuration option to allow a separate timeout option for API sessions.
- Added the option to set a custom password requirement on the Secret.
- Fixed several places that had double encoded HTML.
- Fixed issue with the Create button getting disabled in some cases when making a new Discovery Rule.
- Fixed searching issue with Discovery Rules when searching in Child OUâ€™s.
- Fixed error exporting Secrets to CSV for large numbers of Secrets.
Release Notes 8.3.000002
Main Focus: Security Fix
- Fixed issue where administrators could export Secrets they had access to via inactive groups. This was reported by a customer and a fix was released within 24 hours.
- Exported Secret history can be viewed through this report.
Release Notes 8.3.000001
Main Focus: Bug Fixes
- Fixed issue with editing Security properties on a Secret where the Template did not have a Remote Password Changer mapped.
- Reduced timeout on Web Password Filler to streamline automatic logins where only one Secret matched.
- Added performance index for stored session images.
Release Notes 8.3.000000
Main Focus: Website Password Changing and Bug Fixes
- Website Password Changing â€“ Secret Server now supports password changing on Amazon and Google Accounts in addition to improvements to Windows Live password changing.
- Administrators can limit Discovery to only search certain OUs for Windows Local Accounts and Service Accounts.
- Added new SonicWALL password changers for latest SonicWALL firmware versions.
- Added French Language Support
- The recipient email address is now displayed when testing email on SMTP Configuration.
- Added SearchSecretsLegacy Web Service API method to allow calls for Search Secrets via GET requests.
- Fixed issues with Windows Live password changing due to changes on Microsoftâ€™s site.
- Fixed issue where the File Dependency could get a logon failure due to privileged account username format.
- Fixed issue where Web Service authentication failed if the user did not have the View Deleted Secrets permission in some cases.
- Fixed double encoding of text in a few places in the UI.
- Save to File on the Admin Performance page now exports Fastest Time.
- User IP Address Restrictions redirects properly if navigated to with an incorrect querystring.
- Fixed issue where the Discovery Import could break if an Active Directory Secret was Double Locked.
- Fixed issue when searching using Unicode characters in search terms on Dashboard.
- Fixed display issue with editing multiple file attachments on a Secret.
- Removed obsolete warning on Secret Template regarding write access to file system.
- Fixed display issues with Copy Secret button.
- Fixed issue where a required Secret File Field could be saved without an attachment.
- Added required field indicators on the Password Requirements page.
- Fixed issue where emails could be configured in Discovery Rules even when an SMTP server was not configured.
- Added validation to prevent users from enabling email two-factor when an SMTP server was not configured.
- Fixed issues with Sharing Secrets with large numbers of individual users.
- Fixed error when setting up ConnectWise integration in a new Secret Server installation.
- Added timeout to the RADIUS login page.
- Added validation for day of month when creating a Secret AutoChange Schedule.
- Fixed visibility issue with the Add Secret button on the Web Password Filler.
- Fixed issue with clear search button in IE 10.
- Fixed issue with updating Secrets via web services if some fields were left blank.
- Fixed issue with the Reset Password test action on Remote Password Changers using privileged accounts.
- Fixed performance issue in some environments when authenticating via web services.
Release Notes 8.2.000001
Main Focus: Web Password Filler Updates and Bug Fixes
- Notes Fields can now be marked as “Exposed for Display”.
- The Web Password Filler will now try to automatically fill out login information even if the Secret has not been configured by an owner.
- For Heartbeat on Windows Accounts, the error condition of “RPC Service Is Unavailable” is now considered to be an Unable to Connect result.
- Webservice Functionality Change: GetSecretsByField now only returns Secret Items that have been marked as “Exposed for Display” and no longer writes an audit record for each Secret returned.
- Fixed occasional error with processing Session Recordings for certain resolutions.
- Fixed default sort order on Dashboard.
- Fixed issues with Web Password Filler in IE8.
- Fixed issue where users were not prompted to enter a comment, or request access when logging into a website with the Web Password Filler.
Release Notes 8.2.000000
Main Focus: Custom Columns
- Secret Server now requires the database to be set to 2005 Compatibility Mode or higher. Please refer to this KB article for steps on how to set that property.
- Added ability to specify custom columns on the Dashboard search. They can be Secret status information such as Heartbeat Status, or Days until Expiration, and allowed Secret Values.
- Updated and added new methods to the Web Services API. For full descriptions of the Web Services methods, please refer to the Web Service Guide.
- Potential Breaking Change: The CheckOutEnabled property moved from Secret to the new Secret Settings section.
- Potential Breaking Change: The GetSecret, SearchSecrets, and SearchSecretsByFolder methods now have additional parameters.
- New Audits and Event Subscriptions for Diplaying Passwords, and Copying to Clipboard.
- RADIUS Two Factor can be set to be automatically enabled on new users per Domain.
- Discovery Network View now remembers the last selected tab.
- Increased performance on the Discovery Network View.
- Increased performance for Reports.
- Added optional retry interval on Secret Template for failed password changes.
- Added TimeZone configuration option.
- Added a timeout setting for automated backups.
- Inactive Users can now be selected in Reports.
- Updated the session recording video processing to work on Server 2012 x64 environments.
- Fixed issues with the XML Import / Export not applying permissions correctly when inheritance should be used.
- Fixed button layout for some resolutions on the User Edit page.
- Fixed bug where GetSecretAudit API method required Secret View permission.
- Fixed layout of Weekly and Monthly schedules for reports in Internet Explorer.
- Users can no longer click the RADIUS login button multiple times.
- Fixed paging on Discovery Network View.
- Fixed searching in Service Account Discovery log.
- Fixed potential incorrect Secret matches for Local Account Discovery when machine names were too similar.
- Discovery for Service Accounts now correctly handles the stored record if the Windows Service no longer exists or is running under a different account.
- Fixed issue where Service Account Discovery would not run automatically in Enterprise Edition.
- Fixed Windows Service Dependencies for connecting by IP Address for Local Accounts.
- Fixed bug where RADIUS could be disabled if login security settings were modified and the user didn’t have permissions to the RADIUS configuration.
- The Regular Expression in the Flat File Dependency type is no longer case sensitive.
- Fixed potential exception during audit when adding large numbers of users to a group.
Release Notes 8.1.000014
Main Focus: Default Privileged Account
- Added ability to set a default Privileged Account for Windows and Active Directory Secret Templates.
- Fixed issue where personal Secret settings required Edit permission.
- Fixed bug with Copy Secret not showing field values.
Release Notes 8.1.000011
Main Focus: Web Service API & Secret Field Security
- Added Assign Agent method to Web Service API.
- Added Create User method to Web Service API.
- Added Get Secrets in Folder method to Web Service API.
- Added the ability to restrict edit access at the Secret Template Field level.
- Added the ability to set Secret Fields to not display in View mode.
- Added the ability to restrict Session Launcher computers to a specified list for when the computer is selected by the user.
- Minor display fixes on the Dashboard.
- Improved usability of the Web Password Filler.
- Sorted Bulk operations on Dashboard.
- Added the ability to set a default domain for the login screen.
- Added an ‘Inherit’ option to Discovery Rules to allow optional overriding of the configuration setting for created Secret permissions.
- Customers with Event Subscriptions for Configuration Edit will receive an email during the upgrade, for more information refer to this KB article.
- HSM Encryption integration fixes
- Fixed session-use issue.
- Fixed threading issue.
- Fixed an issue where certain event subscriptions did not fire for web services and bulk operations.
- Fixed an issue with email two factor login.
