Password Manager Pro Release 10.0 (10001) (11th April 2019)
- High Availability Monitoring for PostgreSQL Database Server
Password Manager Pro now comes with more advanced HA management and monitoring capabilities for PostgreSQL database server with various notification options under "Admin >> High Availability". The all-in-one, dashboard-style GUI enables monitoring the availability of your Primary and Seconday servers and the associated databases. You can switch the view from the Primary to Secondary server, and vice-versa, anytime, which allows an effective tracking of your servers and their performance. You will be able to view the following in the HA GUI; the HA summary, the status of the servers and the associated databases, the replication pending count, and the connection lost and connection resumed times. You can also modify the Secondary server details.
Support for SAML-based SSO Configuration for Azure AD Users with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
In earlier versions, though it was possible to use SAML-based Single-Sign-On (SSO) from the Microsoft Azure portal for Azure AD users, the authentication did not happen when Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) was enabled in Azure AD. Now, it is possible to use the SAML-based authentication with Azure AD as the Identity provider coupled with Azure MFA.
- Password Manager Pro supports Active Directory-based Single-Sign-On that works via NTLMv2. While this was working fine in older versions, the NLTMv2 authentication against the Computer Object was failing in version 10.0. This issue is now addressed and the AD SSO feature works fine now.
- In Password Manager Pro version 10.0, the "Advanced Search" field did not return the intended results for the keyword entered using the AND/OR-based search criteria. This issue is fixed and the "Advanced Search" is fully functional now.
- From Password Manager Pro version 9.7, when a user was deleted from AD / LDAP / Azure, instead of a single notification email, there was a continuous triggering of emails from Password Manager Pro, during every sync. This issue is fixed.
- From Password Manager Pro version 9.8, in specific cases, while viewing the resources under a Dynamic Group, other resources out of the group (belonging to the logged-in user) were also displayed along with the resources belonging to the selected group. This issue is fixed.
- From Password Manager Pro version 9.9, when the local authentication for AD users was disabled (under "Admin >> Settings >> General Settings >> User Management"), the local authentication got disabled for "all users". This restricted the users from accessing Password Manager Pro using their local admin credentials and an 'Incorrect Username/Password' error was thrown. This issue is fixed.
- In Password Manager Pro version 10.0, the "Download" button did not work while transferring a file from a remote machine to a local machine via RDP connection. This issue is fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 10.0 (10000) (26th March 2019)
- Linux Resource Discovery using SSH
Earlier, Password Manager Pro supported Telnet-based discovery alone for Linux endpoints. Now it supports SSH protocol as well for resource discovery. By providing SSH login credentials, the Admins will be able to discover the Linux endpoints using an IP Address / IP Range.
Note: Telnet-based discovery will eventually be deprecated as it is not a secured protocol.
- "Let's Encrypt" Wildcard SSL Certificate Management Support
Password Manager Pro already supports SSL certificates signing by "Let's Encrypt" Certificate Authority. Recently, they have upgraded their protocols to enable support for wild card certificate signing as well. Hence, from now on, the PMP users will be able to get their wildcard SSL certificates signed by "Let's Encrypt" CA and manage the same.
- SSL Certificate Discovery from SMTP servers
Password Manager Pro already allows discovery of SSL certificates from Certificate Stores, Microsoft CA and Active Directory. In addition to this, the SSL certificates can now be discovered from SMTP servers as well.
- SSL Certificate Discovery as a Scheduled Operation
Earlier, importing of SSL certificates from the Microsoft Certificate Store was an on-demand operation. Now, it is possible for Admins to create scheduled tasks (under Admin >> SSH/SSL >> Schedule >> Add Schedule) to automatically discover and import the certificates from Microsoft Certificate Store and certificates issued by Microsoft Certificate Authority.
- Import Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs)
Though it was earlier possible to import a key or a certificate inside Password Manager Pro, the Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) had to be generated inside the application only. Now, PMP allows importing (under "Certificates >> Create CSR >> Import") and managing of CSR files, generated externally, by forwarding them to trusted certificate authorities and tracking their status.
- Crumbling of SSH Session Recordings
Formerly, the SSH session recordings were stored as encoded, individual files. This might cause performance issues when the SSH session time is stretched, as the file gets constantly updated in real-time. From now on, the recordings out of extended SSH sessions will be stored as multiple files and rolled over. This should provide a smooth SSH session experience and also a zero buffer time during the session playback.
- Remote Password Reset for Weblogic Server
Apart from the endpoints listed here, Password Manager Pro can now reset, verify and manage the passwords of Weblogic application servers as well. It is possible to manage the passwords of all the Weblogic server versions, as the password reset is performed with the help of JMX service.
- RDP Gateway Enhancements
Password Manager Pro employs "SparkGateway" from Remote Spark for establishing RDP Gateway sessions. The bundled version of SparkGateway, updated in this version, comes with enhanced file transfer functionalities. This allows users to leverage file transfer improvements while opening RDP connections using PMP.
- Option to Retain SSH Keys in Target End-points while Deleting the same from Password Manager Pro vault
Heretofore, when an SSH key was deleted from the Password Manager Pro vault, the same was removed from the associated Unix/Linux endpoints as well. From this version, Admins have the option (in the SSH key delete confirmation window) to choose whether to remove a key from the endpoint, while deleting it from inside the vault.
- While using Internet Explorer, the RDP sessions had intermittent freezing issues and lag, especially when the sessions were idle for 10-15 mins.
- Due to an encoding issue, the SSH sessions did not work, when the users whose AD username begins with the character 'u' logged into the Password Manager Pro.
- When the option "Generate unique password for every account(Recommended)" was selected under "Groups >> Actions >> Periodic Password Reset", new passwords generated were based on the resource group password policy, instead of account password policy. This has been fixed now.
- From version 9000, the "User Authentication Failed" report under "Dashboard >> User Dashboard >> User Activity" displayed 'No audits found' message due to a filter issue. This has been fixed now to show the valid data.
- Earlier, a new web app connection always replaces an existing connection (when launched through the "Connections" tab). This is fixed now, and each connection launches in new tabs.
- Password Manager Pro uses SCP protocol for deploying SSH keys in target end-points. Previously, only the "To" file information was sent along the SCP request which worked fine. But in the recent SCP versions, the "From" file information has also been made mandatory. So now, Password Manager Pro sends both "To" and "From" information of the SSH key files, thus ensuring proper completion of file deployment.
- In earlier versions of Password Manager Pro, while deploying SSL certificates in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) server, the private keys exported along with the certificates were corrupted. This is fixed now.
- Previously, while signing a certificate using custom Root CA, a security error was thrown when the "SAN" field was blank. This is now fixed, and the certificates can be signed, even when the SAN field is left empty.
We have renovated the security framework of Password Manager Pro. The following are some of the major changes and enhancements:
- In earlier versions, Password Manager Pro primarily relied on "Blacklisting" for securing the product URLs from Injection and other script attacks. With this release, the security framework has been updated to use "Whitelisting" of the necessary URLs, which maximizes product security.
- The validation of JSON array parameters has been intensified for optimal security.
- A few checks with respect to file uploads (e.g., limit and size) are included to keep load attacks at bay.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.9 (9901) (13th February 2019)
- In v9900, PDF generation did not work for reports that contained graphs based on resource details. This has been fixed.
- From v9700 till v9900, application login did not work for users if their username or password contained non-ASCII characters. This encoding issue has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.9 (9900) (23rd January 2019)
This release introduces DevOps support in Password Manager Pro with new plugins for Jenkins and Ansible pipelines. Additionally, provisions to perform password resets for SSH-based resources through custom command inputs have also been added amid other new features and enhancements.
New Features & Enhancements
- Plugins for DevOps Containers - Jenkins and Ansible
The Password Manager Pro plugins developed for credential management in Jenkins and Ansible help improve security in organizations' DevOps pipeline. The plugins ensure that required credentials are retrieved securely from Password Manager Pro's vault every time when an automation schedule is run through the tools, instead of being embedded in plain text within script files. Moreover, with the credentials stored in Password Manager Pro, you can also enforce regular rotation and automatic update of the new password in the respective remote device.
- Build Password Reset Workflows with SSH Commands
Now extend Password Manager Pro's reset provisions to support remote password changes for SSH-based resources in your environment without the need for a CLI terminal. Quickly build command workflows using built-in or customized SSH sets and map them to respective SSH device accounts to execute password resets in a simple and effective manner. This new addition to Password Manager Pro's reset capabilities enables you to enforce automatic password updates for resource types that are not supported out-of-the-box by the application.
- Two-factor Authentication Support
From v9900 onwards, Password Manager Pro readily integrates with the following services to provide two-factor authentication support for application login.
- Microsoft Authenticator
- Okta Verify
- RESTful API Updates
- New API to get audit details.
- Resource and account creation APIs enhanced to include password policy association.
- Resource and account edit APIs enhanced to include password policy association.
- From v9200 till v9803, passwords checked out under a time-sensitive access request did not get checked back in automatically upon access expiration if a Password Manager Pro server restart took place in between. This has been fixed.
