Passwordstate 5.3 Released

Hi All,

Click Studios is pleased to announce the availability of Version 5.3 of Passwordstate, which includes 13 new features, 8 enhancements & 12 bug fixes. Notable changes are:

  • We’ve introduced a new feature called Emergency Access. This access is only meant to be used when other forms of user authentication are not possible i.e. AD is unavailable, or users are unavailable
  • Recycle Bin for deleted passwords. You can now restore deleted passwords from the recycled bin if required
  • You can now specify which users (all, none, individuals or security groups members) can create Password Lists, Password Folders, Administer Password List Templates, or request access to passwords
  • Provided the feature whereby you can link passwords copying them between Password Lists – all details are synchronized between Password Lists
  • Multiple Password Generator options are now possible allowing you to assign each Password Generator to different Password Lists
  • User can now choose exactly which email notifications they would like to receive or suppress
  • You can now synchronize the enabled/disabled status of an Active Directory account in Passwordstate
  • When an Active Directory account is deleted, you can now either choose to delete, disable or ignore the matching user account in Passwordstate
  • Modify permissions for Password Lists now has the following options – Add, Edit or Delete passwords
  • When users has ‘Guest’ access to a Password List, you can now choose to allow them to also create new password records
  • You can now choose to receive a Daily Audit Report via email showing the past days activities for the Password Lists you have access to
  • Provided the option to disable the feature which allows you to purge all auditing records
  • Provided option to View or Email another user a direct link to a Password record

You can download the latest release from this location http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip, and upgrade instructions are included in the download.

Regards
Click Studios

 

Passwordstate 5.2 Released

Hello Everyone,

Click Studios is very pleased to announce the availability of Version 5.2 of Passwordstate with 10 new features, 7 enhancements & 9 bug fixes. Notable changes in this release are:

  • Now supports Region Settings (Locales) for individual user accounts which are in different time-zones
  • You can now upload documents and attached them to individual Password records
  • You can now have multiple Password Strength Policies, and apply them to different Password Lists
  • Multiple options are now available for automatically hiding visible passwords – a set time period, or variable time periods based on password complexity or length

For information relating to this release, and instructions in upgrading, please visit our web site at http://www.clickstudios.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=111&sid=2b84989def75cf8e1ddc8e1a868a65d1

We can’t thank our customers enough for their feature suggestions, and working with us to development a better product for everyone.

Regards
Click Studios

Password Attachments

Hello All,

In the upcoming release of Version 5.2 of Passwordstate we will be introducing a feature whereby you can upload/attach documents to password records. There is no restriction on what type of file type you can attach, and each time you upload, delete or view attachments, audit records are added to the systems. All attachments are stored within the database, so they can also be replicated to the High Availability instance of Passwordstate as well.

A couple small screenshots are:

Opening Attachments

 

 

 

 

 


Uploading attachments

Passwordstate Version 5.1 Released

Hi Everyone,

Click Studios is very pleased to annouce the availability of Version 5.1 of Passwordstate. We can’t thank our customers enough for their feature suggestions, and working with us to development a better product for everyone.

To upgrade to version 5.1, download from here http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip, and follow these instructions – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/Upgrade_Instructions.pdf.

Please Note: Version 5.1 introduces the feature of continuous sharing of the Password Lists Navigation Tree with other users who have access to the same Password Lists. Because of this change, this upgrade will remove any nesting of Password Lists in the tree view which you may have created, and this will need to be redone once the upgrade is complete.

Changes in this version are:
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Passwordstate Compliance

Passwordstate on its own cannot make your organization compliant to any regulatory compliance acts (such as Sox or PCI DDS), but it can help your organization reach compliance in the following ways:

  • Access Management – Passwordstate has granular role based access, so segregation of access is possible. Read, modify and administrator permissions can be granted to Password Lists and individual Passwords, either to individual users or users who have membership within a Security Group. Security Administrators (who administer the whole system) have 12 different roles which can be applied
  • Password Length and Complexity – As users administer passwords in Passwordstate, they’re provided visual recommendations for how strong the password strength is based on policy set by the Security Administrators
  • Compliance reporting – Passwordstate has 32 different types of reporting available, based and the majority of events being audited as they occur. You can see a complete list of audit reports here – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/about/compliance-reporting.html
  • Tracking and reporting of password resets – each password within Passwordstate can have an expiry date set, with reporting and email/visual reminders as a result
  • Password Reset Recommendations – when a user’s access to passwords is removed, a recommendation email is sent to each of the Password List Administrators recommending they reset the appropriate passwords
If you have any queries for specific acts, please contact us via our web site and we’d be only too happy to assist.
Regards
Click Studios