- Prevented AutoChange Schedule drift on start times.
- Improved the performance of Service Account Discovery and fixed issue due to duplicate names.
- Fixed a display issue on the AD sync user preview.
- Added an audit for Enable and Disable Role.
- Fixed issue with auto linking on the first column in Custom Reports.
- Enhanced Folder security related to root folders when being moved.
- Prevented issue where manual failover to a different web server may not occur in certain configurations.
- Fixed an issue where the Web Password Filler displayed duplicate Secrets.
- Fixed Sybase reference errors that could occur during Sybase password changing.
Release Notes 8.1.000000
Main Focus: SAP Platform Support and Languages
- SAP Platform support (Enterprise Plus)
- A new SAP Secret Template was added to include all the fields required by the SAP Password Changer.
- Web Password Filler
- Users can now install a bookmarklet that will fill in website login forms with Secret data. This is simpler to configure, and will work on more websites than the existing Web Launcher feature.
- Check Out Hooks using PowerShell
- Custom PowerShell Scripts can be run as “before” and “after” actions for CheckOut enabled Secrets.
- New Languages
- Added new API method GetSecretsByFieldValue that will return Secrets based on an exact match of a search term on a specific field.
- Increased Session Recording efficiency, movies now take up less storage in the database.
- Users can now add Folders and Edit Folders from the Dashboard.
- Users now have access to community and support resources from the Help Menu.
- Fixed bug where importing multiple service accounts created multiple Secrets.
- Fixed bug where certain special characters in the Dashboard Search could not be used.
- Fixed error where a Custom Launcher could throw an error if no parameters were set.
- Fixed bug where Admins could not disable a user with the same username but for a different domain.
- Fixed issues with PowerShell scripts impersonating as Privileged Accounts. PowerShell scripts now require that the WinRM service is configured.
- Updated the collation check on installation and upgrades to better handle different SQL language collations.
- Fixed bug where movies longer than 24 hours could not be processed.
Release Notes 8.0.000005
Main Focus: Bug Fixes
- Fixed bug where Associated Secrets for certain SSH Password Changers were hidden in the UI after upgrading.
- Fixed bug where Active Directory Groups with a symbol in the name weren’t able to be synchronized.
- Fixed issues found during internal security review.
Release Notes 8.0.000004
Main Focus: Minor Improvements and Bug Fixes
- Improved long term SQL performance in heavy load scenarios.
- Fixed an issue related to privileged account visibility on the Secret Remote Password Changing page.
- Loosened collation restrictions.
- Updated contact information.
Release Notes 8.0.000000
Main Focus: New Dependencies And HSM Integration
- PowerShell Dependencies (Enterprise Plus)
- Administrators can upload custom PowerShell scripts which can be set as Dependencies on Secrets.
- After a password change Secret Server can execute Administrator created scripts as custom actions.
- IIS Application Pool Recycle
- Adds the ability for Secret Server to recycle an application pool without updating the Application Pool’s service account.
- New installations have an option to specify a SafeNet HSM for encryption. (Enterprise Plus)
- Added functionality for an Administrator to upload a batch file for use with a Custom Launcher.
- Fixed issue where the Launcher failed in IE in certain security zones.
- Fixed error that could appear in the system log due to OU’s being deleted after the Discovery Process ran.
- Fixed duplicate checking in the CSV import.
- Fixed layout issue with the Report Widget in lower resolutions.
- Inactive Application Accounts are now hidden by default on the User Administration page.
- Fixed potential XSS vulnerability on the Dashboard.
- Fixed issues with Custom Launchers running as Privileged accounts of different Secret Types.
- Exporting reports or logs to CSV will now include the timestamp instead of just the date.
Release Notes 7.9.000004
Main Focus: Security Update
- Fixed issue with launchers and Secret Check Out.
- (This was reported by a customer – the issue was confirmed, fixed and released within 24 hours by the Secret Server team.)
Release Notes 7.9.000003
- Fixed issue that prevents upgrades on a non-default collation on the SQL Server database.
- Fixed issue where a scheduled report email would show an image link when no image was specified on the report.
Release Notes 7.9.000001
Main Focus: Layout and Bug Fixes
- Fixed display issue in Folder Tree for Bulk Move to Folder for Chrome.
- Fixed layout issues in Admin Network View for IE 7.
- The Windows Auth Web Services will now resolve an authenticated user by friendly domain name in addition to the previous authentication methods.
- Fixed error when manually emailing a report with parameters.
Release Notes 7.9.000000
Main Focus: Automatic Import of Local Accounts
- Secret Server Discovery now includes automatically creating Secrets when Local Accounts are found using “rules” (Enterprise Plus Edition)
- Administrators can specify users that should be alerted when Local Accounts are discovered.
- Administrators can create search rules to create Secrets when Local Accounts are discovered.
- Service Account Discovery for all Service Accounts (Enterprise Edition)
- Secret Server will scan machines on the domain and retrieve Windows Services that run under a domain service Account.
- Administrators can manually import these as Secrets with Dependencies, or if the Secret already exists, import the Windows Service as a Dependency.
- Linked Accounts for Custom Launchers
- If a Secret Template is tied to a custom launcher, the owner can link other Secrets to either run the custom process, or to use for command line parameters.
- Added bulk operations for “Hide Launcher Password”.
- When Unlimited Administrator is turned on, a banner is displayed on the dashboard warning users that it is on.
- Added Check In / Check Out events to Event Subscriptions and SIEM events.
- Updated error display icons to be more prominent on Event Subscription, and Password Rule screens.
- The search grid on Dashboard now expands to full screen if no widgets are in the rightmost column.
- Added installer check to prevent installation on non-compatible SQL Server collations.
- Improved performance for reports that checked Folders and Permissions.
- Fixed issue where certain unpatched versions of IE8 would not display Dashboard correctly.
- Fixed bug where the password compliance status of a Secret was not updated after a remote password change.
- Fixed issue on the Discovery page where Accounts linked to deleted Secrets were not returned when searching for Unmanaged accounts.
- Fixed error in the system log due to incorrect parsing of Dates in certain locales.
- Fixed bug where Application Accounts could be set as Secret Approvers.
- Fixed bug where Secret Owners could change Share permissions on Secrets that were set for Approval for Access without getting approved.
Release Notes 7.8.000062
Main Focus: Security/Bug Fixes
- Fixed security issue found during internal security review. (All customers are recommended to upgrade)
- Fixed locale issue on web browsers for unusual locales.
Release Notes 7.8.000061
Main Focus: Scheduled Reports
- Added scheduled reports
- Administrators can now set up Report generation on specific schedules.
- Reports can be emailed to a subscription list.
- Reports can be set as “Health Checks” that will only be delivered if the conditions of the Report are met.
- Added #STARTWEEK and #ENDWEEK as dynamic Report parameters.
- Updated Active Directory Synchronization to make adding synchronization Groups in large Domains easier.
- Added Event Subscription for support license expirations. Admins can now be notified when support licenses need to be renewed.
- Updated calendar and search controls throughout the application for formatting and consistency.
- Improved inactivity timeout
- If a tab is closed but not the browser, inactivity timeout will now work.
- If multiple tabs are open for Secret Server, being active on any tab will prevent inactivity timeout from occurring (Except for IE).
- If inactivity timeout occurs, all open Secret Server tabs will be redirected to the logout page (Except for IE).
- Recorded IP Address in the Secret Audit record when a Dependency is updated.
- Added guard to prevent the expiration of Secrets through web services when Expiration is disabled on the Secret Template.
