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Purpose: This post outlines the process you need to follow, to grant someone access to the Remote Session Launcher, without them having the need to know the password. An example could be you have a contractor coming on site, and you want them to connect to machines and perform work, but you do knot want them knowing the password they are using to connect. If you are not familiar with how to set up the Remote Session Launcher, please see this in depth Forum Post - https://www.clickstudios.com.au/community/index.php?/topic/2110-how-to-set-up-the-remote-session-launcher-passwordstate-8/ 1. Under the Passwords tab, add a new Password Record that has an account that has permissions to connect into machines on your network. The following example is an Active Directory account which can connect to any Windows Server or Desktop. **Note, you do not grant the contractor permissions to see or use this Password Record: 2. Under Hosts tab -> Hosts Home, create a new Remote Session Credential, and link it to the existing Password Record you just created: 3. Grant your Contractor access to the remote session Credential you have just created in step 2 above: 4. Under the Hosts tab, grant the user access to the Folder of your choice, which has the machines added into it: 5. The user will now be able to choose a Host of their choice, and click the Auto Launch button. This will use the Remote Session Credential to establish a connection to the remote host, and the contractor will not have access to the password that they have connected in with: Regards, Support Click Studios
As of Passwordstate 8, it is now possible to configure the Remote Session Launcher to connect using TeamViewer, instead of using the native windows Remote Desktop Connection tool. Below are some simple instructions on how to do this, and we assume you have some experience with setting up the Remote Session Launcher utility previously. You will need to ensure that you have the Remote Session Launcher installed, your browser configured and you know how to add hosts into the system. For more information on now to do this, please see this Forum Post: https://www.clickstudios.com.au/community/index.php?/topic/2110-how-to-set-up-the-remote-session-launcher-passwordstate-8/ This also requires you to install the TeamViewer client on your machine, and set up your remote TeamViewer machine for unattended access. This means you should have a static password configured for the remote TeamViewer machine. Step 1: When adding a Host into the system, ensure you configure it to use TeamViewer Step 2: When adding in a Remote Session Credential, for TeamViewer accounts, you are not required to link it to a Password Record. instead, simply configure the Remote Session Credential for TeamViewer and click Save: Step 3: Ensure you have a Password List that is enabled for Resets: Step 4: When adding a password into your List, ensure you choose TeamViewer as the Account Type, and select the appropriate Host you configured in Step 1. The username should be the Teamviewer ID and the password is the unattended access password you have previously set on the remote machine You should now be able to click the TeamViewer Launch button and it will log you directly into your remote TeamViewer machine, without the need to enter a UserID or Password: Regards, Support Click Studios
With the release of Passwordstate 8 is a new, easier to use Remote Session Launcher utility. This forum Post advises how to set this up from scratch, assuming you have never used our remote session launcher before, and will be connecting into a Windows 10 machine. Related Links: How to configure the Remote Session Launcher for use with TeamViewer - https://www.clickstudios.com.au/community/index.php?/topic/2111-using-the-remote-session-launcher-to-use-teamviewer-to-connect/ How to allow other users access to log into machines without knowing the password - https://www.clickstudios.com.au/community/index.php?/topic/2112-remote-sessions-without-access-to-password-credentials/ How to set up a Host Discovery job to import Windows or Linux machines in from Active Directory on a schedule - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UifVi2rH8x0 Setting up the remote session launcher can now be configured by following these steps. Step 1: Add an account into a password list that has permissions to connect to your machines. Ensure you prefix the username with the domain, if you are using an Active Directory account. Step 2: Under Hosts tab -> Hosts Home, Add a new Remote Session Credential When adding the credential, ensure you select Windows as the operating system, RDP and link it to the account we created in step 1 simply by searching for it. Other options on this page help filter on what machines this Remote Session Credential will connect to, if you choose. Step 3: As a once off process, you will need to install the Remote Session Launcher. Go to Hosts tab -> Hosts Home and click Install and Configure Remote Session Launcher Now click Install Remote Session Launcher and it will download the install files through your browser. Run this as an administrator on your machine The installation is simple, as you can see in the below screenshots: Step 4: You will need to configure your browser to use a custom protocol, so the Remote Session Launcher can launch directly from your browser. This needs to be completed once per user, per machine. Below are the options you should choose depending on what browser you are using. Once you have set this, please close down the blank window that is on your screen Step 5: Add a Host into your System that you wish to connect to. The instructions below are how to add a single host in manually, but it is possible to use other methods to add multiple hosts into Passwordstate quickly. Under Hosts Home, click View All Host Records Click Add Host Configure the host using the screen below as a guide Step 6: begin adding Hosts into your Host Navigation Tree. This is where you'll be launching your sessions from All Hosts must reside inside a Folder. Right Click Passwords Home and select Add Folder Next give the folder a name and click Save Right click the new folder, and select Add Hosts to Folder Search for your Host, select it and click Add Selected Hosts Now you should be able to select the host and click Launch, and it will log you directly into the machine **UPDATE MAY 2018** A recent build has provided an option for Security Administrators to grant access to the Client Based Remote Session Launcher. These permissions can be set under Administration -> Feature Access -> Remote Sessions: **Update 2** In a recent build you can now launch Remote Session directly from a Password Record, which will then use those credentials in the record to connect to the Host. You must be given access tot his feature under Administration -> Feature Access -> Remote Sessions: Your Password Record must be a local account for the host you are connecting into, and it must also be linked to the Host. You can then launch session using this icon: Or directly from the Actions Menu of the Password Record: Training Video: For a video of this set up process, please watch the following: Regards, Support Click Studios