- From v9802 till v9803, users could not raise password access requests when they and the environment in which Password Manager Pro server was installed were in different time zones. This has been fixed.
- [MSP Edition] From v9802 till v9803, while configuring access control for a resource in a particular client organization, the user groups list in the configuration window also displayed the user groups that belonged to other client organizations. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.8 (9803) (14th December 2018)
- Earlier, while configuring remote password reset and auto logon actions for Windows, Windows Domain, and Linux resources, administrators could view the accounts of resources that they had no access to. However, only the account names were visible in this case and there was no password exposure involved. This was applicable for bulk configurations as well. This has been fixed.
- From v9700, the PDF file for user activity, user access and password inventory reports that were scheduled had file corruption error when delivered as an email attachment. This has been fixed.
- From v9700, during service startup, a server-side action resulted in Password Manage Pro's system properties getting printed in the log files. The keystore password of the certificate that was used for HTTPS connections from the web server was also printed in plain text in the captured logs. This has been fixed.
- From v9700, for customers who had enabled the SSL certificate management add-on and invoked the certificate discovery from the GUI, it resulted in the credentials used for discovery getting printed in the logs. This has been fixed.
The potential for exposure was limited only to customers matching specific conditions and a detailed advisory was sent to customers to check for those conditions and in the unlikely case of the exposure happening, the advisory included instructions to sanitise the exposure and fix the conditions.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.8 (9802) (4th December 2018)
This release strengthens SSL certificate management in Password Manager Pro by introducing GoDaddy integration and certificate sharing. Other enhancements include support for Traditional Chinese in multi-language editions as well as the provision to auto logon to Cisco resources using Windows domain accounts.
New Features & Enhancements
- GoDaddy integration for SSL certificate lifecycle management: Password Manager Pro now supports management of SSL certificates issued by GoDaddy certificate authority. This enhancement, powered through a seamless integration with GoDaddy's API, allows administrators request, consolidate, deploy, renew, revoke and manage life cycles of certificates issued by GoDaddy certificate authority from a single interface.
- SSL certificate sharing among users: Password Manager Pro now allows sharing of SSL certificates or certificate groups with users and user groups. This will enable administrators to share required SSL certificates with technicians and allow them to track the validity and expiration dates for their server certificates. The feature further allows the technicians to also raise a request with the administrator to provision access to the private key of the shared certificate whenever required.
- Localization Support for Traditional Chinese: Introducing localization support for Traditional Chinese in Password Manager Pro's multi-language editions, besides Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Turkish, and Polish languages.
- RESTful API:
- New REST API to add dynamic resource groups.
- REST API to create resources enhanced with the option to enable key-based authentication for Linux resources.
- From v9802 onwards, Password Manager Pro's auto logon feature will list the Windows domain accounts that the user has access to, besides the local user accounts in Cisco resources. If the Cisco resource is already set up to accept Windows domain account credentials for authentication, users can launch SSH sessions to that resource using the domain accounts as well.
- From v9802 onwards, XLS exports of password inventory reports (both canned and custom) will include a new column that displays resource owner information.
- A new option has been added under Admin >> General Settings >> User Management to restrict users from adding privileged accounts to Password Manager Pro via browser extensions.
- Earlier, when two-factor authentication (TFA) was enabled, the login screen of Password Manager Pro's mobile applications and browser extensions asked for the username first and the primary password and TFA credential were then requested together in a fresh second screen. Henceforth, the user has to input the username and password (first-factor) in the login screen and then the TFA credentials in a new screen upon successful primary authentication.
- From v8604, when an administrator edited resources in bulk from the Resources or Groups tab and saved the changes, the action also reset the password reset configurations to default for the selected resources. This has been fixed.
- From v9702, while copy-pasting values stored as custom text fields (non-password) in the Personal tab, special characters were converted to their hexadecimal values during the action due to decoding issues. This has been fixed.
- From v9600, API user accounts with 'Full Access' permission over a resource were unable to add a new account under that resource using 'Create Resource' REST API. This has been fixed.
- [IE browser only] From v9400, users were unable to view an account's password in clear text from that account's 'Passcard' link as well as in the 'Account Details' window. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, the symbol 'exclamation mark' ( ! ) was not included in the set of special characters available for password policies. Due to this, associating resources/accounts with a password policy that enforced the usage of only the symbol 'exclamation mark' ( ! ) under special characters resulted in passwords being set as 'unknown' during auto-generation. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, if the Password Manager Pro administrator had disabled the local authentication option for all users, users could still bypass the restriction provided that they used a valid local account username and password. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.8 (9801) (2nd November 2018)
- From v9700, Password Manager Pro moved to Apache Tomcat v8.5.27 and with this, the Tomcat server was expecting the URLs to be encoded in all the incoming requests. The Password Manager Pro agent was still sending plain URLs and in cases where the URLs had special characters like backslash ('\'), this resulted in the requests being dropped abruptly, causing the agent to keep trying endlessly. In scenarios where there were thousands of agents, this even resulted in a DOS attack on the Password Manager Pro server, causing busy CPU. This issue is now fixed by encoding the URLs used by the agent in all its requests.
- From v9700, when the Password Manager Pro server starts and is not able to access the encryption key, it resulted in the passwords of the built-in 'admin' and 'guest' accounts being reset to their default values. This condition existed only for installations running with PostgreSQL as the back-end database and is now fixed. It is always recommended to remove both these built-in accounts in production installations of Password Manager Pro.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.8 (9800) (10th September 2018)
This release brings forth integration support for HSM data encryption and YubiKey two-factor authentication as well as the provision to extend remote password capabilities beyond supported platforms via custom plugins.
New Features & Enhancements
Data encryption and protection with SafeNet HSM
Password Manager Pro (PMP) now provides out-of-the-box support for SafeNet Luna PCIe HSM which gives administrators the option to enable hardware-based data encryption for the application. This update helps administrators ensure increased data security levels by leveraging the integration to securely store PMP's encryption key in the SafeNet HSM appliance available in their environment.
Password Reset Plugin: Provision to add custom plugins to remotely reset passwords for unsupported resource types
Password Manager Pro (PMP) now allows manual addition of custom reset plugins (created in the form of an implementation class) that can be invoked from PMP server to carry out remote password resets for platforms that are not supported out-of-the-box, such as legacy resource types, in-house applications, etc. Administrators can leverage this update to also configure access control for unsupported resources and enforce automatic reset of their passwords instantly upon usage.
Integration support for YubiKey two-factor authentication
From v9800 onwards, Password Manager Pro readily integrates with YubiKey a physical key made by Yubico, which ensures secure and strong user authentication, to provide two-factor authentication support for application login.
Root-based certificate signing
Password Manager Pro now enables administrators to sign and issue SSL certificates to end-servers within the network environment, based on a root certificate that is trusted within the network.
Website domain expiry notification: Administrators can now track upcoming public domain expirations in Password Manager Pro, facilitated via 'Whois Lookup'. They can also opt to receive periodic email notifications regarding the same.
New RESTful APIS
- To delete users with their usernames
- To add users to user groups
- To lock/unlock users
- To import SSH keys
- To associate/dissociate SSH keys
The REST API to create a new resource now additionally supports inclusion of "Domain Name" for the resource being created. Also, the REST API to get a user's ID now supports special characters in the passed username.
Henceforth, REST API calls to the PMP server will have a threshold policy. When a specific 'API' call reaches the threshold number of 150 calls/IP address within a span of one minute, that API will be locked for a minute. However, this policy is not applicable to the 'GET' calls.
Users imported from Active Directory (AD) to Password Manager Pro will hereafter be provided the option to launch an RDP connection to Windows resources using their AD credentials even during cases when other authentication methods (such as SAML SSO, local authentication) are used by the user in addition to AD authentication.
Password Manager Pro now expedites domain validation for Let's Encrypt certificate renewal through automated verification of DNS-01 challenges (for Azure and Cloudflare DNS).
Password Manager Pro now includes provisions to import certificate files to keystore by automatically pinning its corresponding private key with the acquired certificate.
Audit logs for bulk password resets triggered at resource group level and modification of dynamic resource groups have been revised to include more information. The bulk password reset log now also captures the name of the resource group for which the reset action has been triggered, either on-demand or scheduled. The second log now thoroughly captures the criteria value changes carried out for the selected dynamic resource group.
The "Transfer Ownership" option under the Users tab now lists the available PMP users in an alphabetical order to help expedite the operation.
- From v9600 till v9702, both on-demand and scheduled remote password resets for Oracle resources failed due to server-side issues. This has been fixed.
- From v9700 till v9701, when the MSP administrator imported an organization from a CSV file that also included information for Account Manager, the detail was not added to PMP during the import. As a result, operations like manage organization, edit, and delete organizations could not be performed for the imported organization. This has been fixed.
- From v9500 till v9702, if the user conducted a custom search in the Resource Audit section, cleared the results, and then tried to carry out a PDF export of all the audit logs in that section, the action did not work and instead a new tab with a blank white screen opened. This has been fixed.