- Fixed the installer so it properly detects a local instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
- Fixed Windows Live Password Changer due to updates on the Windows Live site.
- Updated Chrome Copy To Clipboard extension, it now installs from the Chrome web store to comply with the latest release of Chrome.
- Fixed bug where updating personal notifications for a single Secret could update personal notifications for other Secrets.
Release Notes 7.8.000048
Main Focus: Windows Live password changer and COM+ dependencies
- Added support for changing Windows Live web passwords.
- Added support for COM+ Applications as Dependencies.
- Added new Bulk Operations
- Disable AutoChange
- Disable Comment On View
- Added Folder Name on Secret Audit header.
- Added Configuration option to prevent duplicate Secret names.
- Added name of Template created to Create Template Event Subscription emails.
- Added additional web service methods to the windows authenticated web service.
- Added Copy Secret Template.
- Added new Folder Slider on Dashboard to make navigating highly nested Folder trees simpler.
- Added additional tooltips to the Secret View page.
- Fixed issue where Agent connections could sometimes fail due to the version not being handled properly.
- Fixed issue where SQL Password Changing could fail when the target SQL instance was configured to use a dynamic port.
- Added missing audit record for when a Secret moves to the root folder due to the Folder getting deleted.
- Fixed missing localizations on the IP Address page.
- Fixed issue where users could import Secrets without Folders when the configuration option to require Folders was turned on.
- Fixed bug where Template Name could be set to blank.
- Fixed bug where Secret permissions could get in an inconsistent state when Bulk Changing permissions and inheritance was enabled.
Java API Release Notes
- Added file attachment support.
Release Notes 7.8.000040
- Added support for Next TokenCode mode for RADIUS servers.
- Fixed performance issues in Folders for IE on dashboard.
- Fixed issue where the custom commands for UNIX Remote Password Changers would not correctly parse Fields with adjacent special characters in the test dialogs.
- Fixed issue where a Secret Field specified in the Parameters value of a Custom Launcher would not get masked if Hide Launcher Password was enabled.
- Fixed incorrect display width of Folders in Folder Administration.
- Fixed duplicate Folder name shown in Reports for highly nested Folders.
- Fixed bug where OK button would not enable on folder picker for bulk operations sometimes in certain browsers.
Release Notes 7.8.000039
Main Focus : SonicWALL Integration and SSH Enhancements
- Added support for changing passwords on SonicWALL NSA devices.
- Added support for SSH password changing where no user authentication is required to establish a connection. Used for BlueCoat Packet Shaper devices.
- CSV Import with Folder now creates the Folders if they do not exist.
- Added a column to show whether a Group is Active on the Group Membership report.
- Updated the Get Secret Audit API method to not check out a Secret if Check Out is enabled.
- Made it more clear when a folder is selected for non-default themes.
- Fixed potential issue with heartbeat on SSH Secrets that would cause heartbeat to stay in pending and shut down the web application due to incompatible SSH versions.
- Fixed issue where Folders might not return in a sorted order on Dashboard.
- Fixed display issues on Dashboard for IE 9.
- Fixed bug where Configuration Change event subscriptions did not fire.
- Fixed line ending issue that caused password changing on HP iLO devices to not work.
- Fixed bug that caused Windows Authentication Web Services to not work.
Release Notes 7.8.000036
Main Focus : Application API and Ticket System Integration
- Added Application User type for use with the Application API.
- Added support for Authenticated SMTP.
- Added LDAPS support for Active Directory.
- New Bulk Operations
- Change Check Out Status.
- Convert Secret Template.
- New Web Service API methods
- Secret Status to show whether a Secret is checked out.
- Import XML to automate the advanced import.
- Enable Check Out.
- Expire Now.
- Get Secret Audit.
- Added new Reports for Discovery diagnostics.
- The Full Scan log is now stored per computer.
- Added Re-Scan button for each computer.
- Ticket System Integration
- Administrators can enter a support system URL to navigate to Tickets from the Secret Audit.
- Users can enter a ticket number for Require Comment and Approval for Access.
- Configuration option to change Default Secret permissions to Secret Creator only.
- Added option to allow Editors to bypass Approval for Access.
- Increased the maximum length on all Secret fields from 1991 characters to 10000 characters.
- Added new role permission for the Advanced Import.
- Increased security in the PuTTY launcher to prevent password exposure in the command line arguments.
- Added option to exclude Secrets from the User Audit Report that have been changed since the User last viewed them.
- Fixed issue when removing more than one field during a Template Convert.
- Fixed issue with Event Subscriptions Dependency Failure Events that caused the alerts to be sent every time a dependency was changed.
- Fixed issue where Application Pool Dependencies would sometimes not verify due to casing in Dependency Name.
- Added support for UTF-8 characters for the service account’s password for Active Directory Synchronization.
- Added support for UTF-8 characters for RADIUS two factor.
- Fixed issue where password requirements would validate on non-required password fields.
- Updated the Automatic Backup so it will not try to delete backup types that are not enabled.
- Fixed issues with datagrid paging on the Event Subscriptions screen.
- Fixed error when saving the Backup Log to a file.
- Fixed issue with Telnet Password Changer not always respecting the correct line endings.
- Fixed issue where Active Directory Group renames would not correctly resolve when synchronizing a low number of Groups.
- Fixed error on Event Subscription page when running Secret Server in FIPS compliant mode.
- Fixed display issues on Dashboard for Internet Explorer 9.
- Fixed error when returning a large number of Secrets in a Dashboard search.
- Improved email address validation for Activation.
- Improved performance on Discovery Network View.
- Fixed issue where Secrets with a 1 Day Expiration interval could change every 2 days.
- Prevented potential XSS attack on the Discovery dialog.
Release Notes 7.8.000015
Main Focus : Bug Fixes
- Fixed issue with Active Directory Synchronization for some cases where if a group was disabled, it did not get re-enabled after being resynchronized.
- Fixed issue with Active Directory Synchronization where groups with a custom schema would not be synchronized correctly.
- Fixed issue with Active Directory Synchronization where distribution groups would incorrectly get synchronized if manually added to the synchronization group list. Distribution groups will no longer work in AD sync – you must use Security Groups in AD.
- Fixed issue on Password Requirement Edit screen where a Password Requirement would fail validation if a description was not entered.
- Fixed issue with the advanced XML import where Secret data would not be created properly if there was a case sensitivity difference in the Secret Field Name and the Secret Template Field Name.
- Fixed issue with the advanced XML import where a Folder with trailing spaces in the Folder Name could be created, but no Secrets in the import would be added to the Folder.
Release Notes 7.8.000014
Main Focus : Bug Fixes and Usability Enhancements
- Added extra detail to the Export and Unlimited Administrator email alerts.
- Added arrow key support for the Folder search on Dashboard and the quick search in the header.
- Dependency Searcher now alpha sorts machines and shows the target OS when possible.
- Added Check All option for Windows Services found by the Dependency Searcher.
- Domain and Username are remembered on the Dependency Searcher.
- Added support for updating Windows Services Dependencies that are on the same machine as an Agent or the Secret Server application.
- Added help text for IP Address ranges.
- Added explanation on the Secret Audit page and the Secret Security tab for how often View Audits are recorded.
- Added option to separately backup the application and database.
- Changed “Indexable” to “Searchable” in the Secret Template Designer.
- Added IP Address auditing for the imports.
- Modified privileges required to change a Secret’s Folder. Secret Owners can change a folder regardless of whether they have the “Share Secret” permission and the Folder is inheriting permission. See the User Guide for the full details on Folder and Secret inheritance rules.
