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Cyber Security Responsibilities: Who owns your organization’s PAM Policy Template? 

Who is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing your organization’s Privileged Account Management Policy template? And what is at risk if no individuals or departments are named to ensure that your users and systems are in compliance with your PAM Policy?

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Secret Server and DoubleLock

September 13th, 2012

Do you have a need for additional security when storing your most sensitive data? Where do you store the company’s banking account numbers and other critical financial data?  …top-level credentials for your customer database that contains Credit Card and Social Security numbers?  …credentials for classified system access? When you need that additional layer of security…


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…


Group Management Server Scales for Enterprise

September 5th, 2012

Wait, what is Group Management Server? Group Management Server is Thycotic Software’s brand new self service Active Directory group management tool.  IT Admins can designate Group Owners to control Active Directory Security Group and Distribution Group membership.  Reporting and full audit trails are maintained throughout the system on group management activities including adding, deleting, editing user…


Creating Custom Reports in Secret Server

August 30th, 2012

Secret Server contains robust reporting capabilities, as mentioned in on the Secret Server Report Features Page.  In addition to the default reports included with Secret Server (see Figure 1), additional reports are available for download in the Online Reports Gallery.  Beyond these options, users who aren’t familiar with SQL reporting, may also make a Custom…


How to Create a Custom Web Launcher in Secret Server

August 29th, 2012

Creating a custom Web Launcher in Secret Server is useful for several reasons. First, it allows your organization to share online accounts without revealing the password. Second, it saves time for Secret Server users. It allows users to use one click from Secret Server seamlessly pass the credentials directly to the destination’s login page. Used…


SSL Certificates, License Keys & More in Secret Server

August 27th, 2012

Do you have copies of your SSL Certificates, Licensing Data, and Support Documentation? Of course! Can you easily search for all of those files with a single term? Maybe. Is it well-organized, access-controlled, and verified? Maybe not. Secret Server supports the functionality above by simply building a Secret Template with the proper settings. For example:…


Using Secret Server Links to Securely Transmit Sensitive Data

August 24th, 2012

Having been a Systems Engineer, I’m familiar with the problem of sharing credentials.  My method for sharing login credentials with a colleague consisted of access to a spreadsheet with everything or a Post-it that would be shredded (hopefully).  However, with Secret Server, System Admins are easily able to share credentials with colleagues by sending them…


Unlimited Administrator Mode Suggestions from a Secret Server Admin

August 20th, 2012

While responding to a different but related forum question, a Secret Server Admin made a good point:  Split the ability to enable Unlimited Administrator Mode and the ability to use it.  This is outlined in the Secret Server Best Practices Guide.  Here is a quote from the forum post: 1.) I encourage this on all…


Secret Server SMTP Authentication

August 7th, 2012

As a tie-in to our previous blog post Secret Server and Secure LDAP, SMTP Authentication was another important feature released in Secret Server version 7.8.000036. SMTP Authentication was implemented as a direct result of customer requests. Many of our clients work in environments that require secure messaging. In this release and beyond, Secret Server now…


Secret Server and Secure LDAP

July 23rd, 2012

In April 2012, we released Secret Server v7.8.000036. This was the first release to include support for Secure LDAP often referred to as LDAPS (and not to be confused with SLAPD!) Subsequent releases of Secret Server will support LDAPS. Since the release of LDAPS, it has remained a bit of an unintentional secret (no pun…