- From v9600 till v9702, the search options in both User and Resource trash did not work. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, if a user had checked out the password of an access controlled resource for a specified duration and the PMP server is restarted within that duration, the condition was automatically revoked and the user was able to continue using the password beyond the given time. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when an administrator created a new API user and saved the details in Password Manager Pro, the saved host name was automatically changed to that user's IP address which led to connection issues during API calls. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, Linux resources added to PMP via REST API were not displayed in the list of available resources for "Public Key Association" in the SSH Keys tab. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, while trying to fetch the IDs of a resource and its account via REST API by providing the resource and account names, resource names containing special characters were not allowed. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, a Remote File Inclusion (RFI) vulnerability in Password Manager Pro's landing server configuration tab allowed the administrator to upload any file to any location in PMP server via the image file upload field. This has now been restricted to only image files, which can be saved only in the predestined location.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.7 (9702) (27th July 2018)
- From v9500 till v9701, while trying to export to PDF only the results obtained from a custom search in the Recorded Connections audit, the action did not work and instead all audit records in that section were exported. This has been fixed.
- In v9700 and v9701, while performing password reset for selected resource group(s), the "Generate Password" option did not work when the user tried to specify a password to be used for all accounts. This has been fixed.
- [IE browser only] From v9400 till v9701, the option to enable/disable a schedule under Admin >> Scheduled Tasks >> Schedule Actions did not work if the global language choice for Password Manager Pro was not English. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, periodic password export could not be scheduled for a resource group when the username of the logged in user contained one or more special characters. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, the "Forgot Password" option available in the Password Manager Pro login screen did not work for users accessing the site via Firefox and IE browsers. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when an auto logon helper was edited and the approval request was sent to a chosen administrator, the corresponding notification email was not triggered to the administrator's inbox. This has been fixed.
- From v9702 onwards, Password Manager Pro master encryption key's cryptographic strength has been enhanced by increasing the randomness of the character strings used.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.7 (9701) (29th June 2018)
Features & Enhancements
New system role with privacy administration privileges
From 9701 onwards, a new system role named "Privileged Administrators" will be available in Password Manager Pro. A privileged administrator will have the same capabilities as an administrator. Besides, they'll also have the privilege to configure privacy and security controls available under Privacy Settings, IP Restrictions, and Emergency Measures in the Admin tab.
Night mode theme for Password Manager Pro
Password Manager Pro now allows its users to switch to a night-friendly mode which changes the application's primary background color to black. The "Night Mode" option can be enabled by navigating to the user profile icon at the top right corner and selecting Personalize.
Major Bug Fixes
- In versions 9601 and 9700, SSH connections to remote systems (includes remote password reset operations) failed if Password Manager Pro was running on an Ubuntu server. This has been fixed.
- In v9700, if RSA SecurID and Duo Security were configured as the second authentication factor in Password Manager Pro, users were unable to log into the application due to authentication error. This has been fixed.
- In v9700, when the administrator changed the default "Server Port" under Admin >> Password Manager Pro (PMP) Server and saved the settings without providing a certificate, the PMP service did not run after server restart. This has been fixed.
- In v9700, if AD user import was configured via LDAP integration with synchronization enabled, the Password Manager Pro accounts of a specific set of users in that AD domain were accidentally locked by the application when the sync schedule was run. This has been fixed.
- In v9700, while trying to transfer ownership of resources from one user to another under the "Users" tab, the action was unresponsive if the username of the current owner contained the slash symbol ( / ). This has been fixed.
Minor Bug Fixes
- In v9700, when ownership of a resource group was transferred from one administrator to another, the subsequent notification email sent to configured recipients did not display the name of the new owner. This has been fixed.
- In v9700, while configuring notifications for a specific resource group, administrators were unable to select one or more user groups as notification recipients for the following password actions Password Expired, Password Policy Violated, Password Out Of Sync. This has been fixed.
- In v9700, users were unable to view a retrieved password if they had earlier included a percent sign ( % ) in the "Reason for Retrieval" field while raising an access request for that password. This has been fixed.
- From v9200 till v9700, when a user specified that they wanted to access the password "later" while raising an access request for a resource for which auto-approval of requests was configured, the corresponding email notification was not sent to the specified recipients. This has been fixed.
- From v9200 till v9700, if a user requested access to a resource more than once with different timeframes specified for each request's password checkout period, only the timeframe of the first logged request was recognized for that user. As a result, all subsequent access requests raised by the user for the same resource were approved only with the already logged timeframe for password checkout. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.7 (9700) (29th May 2018)
This release introduces strong controls in Password Manager Pro for protecting personal data stored and processed in the product, in compliance with privacy regulations.
New Features & Enhancements
Additional protection in web GUI while displaying personal data
Form fields that contain personal data such as Username, DNS Name, Email ID, Server Name and more will henceforth be masked at all times to enhance protection. Additionally, when a specific user unmasks and views any of the masked data fields, the action captured in the audit trails with a timestamp and the IP address of the machine from which the user viewed the data.
Canned report to demonstrate GDPR compliance stature
Password Manager Pro now comes with a canned report that tells you the stature of your compliance with specific requirements listed in Chapter 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in terms of how users' personal data is handled within the product. This report, apart from providing a holistic view of how personal data is handled, will also prove useful while preparing for privacy audits.
Provision to authorize selective administrators with privacy administration privileges
From v9700 onwards, a new "Authorized Administrators" option will appear under Admin >> Settings. This option can be used to authorize only the desired administrators with the privilege to view, access, and modify the following Password Manager Pro settings:
- Privacy Settings
- IP Restrictions
- Emergency Measures
When you upgrade to v9700 from earlier versions, users with the following roles will be automatically assigned as authorized administrators:
- Default "Administrator" role
- Custom role with permission to access and modify "PMP Server Settings" under PMP Settings category.
Password protected exports
Administrators can now include an additional layer of password protection for export operations across Password Manager Pro. This applies to,
- Resource and resource group exports (XLS file)
- Audit exports (PDF and CSV files)
- Report exports (XLS and PDF files)
The authorized administrator can either set a global passphrase which will be uniformly used for the aforementioned export operations or allow the users to define their own passphrase for their exported files.
Mandating administrator acknowledgement of data transfer while setting up integration with third party applications
Henceforth, when the Password Manager Pro administrator sets up integration with the services mentioned below, the administrator will be required to acknowledge the data transfer from Password Manager Pro server for each respective integration.
- Cloud Storage - Dropbox, Box, and Amazon S3
- Two-factor Authentication - PhoneFactor, RSA SecurID, RADIUS Authenticator, and Duo Security.
Support for Encryption at Rest (EAR) while using MS SQL server as the backend database
For Password Manager Pro installations that function with a MS SQL server as the backend database, Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is supported henceforth to achieve EAR. TDE encrypts all the data and log files stored in the SQL server and the key used to encrypt the database is also secured further with a certificate to enhance protection.
Backup file encryption
Database backup (.zip) files in Password Manager Pro-both on-demand and scheduled, will hereafter be encrypted with the Password Manager Pro master encryption key and stored in the destination directory securely. In case of Password Manager Pro installation running a remote MS SQL server database, the backup file will be encrypted only if the specified backup destination is within the server in which Password Manager Pro is installed and not the remote machine.
Privacy controls for canned reports
Password Manager Pro now allows authorized administrators to configure privacy settings for canned reports. Administrators can choose from an exhaustive list of personal data, deciding whether each input in the list should be completely omitted from the reports or included as masked information.
IP-based restrictions are now supported to limit inbound connections and minimize unwanted traffic to Password Manager Pro server. Restrictions can be configured for web access, API calls, communication from native mobile applications, browser extensions, and Password Manager Pro agents deployed on target machines. The IP restrictions can be set at various levels and combinations, such as defined IP ranges or individual IP addresses. The authorized administrator can either whitelist or blacklist the set of desired IP addresses.
Trash can for delete operations
Users and resources in Password Manager Pro can now also be moved to trash alternatively instead of permanent deletion, along with the option to restore from trash when needed. The trashed users and resources will be retained by Password Manager Pro only until the next rotation schedule is carried out for the master encryption key.
Purging selective session recordings
Earlier, session recordings and chat logs could only be purged in bulk by configuring to delete recordings that are older than a specified number of days. From v9700 onwards, session recordings can also be individually selected under Audit >> Recorded Sessions and purged. Additionally, chat logs for a specific session recording can also be deleted while retaining the recording itself and vice versa.
Managing unidentified email addresses in Password Manager Pro
A new provision has been added to enable administrators to track and remove unidentified email addresses in Password Manager Pro which do not belong to any of the users in the application. This provision currently allows management of unidentified email addresses which are captured in "User Sessions" audit as well as those that are configured as notification email recipients for scheduled tasks' completion statuses and license expiry alerts.
In the rare scenario that a suspicious activity is sensed within Password Manager Pro but has not yet been identified, a set of recommended best practices that can be carried out have been added under Admin >> Manage >> Emergency Measures. The illustrative list of incident response actions give the administrator a head start on stopping all inward and outward communication to and from Password Manager Pro server respectively, such as stopping API calls, blocking agent communication, and stopping the SSHD server.
