PS5 Update – Improved Role Based Access and Permissions

Hi All,

We’ve been busy during the holiday period making improvements to Role Based Access and Permissions (small screenshot below). Here are a few things you can expect to see in the next release:

•    3 levels of assigning access – View, Modify & Admin
•    These 3 levels can be assigned to an entire Password List, or just specific passwords within a Password List
•    Time-based Access – access to passwords or Password Lists can automatically be removed after a set period of time, or the next time when a password is changed
•    Security Groups – Access to Passwordstate, Password Lists and individual passwords can now be achieved through security groups. These can be either local security groups created within Passwordstate, or synchronized with Active Directory security groups
•    We’ve also added another method by which access is approved, but we’re not revealing that one yet – it’s kind of cool ?

As always, love to hear your feedback.

Password List Permissions

Mark

Passwordstate 4.5 Released with Password Generator

Hi Everyone,

Passwordstate 4.5 is now available with the following changes:

  • New – Added Random Password Generator allowing bulk creation of passwords (Ref 45.01)
  • New – Added optional feature for automatically generating a random password when creating a new password record (Ref 45.02)
  • Fix- Fixed a bug where IPv6 IP Addresses could not be added to the Audit table (Ref 45.03)
Passwordstate Password Generator

Password Generator

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For customers wishing to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

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Passwordstate 4.4 Released

Hi Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.4 of Passwordstate, which includes the following changes:

  • New – Added feature whereby you can quickly filter the grid columns by pressing the Enter key – as opposed to selecting one of the filter types from the dropdown list (Ref 44.01)
  • New – Added feature whereby the filtered state of grids is maintained across multiple pages (Ref 44.02)
  • New – Added improved notification for saving grid layouts, and when passwords are copied to the clipboard (Ref 44.03)
  • New – Added feature where you can bulk update passwords in a Shared Password List (Ref 44.04)
  • New – Added two additional reports (formatting improvements) (Ref 44.05)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where proxy servers were caching some page content (Ref 44.06)
  • Fix –  Fixed bug in ‘User Access to Passwords’ report whereby a user’s firstname or surname may not have been displayed if the previous user’s firstname or surname was the same (Ref 44.07)
  • Fix –  Fix bug introduced in 4.3 where the characters < > & weren’t displayed correctly when viewing passwords in the grid view (Ref 44.08)

For customers wishing to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

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Passwordstate 4.3 Released

Hi Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.3 of Passwordstate, which includes the following changes:

  • New –  Added the feature whereby you can show/hide the passwords in the grid view simply by clicking on them (Ref 43.01)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where storing the value of password in the Password field caused a duplicate Control ID when editing the record (Ref 43.02)
  • Fix –  Fixed Unhandled Exceptions error when accessing User Accounts area (Ref 43.03)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where long password fields where bleeding into other grid columns – they now wrap correctly (Ref 43.04)
  • Fix –  Fixed issue where password strength was not always displayed correctly (Ref 43.05)

For customers wishing to upgrade, please follow these instructions:

1. Backup your Passwordstate4 database
2. Download the latest copy of Passwordstate from here – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip
3. Take a copy of the web.config file
4. Uninstall Passwordstate from Control Panel (please note your database will not be touched during the uninstall)
5. Once uninstalled, reinstall Passwordstate
6. Replace the web.config file from step 3
7. Restart the Windows Service ‘Passwordstate Service’
8. 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

We hope you enjoy the new version of Passwordstate, and we thank you for your kind support. Now back to developing version 5.0 – don’t forget to follow our progress on our blog 🙂

Regards
Mark Sandford

PS5 Update – Logical Grouping of Password Lists

Hello Everyone,

Quick update on how we’re progressing with the development of Passwordstate version 5. We’ve now added the feature whereby you can logically group Password Lists in the navigation tree, as per the screenshot in this blog entry. Other things to note about this:

  • Any user can reorganise the grouping by simply dragging and dropping the tree nodes, and the changes are saved in the database
  • Each user can have their own view of how the navigation tree is organised
  • You’ll also notice the ‘Quick Navigation’ feature – if you have a lot of Password Lists, this allows you to quickly search and navigate to the correct one. This feature can also be turned off if you don’t want to see it.
  • You can also associated images with the tree nodes, and Security Admins of Passwordstate can add more if there is not an appropriate image for you to select from

As always, we welcome as much feedback as possible.

