Automatic Password Rotation

Hello Everyone,

In Version 6 of Passwordstate, we have another new feature coming called ‘Automatic Password Rotation’.

With this feature, when a password expires (based on the ExpiryDate field), you can specify various options for automatically generating a new password and synchronizing the change with the Active Directory or Local Windows account.

You can specify the default values for these options at the Password List level, and then when you add or edit a password record, it will inherit the settings from the Password List. You can then choose to over-ride these values if you like. The options available are:

  • To enable/disable the feature
  • The time of day you want the password to be rotated
  • How many days you would like added to the ExpiryDate field
  • Whether or not to email Password List Administrators when the rotation was successful, or if it failed (for any reason)

Once you save the password record with these options, these settings will stay saved even after the initial rotation – effectively it’s a set and forget feature which will continually generate and update passwords when specified.

The following screenshot shows each of the options:

Automatic Password Rotation

 

We hope you like this new feature when V6 is released, which is just around the corner 🙂

Regards
Click Studios

Time-Based Access to Passwords and Passwordstate

A couple of features we’ve had for quite some time now is Time-Based Access to Passwords, or to Passwordstate itself. To start with, we’ll show you time-based access to Password Lists:

Time-Based Access to Password Lists

When applying permissions to a Password List, you will notice a tab called ‘Time Based Access’. By clicking on this tab you can set the access to expire automatically at a specific time, or by a certain number of days, hours and minutes into the future.

After you have set the expiry date for the access, a new icon will be shown in the ‘Expires’ column of the Password Lists Permission page:

The Passwordstate Windows Service checks every one minute if any access has expired, and removes permissions if appropriate.

Time-Based Access to Passwordstate

Another useful feature is to automatically remove or disable a user’s account in Passwordstate at a set time. The screen for configuring expiry of an account is similar to the one for Password Lists, except this time you can also choose to disable or delete the user’s account.

This feature is very useful if you have contractors working in your organization, or if you have an employee leaving at a known time.

Regards

Click Studios

Passwordstate – Password Management Software