PAM360 Release (Minor) 5001 (23rd November 2020)

New Features

  • PAM360 - Log360 UEBA Integration
    ManageEngine PAM360 now integrates with ManageEngine Log360 UEBA, a machine learning-based tool that analyzes audit logs and detects unusual behavior using score-based risk assessment, anomaly trends, and audit reports. On the whole, the integration helps you to consolidate the extensive resource and user audit trails recorded by PAM360 and render them into fully visualized anomaly reports, interpreted using patterns and user behavior, all from the PAM360 console.

Bug Fixes

  • In the build 5000, there was an issue due to the broken "Your Position" hyperlink in the Windows File Transfer client. This issue has been fixed by upgrading our RDP engine.
  • In build 4101, during AD sync, the resource or user removed from an AD resource/user group still showed up in the PAM360 resource/user group. This issue has been fixed now.
 

PAM360 Release (Major) 5000 (24th October 2020)

New Features

  • Connection Settings
    PAM360 now offers advanced configuration settings for remote connections added to the product, which are customizable for SSH, RDP, and VNC connections, thereby improving the overall user experience while initiating connections from PAM360 to the respective remote resources. Some of the advanced settings include changing the SSH terminal type, modifying the desktop composition for RDP connections, changing the encoding type of VNC connections, etc.
  • Secure File Transfer
    PAM360 now allows bi-directional file transfer between two systems through the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Users can accomplish this by installing the SFTP server in the target remote systems. There is no proposed size limit for file transfer through the secure file transfer mechanism, therefore allowing PAM360 to authenticate the connection and transfer large files without the risk of security breaches. Besides file transfer, PAM360 permits bi-directional upload and download of files between the user's machine and the remote connection they have established, without the need for a remote session. This upload and download mechanism is made possible through the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP).
  • Enhanced Connections
    This release comes with a more polished 'Connections' tab that serves as a one-stop platform to view all the added Connections, Favorites, and Connection Groups. The tab holds some useful options, such as a new secure file transfer option, and a new search filter that facilitates the search of resources within the tab using Name, DNS name, or type of OS. All the connections have the following quick access control buttons; Connect, Request, Checkin, Checkout, Remote App, and Upload/Download files.
  • Remote App
    PAM360 now allows you to connect to specific applications, already configured as 'Remote Apps', in target systems. Adding Remote Apps to RDP connections increases accessibility and ease of use when connecting to remote machines. Remote Apps are of great utility to IT admins in making the privileged sessions easier to control, as they limit users' access to selected applications.
  • Gateway Settings
    From this release, users can customize 'Gateway settings' in PAM360, under 'Admin >> Connections'. Users can edit and control the cipher suites used for SSL communication, set up a different port, choose SSL protocols to be used for securing remote connections initiated from the product, customize HTTP header log settings, etc.
  • New SSH Terminal
    From this release, users can avail of a new lag-free SSH Terminal that uses the WebSocket API and is faster and more responsive.
  • Landing Server for Windows
    Provision to launch secure, one-click RDP access to remote devices in data centers with complete password management. Administrators can now configure landing servers and their login credentials and associate them with the resources managed by PAM360. They can then launch one-click connections with the remote resources, without worrying about the intermediate hop, thus providing them the same experience as the direct connection.
  • Azure MSSQL Support
    PAM360 now supports Azure MSSQL as the backend database. It also allows PostgreSQL to Azure MSSQL instance migration.
  • New Certificate Format - PEM
    A new certificate format, Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM), has been added, in addition to the already available certificate export formats, Keystore and PFX, where the PEM format is used for digital certificates and keys, deployed in web server platforms (e.g., Apache).
  • Support for GoDaddy DNS
    PAM360 now supports GoDaddy DNS to complete the domain control validation procedure while acquiring certificates from public Certificate Authorities, along with the already available DNS support types, Azure DNS, Cloudflare DNS, Amazon route 53, and RFC2136 Update. Using GoDaddy DNS, users can update the DNS record for GoDaddy domain validation from the PAM360 portal itself.

