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