Secret Server iOS 7 Mobile App Upgrade

7 10 2013

As iOS users may have noticed, our Secret Server app received an upgrade with the recent release of iOS 7. The most noticeable sign the app was upgraded is a fresh user interface. However, there are a few other aspects of the latest update that are worth highlighting.

View & Edit Restricted Secrets
Previously, users could not view restricted Secrets from the mobile app. Now, Secrets that have the advanced security settings Require Comment, Require Approval and CheckOut are also accessible from your mobile device.

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Require Comment

 

Require Approval

Require Approval

Checkout

CheckOut

When viewed through the mobile app, Secrets that require a comment will receive an audit entry called WEBSERVICEVIEWCOMMENT to help differentiate comments in the audit log:

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These restricted Secrets will not be cached. Therefore, a user must re-enter information after a 5-minute period (for Require Comment) or when the approval period ends (for Require Approval and CheckOut).

More Information

If you don’t yet use the mobile app and/or would like more information, please see the following articles in our Knowledge Base:

Using the iOS 7 Mobile App with Secret Server Installed Edition

Using the iOS 7 Mobile App with Secret Server Online





Sneak preview of the Secret Server app on Droid

7 07 2010

Here is a movie showing the basic proof of concept application working on the Android Phone simulator. It demonstrates authenticating to Secret Server, pulling down a list of Secrets. Then adding a Secret Server using the web browser and seeing it appear in the app.

This app should be available within 2-3 months.





Folders are coming to the Secret Server iPhone app

6 05 2010

Here are some sneek screenshots of the new folder capabilities in the iPhone password manager app:

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This will allow you to browse folders for customers, teams, servers or different parts of your organization and easily find Secrets within those folders. You are also able to search by folder, create new folders and assign Secrets to folders.

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We are also working on offline caching capabilities for the next iPhone app release. Stay posted – the new version will be out before the end of May 2010!





Secret Server comes to the BlackBerry

5 05 2010

Here are a few teaser screenshots of our new Secret Server Password Management BlackBerry app  that will be going into beta within the next two weeks. The initial beta will only support viewing of data (no adding or updating of Secrets) but the final release version will have adding/editing capability.

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The Secret Server Password Management BlackBerry app will work with your existing Secret Server or can be used with our Online Edition (hosted version).

The team has copied the design of the iPhone app for the most part with some differences to fit better with the BlackBerry platform (such as a context menu to jump to different screens in the app). We are also exploring options for offline caching within both the BlackBerry app and the iPhone app – stay posted for more on this.

Please click here http://www.thycotic.com/beta.html if you are interested in joining our Beta program.

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Bringing Enterprise Password Management to the iPhone

23 06 2009

iphoneWhile there are many iPhone password managers available for home and personal use, Secret Server Password Manager iPhone edition brings privileged password management to the IT professional. And it’s free! With an already-established password management platform, Secret Server iPhone provides the security and convenience needed for you to efficiently manage and track your organization’s most critical passwords from your phone and PC.

Here’s a look under the hood

The Secret Server Password Management iPhone app allows you to view, edit, and create Secrets for multiple accounts. You can also see which Secrets were recently accessed, add favorites, and lock the application with a pin code. If you lose your iPhone, you are still be able to access your Secrets from a computer because the application synchronizes with both Secret Server (installed) and Secret Server Online.

The applications that Apple delivers with the iPhone all share a consistent UI and provide an intuitive user experience, so we went to great lengths to emulate this in our application. For example, when you press a table cell and are brought to a new screen, you expect to see a button in the top left that returns you to the previous screen. You also expect certain animations and screen layouts in other familiar situations. One of the challenges of programming the Secret Server iPhone application was meeting these expectations while still providing a powerful web-based application.

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What makes iPhone programming different from .NET programming is that you have to be more particular about performance and memory management. iPhones are far less powerful than servers, and large memory allocations should be avoided at all costs. For example, in our application the same memory block is used whenever a Secret is created or edited. This may make the code a little harder to read, but it provides a great boost in performance.

In conclusion, writing the iPhone application was a creative, challenging experience and introduced us to a new language, API, operating system, and way of thinking about code. I am very excited about the Secret Server Password Manager iPhone edition, and will be using it on my iPhone every day.

Have an iPhone? Sign up for the Secret Server Password Manager iPhone app Beta today!





Secret Server on the Treo 700

19 04 2008

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Secret Server has supported a "Mobile Edition" for over a year now but it is always tricky making sure that it works correctly on all devices.

Our approach was to bake mobile support into the base product (ASP.NET based) so it simply scales down to the capability of the device.  That sounds simple but unfortunately it depends on making sure that functionality will work with all the limitations of various devices.

My own favorite BlackBerry 8820 does a reasonable job of helping me get to the password I need in emergencies but it is hardly a pleasant browsing experience.  In fairness, no browsing on the device is particularly pleasant since it is slow, struggles with most layouts and has a small screen.  That said, I love it dearly and browsing has never been a core requirement for me since email, contacts and calendar are definitely my most essential.

Today we had a customer ask about the Treo 700 so I tried out the emulator from the Palm website.  It seems to work fine with Secret Server and I was able to browse around and access passwords.

–Jonathan








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