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

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

PS5 Update – ScramblePad Authentication

Hi All,

In version 5 of Passwordstate, we will be introducing a  second-level authentication called ScramblePad Authentication (see screenshot). Some of the features relating to the ScramblePad Authentication are:ScramblePad Password Authentication

  • It can be enabled by Security Administrators for all users, or individual users can choose to use it for their own account – it’s an optional feature
  • A ScramblePad pin number will be assigned to your account, and you must type in the corresponding letters when you log in
  • The letters displayed are randomly generated every time, which is particularly good to mitigate against key loggers – as what you type in for your pin number will be unique every time

We also intend to introduce an option for forms based authentication in the next release. With forms based authentication there will be no reliance on Active Directory, and users will need to type in their username and password to authenticate.

We hope you like the new feature when its released, and we’d love to hear your feedback regarding it.

Regards
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

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