Enhancements

  • Previously, it was possible to configure access control settings at the resource level only, which were applicable for all the accounts under the resource. Now, it is possible to set password access control independently for each account under a resource, without affecting the access control configurations of other accounts in the resource. This ability to set unique configurations for each account helps users maintain unparalleled security levels for each account, based on requirements. Remember, the account-level access control configuration takes higher precedence over the resource-level access control configuration.
  • This release comes with an exclusive page for 'Windows Agents', accessible from the SSL tab, from where users will be able to perform all agent-specific operations such as SSL Discovery using agent, deployment of SSL certificates in certificate groups using agent and CSR Signing with MSCA agent.
  • Certificate deployment in multiple servers has now been made simpler by using an agent, provided the agent is running in the server to be deployed, and both the agent name and the server DNS name are the same.
  • Now, auto-renewal of certificates is possible for the 'MSCA using agent' sign type as well, from 'Settings >> SSL >> Certificate Renewal'.
  • The 'Certificate Sign Report' comes with the following MSCA/Third party CA signing details; Certificate Authority, Certificate Template, Sign Type column.
  • The 'Certificate Renewal report' comes with the 'Renewed By' column relevant to MSCA and 3rdPartyCA renewal details.
  • A new option 'Reissue Certificate' has been added under 'SSL >> GlobalSign' that allows users to request GlobalSign to reissue an SSL certificate.
  • The new 'GlobalSign Orders Report' allows the GlobalSign orders to be added as individual reports, which provide a detailed view of certificate orders requested from the GlobalSign CA
  • From now on, users can add a "Key Comment' while importing a new SSH key and editing an existing key from the repository. Also, users can avail the checkbox "Update comment in associated users" to update the Key comment to the associated end servers automatically.
  • Now, it is possible to add additional properties to a certificate while creating it, by using the 'Advanced Options' menu. It allows users to choose from a list of Key Usage and Advanced Key Usage properties, and add them to the new certificate. Examples for the Key Usage properties include; Digital Signature, Decipher Only, Encipher Only, and Certificate Sign.
  • The DigiCert CA page has been enhanced with a new menu 'Show' that has four options, Expired, Revoked, Rejected, and Others, used to filter the DigiCert CA list view.
  • Now, while adding or modifying the Certificate Groups, it is possible to set 'additional fields' also as one of the 'By Criteria' filters for certificates.
  • While creating an additional field, users are allowed to choose if it is applicable for SSH/SSL/both. The 'Additional fields' option is now available under 'Settings'.
  • New REST APIs 'GET CSR list' and 'Sign CSR' have been added.
  • The 'Expiry Notification' has been enhanced with the custom mail content, 'Title' and 'Signature'.
  • The 'Certificate Renewal Report' page under the 'Reports' tab now comes with a column chooser.
  • Users can now view all the certificates associated with a particular agent by clicking the 'Host Name' of the agent listed under 'SSL >> Windows Agents'.
  • Now, users can tailor schedules by adding custom email content and a unique signature.
  • Now, users can discover certificates issued by a particular 'Microsoft Certificate Authority' just by entering the MSCA name in the relevant text box during discovery. Remember, this additional option will be available in PAM360 installations running in Windows machines only.
  • Now, it is possible to add the Wildcard name in the SAN field while creating a CSR or a self-signed certificate. With the Wildcard certificates, one can secure an unlimited number of subdomains for a registered base-domain.
  • Earlier, Certificate Expiry Notification emails sent to the email addresses specified in additional fields followed a fixed format. Now, the customization settings configured for notification emails in 'Notification' and 'Schedule' tabs will be applied to the emails sent via email addresses in the additional fields as well.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue in Download file API has been fixed.
  • Server certificate update failed in case of Key Store with multiple alias names. This has been fixed.
  • The root and intermediate certificates of PEM format got added as separate entries in the certificates repository. This has been fixed now.
  • Agent got duplicated when re-installed from a different IP address. This has been fixed.
  • The 'Common name' column sorting issue in the 'Certificate Sign Report' wizard has been fixed.
  • The issue in MSCA auto-renewal with the EC key has been fixed.
  • Get Templates issues that existed with the non - English languages have been fixed.

Security Fixes

  • A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issue that occurred due to the absence of output encoding in the Resource name while masking password, theme type, skin color, Category name of the Personal tab, web app connections, and user sessions of the Audit tab has been fixed.
  • The TLS of the SSL agent in PAM360 has been upgraded to version 1.2 and is configurable in 'Agent.conf '.
  • Earlier, during API calls, the Authentication token was passed as a request parameter. Hereafter, each API call made to the application requires the Authentication token to be passed in the request header.
  • Earlier, the Keystore password of the certificate uploaded into the server was appended in the URL, which posed a security risk. From now on, the Keystore password will be sent as the 'RequestBody' to maintain optimal security.
  • A local File Intrusion issue that occurred during the MS store discovery has been fixed.
 

