Migrating from eWallet

17 12 2007

Some users who are currently using eWallet and other single user password managers want to migrate to an enterprise solution. This will give them the benefit of tracking and managing all privileged passwords in a company.

We are currently working with one customer to produce a tool that will allow a user to migrate from eWallet to Secret Server as painlessly as possible.

Here is a movie showing the migration tool in action: http://www.thycotic.com/movies/secretserver/ewallet/ewallet.html 

If you are interested in this tool please contact support.

– Kevin

Remote Desktop – peek into the future …

13 12 2007

Here is a teaser trailer showing automatic opening of Remote Desktop from a secret in Secret Server.


Watch movie (Remote Desktop from Internet Explorer)

Watch movie (Remote Desktop from Firefox)


There are some technical difficulties in getting Remote Desktop to work like this since it encrypts the password in the .rdp file in a machine/user specific way.

This feature is unlikely to be ready for the Secret Server 4.0 release but should come in an update soon after.


Secret Server 4.0

7 12 2007

We are happy to announce that Secret Server 4.0 is scheduled for release on December 21st.

Search Panel One of the features that is often requested is the ability to search a folder *and* its sub-folders. Starting in 4.0, this feature will be available. On the home page, there will be a checkbox in the search region that will allow you to search in a folder’s children. Also, the performance of searching has been improved by reducing some of the logic needed.

One of the other features that we will be in 4.0 is inherited permissions for folders. With the confusion of how folder permissions currently work, we think this will allow users to better manage their secrets while also working more as expected (more like operating system permissions). Starting in 4.0, you can optionally inherit permissions from parent folders, and a secret can now inherit permissions from a folder. Say, if you choose to have a secret inherit permissions from it’s folder, it will also get the permissions from that folder, and all of it’s parents. If the parents’ folder permission changes, the new permissions will reflect on that secret.

Secret Server 4.0 is shaping up to be the biggest release of Secret Server yet, and we’re excited about the cool new features!

– Kevin

Bulk Operation "Edit Share" explained

4 12 2007

Back in Secret Server 3.0, we added bulk operations to make it easier to deal with lots of secrets.  Typical example – I need to add our network administrators to these 100 passwords with View permission.  This can be easily accomplished using the "Add Share" option at the bottom of the search grid on the home page.

What happens if I accidentally added the wrong network administrators group and now I need to remove their View permission from the 100 secrets.  This is where "Edit Share" comes in.

I recorded a short movie that shows removing "Edit" and "Share" permissions for one group (Administrators) from two secrets.

Watch movie

Add Share – use this to safely add new permissions for View, Edit or Share for a group or user.  It will not affect their existing permissions.  So if a user has View, Edit and you just Add Share ‘View’ then they will still have View and Edit.

Edit Share – use this option to replace permissions for certain users or groups. There is currently a bug that prevents you from removing all permissions for a user or group but that will be fixed in the next release.

NOTE:  The Edit Share does not show existing permissions on your selected secrets.  We have struggled with how to make such a user interface make sense since some of your secrets will have some permissions and some won’t.  It seems difficult to know how to present this in a way that isn’t confusing.  If you have any ideas – please post them to the forums.



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