- Earlier, the "Total Passwords" count displayed in the dashboard did not include resources of the type File Store, Key Store, and License Store. From v9700 onwards, the count will include the aforementioned resources as well.
- While setting up user import from LDAP directories, Password Manager Pro administrators now have the choice to also define the corresponding attribute labels for department and location as used in the LDAP directories.
- A new option has been added to Password Manager Pro MSP version under Admin >> General Settings >> User Management, which can be used to display the organization names of the client orgs in the organization drop down list (at the top right corner) instead of the orgs' display names.
- The option to delete client organizations has been added to Password Manager Pro MSP version. When a client organization is deleted, all the resources and users added under it will also be deleted.
- In v9600 and v9601, due to an issue in Windows resource discovery, when the administrator tried to import OU A, OU B was wrongly imported. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9601, the password expiry date for accounts in the Passwords section was wrongly displayed in the quick info beside each account. For instance, if the expiry date for account's password was May 25, it was shown as June 25 even though it did not affect the password from expiring on May 25. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9601, the owner of a criteria resource group was sometimes unable to view the password of an account associated with a member resource in that resource group. This happened when the specific resource is owned by another user who's a member of a user group with which the criteria resource group has been shared and the former owner is not a member of that user group. This has been fixed.
- From v8700 till v9601, if the administrator had disabled the default roles, Password Administrator and Password User using Role Filter in their instance, the disabled roles were automatically enabled when their Password Manager Pro server was restarted.
- Earlier, user import from Active Directory groups did not work if Password Manager Pro secondary server was up instead of primary server. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when an additional password field was added and used as an account attribute, the option to copy the password to clipboard for that additional field was not available in the resource and account details windows as well as in the Passcard screen. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, "Change Password" option was shown in the My Profile drop down menu for AD, Azure AD, and LDAP users even though it was not applicable to them. The option has now been removed.
- Earlier, PostgreSQL database password as well as the keystore password for HTTPS connections from the web server were stored in the configuration files as plain text. They have now been encrypted with AES-256 algorithm for enhanced security.
Password Manager Pro release (9601) (08th May 2018)
- Earlier, while creating a custom password policy, even if the administrator had set 'No' for the requirement 'Enforce Numerals', numerals were still used in the newly generated passwords for resources. This has been fixed.
- In v9600, the Password Manager Pro web server did not start for users who were connected over HTTP and had to be redirected to a HTTPS connection. This has been fixed.
All data transmission between the Password Manager Pro user interface and the server are configured to take place through HTTPS. Thus, as a security best practice, Password Manager Pro recommends and supports only HTTPS connections by default.
- SparkGateway, which comes bundled with Password Manager Pro to enable RDP connections to target systems, has been upgraded from v5.0 to v5.6 to support CredSSP protocol v6. This latest version released by Microsoft contains security updates to address a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2018-0886) that existed in the protocol.
Password Manager Pro release (9600) (04th April 2018)
New Features & Enhancements
SQL and SSH Remote Terminal Sessions with Windows Domain accounts
- From v9600 onwards, users can launch SSH connections to Linux resources using Windows Domain accounts stored in Password Manager Pro's database. Remote password reset actions for Linux resources can also be configured by using a Windows Domain account for remote login to the Linux resources.
- Provision to remotely connect to a MS SQL server using a Windows Domain account has also been added.
Secure Cloud Storage Options for Anytime, Anywhere Access to Passwords
- Provision to export and automatically synchronize the password-protected, encrypted HTML files to authorized users' Amazon S3 and Box accounts.
- Administrators can configure automatic deletion of the exported files in the users' Amazon S3 or Box accounts after a set time period and also trigger password resets for all the resources contained in the file.
Active Directory - Synchronization Enhancements
Version 9600 introduces a revamp to the 'Synchronization Schedules' screen under Active Directory (AD) configuration. The screen now includes a sidebar navigation tab that lists the AD domains that have synchronization schedules configured and also offers a separate view of synchronization schedules configured for users and resources respectively. The enhancements include:
- Provision to schedule separate synchronization intervals for import of users and resources respectively, for any given domain.
- Provision to schedule separate synchronization intervals for multiple groups in a domain, for import of users and resources.
- Provision to schedule separate synchronization intervals for multiple organizational units (OUs) in a domain, for import of users and resources.
- Provision to set a custom display name for groups/OUs imported from AD domains. The original AD names of the groups/OUs will also be retained.
Microsoft CA Certificate Signing
Password Manager Pro now allows users to get certificate requests signed from Microsoft Certificate Authority, thereby facilitating complete life cycle management for certificates issued by Microsoft Certificate Authority.
CMDB Integration for SSL Certificates Synchronization
Administrators can now sync SSL certificates stored in Password Manager Pro's repository with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus CMDB and map certificates to specific servers / applications in the CMDB. This allows them to monitor their usage and expiration from ServiceDesk Plus' CMDB.
SSL Certificate Groups
This enhancement allows users to organize SSL certificates into logical groups based on various criteria and execute actions in bulk for the groups.
Localization Support for Turkish
Introducing localization support for Turkish in Password Manager Pro's multi-language editions, in addition to Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, and Polish languages.
Disable Password Resets for Privileged Accounts
This enhancement to account creation and edit actions under Resources tab allows administrators to disable both local and remote password resets for all or a specific set of accounts associated with a resource.
- Administrators can now set a non-administrative role-either system-owned or custom made, as the default user role in their Password Manager Pro installation. The default role will also be assigned automatically to users imported from CSV files/AD/Azure AD/LDAP, unless manually specified otherwise by the administrator.
- Earlier, when the Password Manager Pro server (PMP) had a firewall or load balancing configuration, the PMP audit trails showed the IP address of the firewall/load balancer instead of the IP address of the user's machine. From v9600 onwards, PMP will log the IP address of the machine, from which it was accessed, in the audit trails instead of the firewall/load balancer IP address.
- For Password Manager Pro's MSP editions, the audit trails under Resource, User, and Task Audit tabs now also display the name of the respective MSP or client organization associated with the related operation.
- Date based discovery filter for Microsoft Certificate Authority certificate discovery introduced.
- Option to separately track and manage various versions of the same SSL certificate (with the same common name).
- Option to import and map a private key to certificate.
- From v9200 till v9502, when a resource had access controls enabled and multiple users later requested access to that resource with different timeframes for password checkout, the timeframe of the last logged request alone was recognized and every user could get access to that resource only during that timeframe. This has been fixed.
- From v9200 till v9502, when a resource has access controls enabled for a particular user group, the access controls did not apply to any new user(s) added to that user group later. Similarly, the access controls still applied to a user even after they had been removed from that user group. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9502, when users who were either Password Users or Password Auditors launched an SSH or a SQL session, the option to initiate a chat with the administrator monitoring the session was not displayed in the session terminal window for the aforementioned users. This has been fixed.
- From v8700 till v9502, under custom roles, the permission to add resources to a resource group in Password Manager Pro was attached to the operation 'Add Resource Group'. This has been changed; the permission is now attached to the operation 'Edit Resource Group.'
- From v9000 till v9502, under any sections of the Audit tab such as Resource Audit, User Audit etc., when the user runs a filter or keyword search for a specific set of audit trails and later tries to export the obtained results alone, the exported PDF or CSV file instead contained all the audit trails. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9502, if the users were enforced to provide a reason for password retrieval under General Settings, the users could submit a blank space in the reason field and still retrieve the password. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, remote password reset did not work for Oracle user accounts if the respective accounts' names began with a number or a special character. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, if a resource's DNS name contained more than a hundred characters, the corresponding Resource Actions icon did not work under the Resources tab. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when users tried to manually change the password for an existing account of any resource, they were able to set a password that did not comply with the password policy defined for that resource if password visibility is set to 'Show' under 'Show/hide Password'. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when generating certificate signing requests with SAN names, the SAN names were not updated. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were issues with fetching the system locale on Microsoft CA discovery. This has been fixed.
- Password Manager Pro's master encryption key generation process, which was identified as being weak and vulnerable due to relatively less entropy, has now been made stronger with the inclusion of a higher entropy rate. This addresses and fixes the said vulnerability-the ability to roughly identify the character pattern used to generate the master encryption key (provided that one has direct physical access to the server in which PMP is installed).
Password Manager Pro release (9502) (20th February 2018)
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- In v9500 and v9501, execution of password reset operations for Windows machines-via both agent-based and agent-less methods, occasionally resulted in an application server crash due to restrictions in filtering null values for 'Domain Name' fields. This has been fixed.
- In v9500 and v9501, user import from LDAP did not work for the following LDAP server types, except MS Active Directory-Novell eDirectory, OpenLDAP, and Others. This has been fixed.
- Henceforth, the following functions in Password Manager Pro can be carried out with PowerShell scripts instead of Task Scheduler service. The support to use PowerShell scripts has been provided as an alternative, in order to overcome the limitations of using Schtasks commands.
- Fetching of Scheduled Tasks for Windows and Windows Domain resources.
