Passwordstate V9 Changes for Authorized Web Servers

With the soon to be released Passwordstate V9 Beta we’ve overhauled the Authorized Web Servers functionality. The Authorized Web Servers is used to mitigate against the theft of your Passwordstate Database and the credentials it contains. This is done by explicitly tethering the Database to specific NetBIOS Server Names, preventing your Database being hosted in an untrusted environment.

Enabling this is straight forward, by navigating to Administration->Authorized Web Servers and adding the NetBIOS names of all servers you want to explicitly authorize being able to host the Passwordstate Website. The current version 8 of Passwordstate screenshot is shown below,


New Authorized Web Servers

With Passwordstate V9 we’ve consolidated the location for all Passwordstate Servers and provided greater functionality. The new Authorized Web Servers allows you to specify the NetBIOS names for your Passwordstate Servers, including High Availability members as well as for your App Server. It provides,

  • A status indicator for each server showing the Polling Health and the last time polled
  • The build number of each server
  • The assigned Server role, either Primary or App
  • The High Availability mode status
  • The installation path for each server

The new screen can be seen below,


Note that the Polling is performed in line with all hosts and performed by the Windows Service. The Last Poll Time is the last Poll that occurred. Each Server’s Build No and Install Path is also automatically retrieved on a successful Poll.

When you Add New Authorized Web Server you now have to provide it with not only the Host Name, but also the Server Role (Primary Server, High Availability Server or App Server) but also the type of High Availability Node (Active or Passive) when you have selected the Server Role as High Availability Server,



Note the functionality above replaces the PassiveNode functionality previously located in the Web.config file.

What is the App Server Mentioned Above?

Passwordstate V9 introduces a new Server Role, that of the App Server. But what does it do you ask….well that’s for next week’s blog.

Remember, all feedback is welcome via support@clickstuidios.com.au

Comments

  1. You said ‘a new Server Role, that of the App Server. But what does it do you ask….well that’s for next week’s blog.’ It’s been a week! 😉

    Not that I’m chomping at the bit to get more information and details about V9 and the mobile app. 🙂

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