Regards
Mark

1st Screenshot of Passwordstate 5.0

This is the first screenshot we’ve shown for the next release of Passwordstate. We’ve had to redesign the UI a little to accommodating displaying the Shared Password Lists in the left navigation tree.

1st Passwordstate 2011 Screenshot

1st Passwordstate 5.0 Screenshot

Passwordstate 4.2 Released

Hi Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.2 of Passwordstate, which includes the following changes:

  • New –  Added feature whereby access to multiple Shared Password Lists can be administered for a user, instead of individually (Ref 42.01)
  • New –  Supports new Registration Key format (Ref 42.02)
  • New –  Added copy password to clipboard feature (this also adds an audit record) (Ref 42.03)
  • Fix –  Improved error checking for NTFS file permissions (Ref 42.04)
  • Fixed issue error whereby spaces in Active Directory usernames was reporting corrupted data in the database (Ref 42.05)
  • Fixed issues whereby imported CSV files where not being deleted after import completed (Ref 42.06)
  • Fixed issue whereby it was possible to grant a user access to a Shared Password List multiple times (Ref 42.07)

For customers wishing to upgrade from version 4.0 or 4.1, please follow these instructions:

  1. Backup your Passwordstate4 database
  2. Download the latest copy of Passwordstate from here – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip
  3. Take a copy of the web.config file
  4. Uninstall Passwordstate from Control Panel (please note your database will not be touched during the uninstall)
  5. Once uninstalled, reinstall Passwordstate
  6. Replace the web.config file from step 3
  7. Restart the Windows Service ‘Passwordstate Service’
  8. 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
  9. Navigate to Passwordstate in your web browser (if you’re currently running version 4.0, you will be prompted for a small update to the database)

We hope you enjoy the new version of Passwordstate, and we thank you for your kind support.

Kind Regards
Click Studios

Copy to Clipboard

Back in version 2.0 of Passwordstate we had the functionality whereby you could click on a graphic in the grid view, and it would copy the password value to the clipboard.

Since then, Microsoft, Mozilla and other browser developers have worked hard to secure their browsers, which resulted in the removal of the ‘copy to clipboard’ feature.

After a little bit of effort, we’re able to provides this functionality again, as well as adding an ‘audit’ record every time a user copies a password to the clipboard. We’ve included an image to show you what it looks like.

Passwordstate Copy to Clipboard Screenshot

Regards
Click Studios

Requesting some feedback for the next version of Passwordstate

Hi Everyone,

We’ve started some planning for the next version of Passwordstate, and we would very much love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in the new version. Simply leave some feedback on this post, or contact us via the web site.

Thanks for all your support and suggestions so far.

Regards

Click Studios

Passwordstate 4.1 Released

Hello Everyone,

Available immediately is version 4.1 of Passwordstate, which includes 10 bug fixes and 3 new improvements since the release of version 4.0. More detail can be found here – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/passwordstate-changelog.html.

For customers wishing to upgrade from version 4.0, please follow these instructions:

  1. Backup your Passwordstate4 database
  2. Download the latest copy of Passwordstate from here – http://www.clickstudios.com.au/downloads/passwordstate.zip
  3. Take a copy of the web.config file
  4. Uninstall Passwordstate from Control Panel (please note your database will not be touched during the uninstall)
  5. Once uninstalled, reinstall Passwordstate
  6. Replace the web.config file from step 3
  7. Restart the Windows Service ‘Passwordstate Service’
  8. 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
  9. Navigate to Passwordstate in your web browser, and run through the wizard to upgrade to version 4.1

We hope you enjoy the new version of Passwordstate, and we thank you for your kind support.

Kind Regards
Click Studios