- Scheduled Tasks password resets for Windows and Windows Domain resources.
Password Manager Pro release (9501) (31th January 2018)
- In v9500, users with administrator privileges encountered a blank white screen for a few minutes when they logged into Password Manager Pro, due to product banner loading issues. This has been fixed.
- In v9500, A remote password resets for Windows workgroup machines failed as a result of the recent replacement of VBScript scripts with .Net API calls. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro release (9500) (11th January 2018)
- User Sessions
This enhancement allows administrators and auditors to view the list of user sessions for a specified time period. A user session includes all actions performed by a user, between a specific login and logout. The view also indicates currently active sessions with the option for administrators to forcefully terminate. This feature is an addition under the Audit tab and helps administrators with fine grained monitoring and control of user activity.
- Key Manager Plus Integration - Now available for all editions
From v9500 onward, all Password Manager Pro editions (Standard, Premium, and Enterprise) support Key Manager Plus integration to help enterprises take complete control of their SSH and SSL environments in addition to passwords.
- Replication of Password Policies Across Client Organizations (MSP Edition)
This latest enhancement to the replication feature allows MSP administrators to quickly replicate MSP organization's custom password policies across the client organizations.
Bug & Security Fixes
- From v8700 till v9402, during Windows resource import from Active Directory (AD) via discovery function, password administrators were unable to view and set up AD Synchronization in the Windows Discovery Tasks page, although they had the permission. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9402, while moving accounts between resources, the search box provided within the destination drop down menu did not work. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, during user import from an LDAP domain, the user groups in the domain were also wrongly identified as individual user objects and listed under Password Manager Pro's 'Users' tab. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, with regard to LDAP authentication, users who were moved from one OU to another in their Active Directory (AD) domain could later not log into Password Manager Pro using their AD credentials. This has been fixed.
- The VBScript scripts used for the following functions in Password Manager Pro (PMP) have been made obsolete and replaced by equivalent .NET API calls made from within the PMP application. This is to ensure the passwords never leave the PMP application space, even to Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer.
- Local and service accounts enumeration during Windows discovery.
- Fetching of service accounts and scheduled tasks for Windows and Windows Domain resources.
- Password change and verification as well as associated service restarts for Windows resources.
- Service accounts and scheduled tasks password resets for Windows Domain resources.
Password Manager Pro release (9402) (15th December 2017)
- Earlier, while editing a resource via RESTful API, changing the type of the resource was not supported. The API has now been enhanced to allow the modification of this attribute.
- Earlier, while trying to add a new value or edit the existing value of a resource-level additional field via RESTful API, the action also reset the values of other additional fields of that resource and the fields became empty. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, in the MSP edition, while revoking a client org's 'Manage Permission' for a set of admins, the action could not be completed if the number of selected admins exceeded 25. This has been fixed.
- From v9400 till v9401, shared resource groups did not show under 'Password Explorer' for administrators and users alike. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro release (9401) (11th December 2017)
- In v9400, 'Change Private key' was not working for users without Key Manager Plus license. This has been fixed now.
- In v9400, users without Key Manager Plus license continuously received Let's encrypt renewal schedule notification mails. This has been fixed now.
- In v9400, schedule execution failed in other organizations when running in MSP client org. This has been fixed now.
- From v9200 till v9400, RDP remote session was not working for users having user name starting with the letter 'U'. This has been fixed now.
- From v9000 till v9400, clicking upon 'Agent Alerts' notification, popped up 404 error. This has been fixed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.4 (9400) (30th November 2017)
Key Manager Plus Integration
The tight integration brings all features of Key Manager Plus right inside Password Manager Pro to provide a complete Privileged Identity Management solution.This help enterprises centrally manage, monitor, control and audit the entire life cycle of privileged passwords, SSH keys and certificates from a single user interface.
- From v9000 till v9300, there were reflected XSS issues in the URLs 'SearchResult.ec and BulkAccessControlView.ec'. This reflected XSS issue has been fixed now.
- From v9000 till v9300, 'Export Passwords' option was listed under 'Resource Actions' even when "Export/Offline Access - Allow admins and users to export password information to plain-text spread-sheet (.xlsx)" was disabled. This has been fixed now.
- From v8700 till v9300, Users, assigned with custom roles created with the privileges of a password user, were not able to invoke the 'Join Active Sessions' action under Audit -> Remote Sessions.This has been fixed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.3 (9300) (7th November 2017)
- File Transfers Over Remote Desktop Sessions
Henceforth, in real-time Windows RDP sessions launched via Password Manager Pro's session gateway, users can securely transfer files from local machine to remote target machine, and vice versa.
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Password Manager Pro now uses captcha services during application login to enhance security. The users will be required to resolve a captcha when they enter an invalid username/password for five continuous login attempts.
- Earlier, out of the remote sessions (RDP, SSH, and SQL) launched via Password Manager Pro's session gateway, one or more of the sessions at random still continued to show under the 'Active Privileged Sessions' tab even when those sessions had already been terminated by respective users. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, the results for 'Find Out of Sync Passwords' action executed for a resource group showed that all passwords were in sync even when passwords for one or all of the Windows resources in that group were not in sync. The wrong results were captured in the audit records as well. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when a user clicked on the 'Forgot Password?' link in the Password Manager Pro (PMP) login screen to set a new password via email, the email could not be validated if the recipient's email address contained an apostrophe. This has been fixed.
- From v8600 till v9200, in Azure AD user/user groups import, only a maximum of 100 users/user groups could be imported. This has been fixed to allow users/user groups import without any count limitation.
- From v8700 till v9200, users faced blank page issues when the custom role assigned to them did not allow specific actions in that page. For instance, under dashboard provisions, if a user is allowed to access only the user dashboard and not the password dashboard, clicking on the 'Dashboard' button in the left navigation pane displayed a blank white screen upon loading. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9200, under 'Resources' tab, the users faced specific search and page navigation issues after they had accessed a resource group displayed in the 'Password Explorer' tree view. The following bugs have been fixed:
- In case of search, when a user used the in-line search option available for 'All My Passwords' (or any other tab under 'Resources'), then navigated to a resource group via the tree view and returned back to 'All My Passwords' page, the typed-in search term and the respective results were still retained and displayed.
- When a user navigated between pages under tabs such as 'Passwords' or 'Favorites', then clicked on a resource group via the tree view and returned back to the tab accessed earlier, the page number (2 or above) that had been selected previously was launched instead of the first page.
- From v9000 till v9200, the global search option in the top pane did not work properly when the search term contained the ampersand sign ( '&' ). For instance, if the search term was 'AT&T', search results were returned only for 'AT', i.e. only for the characters before the sign. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9200, when the account name of a resource contained more than 140 characters, the corresponding Account Actions and Resource Actions icons did not work for that account. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9200, when the URL length of a resource was more than 700 characters, the corresponding Resource Actions icon did not work. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.2 (9200) (12th October 2017)
IIS Web.config discovery
Password Manager Pro can now identify the domain accounts which are used in the connection string of IIS web.config files that are stored in PMP. While changing the password of the domain accounts stored in Password Manager Pro, it can automatically update the password in the IIS web.config files.
Enhancements and fixes
- Password Access Control Workflow has been upgraded. With this update:
- One or more user groups can be designated to approve password access requests.
- Earlier, some users can be excluded from access control. Now, you have an option to exclude both users and user groups from access control.
- Users can specify when they want to access the password - now or later, while making a request and can also send a reminder mail before the access time.
- Similarly, administrator can specify when the user can access the password - now or later, while processing the request.
- In addition, users can be enforced to provide reason for password retrieval.
- Reminder e-mail can be sent to the administrator to approve the password request before the stipulated time.
- A grace time of upto 60 minutes can be provided to the user when the access time ends.
- Auto check-in time can be specified when the request is approved by the administrator.
- Maximum time period can be specified after which the pending access request becomes void.
- Password Manager Pro now integrates with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus by validating change request in addition to the ticket ID entered by the user in the ticketing system. And validated occurs only when the change ID provided is approved in ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus.
- Password Manager Pro enables recording of RDP remote session launched from the product and you can trace the recorded RDP remote session through the resource name, user who launched the session, time at which the session was launched. In addition, start and stop audit for RDP remote session has been enhanced now.
- In v9000 and above, the mail notification sent to the users about the access permission shared or revoked contained blank values. This has been fixed now.
- In v9000 and above, 'resource actions' icon was not listed for user with custom role 'edit resource'. This has been fixed now.
- From v9200 and above, a resource can also be searched in the search column by providing the resource URL. Earlier, a resource can be searched only by providing the resource name, description or resource type.
- In v9000 and above, configure access control deactivation for resources in bulk was not working. This has been fixed now.
- In v9100 and above, when enabling two factor authentication - Duo security, the screen hangs at 'Initializing web client'. This has been fixed now.