PAM360 Release 4.5 (Security Hotfix) 4501 (16th May 2020)

Security Fix

  • An unauthenticated servlet vulnerability found in our internal framework that posed the risk of less-impactful entries getting inserted in the integration system configurations table, remotely, has been fixed.
 

PAM360 Release 4.5 (4500) (6th May 2020)

New Features

  • Expiry Notifications for SSL Certificates
    PAM360 now enables users to discover, import, and configure expiry notifications for SSL certificates hosted in the following Amazon Web Services: AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Self-signed Certificates Auto Renewal
    PAM360 now supports automated renewal of self-signed certificates along with Microsoft CA certificate renewal.
  • SSL Certificate Deployment and Binding - IIS Server
    From now on, you can both deploy a certificate to the IIS server and also bind it to the desired website in the IIS, all from the PAM360 interface itself, without the need to access the IIS server separately. Also, an option has been provided to automatically restart the IIS server for the deployment and binding to take effect, thereby eliminating the need for the manual restart from the IIS end.
  • Additional Fields PAM360 now brings you the 'Additional Fields' feature, configured from 'Admin >> SSH/SSL' that is used to include any additional information about SSH keys and SSL certificates, stored in the repository. There are four different categories to add the additional fields: character, numeric, date and email. Users can choose to add or remove the additional fields from SSH and SSL views.
  • Column Chooser
    This version of PAM360 comes with the 'Column Chooser' feature that allows users to show or hide columns at runtime, and also rearrange the columns from the current view via drag-and-drop.
  • Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Keys
    PGP encryption is used to enhance cryptographic privacy and authentication for online communication by encrypting and decrypting texts, emails, files, etc. It uses a combination of data compression, hashing, and public-key cryptography to boost confidentiality. Now, PAM360 brings you this PGP functionality in the form of PGP key generation, where the keys are used to encrypt the data like emails, texts, etc. Create, store and manage PGP keys under 'Admin >> SSH/SSL'. Modify the key description anytime, export private/public keys, export keys to multiple email ids, and generate, view, and schedule reports. You can also send expiry notification emails to admins. This feature allows you to share and collaborate information securely among your trusted groups of users and businesses.
  • GlobalSign
    PAM360 now supports integration with GlobalSign SSL—a trusted Certificate Authority and a leading cloud-based PKI solutions provider. This integration enables users to request, acquire, import, deploy, renew and automate the end-to-end lifecycle management of SSL/TLS certificates issued by GlobalSign, directly from the PAM360 web interface.
  • Certificate Deployment using Agent
    PAM360 can already deploy and bind certificates to IIS servers belonging to the domain, where PAM360 also resides. Now, PAM360 can also deploy certificates to IIS servers in demilitarized zones and also bind them to websites in IIS, all using an agent. This makes PAM360 more scalable, as it can deploy and bind certificates in IIS servers, irrespective of whether they are in the same or different domain.
  • CSR Signing using Agent
    In addition to the already available two sign types, namely, 'MS Certificate Authority' and 'Sign with Root', used to sign certificates from PAM360, a third sign type 'MS Certificate Authority with Agent' has been introduced. This new sign type is mainly used to sign certificates originating from a distinct domain, i.e., other than the domain to which PAM360 belongs.
  • Integrating with Ticketing Systems
    PAM360 now integrates with enterprise ticketing systems namely ServiceDesk Plus (on-premise) and ServiceNow. This integration ensures that automatic service requests are created in the ticketing environment to notify administrators of SSL certificates that are at the risk of expiring and certificates that are deemed vulnerable after a vulnerability scan in PAM360. Users can set notification policies to govern the frequency of service request creation for expiring and vulnerable tickets.