- Removed option to specify minutes for offline access in Configuration.
- Improved error notification for the Advanced Import dialog.
- SecretID Columns are now clickable links in the Reports.
- Added Audit record for when Hide Launcher Password is changed.
- Added additional validation for Active Directory Domains to automatically resolve the Domain Name to the Fully Qualified Domain Name.
- Fixed issue with Dollar signs in custom UNIX\Cisco accounts.
- Fixed bug with large result sets when searching for linked accounts.
- Fixed issue with inactivity timeout on the server prompt for launcher for AD Secrets.
- Fixed bug where $$CHECKFOR and $$CHECKINFO commands did not work on the Password Changer test dialogs.
- Fixed issue where the Keep Alive monitor would log an error if the site certificate wasn’t trusted.
- Fixed a bug where the database backups would not get deleted if in a separate folder from the web application backups.
Release Notes 7.8.000010
Main Focus: Configuration file support for Service Accounts
- Configuration files can now be managed for Service Accounts.
- Secret Server can update hardcoded values stored in configuration files using Regular Expressions when changing service account passwords. (http://support.thycotic.com/KB/a196/dependency-configuration-file-regex.aspx)
- Secret Dependency Page updated to more easily handle ordering (drag and drop) and Dependency specific information.
- Added Active Directory synchronization optimizations for large domains.
- New Folders default to inherit permissions.
- Added Group handling to Advanced XML Import.
- Diagnostics page now includes database name for configuration purposes.
- Secret Template edit automatically re-focuses to next row when adding fields.
- Fixed XSS vulnerability with the privileged account picker control.
- Fixed open redirect vulnerability on the Login page when already logged in.
- Fixed possible database connection error for long running Active Directory synchronizations and other background threads.
- Fixed auto complete issue on some sensitive fields.
- Heartbeat status is now automatically updated when RPC succeeds.
- Fixed issue with Oracle password changing failing on passwords with certain special characters.
- Fixed issue with Agents not properly failing over in clustered instances.
- Fixed issues in advanced XML import when loading items with duplicate permissions.
- Fixed issue with incorrect lockout warning on Group and Role Assignment page.
- Fixed error for Event Subscriptions with inactive users.
- Fixed potential timeout errors on Diagnostics page.
Release Notes 7.8.000002
- Fixed issue with web services for Windows Authentication not enabling properly.
Release Notes 7.8.000001
- Fixed wording of confusing instruction text when changing a Secret’s Template.
- Fixed header version to reflect the correct version.
Release Notes 7.8.000000
Main Focus: Password Changing Integrations and Custom Launchers
- Created Java API for use in embedded scripts without hardcoding a password.
- Added MySQL Password Changer and Template.
- Added OpenLDAP Password Changer and Template.
- Added DSEE Password Changer.
- SQL Server password changes can now use a privileged account.
- Admins can now create configurable LDAP based Password Changers.
- Added Custom Process Launchers to start user specified applications on a client machine with credentials from the Secret.
- Added PowerShell, SQL Management Studio, and Sybase iSQL custom launchers.
- Added XML Export option to simplify restoring or migrating from an export.
- Added support for sys accounts for Oracle password changes.
- Updated Activation to handle VM environments better.
- Added Convert Secret Template.
- Added option to Check Out a Secret without changing the password on Check In.
- Added new report to show Secrets with pending approval requests.
- Added change password web service method.
- Fixed bug where disabled accounts in Active Directory did not get automatically disabled in Secret Server.
- Fixed bug with dependency finder when using Agent.
- Fixed issues with Oracle connection strings exceeding allowed length.
- Fixed bug with Login Other Location in Firefox.
- Fixed bug with Secret Server user password history.
Release Notes 7.7.000012
Main Focus: Secret Server Installer Improvements
- Added MSI for intially installing Secret Server.
- Added ability to create the database if it does not exist during installation.
- Added support for a RADIUS failover server.
- Added more descriptive message when secret is checked out and then accessed from mobile devices.
- Added message to Role page to highlight any permissions that are not currently assigned.
- Fixed bug with visual keyboard that caused it to not submit correctly.
- Fixed bug where error occurred when using Unlimited Administrator and attempting to checkout a Secret.
Release Notes 7.7.000009
Main Focus: Secret Template Improvements
- Added auditing to all Secret Template and Secret Field actions.
- Updated Secret Fields to use a soft-delete so the data can be retrieved.
- Added Chrome support for Copy-to-Clipboard.
- Added clustering support for Remote Password Changing Agents.
- Added embedded searching and Page Size settings to most Admin Logs and Grids.
- Added exception logging to SQL Account Password Changing.
- Fixed issue with Expired Secrets not sending event alerts.
- Security Fix for restricting the search textboxes to a max length.
- Security Fix to prevent XPath expressions with the language resources.
Release Notes 7.7.000002
- Created the Password Compliance Report Category.
- Renamed the Non-Alphanumeric Character Set to Symbol.
- Fixed bug where the Remote Desktop Launcher was not properly cleaning up configuration files.
- Updated the Password Requirement edit page to prevent overriding the minimum length while entering the maximum length.
Release Notes 7.7.000001
- Fixed bug where Secret Update email alerts are triggered by checking Password Compliance.
Release Notes 7.7.000000
Main Focus: Advanced Password Requirements
- Advanced rules can now be applied to password fields on the Secret Template.
- Multiple custom character sets can be created and used in these rules to more exactly limit the type of password generated.
- New reports to show what passwords do not meet complexity requirements.
- Validation can be enabled to prevent saving Secrets that do not meet the password complexity requirements.
- Added audit record for machine when using an Active Directory account to launch Remote Desktop and PuTTY.
- The advanced XML import now includes Secret dependencies.
- Fixed bug in the color column on custom reports.
- Fixed bug that could cause the Local Account Finder in Discovery to fail for some sets of credentials.
- Fixed bug where the default folder was not always being set on Dashboard.
Release Notes 7.6.000000
Main Focus: Discovery
- Discovery: Account Import (Enterprise Plus)
- Administrators can now scan for domain joined machines and import local Windows accounts into Secret Server.
- Dependency Ordering
- Dependencies can now be ordered and a wait time can be specified which will be observed before the Dependency is updated.
- Added new Password Changers for Juniper, HP ILO, and Blue Coat Devices.
- Added option on custom password changers to specify line ending type (CR/LF).
- Added new Web Services methods for file upload and download from Secrets.
- Added new Bulk Operation to set the privileged account for Windows and AD Secrets.
- Added Secret Copy event for use in Event Subscriptions.
- Added configuration option to send Syslog/CEF messages by TCP instead of UDP.
- Fixed bug where Secret Copy created an Edit Audit Record.
- Fixed bug where dates in reports did not observe the user’s date format preference.
- Fixed bug with dates as report parameters on non-US SQL installations.
- Fixed bug where unchecking All on Secret Template History caused error.
Release Notes 7.5.000002
- Fixed cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on Secret View screen related to URL fields.
- Fixed command injection vulnerability in the PuTTY Launcher.
- (These were reported by a customer performing a security audit – the issues were confirmed, fixed and released within 24 hours by the Secret Server team.)
- Fixed issue with limited number of concurrent Agents being able to connect.
Release Notes 7.5.000001
- Fixed Configuration page to only show video codec option when Session Recording is on.
- Fixed bug where Secret Server uses excessive CPU resources related to new Discovery capabilities.
Release Notes 7.5.000000
Main Focus: Discovery and Session Recording
- New Discovery Network View (Enterprise Plus)
- Brings together the view of the network and the Secret Server repository to show Administrators whether local accounts on Domain Computers have corresponding Secrets.