- In v8704 and above, Secondary DNS field in WindowsDomain resource type was removed. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, already existing resource type can be added again with change in alphabet case (lower case or upper case). This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, addon failed to auto-fill passwords to the websites in client org. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, Access Snapshot was not working upon clicking 'View per page' to 50 / 75 / 100 resources. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, Windows discovery fails when the username / password contained angular brackets and the harmful content audit has the actual password in clear text. This has been fixed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.1 (9101) (7th August 2017)
Enhancements & Fixes
- SparkGateway that comes bundled with Password Manager Pro has been upgraded from v4.6 to v5.0. With this update, RDP sessions can now be launched over TLS 1.2 to machines in which previous TLS versions have been disabled.
- Earlier, while integrating Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) with Password Manager Pro under 'Mail Server Setting', secure connections over SSL or TLS could not be configured. This has been fixed.
- From v8500 till v9100, Active Directory Single Sign-on could not be enabled if the 'Secondary Domain Controllers' field held more than 100 characters. This is now changed to accept up to 250 characters.
- From v9000 till v9100, any resource/account/resource group access permission changes for user groups were not notified via email despite the alert configuration under General Settings. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9100, the 'Edit User' screen did not load the Duo Username for Duo TFA-enabled users. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9100, duplicate names could be assigned for two user groups by changing the name of one group in 'Edit Group Attributes' to match the other group's name. This has been fixed.
- From v9000 till v9100, users were unable to download files stored under the 'File Store' resource type. This has been fixed.
- When Password Manager Pro (from v9000 till v9100) was launched on Firefox 54, checkboxes weren't displayed across multiple tabs such as Resources, Users, and Groups. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.1 (9100) (13th July 2017)
- JIRA Service Desk Integration
Out-of-the-box support for Password Manager Pro to readily integrate with JIRA Service Desk integration to automatically validate service requests related to privileged access.
- Salesforce - New Resource Type Support for Remote Password Synchronization
Support for remote password reset and verification of Salesforce resources.
Enhancements & Fixes
- Replication of Additional Attributes for Default Resource Types Across Client Organizations (MSP Edition)
Earlier, MSP admins could only replicate the custom resource types in MSP org across all client organizations. Now, MSP admins can also replicate any additional resource and account attributes added to the default resource types also across the client orgs.
- In v8000 and above, Mac account discovery for Linux resources did not work properly and only root account were discovered instead of all user accounts. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, while retrieving the list of resources that are owned/shared to an API user with RESTful API, only those resources with at least one account associated under them were retrieved. This API has now been enhanced to also retrieve resources without any associated accounts.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.0 (9003) (16th June 2017)
- In v9000 and above, when an admin clicked on a resource group displayed in the 'Password Explorer' tree view and then tried to add a new resource, they were unable to proceed to the accounts addition step. This has been fixed.
- In v9001 and above, while discovering Windows resources in a domain, the local accounts of the member servers were not fetched automatically during the process. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.0 (9002) (13th June 2017)
- In v9001, the 'Domain Name' field was missing in the 'Add Resource' and 'Edit Resource' screens for Windows resources. This has been fixed.
- In v9000 and above, in the Manage >> Scheduled Tasks UI, the 'Schedule Actions' menu icon did not respond for the 'Recorded Sessions Purge Schedule'. This has been fixed.
- In v9000 and above, users logged in to Password Manager Pro using a Firefox browser were unable to change the default skin color of the application under 'Personalize' options. This has been fixed.
- In v9000 and above, the search option in the Organizations tab did not work for MSP editions. This has been fixed.
- In v9000 and above, when the GUI language was set as another option apart from English, the global search option in the top pane did not work. For instance, when a particular resource was searched for, all resources were displayed instead in the results. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.0 (9001) (2nd June 2017)
New Features, Enhancements, Changes & Fixes
- Replication of Custom Resource Types Across Organizations (MSP Edition)
- MSP admins managing the resources of multiple clients can now replicate custom resource types in MSP org across all the client organizations. In addition, the MSP admin can choose whether the password reset listeners configured in the MSP org should also be replicated along with the custom resource types.
- In v9000, the search option provided for 'Recorded Sessions' under Audits did not work for users. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, while copying usernames of resource accounts that consisted of the '@' sign, pasting the same resulted in invalid characters in the copied username. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, while editing resources in bulk, if any of the selected resources had notes stored under them, the notes field of that resource became empty once the edits were saved. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, when an existing custom report was edited and saved, the 'Mail Report as' option under Schedule Report settings for that custom report was automatically reset to PDF from earlier configured setting if any. This had been fixed.
- In v9000, under the Personal tab, passwords created using the password generator were displayed twice continuously when the user tried to view them. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, while adding a new custom listener, the save button did not work and the details could not be saved. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, after enabling two-factor authentication, the RADIUS username for a user continued to appear empty in the 'Edit User' window even though values provided for the same reflected in the database. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, while editing user details, the fields to add RDP and VNC ports in the 'Edit User' window were missing. This has been fixed now.
- In v9000, while editing IBM-AIX resources, the checkbox for pwdadm command execution was missing in the 'Edit Resource' window. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, when two-factor authentication (TFA) is enabled, the option to edit TFA usernames in bulk was missing in the 'More Actions' menu under Users tab. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, during new resource addition, a DNS name consisting of underscore ( _ ) symbol was not accepted and as a result, the resource could not be saved. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, while adding resources of the type website accounts, if 'Resource URL' value was defined using the format %DNS_NAME%, users faced an issue with launching the URL in a new browser tab. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, while importing resources from a CSV file, if resources already existing in the Password Manager Pro database were configured not to be imported, the next resource in the row below the existing resource was also not imported from the file. This has been fixed.
- In v9000, when a user clicks on the 'Forgot Password?' link in the Password Manager Pro (PMP) login screen and requests for a new password, the corresponding email was sent twice to the user's address if they were using IE browser for PMP. This has been fixed.
- In v8601 and above, when two-factor authentication (TFA) is configured, the users faced login failure issues at random while signing in to their Password Manager Pro account. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when a resource was shared with a user and the user eventually marked that resource as their favorite, the resource still showed up in the user's 'Favorites' and 'Recently Accessed' lists even after its share permission had been revoked. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, while creating a custom report of the types 'Resource Audit' or 'User Audit', if the user had set custom dates for 'Expiration Date' as well as added multiple criteria with an 'OR' setting, the date limits did not apply in such scenarios and the report was generated from all the audit records available. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, while fetching the list of services that are run using a Windows Domain user account, if the name of a particular Windows service consisted of a colon symbol ( : ), the characters present after the colon in that name were not fetched. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, MS SQL server replication for High Availability could not be configured if the username or password of either the primary or secondary backend database contained a single quote ( ' ). This has been fixed.
- XSS vulnerabilities found in 'Edit User' and 'Password Policies' features, which resulted in unauthorized permission to execute arbitrary commands, have been fixed.
- Earlier, to reset the login password of one's Password Manager Pro account through 'Forgot Password' method, the user had to click on the given link in the login screen, provide username and email details, and then the new password was directly sent to the provided email address. Henceforth, after providing username and email details, the user will only receive a link to their inbox and will be able to access the new password upon clicking that link.
- The third party Java software library that comes bundled with Password Manager Pro to support NTLM authentication has been upgraded from v1.1.22 to the vendor's latest release v1.2.0, which now uses TCP transport instead of SMB for MSRPC communications.
Password Manager Pro Release 9.0 (9000) (28th April 2017)
New Features, Enhancements, Changes & Fixes
- New User Interface
From build 9000 onwards, Password Manager Pro will switch to a new user interface (UI) in order
to improve user experience. The rich, modern look of the new UI embraces the flat design, and
includes enhancements to the speed and usability of the application. Users will be able to
navigate between tabs quicker than before and access data without multiple page reloads,
thereby equipping admins to get their jobs done faster. This simple and responsive design is
optimized across both mobile and web platforms to provide a wholesome experience to the user.
- Important Change in the Design of Criteria-based Dynamic Resource Groups
From build 9000 onwards, for criteria-based dynamic resource groups, criteria will be applied only
on the resources owned by the group owner and on the resources owned by the administrators
who have manage permission to the group. Criteria will not be applied on the shared resources.
This represents a significant change from the existing design. At present, criteria gets applied on
all resources that are owned by the user who is creating the group and on the ones shared with
"Manage" permission. Shared resources are being excluded in the new version. Once you move to
the latest version, some resources that were part of a criteria-based dynamic group created by
you would have been removed from the group due to this change.
In the new design too, administrators who have access to a dynamic group with "Manage"
permission (henceforth known as "Full Access" permission) shall be able to add the resources
owned by them to that group. That means, the resources owned by them shall become part of
the dynamic group upon satisfying the criteria.
Note: This change was introduced in PMP 8.0 for those who installed the full version afresh. That
means, for customers who have directly installed builds 8000 and above, this behavior remains
the same. The above change will be felt only by customers who have been using Password
Manager Pro before the 8000 build was released.
- MIB Update for SNMP Trap Settings
This version includes an update to the MIB (MANAGEENGINE-PMP-MIB), which is integral to
SNMP trap configuration in Password Manager Pro. As part of the update, the OIDs used to
identify the VarBinds have been revised.
