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Sneak Preview: Secret Server Launcher for Mac

September 11th, 2012



The Thycotic Dev Team is hard at work with new functionality for Mac!  While I don’t have all the details, I do have a few items I can share.  Currently, we’re looking at an “end-of-Q4 2012” release date.  This date may slip, but it’s accurate for now.

Details I can share:

  • The Launcher will support Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome.
  • The underlying technology uses is a NPAPI plugin. A quick install of a plugin is all it takes to enable the launcher for Mac.
  • Will support SSH and a built-in SSH client will be used.
  • Will support Microsoft Remote Desktop provided the Mac Remote Desktop application is installed.  See Figure 1 for the screenshot of Remote Desktop.  Figure 2 shows the Launcher Helper application in Firefox.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Features due out after the initial release (available in later updates):

  • Custom Launchers will be available in a subsequent update.  Remote Desktop and SSH will be the only launchers supported initially.
  • Session Recording functionality will be available in a subsequent updates.

The Dev Team is interested in hearing your comments, please post your questions and thoughts below!

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5 thoughts on “Sneak Preview: Secret Server Launcher for Mac”

  1. Cannot wait for this! About time we get some Mac love! 🙂

    Comment by Matt_y on September 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

  2. being able to launch an ssh shell via iterm from a mac client would definitely be a plus.

    Comment by Kevin W on September 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  3. Did anything ever come of this? We are in need of Mac support w/ Secret Server.

    Comment by Scott Eno on January 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

  4. Thanks Scott for the comment! I have reached out to our support team with your question and they will be in touch with you soon! Happy Friday, Jordan.

    Comment by Thycotic Team on January 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  5. Hi Scott, we have provided an update regarding Mac support in a forum post http://www.average-wrench.thycotic.flywheelsites.com/forums/messages.aspx?TopicID=622. Please take a look there if you have not already seen it. –Duangjai

    Comment by Thycotic Team on January 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm

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