- Session Recording (Enterprise Plus)
- Remote Desktop or PuTTY sessions can now be recorded and the full movie is available as part of the audit. This setting can be configured per Secret and role permissions control who can access the audit movie.
- Hide Launcher Password setting can now be configured per Secret as an alternative to the role permission.
- Users are now automatically redirected from the pending request page when their request for access has been approved.
- Fixed copy to clipboard bug in Remote Desktop launcher.
- Fixed bug where users were not correctly removed from Groups in Secret Server during synchronization when the AD Group is empty.
- Fixed bug where CEF port defaulted to -1 in Configuration.
- Fixed bug in Approval for Access Quick Pick control.
Features and Enhancements
- New Enterprise Plus Edition
- Added SIEM integration using CEF and Syslog formats.
- Support for front end server clustering.
- Added Group filter on Active Directory Synchronization screen.
- New Copy Secret option.
- New Delete Secret Role Permission.
- New Events for Users.
- Login, Logout, Login Failure, and Password Change
- File attachments are now stored in the database rather than the file system.
- Added new Advanced Import option from XML.
- Calendar on Approve Access now respects all date formats.
- Fixed Tab and Copy to Clipboard bugs in IE9.
- Fixed issue where users assigning groups needed Administer Roles permission.
- Search box on Dashboard is now automatically given focus.
- Fixed bug with Secret data not always formatting correctly in Dashboard Widgets.
- Fixed bug where option to view deleted secrets showed incorrectly on Dashboard.
- Fixed bug with single quote in search breaking not working on dashboard.
- Fixed security issue with Ajax services.
- Fixed bug with alternative Active Directory account name formats not being supported.
- Fixed potential cross-site scripting vulnerabilities on Administration screens. (This was reported by a customer who performed a security audit – the issue was fixed and released within 24 hours by the Secret Server team.)
- View this Knowledge Base article for having Secret Server require secure cookies. This is done through changing a setting in the web.config.
Main Focus – Bug Fixes
Features and Enhancements:
- Updated the Browse widget on Dashboard to highlight the search term when the tab loads.
- Added Activate Offline button.
- Updated License Activation to support Unicode characters in the license name.
- Fixed bug in the phonetic icon on Secret View.
Main Focus – User Interface Improvements
Features and Enhancements:
- Added a new front end home page called Dashboard. For a movie preview click here
- Multiple Customizable Tabs.
- Draggable Widgets.
- Report Widgets.
- Expandable Secret View in search results.
- Streamlined Folder and Secret search.
- Added new setting for how unmasking a password works (hold versus single click).
- Added new header menu with drop down navigation.
- Added additional auditing to the upgrade process.
- Added license activation to Secret Server, existing customers have 30 days to activate.
- Fixed bug in DBConnectionReset page.
- Fixed bug in Users Activity Report.
- Fixed bug where the application would sometimes give an error after a fresh install.
- Fixed validation bug in assigning Role by User.
- Fixed bug in Dependency finder where unchecking the ‘select all’ did not unselect all computers.
- Fixed bug in Search having to do with inactive groups.
- Extended RADIUS two factor timeout.
Features and Enhancements:
- Added Folder Path, whether child folders were exported, and number of secrets exported to Export Log grid.
- Added audit records to each secret when exported.
- Fixed issue in 7.2.000001 that could cause duplicate users to be created during an AD sync.
- Fixed bug in Active Directory Synchronization for custom schemas.
- Fixed memory issue in Active Directory Synchronization for large domains.
- Fixed bug in the Event Engine administration section for Professional Edition.
- Fixed bug with two factor pin code email timeouts.
Main Focus: Event Subscriptions (“Custom Alerts”) and Active Directory Synchronization Performance
Features and Enhancements:
- Event Subscription feature:
- Users can receive email alerts for custom event subscriptions.
- Subscription events include: Unlimited Administration Mode toggle, Secret Edit/Add/View, Role and Group Assignment changes, Secret Expiration, Configuration changes, and many more.
- Improved Active Directory Synchronization to reduce time spent retrieving domain information.
- Added option to additionally force owners and approvers to request access on a Secret.
- When approving access to a Secret, users can specify the access window down to the minute.
- Added optional port field to the default Oracle Template and Oracle Remote Password Changer.
- Increased performance for folder permission updates.
- Removed Security Code from Credit Card Template for new installations for PCI compliance.
- Fixed bug where duplicate Secrets could occur during create.
- Fixed bug with assigning groups by users for administrator role validation.
- Fixed bug where the custom command test action did not correctly replace all parameters.
- Updated Heartbeat to perform additional validation in cases where accounts may not have the login privilege.
- Fixed web launcher for Chrome and Safari.
Main Focus: Usability and Performance
NOTE: An important security update has been released for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Please ensure that this update is installed on your server to ensure maximum security. For further detail and how to obtain the patch, please click here.
NOTE: We are phasing out support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Future releases will not support Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
Features and Enhancements:
- Added support for changing Scheduled Tasks on Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 instances.
- Improved Search performance for highly nested folders.
- Offline upgrades can now be performed by uploading a local zip file.
- Database Connection Reset page now resets the application automatically.
- Require Comment to View and Approval for Access can now be applied to the same Secret.
- Require Comment to View coincides with checking out a Secret.
- Secret Access Request now shows full request history on Pending Requests page.
- Notification emails sent for Request Reason now contain the user entered reason comment.
- Added ability to encrypt the instance encryption key with DPAPI for added security.
- Backup file path now allows all valid special characters.
- Allow setting an AutoChange schedule on a Secret before enabling AutoChange.
- Fixed bug in Integrated Authentication with local Windows Accounts.
- Secrets mapped to Users through inactive groups are no longer visible in custom reports.
- Fixed exception that occurs on Remote Password Changing Agents after upgrades.
- Fixed issue where updating file attachment did not save in certain situations.
- The Enter key now works on home page search box.
- Fixed sort for inactive users on User Administration page.
- Fixed Active Directory Synchronization login error on Domain search when fully qualified username was not used.
- Fixed bug in Oracle password changing by updating template to allow additional parameter specifications.
- Fixed bug in the autopopulate search where clicking a Secret failed to navigate to the Secret view page.
- Fixed error when running “Test Action” on remote password changer custom commands.
- Updated Error Reporting in order to address a vulnerability in ASP.Net. For more information see this Knowledge Base article
Secret Server Agent
- Use Remote Password Changing, Heartbeat, Dependency Finder on external networks.
- Easy Agent Installation with MSI.
- High Security: Full over-the-wire Encryption.
- Requires no incoming ports on the Agent network.
- Customizable URL and Server Port.
- Light-weight bandwidth usage.
- Client automatically upgrades when Server is upgraded.
- Require Comment when a Secret is Viewed (useful for tracking change control numbers).
- Bulk Operation to enable Require Comment on Secrets.
- Major Database Performance increases in Home, Secret View, and background threads.
- Added Bulk Operation for Remotely Changing the Password. This can be used to keep mutliple accounts in-sync with the same password.
- Improved Search in Navigation Bar to go directly to the selected Secret (when unique name).
- Updated Search Indexer to run as a batch process.
- Fixed performance issue when Unlimited Administration Mode is turned on.
- Fixed RDP Launcher to work consistently for local Windows Accounts on Windows XP machines.
Remote Password Changing
- Added Cisco password changing support (SSH and legacy Telnet).
- Added Unix Root Account password changing using separate Secret for login.