- In v7000 and above, while retrieving passwords, if the user was enforced to provide a reason as
configured by the admin, the user was able to retrieve passwords from "Pass Cards" and "All My
Passwords" UI by adding just a space in the reason field. This has been fixed.
- In v8600 and above, when Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication was configured and
enabled for users, users from only one specific AAD tenant were able to log in to Password
Manager Pro using their AAD credentials while users in other tenants faced login errors. This has
been fixed now, by updating the value of the endpoint to which the sign-in requests are sent
from Password Manager Pro.
- In v8700 and above, role summary report could not be generated for a role if the respective role
name comprised Japanese characters. This has been fixed.
- In v8700 and above, admins using Password Manager Pro's Premium edition were unable to
create API users even though XML-RPC API/SSH CLI access and related operations were allowed
in the premium edition. This has been fixed.
- In v8700 and above, if an admin disables the "Personal" tab for users by unchecking the
respective option under General Settings, the option itself disappeared from view the next time
when the admin accessed General Settings. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, in MSP editions, client organizations that had been marked as favorite by respective users
were not displayed at the top of the list as they should be. Instead, the client org that one user
had most recently marked as their favorite was globally displayed at the top for all users. This
has been fixed.
- Earlier, while importing users from AD/Azure AD, when the admin specifies the users to be
imported as comma separated values, the action resulted in error if there was spacing after the
commas. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when users share their resource group with other users, the former faced resource group
duplication issues in their UI dashboard whenever the latter added a new resource to that shared
resource group. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, while adding an account under a resource, the account could not be saved if the user had
earlier enabled a custom password field under "Account Additional Fields" and entered a
password containing specific special characters including Greater Than/Less Than ( "<", ">" )
symbols in that field. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, during manual resource addition operation, the user was able to add two different
accounts under the same name but different casing. However, while saving the added accounts,
the second account's user-provided password was automatically replaced with the first account's
password. This has been fixed.
- Customers who upgraded to 8700 from any of the older versions faced an issue with the
"Personal" tab, i.e. if they had earlier disabled the Personal tab for users, the provision was
automatically enabled for users after the upgrade. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.7 (8704) (06th April 2017)
- In v8600 and above, after launching an RDP session, the users were able to view the shared RDP password in plain text by opening the page source of the respective session tab, even when they were not authorized to view the password. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.7 (8703) (04th April 2017)
Issues & Fixes
- Earlier, when details such as role name, description etc. were provided in Japanese while creating new user roles, the Japanese characters were not displayed in any of the corresponding role reports that were exported as PDF. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when a scheduled password reset was carried out for a Windows domain account after password expiry, the reset action results were at times audited as failed even though the password was successfully reset in the resource. This happened if the domain account had services and IIS app pools associated with it. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when scheduled password reset was triggered for a Windows domain account, the new password of the account was printed in plain text in the logs if the Log Level setting was configured as 'DEBUG'. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.7 (8702) (09th March 2017)
Issues & Fixes
- Earlier, when users who use Password Manager Pro's Standard or Premium edition upgraded their installation to v8700 and above, features that were unrelated to the edition they use were displayed in the product GUI. This has been fixed now.
- In v8700 and above, remote sessions launched by users with user-type roles (that is, non-administrators) were not recorded even though session recording was configured globally for all users. This has been fixed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.7 (8701) (16th February 2017)
Enhancements & Fixes
- In v8700, under custom roles feature, when a group of users were moved in bulk from their current roles to an administrator-type role using "Change Roles", the operation failed during certain circumstances owing to insufficient number of administrator licenses even though adequate licenses were in fact available. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, when super administrators carried out edits to their own profile such as password policy or email ID changes, they lost their super administrator privilege automatically when they saved the edits; and they were reverted to their old role. This has been fixed now.
- In v8700, when an administrator viewed the list of users who were members of a user group, the database values of the users' "Role" column were displayed in the web UI table view. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, while importing resources from a CSV file, when "Overwriting of existing resources" is enabled by a user along with a configuration setting to overwrite a resource only when it is owned by that user resources owned by other users were overwritten in certain circumstances despite the owner check. This has been fixed now.
- A function level access control vulnerability resulted in unauthorized permission which allowed an user to lock their own Password Manager Pro account, This has been fixed now.
- A function level access control vulnerability resulted in unauthorized permission which allowed a user to change their current role to another administrator-type role. When a user was assigned a custom role with operational scope only to "Change user roles" and no other administrator privilege, that user could change their own role to another administrator-type role that contained higher operational scope. This has been fixed now.
- An XSS vulnerability which resulted in unauthorized permission to execute arbitrary commands was found in Password Policies feature. This has been fixed now.
- The internal security framework used for Password Manager Pro has been upgraded to the latest version.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.7 (8700) (6th February 2017)
New Features, Enhancements & Fixes
- Custom Roles : Option to create custom roles for users, with provision to define operational scope for each role in a fine-grained manner. You can allow or restrict operations for the custom role (from a list of 100+ options like adding resources, allowing remote access to resources, creating policies etc.) and assign the role to desired number of users. To learn more custom roles, click here.
- In v8000 and above, while exporting password inventory report in .xls format for two or more resource groups, the report was generated for only one random group instead of all selected groups. This has been fixed.
- In v8603 and above, when a user selected a group of resources and attempted to bulk edit one/many of the resources' attributes, there was an issue while saving the edits. Specifically, the values present in the Notes field of all accounts associated to the selected resources were automatically overwritten with a blank value, even when no edits were carried out by the user to that effect. This has been fixed.
- In v6300 and above, while integrating Password Manager Pro with a PhoneFactor system for two-factor authentication, the option to 'Test Agent Connection' returned an error if the user had manually specified account credentials and agent service URL (this issue did not occur when the credentials had been stored in Password Manager Pro). This has been fixed.
- In v8500 and above, when a password user tries to export in plain-text the resources in a resource group shared with him/her, the exported spreadsheet (.xlsx) was blank. This has been fixed.
- In v8505 and above, the 'Copy to Clipboard' option across the GUI did not work in Chrome browser. This has been fixed.
- In v8601 and above, when a user tried to update password for scheduled tasks from Password Manager Pro, the reset failed due to a double quote missing in the reset command. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, users were unable to launch RDP connections from Password Manager Pro's web-interface when the respective username contained a space or the password contained a percent sign ( % ). This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when details such as name, description etc. were provided in Japanese for resources, the Japanese characters were not displayed in the PDF version of Canned and Query reports generated for the respective resources. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, in the MSP edition, there was a configuration issue with the Replicate Settings option available under Organization actions. The issue caused the User Group Settings to replicate time and over in the client org, with respect to the number of times the user clicks on Replicate Settings. This in turn interfered with the workflow of various options under User Group Settings. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.6 (8604) (23rd January 2017)
- In v8601 and above, users making use of LDAP authentication with two-factor
authentication enabled, were able to access their Password Manager Pro account by
supplying only the username for LDAP authentication and thereafter the valid second
factor credentials. This was possible because when anonymous binding is enabled, LDAP
server allows connection without credentials, if one knows the LDAP username. This
issue has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.6 (8603) (30th December 2016)
Enhancements & Fixes
- Bulk edit option is now available for resources, which allows the administrator to select several resources and edit them in bulk at the same time.
- Username mapping is now available for two-factor authentication options such as Duo Security and PhoneFactor. This option allows you to map usernames between Password Manager Pro and two-factor authentication services listed above.
- Earlier, integrity checks for password synchronization once enabled was carried out for all passwords on a daily basis by default. The administrator could only adjust the time at which the check should be carried. Henceforth, integrity checks can be scheduled to be run at desired time intervals.
- Earlier, newly configured mail server settings could not be successfully saved if any of the given e-mail ids consisted of '-' (hyphen). This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, in the Japanese version of Password Manager Pro, text inputs in the 'Reason' field syslog messages sent from the tool were either incomplete or comprised of garbled characters. This has been fixed now.
- In v8500 and above, when resources with file attachments were shared with password users, the users were unable to download the attachment. This has been fixed.
- A function level access control vulnerability resulted in unauthorized permission to edit Password Manager Pro's default resource types. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, if the option 'unique password generated through email' is configured for two-factor authentication in Password Manager Pro, the OTP generated and sent to a user's email id during a login attempt did not expire instantly upon one-time usage. The OTP could be reused multiple times for login from different systems as long as the primary login session remained active. This has been fixed now.
- In order to negate the possibility of DOS attacks, threshold limits have been introduced for HTTP operations (using POST method) from the web console. The threshold limits restrict the number of times that a particular HTTP operation can be carried out per minute from a user ID.
PMP Release 8.6 (8602) (14th Dec 2016)
Bugs & Security Fixes
- In v8600 and above, when an administrator changed the web-server port number under
Admin-->Server Settings, the action caused a service failure after a restart. This issue has been fixed.
- A function level access control vulnerability resulted in unauthorized permission to view other users' personal passwords stored under a specific category, when the option "Allow users to create their own passphrase" is disabled under General Settings. This has been fixed now.
