Selection/Dropdown fields on Secrets

16 03 2011

Secret Server supports Selection/Dropdown fields but not many customers know about this feature.  In this example, you can capture the version of SQL Server as a dropdown field in your Secret.

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Selection fields can be created by editing a Secret Template and adding a new field (Administration | Secret Templates | Edit).  Then choose the selection list icon on the Secret Template Designer screen.selection1

You can then add different field values … in our example, we added 2000, 2005, 2008 to represent the different versions of SQL Server for our SQL Server Account Secret Template.





Secret Server iPhone app does not use keychain

15 03 2011

There have been some movies going around lately showing how to compromise an iPhone and reveal all the stored passwords in the Apple keychain in minutes.

David from our engineering team talks about how the Secret Server password app for iPhone is not susceptible to this type of attack because it uses its own files for encryption along with a randomly generated key that includes device specific information.

David talks about encryption on Secret Server iPhone app.




Saved Searches in Secret Server Dashboard

14 03 2011

A little known feature in the new dashboard is the ability to “save searches”.  I didn’t know about this until one of the engineers showed me … it isn’t exactly a saved search but it is close.

Steps

  1. Drag the <All Folders> folder to the top to create a new tab. This will create a new tab with a Secret Explorer widget.
  2. Type your search term in the search bar and choose any other desired search parameters – in my case, I typed “cisco” and changed to only show “Cisco Router” templates.
  3. Click on the tab to rename it to match your search – in my case, I named my tab “Cisco”.

 

That’s it.  You now have a tab called Cisco that holds a saved search to find all your Cisco devices.  You can come back to this tab at any time to see the results of that search.

 

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