The Check Out feature forces accountability on Secrets by granting exclusive access to a single user with a One Time Password (OTP).
After ‘check in’, Secret Server password management software automatically performs a random password change on the remote machine.
No other user can access a Secret while it is checked out. This establishes single accountability for a remote machine accessed during a specific time period.
Check Out requires administrators to always use Secret Server as the password is changed after every use. This also ensures a complete audit trail of password usage.
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Check Out Hooks (Requires Enterprise Plus Edition)
The Enterprise Plus Edition allows Check Out to integrate with PowerShell Hooks that can run before and after a Secret is checked out. This can be used for custom checks or actions to ensure that environments are ready; or to validate that specific conditions are met before a user can access a Secret.