- Added the Remote Password Changing tab for configuring options on a Secret (moved AutoChange checkbox to this tab).
- Password change can be set up for Active Directory and Windows accounts using a privileged account instead of the account changing its own password.
- Added the ability to create configurable command sets for handling different platforms and operating systems to do password reset using SSH or Telnet (including using credentials from other Secrets).
- Added the ability to test Password Reset and Verify from an admin dialog.
- Added the ability to specify the port for password changes when using SSH and Telnet.
- Added button to allow cancellation of Change Password Remotely.
- Secret Heartbeat will test the credentials stored in Secret Server on a periodic basis to ensure they are still valid.
- Receive email alerts when a Secret fails the Heartbeat.
- Supports all Remote Password Changing templates and Password Verify.
- Web Launcher to automatically login to websites using credentials stored in Secret Server.
- Web Launcher bookmarklet for single click login from the browser (supports all browsers).
- Note: Secret Assistant is being retired in favor of the Web Launcher and bookmarklet (Secret Assistant is still supported but no longer recommended).
- Automatic download option for the latest Web Launcher settings for commonly used sites from thycotic.com.
- Made extended Search Indexer split indexed terms into 3-12 character segments instead of just 3 character segments.
- Made extended Search Indexer not split the search term before searching.
- Improved order of search results. Exact matches on name will be on the top, followed by ‘like’ matches in the name (ordered by name) and then secret item hash matches (ordered by name).
- Added webservice to use Integrated Windows Authentication to allow scripts to run without having embedded username/password and retrieve passwords from Secret Server.(see KB article)
- Updated Active Directory synchronization to support Child, Parent, and Sibling Domain Credentials.
- Changed all random number generation to use System.Cryptography.RandomNumberGenerator for improved security.
- Increased the hash iterations on both local user passwords and DoubleLock passwords to provide additional security against brute force attacks on the hashes.
- Extended IP Address Range restrictions to work for class A and B networks.
- Added Maximum Offline Minutes feature so that mobile devices can only cache data for a limited time.
- Added a Generate Password button to the “Change Password Remotely” page.
- Split Unlimited Administrator role into “Administer Unlimited Admin Configuration”, “Unlimited Administrator”, and “View Unlimited Admin Configuration”.
- Changed minimizing on Copy to Clipboard to be a per user preference.
- Fixed “No process is at end of pipe” SQL exception that occasionally occurred after doing an iisreset.
- Added email addresses to all users during Active Directory synchronization even if disabled in Secret Server.
- Fixed URL field on Secret to open correctly if http:// is not included.
- Fixed SSH issues when changing passwords on SUSE Linux.
- Fixed the ActivityDirectorySynchronization page, the AvailableGroups listbox no longer displays Groups that have been removed in AD.
- Added saving of the ADGuid for new groups when Save button clicked on the Group Synchronization page (instead of waiting for first AD sync).
Features and Enhancements
- Added the ability to specify the characters to separate on when building the Search Index. Note: On upgrade the current search index will be rebuilt.
- Updated Dependency Finder to allow the user to manually specify the machine names to search.
- Disabled the trace and debug settings from the Web.config by default.
- BUG: Fixed Administration Export for IE when SSL is enabled.
- BUG: For XP machines, fixed the unsupported hash algorithm error for both the Email Pincode process and the Search Indexer.
- BUG: Updated RADIUS login to process passwords greater than 16 characters long to support Yubikeys.
Main Focus: Custom reports, support for RADIUS, and more
Features and Enhancements
- Reports page allows administrators to view standard reports, or to create reports with SQL and charting options. Reports can use a variety of 2D or 3D charts.
- Reports can be displayed with all their associated data points (grid).
- Reports can be placed into categories, and these categories and their reports can be organized using drag and drop.
- Reports can have rows with different colors based on data values
- Reports can be created using parameters such as start date, end date, and user ID.
- Added support for RADIUS integration to authenticate to Secret Server. This will work with AuthAnvil tokens, RSA tokens, and any other authentication scheme that supports RADIUS.
- Secret Server now uses FIPS 140 compliant algorithms and operates normally when limited to FIPS 140 only under Windows Security/Group Policy.
- Auto-complete added to Secret search textbox.
- Terminology change – renamed “inactive” to “deleted” for Secrets.
- Added scrollbars to Search and Browse tabs in homepage – makes it easier when you have lots of folders.
- Added icons to permission grids to indicate person or group.
- Groups in permission grid are clickable, which shows the list of users in the group.
- Date time picker works with the user’s preferred date/time format.
- Added “copy to clipboard” support for Chrome and Safari.
- The layout of the Configuration page is now categorized into tabs for better organization.
- Added IP address logging for all failed authentication attempts. Previously, only attempts that caused lockouts were logged.
- Improved localization so that messages that do not exist in the localized XML file are rendered as “Resource Not Found:”.
- Changed the inactivity timeout timer to reset on partial postbacks. This means that users will not get redirected due to inactivity when browsing folders or searching for secrets on the home page.
- Added on-screen notification for support license expiration.
- Added Configuration settings for an instance level default Time and Date format.
- Added separate page (DBConnectionReset.aspx) to allow users to change their database connection information without going through the installer.
- Added the ability to reset a forgotten DoubleLock password.
- Added Folder Search to the Folder picker.
- Added Folder Templates to support Folder (default), Customer, and Computer.
- Greatly improved Home page performance for running BulkOperations for larger instances.
- Improved the Change Password screen to give instructions for the password complexity guidelines.
- Improved System log to support having a maximum number of rows and to alert administrators when the log is truncated (by 50%).
- Updated the Launcher to support having a “blank” domain for local accounts.
- Updated the Launcher to support credentials for launching into multiple hosts. The user will be prompted to enter the Machine or Host before the RDP or Putty instance is opened when wired to the “user input” field.
- Added a User and Group picker to replace the dropdownlist for user and group assignment for large instances.
- Updated the User create process to automatically assign the “User” Role by default.
- Added a grid of the user’s Roles on the user view page.
- Webservice additions and updates:
- Added FolderId to the Secret get methods
- Added the ability to specific the folder on Secret Create and Update
- Added Folder webservices for Get, Create, Update, and Search
- Added support for RPC support for Sybase databases.
- Added the ability to migrate a local user to an Active Directory user and maintain the existing groups and permissions.
- Added the full Folder Path on the folder edit and create pages.
- Search Indexer will split by newline.
- Added icon for NATO phonetics translation of Secret field on Secret View page for reading information verbally.
- Added Login form to the “Logged in at another location” page.
- Update the Resource Provider to support changing a single element with custom resource such as the Help link.
- Session Timeout has been moved to external config file to prevent overriding settings on upgrade.
- Added folder picker and “include subfolders” option to the User Audit report.
- Added “Last Date” column to the user audit report page.
- Added “Save to File” functionality for many grids.
- Added common table expression functionality to folder database queries to improve performance on SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.
- Updated code signing certificate for Launcher.
- Fixed bug that caused Dependency Finder to time out prematurely for some systems.
- Changed “lock out” for Web Services to be consistent with logging in through the Web interface.
- Removed unnecessary validation when entering a new domain that required the domain account to have reset password permissions.
- Fixed issues with Admin Secret Export for some browsers.
- Fixed Dependency to show all computers found in Active Directory.
- Fixed the Keep Alive thread and other background threads to avoid spamming the system log when thread cannot be stopped.
- Fixed the Active Directory Group Synchronization page to display the listboxes with a proper width for all Browsers.
- Expanded the SQL timeout on backups to support large instances.