Enhancements

  • PAM360 now provides additional insights on agent activity such as heartbeat interval, latest response time and operation performed.
  • For scheduled SSL expiry tasks, users now have the option to choose whether or not, to receive email notifications when no certificates in that particular schedule are nearing expiration.
  • PAM360 offers automatic bundling of individual private key (.key) files and certificate files (.cer/.pem) into 'JKS' and 'PKCS' keystore file formats and provides export option for the same.
  • Two extra categories have been added to the criteria-based certificate group creation: AWS service and Certificate template.
  • Now, it is possible to use the PAM360 service account credentials for authentication while deploying certificates in Windows servers.
  • Henceforth, while creating a certificate, users can provide ephemeral access (validity in hours and minutes) to the certificates created, after which the certificate auto-expires. This eliminates the need for compulsory permanent access credentials to access target systems and also explicit access repeal.
  • It is now possible to perform SNI-based SSL discovery using the Common Name and IP Address combination.
  • The option to filter certificates based on the key length and signature algorithm within specific expiry days has been added to the 'getAllSSLCertificates' Rest API.
  • It is now possible to customize notifications and their intervals. Users can now choose not to receive notifications regarding the expired certificates, and send a separate email and customized subject per certificate, from 'Admin >> SSH/SSL >> Notification Settings'. The same actions can be done while creating new schedules under 'SSH/SSL >> Schedules >> Add Schedule', where you have to select the Schedule Type as 'SSL Expiry'.
  • Earlier, PAM360 allowed signing and deployment of certificates only from Windows systems. Now, it is possible to perform certificate signing and deployment to Windows systems from Linux installations through agents.
  • It is now possible to provide customized subjects in 'Schedules'.
  • In RestAPI, the fetch details format is modified is such a way that the "details" attribute holds all the data. The following is the modified API list; GetCertificateDetails, getallsslcertificates, getAllSSLCertsExpiryDate, sslCertSingleDiscovery, sslCertRangeDiscovery, getallsshkeys, GetSSHKey, GetSSHKeysForUser and GetAllAssociatedUsers.

Bug Fixes

  • Previously, certificate deployment failed if the field "Store Password" contained a space character while creating certificates from 'Certificates → Create'. This has now been fixed.
  • Previously, when performing bulk operations, the "Create and Deploy" action failed when executed on SSH user groups, for RSA and DSA signature algorithms. This has now been fixed.
  • Previously, when there was a "space" character present in a certificate group name, attempting to fetch the SSL certificates report pertaining to that group from the Reports tab threw the following error: "Invalid field format". This has now been fixed.
  • Previously, even after the certificate private key was imported and attached to a certificate in PAM360' certificate repository, the "Export Keystore/PFX" was still disabled. This has now been fixed.
  • During all AD-related operations performed from the PAM360 interface, the 'Connection Mode' got saved as 'No SSL' only, even if the 'SSL' mode was chosen. This issue has been fixed now.
  • Earlier, MSCA signing supported 'java keytool' CSR only. Now, from this release, all CSRs will be supported by MSCA signing. During certificate creation, all values entered in the SAN field were all together categorized as 'DNS' only. Now, the values are segregated as 'DNS' and 'IP Address' categories.
  • When a set of resources is shared with a user(s) with varying access permissions, and when different access permission is granted for one of those resources, the access permission of all the other resources also got changed. This issue has been fixed now.

Security Fixes

  • A SQL injection vulnerability identified in 'Audit Reports' has been fixed.
  • A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issue that occurred due to the absence of output encoding in the user input has been fixed.
  • Earlier, the Keystore password of the certificate uploaded into the server was appended in the URL, which posed a security risk. From now on, the Keystore password will be sent as the 'RequestBody' to maintain optimal security.
 

PAM360 Release 4.1 (4101) (1st April 2020)

Enhancement

  • Just in Time (JIT) Privilege Elevation for Local Accounts
    Now, a PAM administrator can provide just-in-time (JIT) privilege elevation to Windows local accounts in PAM360 with short-term access to a sensitive application or a service, for a defined period, say 30 minutes. In other words, the administrator can use this feature to temporarily elevate an account's privilege to be a Windows Administrator or any other privileged user, and accomplish the required privileged functions. This is useful in scenarios where users do not need continual privilege access but only a temporary, on-demand privileged access to certain applications or tasks.
 

