Launch Away-Multiple Launcher Sneak Peek

17 12 2013

One of the most popular features in Secret Server is the Launcher. With one click, Secret Server can launch and authenticate to RDP, PuTTY or a website. You can also launch a custom executable with Secret Server and pass in command-line arguments that reference Secret values. Additionally, the Windows Form Filler can be used to auto-fill credentials for programs that cannot launch with command-line arguments.

Using the Launcher is easy. First, go to the Secret that you want to use. Then, click the Launcher icon to initiate the session directly from your computer. This way, as long as an employee can access Secret Server, they can get their work done – a convenient feature for anyone working offsite.

With the next product release, Secret Server will allow users to assign multiple launchers to a single Secret. This is valuable when one set of credentials is used for multiple access points. For example, you could launch an RDP session with an Active Directory account, then, using the same credentials you could launch a PuTTY session.


You will be able to add as many Launchers as you would like to a Secret, including custom Launchers. Any user with access to the Secret will be able to use all of the configured Launchers. Add and configure new Launchers to a Secret at the Secret Template level, as shown below.


Look for the release later this week. As always, we’ll send out an email announcement once the update is live. If you do not get emails about the latest product releases, update your email preferences here.

Secret Server version 7.8.000061 Released!

17 08 2012

A new release for Secret Server is now available.  For full details, view the official release notes available here:

Secret Server Release version 7.8.000061 is primarily about reporting features and enhancements.  The big announcement is Scheduled Reports.  Secret Server Administrators can now schedule their reports and also have them emailed to a subscription list.  Additionally, a feature called “Health Checks” has been built into Scheduled Reports.  Health Checks allows “if-then” scheduling for reports that should be delivered when user-defined conditions are met.  New parameters #STARTWEEK and #ENDWEEK have been added to the list of dynamic Report parameters.

Other features found in the new release include changes to make Active Directory Synchronization easier when dealing with large Domains.  We also added an Event Subscription for notification messages based on license expiration.  Cosmetic changes can be found throughout the application concerning search controls and maintaining consistency between different parts of Secret Server.  Aside from a short list of self-explanatory bug fixes, the Inactivity Timeout enhancement is the last notable addition.  Inactivity Timeout should now work when closing only browser tabs, but not the browser.  Specifically, when users have multiple tabs open for Secret Server, activity in any one tab will prevent a timeout.

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