- Updated Active Directory synchronization to properly assign membership for groups made up of both child and parent domain users.
- Fixed the display of login policy to fit inside the box.
- Turned off autocomplete for password textboxes on the “Secret Edit” screen.
Main Focus: Bug fixes
- Fixed bug where Folders would not be visible in Unlimited Admin Mode.
- Fixed bug when adding a new domain with a non-Administrator account.
- Fixed bug that caused Active Directory synchronization to crash if an AD user could not be accessed.
- Fixed bug that would incorrectly enable an AD user that exists in AD and Secret Server but are not in a synch group.
- Fixed bug related to Remember Me value and Inactivity Timeout.
Main Focus: Responding to customer requests
- Added support for child domain users being members in parent domain groups.
- Remote Desktop Preferences for the Launcher
- Copy to clipboard, admin/console, attach drives, share printers
- Ability to Delete IP Address Ranges
- Embedded mode to Hide Headers and Footers
- Improved support for Database access through Windows Authentication to have the background thread run with identity of the site instead of AppPool
- Added Permission and confirmation for force expiring secrets on the User Audit Report.
- Added Full Path to folder in Secret View and Edit alerts.
- Improved the performance on the Domain Synchronization for selecting AD groups.
- Made Favorites click through to its own bookmarkable page.
- Terminology Change: “Owner” permission replaces “Share.”
- Improved and fixed bugs in Backup:
- Backup respects setting for not sending failure emails to Administrators
- Fix scheduled backup inconsistencies for some users
- Limited to 3 retries
- Added better support for incomplete language files, so defaults to English if item is not found.
- Increased folder performance for renaming and editing permissions.
- Updated Domain Synchronization to set the DisplayName for new users and support username changes in Active Directory.
- Updated display issues with listboxes being too small on the Group Edit page and Domain Synchronization page.
- Fixed bug with the Role Assignment screen showing duplicate groups.
- Fixed bug where the Everyone group was not appearing in the Group assignment dropdownlist on the permission screens.
Main Focus: Remote Password Changing enhancements and performance tuning
Features and Enhancements
- Disabled autocomplete on the Next Password textbox for Remote Password Changing.
- Service account credentials in these formats are now found by the dependency finder:
- Updated the Expired Secret log to include when the Secret is not changed due to the expiration time schedule.
- Performance improvements when using Unlimited Administrator Mode.
- Performance improvements on the Folder edit page.
- Remote Password Changing will no longer fail when a privileged account on a dependency is not set. Instead, it will attempt to use the credentials on the Secret.
- Fixed minor bug that incorrectly displayed encrypted values after saving a Secret.
Main Focus: Usability and Workflow
Features and Enhancements
- Streamlined the Secret creation process
- Single click for folder selection
- Remembers last selected folder
- Allow changing Secret Template on the Create page
- Combined Search and Browse last selected Folder
- Option to allow Secrets to require approval for access
- Email Notifications to approvers and requesters
- Audit is kept of all approve and deny actions
- Secret Access Request Manager page
- Fixed the missing folder indentation in IE 6.0
Main Focus: Responding to customer requests
Features and Enhancements
- Users can now reset their login password through a password reset email.
- Added configuration option to AD synchronization to prevent enabling and disabling users during synchronization.
- Added ability to synchronize email addresses for AD users.
- Added “LockedOut” feature so that failed authentication attempts locks out a user instead of disabling them.
- Added ability to specify whether or not Windows Service dependencies should restart after a password is changed remotely.
- Added ability to handle AD hierarchies that contain cycles in their groups.
- Added several new webservice methods to support the new Secret Server iPhone application.
- Added a password migration tool for Password Corral (See the Tools page in Secret Server for more details).
- Added option to enable a Keep Alive thread so that the ASP.NET worker process never gets shut down.
- Added an audit record for when the launcher is used.
- Fixed bug where inactivity timeout did not work correctly.
- Fixed bug that allowed users to delete folders containing Secrets when the “Require folder for Secret” option was turned on.
- Fixed bug where Windows Integrated Authentication through AD did not work for domains not hosting Secret Server.
- Fixed bug where some AD hierarchies that had root folders with no users in them could cause null reference exceptions.
- Fixed bug that allowed users to view folders and their audits without the appropriate permission setting.
- Fixed bug where a Secret could be created from an inactive Secret Template if the query string was entered.
- Fixed webservices to observe IP address restrictions.
- Fixed bug where inactive roles were being displayed on Admin Role Assignment pages.
Main Focus: Minor updates to 6.1
Features and Enhancements
- Introduced the Failover Partner on Step 3 of the installer to support mirrored database environments.
- Added the use of the legacy Search / Browse functionality before 6.1 as a preference.
- Added an option to allow Browse to also include the subfolders.
- Added a Diagnostics page to assist troubleshooting Secret Server.
- Fixed bug where certain operating system settings would prevent users from being able to create a Doublelock password.
- Fixed bug where the Launcher application did not start correctly.
- Fixed bug where URLs contained in email alerts did not contain the right link.
- Fixed link to a Knowledge Base article on the Backup Configuration page due to KB article restructuring.
- Fixed minor security issue where creating a user with a special sequence of characters would cause unexpected behavior.
Main Focus: DoubleLock for sensitive Secrets and bug fixes
Features and Enhancements
- Implemented DoubleLock to provide an additional security layer for sensitive Secrets
- Enhanced performance for Active Directory authentication
- Separated the “Search” and “Browse” functions on the Home screen
- HTML now renders using “standards mode” (may affect user customized themes)
- Passwords generated for expired Secrets now meet domain credential requirements
- Fixed bug pertaining to an infinite redirect loop related to session expiration and password expiration
- Fixed bug where exception occurred on SecretGet webmethod when user has no permission to a particular secret
- Fixed bug with bulk operations where progress was not reported to the user
- Fixed bug where file attachments with spaces in their names didn’t download properly
- Fixed bug where folder name appeared outside of the dialog when viewing a folder
- Fixed bug where multiple PIN codes were sometimes sent when using Windows Integrated Authentication
- Fixed bug to not allow Checkout to be enabled when Remote Password Changing is disabled
- Fixed broken Upgrade link in Firefox
- Fixed bug where users with permanent cookies disabled were always redirected to LogoutAnotherLocation screen
- Fixed bug to prevent users disabling Autochange on Secrets that require Checkout
- Fixed bug where IOException was occasionally thrown during installation due to file permissions
- Fixed bug that caused NullReferenceException when inactivating a Secret without the required role permission
- Fixed bug that occurred in user auditing when using an IPv6 address
- Fixed UI layout on the dependencies tab related to the explain link
- Fixed bug on Minimum Password Age validation when all fields are zero and checkbox is unchecked
- Fixed bug when unmasking passwords that have XML special characters
Main Focus: Minor Updates to 6.0
Features and Enhancements
- Added support for encrypted connections to SQL Server.
- Changed installer to not overwrite customized configuration files in future releases.
- Extended password length to 127 characters on AD credential used for AD Synchronization.
- Fixed bug where expired password and expired license caused redirects.
- Fixed bug where user with an expired local password could still use webservices.
- Improved stability of AD Synchronization capabilities.
Main Focus: Remote Password Changing and user experience
Features and Enhancements
- Enhanced Remote Password Changing to allow setting a specific date and time schedule for changing service account passwords and their dependencies.
- Dependent Windows Services are now automatically restarted when a service account credential is changed.
- Added Remote Password Changing support for Oracle accounts.
- Users can now specify their preferred date/time format.
- Added new role permission to use the launcher feature without being able to view the password on the Secret.