PAM360 Release 4.1 (4100) (3rd February 2020)

New Features

  • AWS EC2 Discovery
    This build comes with the option to discover AWS EC2 instances and their associated privileged accounts, in addition to the already available Windows, Linux, VMware and Network device discovery. Discover the AWS EC2 instances by providing the access key and secret key of AWS IAM users. Discover the privileged accounts associated with each AWS EC2 instance by providing the SSH private key (.pem) of the relevant instance at the time of discovery. You can also discover AWS EC2 instances from multiple regions.
  • Integration with the Automation Anywhere RPA Tool
    ManageEngine PAM360 integrates with Automation Anywhere, Robotic Process Automation (RPA)-powered platform that automates software processes using bots. PAM360 renders a bot that helps you automatically fetch passwords from the PAM360 secure vault without manual intervention. This bot is capable of working in combination with other bots in Automation Anywhere to create a complete endpoint management workflow.

Enhancement

  • Periodic Password Integrity Check
    For resource groups, an option is already available to check if the passwords stored in the PAM360 database are in sync with the passwords in the target devices. Now, a new option 'Periodic Integrity Check' is added that allows you to schedule tasks to run on a specific day/time, or at regular intervals of the specified day(s), or on a specific day of a month. The password integrity check will happen periodically based on the schedule set. Unlike the former option, you can use the new option to check the integrity of the passwords in the desired groups at your convenient schedules.

Bug Fixes

  • During RDP sessions, it was not possible to copy texts using the keyboard shortcut 'Ctrl+C'. This was due to a breakage in the content security policy header enabled in PAM360 build 4000. This issue has been fixed.
  • From build 4000, while updating LDAP details, LDAP users alone got removed from the user group. This issue is fixed now.
  • From build 4000, SSH sessions did not get recorded when the option 'Enable splitting of SSH and Telnet session recordings into multiple files' was enabled under 'General Settings--> Miscellaneous'. This issue occurred in FQDN servers or when the DNS name contained IP address. This issue has been fixed.
 

PAM360 Release 4.0 (4002) (14th January 2020)

Security Enhancement

Earlier, PostgreSQL data directories in Windows installations were entirely accessible to all locally authenticated users. Now, as a security practice, we have exerted the following measures, applicable for installations under the 'Program Files' directory:

  • No inherited permissions are allowed for data and configurations directories.
  • "Authenticated Users" permission has been excluded entirely.
  • Only the CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, Installation User, NT AUTHORITY\Network Service and Administrators groups will have the Full Control over the directories and also can start PostgreSQL.
 

PAM360 Release 4.0 (4001) (13th November 2019)

New Features

  • Integration with DigiCert SSL

    PAM360 integrates with DigiCert—a leading TLS/SSL, IoT and various other PKI solutions provider. Users can request, acquire, create, deploy, renew and automate the end-to-end management of SSL/TLS certificates issued by DigiCert, all directly from the PAM360 portal.
  • CSR Templates

    It is now possible to create and use predefined templates for CSR (Certificate Signing Request) generation from PAM360.
  • Option to Exclude Certificates

    Users can now choose to ignore certain certificates during the SSL discovery or manual addition of certificates into the PAM360 repository. A new option is added under 'Admin >> SSH/SSL >> Exclude Certificate', which you can utilize to add the certificates to be excluded, by specifying their Common Name and Serial Number.
  • Support for RFC2136 DNS Updates

    PAM360 now supports RFC2136 DNS updates to complete domain control validation while acquiring certificates from public certificate authorities (CAs).
  • Support for Browser Extensions

    From build 4001, support is enabled for browser extensions (Chrome and Firefox), which allows you auto-fill passwords to websites and web applications, and set up Auto-Logon gateway to launch RDP and SSH sessions. Additionally, the add-on allows you to view all passwords, resource groups, favorites, etc., and access existing passwords and add new ones - all into a single platform accessible through a central console.
  • Option to modify the email id of the Let's Encrypt account, used by Let's Encrypt to send email alerts of expiring certificates.

Enhancements

  • From the PAM360 build 4001, an option is provided for Linux resource types that users can opt to force map SSH keys to user accounts, even if the target systems are not reachable.
  • Users can now use PAM360 to sign CSRs (either using your internal Microsoft CA or a root certificate) as and when they are generated.
  • PAM360 now supports file-based discovery for scheduled SSH and SSL discovery tasks.
  • A new dashboard widget to provide data about SSL configuration vulnerabilities has been added.
  • Support is enabled for the discovery of SSH keys with ECDSA and ED25519 signature algorithms.
  • A new REST API to view the private key passphrase of SSL certificates has been added.

Bug Fix

In PAM360 build 4000, while trying to integrate with ServiceDesk Plus, the "Invalid API key" error was encountered. This issue has been fixed in this build.