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Importing Credentials into Secret Server Part Two of Two

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

In our last post we discussed importing secrets manually into Secret Server using our Migration Tool and built in CSV and XML import. This week we are going review how to automatically import credentials into Secret Server. Discovery in Secret Server Discovery is a major feature in Secret Server with two main functions: Scan your […]

Importing Credentials into Secret Server Part One of Two

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

After installing Secret Server and thinking through your Folder and Permission structure, the next step is to import information into Secret Server. Secret Server provides multiple tools to quickly import information into Secret Server, whether you are currently using sticky notes, Excel spreadsheets or a personal password tool such as KeePass. Secret Server can also automatically […]

Conventions for Naming Secrets

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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 […]

Password Requirements in Secret Server

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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 […]

Restricting User Input for Launcher

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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

Taking Web Password Filler On The Road

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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

Launching Batch Files in Secret Server

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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

Get passwords out of batch files and scripts

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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

Using a Web Launcher with Logmein

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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

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