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Get passwords out of batch files and scripts

September 28th, 2012

Some editions of Secret Server have 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…


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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…


Creating Custom Reports in Secret Server

August 30th, 2012

Updated December 2020 This blog post was originally written in 2012.  For the most up to date information on Secret Server’s Reporting capabilities, please visit: Secret Server Features Page: Our features are among the reasons so many IT Admins and IT Security pros consider Secret Server the best Privileged Access Management software in the market.…


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…


Manage SSL Certificates, License Keys, and more in Secret Server

August 27th, 2012

Updated: December 16th, 2020 Do you have copies of your SSL certificates, license keys, network documentation and APIs? Of course! Can you easily search for all of those in one place? Maybe. Is your repository well-organized, access-controlled, and encrypted? Probably not. In addition to passwords and secrets, Secret Server helps you secure sensitive technical information…


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…


Secret Server and Secure LDAP

July 23rd, 2012

This blog post was originally written in 2012.  For the most up to date information on Secret Server and Secure LDAP, please visit: Secret Server Features Page: Our features are among the reasons so many IT Admins and IT Security pros consider Secret Server the best Privileged Access Management software in the market.  Find information…


Using the PuTTY launcher on custom ports

November 23rd, 2011

Do you use custom ports for accessing your systems through SSH or telnet?  If you do, you’ll find that the launcher is configured for standard ports.  Configuring these ports requires the creation of a custom launcher and a few other steps. This can be a useful tool for Secret Server users, especially in those situations…


Inheriting Permissions Based on Folders

July 29th, 2011

Inheriting Permissions based on Folders It is possible for Secrets in Secret Server to inherit permissions from the folder where they are placed. For example, if you install a new managed switch in your network, instead of setting an Active Directory group or users for every network-based Secret, you set the Active Directory group or…