- Added AJAX support to various features to enhance the user experience.
- Disabled the ‘Search by Active Secrets’ option for users without the ‘View Inactive Secrets’ permission.
- Improved performance of initial AD sync page load.
- Updated Russian Localization to support new features.
- Fixed bug where content was not correctly displayed on the ‘Expired Secret’ report page.
- Secret Server 6.0 no longer supports Windows 2000 due to our upgrade to the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Minor Updates to 5.1
- Changed link on Administration pages, from “Languages” to “Language Maintenance”
- BUG: Fixed issues with URL case sensitive localization causing mixed languages to be displayed.
Main Focus: New email alerts and support for PuTTY
Features and Enhancements
- Added support for launching PuTTY for UNIX-based secrets
- Added ability to receive email alerts when secrets are viewed
- Added ability to receive email alerts when a dependency fails to update on an automatic password change
- Added new role permission for searching/viewing inactive secrets
- Changed folder creation/movement to only require edit permissions on the parent folder
- Added support for Remote Desktop launcher with Windows Integrated Authentication
- Added new bulk operations for deactivating and setting autochange on secrets
- All pages now maintain scroll position on postback
- Added a Languages page for Administrators to update and translate content to their language of choice
- Added an OK button to the top of the Folder picker
- Added additional folder management buttons to the top of the Folder Administration screen
- Added functionality to make Secret Server 64 bit compatible
- Searching on all fields no longer splits words up by periods
- Fixed bug on Login where a minimum password age error was shown when creating a local user
- Fixed bug with Windows Service Dependency Changers when using Windows Accounts due to a missing prefix of the machine name
- Fixed bug related to unlimited setting on Remember Me
- Fixed null reference bug on Secret Audit when user does have “View Secret” role permission
- Fixed bug where an incorrect validation message was displayed when password history was set to ‘all’
Main Focus: Minor enhancements to 5.0
- Improved database indexes for search functionality.
- BUG: Fixed issue that intermittently occurred in older Secret Server instances when upgrading.
- BUG: Fixed to not send alerts when search indexing.
- BUG: Fixed Secret Template to not allow search indexing on file attachments.
- Fix: Cleaned up the CSS and layout on several pages.
Main Focus:Changing Passwords for Scheduled Tasks and Service Accounts
Features and Enhancements:
- Enhanced Remote Password Changing to update dependent Scheduled Tasks, IIS AppPools and Windows Services.
- Added Checkout option to provide accountability for the use of a secret – the password gets changed automatically on checking.
- Enhanced search functionality to allow users to search by all fields.
- Implemented ‘Change Password Remotely’ feature to allow users to immediately change a password on a remote server.
- Added new default theme to enhance the readability of the UI.
- Export by folder now includes all child folders.
- Added the SecretID field to SSwebservices to provide integration for custom development.
- Administrators can now force local user password expiration.
- Added configurable minimum password age requirements for local user passwords.
- Added password history configuration options to prevent users from using past local user passwords.
- Webservices and Secret Assistant usage now creates view audit records.
- SSH Remote Password Changing now works for “root” accounts.
- Added ability to automatically delete excess database backups on the application server.
- Fixed bug that occurred when trying to access the Administer Groups page with no active local groups.
- Fixed unlimited remember me bug with Secret Assistant.
- Fixed bug when trying to create a new secret from a Secret Template with no fields.
- Fixed bug where SSH remote password changing left open connections.
- Fixed bug where Secret Assistant would return inactive secrets.
- Implemented SSH for password changing on Linux accounts.
- Fixed bug with Active Directory Synchronization when pulling users and groups from an organizational unit.
- Fixed issue with the ‘next password’ component of Remote Password Changing.
Main Focus: Enhancing Folder Functionality and Security
Features and Enhancements:
- Added configuration option to allow Secrets to inherit folder permissions by default.
- Added configuration option so that a user must have view permission on a folder to see it.
- Users can now create and manage their own folders without them being visible to all users.
- User now requires Edit permission on a folder to be able to add secrets to it.
- Added a new ‘Everyone’ group to include each existing user for easier management and legacy folder permission support.
- Tightened folder restrictions to require share permission on a parent folder in order to add a child folder.
- Implemented audit records for when Groups are created, made inactive/active within Secret Server.
- Implemented audit records for when users and groups are created or made active/inactive from Active Directory.
- Renamed two Role Based Security permissions: Administer Roles is now Administer Role Permissions and Administer Group Roles is now Administer Role Assignment.
- Secret Types are now labeled as Secret Templates.
- Added an ‘Evaluation Expiry’ notice to alert users when their evaluation is about to expire.
- Fixed bug when users were made inactive when Secret Server could not connect to Active Directory.
- Fixed bug where Backup did not work properly if a database name contained certain characters.
- Fixed error that occurred on the AdminGroupByGroup page when no groups exist.
- Fixed error when trying to import folders with line breaks in a Secret field.
- Fixed issue with Password Type configuration not saving correctly in certain situations.
Main Focus: Addressing Role Based Access Control
Features and Enhancements:
- Implemented Role Based Access Control (Role Based Security) to set granular, assignable permissions for users.
- Added the ability to launch Remote Desktop from a secret.
- Added the ability to import secrets by folder.
- Secrets can now be exported with a folder name.
- Added “Run Now” button to the Remote Password Changing screen.
- Implemented a visual keyboard on the login screen to thwart keyloggers.
- Added the ability to create custom web.config files to override the default impersonation settings that will not be overwritten on upgrades.
- Added a dropdown on the results screen for users to define the amount of secrets to display.
- Created a Security Hardening Report that displays the security level of your system’s installation.
- Created the SecretTypeSetActive.aspx page for quickly setting the active status on Secret Types.
- Improved the “Help” documentation.
- Groups deleted from Active Directory will now be disabled.
- Improved performance by adding caching for theming.
- Specific passwords can be set on the Remote Password Changing – AutoChange feature.
- Added a preference for showing a full folder path on the home search grid.
- Implemented robot.txt file to stop search engines from indexing Secret Server installations.
- Folder creation and editing is now an assignable permission.
- Added a search textbox to the Users screen.
- All cookies are now HTTP only for additional security.
- Added “Save and Add New” button SecretView.aspx.
- Increased the visual size of the notes field.
- Fixed bug where an exception was thrown when invalid information was entered in the “minimum password length” configuration option.
- Fixed bug where the folder picker modal did not work properly when Secret Server was viewed inside a frame.
- Fixed error where Secret Type export XML format was incorrect.
- Fixed bug where notification emails did not contain the full URL for the installation.
- Fixed bug where Integrated Authentication was not setting last login.
- Fixed bug where permission checkboxes were being displayed when the secret was set to inherit permissions from folder.
- Fixed bug where duplicate users appeared in the Active Directory synchronization preview.
Main Focus: Improving permission inheritance and bug fixes.
Features and Enhancements:
- Bulk operations now supports enabling folder inheritance on a secret.
- Deleted Synchronized Active Directory groups are now disabled within Secret Server.
- Added support for automatic backups on servers at different locations.
- Fixed bug when editing folder permissions that include a disabled user.
- Fixed padding error for secret item history for very large values on secrets.
- Fixed bug in Remote Password Changing due to new column for inherited permissions.
- Fixed broken “unmask password” image on ‘Secret Edit’ page.
- Fixed ‘Remember Me’ bug due to .NET 2.0 migration.
- Fixed ‘Close’ image on dialog.
- Fixed paging problem on AdminExport grid.
- Fixed bug where expiration date did not decrease on old secrets.