Passwordstate 5.0 Update – Build 5006

Hello everyone,

We have a few updates for Passwordstate, with the following changes:

  • Fix – The Image dropdown list was cutoff at the bottom of the browser when adding or editing Password Lists. Only effected small screen resolutions
  • Fix – When an unregistered users browses to the Passwordstate web site they receive the error – ‘Incorrect syntax near…. DEFAULT’
  • Fix – When exporting data to csv, some non-english character sets where not being translated correctly
  • Fix – Improved memory consumption for w3wp.exe process (IIS Worker Process)
  • Updated – Updated to the latest version of ASP.NET Ajax controls
  • Updated – Updated logout screen to provide the option to log back in

If you are experiencing these bugs and wish to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

  • Download the latest copy of Passwordstate from here – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip
  • Backup your passwordstate5 database
  • Take a copy of the web.config file in the root of the Passwordstate folder
  • Take a copy of the files in /images/lookupimages and /App_Data/RadSpell (only required if you’ve added new Account Type Images or added custom words to the Editor’s dictionary)
  • Uninstall Passwordstate from Control Panel (please note your database will not be touched during the uninstall)
  • Once uninstalled, reinstall Passwordstate
  • Replace the web.config and other files file from steps 3 & 4
  • Restart the Windows Service ‘Passwordstate Service’
  • If you have modified the standard ‘passwordstate’ cname DNS entry for the web site, or configured the web site to use a SSL certificate, you will need to redo these steps

Regards
Click Studios

Passwordstate 5.0 Available

Hello All,

Click Studios are pleased to annouce the immediate availability of version 5.0 of Passwordstate, which can be downloaded from http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip.

As version 5.0 requires a new registration key, all existing customers will be emailed shortly with their new key.

Passwordstate 5 Beta

Some of the new features in version 5 are:

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Upgrading Passwordstate from 4.x to 4.5

In order to upgrade to version 5.0 of Passwordstate, you must first be using version 4.5.

To upgrade Passwordstate from version 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 or 4.4 to 4.5, please following these instructions:

  • Backup your Passwordstate4 database
  • Take a copy of the web.config file
  • Uninstall Passwordstate from Control Panel (please note your database will not be touched during the uninstall)
  • Once uninstalled, reinstall version 4.5 of Passwordstate – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate4.zip
  • Replace the web.config file from step 2
  • Restart the Windows Service ‘Passwordstate Service’
  • If you have modified the standard ‘passwordstate4’ cname DNS entry for the web site, or configured the web site to use a SSL certificate, you will need to redo these steps
  • Browse to the Passwordstate web site, and it should take you to a page asking you to upgrade to version 4.5. You will need to specify an SQL account with sufficient privileges to alter table structures i.e the sa account, or an account with the ‘dbcreator’ role.

Regards
Mark Sandford

Passwordstate 5 Beta Available

Hello All,

After more than 6 months of development, our first beta of Passwordstate 5 is now available for download.

If you’re interested in testing version 5, please contact us at support@clickstudios.com.au as we’ll need to generate a new license key for you. You can download version 5 from here Passwordstate 5 Beta, and the installation instructions are included within the zip file.

Passwordstate 5 Beta

Some of the new features in version 5 are:

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PS5 Update – Forms Based Authentication

Hi Everyone,

We’ve now finished coding forms based authentication for Passwordstate, for customers who do not wish to rely on Active Directory for authentication. Essentially each user will need to specify a username and password to authenticate for Passwordstate.

With forms based authentication, Passwordstate is still fully functional except for the following features:

  • Only local security groups can be used to logically organize user accounts – no synchronization with Active Directory security groups is possible
  • ScramblePad Authentication is not available – not really needed as the user has to manually authenticate anyway
  • Adding Active Directory user accounts – obviously 🙂

Regards
Mark Sandford