PMP Release 8.6 (8601) (2nd Dec 2016)
- Lock Password Manager Pro Users
Option to temporarily prevent any user from accessing Password Manager Pro by locking down the respective account. The user accounts can be unlocked anytime, with all user settings intact including share permissions.
- New REST APIs
- To edit resources.
- To edit/delete accounts
- Support for Duo Security Two-factor Authentication
Support for Duo Security two factor authentication for login to Password Manager Pro. Already, Password Manager Pro supports Google Authenticator, PhoneFactor, RSA SecurID, a one-time, randomly generated unique password, and any RADIUS-compliant two factor authentication mechanism as the second level of authentication for two factor authentication.
- Add Secondary Domain Controllers to a Windows Domain Resource
While creating a Windows Domain resource, users can add the DNS Name / IP Address details of secondary (or multiple) domain controllers associated with the resource. Once added, they can also auto log on to all associated domain controllers using the same Windows Domain account.
- MSP Edition
- Earlier, the "Import Organization from CSV file" feature did not provide the option to attribute an "Account Manager" for the organization during the import itself. As a result, once organization details were imported from the CSV file, the MSP admin had to separately assign an administrator in Password Manager Pro as the Account Manager. Henceforth, an Account Manager column containing the administrator "username" can be added in the CSV file itself and directly attributed to the new organization during import.
- Earlier, when the administrator configured "Replicate settings across client orgs," the saved settings were applicable only for new client orgs and not for existing orgs. As a result, resource/user groups, share settings, and additional fields were not replicated in the existing orgs. Now, a new option has been introduced to sync the newly configured replication settings (except additional fields) across existing client orgs as well, either all or desired.
- While creating new users via RESTful API, they can now also be added to a new or existing user group.
- Earlier, while adding a new resource with Password Manager Pro via RESTful APIs, API users had default permission to specify another existing user as the resource owner. The API user could also edit a resource owned by other users. Now, an option has been introduced to disable API users from adding/editing resources under other user's ownership.
- Earlier, while adding a new Windows Domain resource, the "Configure password reset for associated service accounts and IIS AppPool accounts" section did not give further options for the user to enable/disable password resets separately for service accounts, scheduled tasks, and IIS AppPool accounts. Password resets could be configured either for all or none of them, regardless of whether services/IIS AppPools were run using the domain account. Now, new options have been introduced which allows the user to exclusively choose required password resets"among service accounts, scheduled tasks, and IIS AppPools as well as service restart options.
- Earlier, when password resets for Windows Scheduled Tasks were carried out, users faced version compatibility issues for Task Scheduler if the target Windows server edition was different from that of server in which Password Manager Pro was running. To solve such platform issues, the Scheduled Tasks password reset mechanism has been enhanced to also support Task Scheduler 2.0.
- Earlier, when two-factor authentication (TFA) was enabled, Password Manager Pro's login screen asked for the username first, and both primary password and TFA credential were requested together in a fresh second screen. Henceforth, the user has to input both username and password (first level of authentication) in the login screen. Only when the primary authentication succeeds, the user will prompted for the TFA credential in a new screen.
- In v8500 and above, while importing resources from Active Directory under "Resource Discovery" option, comma separated values entered in the "Resources to import" field were not imported properly. Only the first value was imported. This has been fixed now.
- In v8600, when a user group was restricted from storing their personal passwords in Password Manager Pro, the users of that group were unable to retrieve their enterprise passwords. This happened only when the global option to manage personal passwords was enabled under General Settings, but disabled for that specific user group. This has been fixed now.
A function level access control vulnerability resulted in unauthorized permission to edit Password Manager Pro's pre-defined password policies (Strong/Medium/Low/Offline Password Fil). In addition, the vulnerability also allowed the deletion of the password policy that has been set as default. This has been fixed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.6 (8600) (11th November 2016)
New Features & Enhancements
- Azure AD Integration
Introducing out-of-the-box integration with Azure Active Directory (AD), which allows users to login to Password Manager Pro with their Azure AD credentials, in both Windows and Linux platforms. The integration also allows import of users and user groups from Azure AD to Password Manager Pro, and keeps data synchronized through Azure AD sync schedules.
- Query Reports
This new addition to the Reports section now allows administrators to construct reports by writing their own SQL statements. The statements can be used to directly query the Password Manager Pro database and fetch required information to address unique reporting requirements.
- Store Recorded Sessions in an External Location
Video recordings of RDP, SSH, Telnet, and SQL sessions will hereafter be stored in an external location, instead of Password Manager Pro database. Users can configure two external locations, one primary and another backup, where recorded sessions will be stored automatically once the operation is audited in Password Manager Pro, provided there is connectivity between the configured locations and Password Manager Pro server. For earlier recorded sessions stored in Password Manager Pro database, export options are given to move them to the configured external location.
- Purging of Recorded Sessions now available, as a separate operation
Earlier, video recordings of RDP, SSH, Telnet, and SQL sessions could not be purged separately. The sessions could be purged only as a part of user audit purge. But, purging user audit records just to remove sessions also removed the operations details such as user account used to launch session, date and time, and more. Now, there are alternate options to configure purging of recorded sessions alone and retain the audit details of the operation.
- Earlier, when the SSL certificate for the server was changed, RDP sessions could not launched automatically and the user had to manually install the certificate again to initiate a session. Now, the issue is fixed and new certificates will be automatically verified when RDP sessions are launched.
Bug & Security Fixes
- Server JRE that comes bundled with Password Manager Pro is upgraded from v1.7.0_71 to v1.8.0_102 due to security vulnerabilities in the older version. PostgreSQL and Tomcat server have also been upgraded to the latest versions 9.5.3 and 8.0.20 respectively.
- Maverick Legacy libraries used for SSH CLI in Password Manager Pro have been upgraded to the latest versions.
- OpenSSL libraries used in Password Manager Pro have been upgraded from 0.9.8g to 1.0.2j, the latest version released with vulnerability fixes.
- Reflected and stored XSS vulnerabilities which resulted in unauthorized permission to carry out critical operations were found in Landing Server configuration, Rebranding, and Reports features. This has been fixed now.
- A vulnerability which resulted in unauthorized permission to delete Default Resource Types in Password Manager Pro has been fixed.
- A CSRF vulnerability, which resulted in unauthorized permission to change the default resource type set for any resource, has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.5 (8505) (18th October 2016)
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Option to trigger a bulk password reset in one click for all the resources that a specific user has access to, i.e. resources owned by or shared with that user. This allows the administrator to reset all passwords related to a specific user in case they leave the organization and then transfer those resources to another user.
- While evaluating Password Manager Pro with the 30-day trial edition, users can now switch instantly between the different product editions available (Standard / Premium / Enterprise) and test the desired edition.
- In Windows account discovery feature, an additional check has been introduced which allows the user to choose not to import any disabled computer account in the Active Directory during the discovery process. The user also has an option now to identify existing resources in Password Manager Pro that have been marked as disabled in AD and delete them.
- Resources and groups can now be imported directly from KeePass (1.x and 2.x) to Password Manager Pro.
- Earlier, when cross-domain authentication is used for Windows discovery tasks, local accounts and service accounts were not enumerated from the selected domain. This issue is fixed now.
- A new report named "Unshared Passwords" report has been added to the 'Canned Reports' section. The report lists all the passwords that have not been shared with any user in Password Manager Pro.
Bug & Security Fixes
- Earlier, password integrity checks failed for certain target systems in agent mode as Password Manager Pro server reported connection failure. This issue has been fixed now.
- Earlier, 'Rebranding' settings could not be edited when Password Manager Pro web-interface is connected using Internet Explorer. This issue is fixed now.
- In 'Personal Passwords' section, after a custom category is set as default, users could not add new accounts or delete existing accounts in that particular category. This issue is fixed now.
- In v8500 and above, new resource addition operations could not be completed successfully if the DNS Name / IP Address field contained the character "_" (Underscore). This issue is fixed now.
- Earlier, Windows account discovery tasks could not be completed if the admin password supplied to carry out the operation contained a double quote ("). This issue is fixed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.5 (8504) (19th September 2016)
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Earlier, upgrade packs could be applied only to Password Manager Pro's primary installation, and high availability had to reconfigured every time after the upgrade. Henceforth, upgrade packs can be directly applied to the secondary installation as well, without any need to reconfigure high availability.
- In v8500 and above, when Password Manager Pro server was restarted, personal password management option was getting enabled even in cases where it had been disabled by the administrator. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were AD sync issues while importing users and resources from different domains. Resources/users from the wrong domain were imported for a few sync schedules when they were run again after the first import operation. This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, in the MSP edition, while providing a user group with 'Manage Organization' permission for different orgs, only 100 organizations could be allotted to that user group. This limit has been removed now.
- In v8500 and above, while adding a new account under a resource, the add operation could not be successfully completed if the 'Notes' field contained more than 230 characters. This issue is fixed.
- In v8500 and above, whenever a password is checked in by a user, the audit log for the check in operation did not properly display the resource name (if the name contained characters like ' a m p & ' ). This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, for any resource group, if the option 'Reset passwords upon expiry' was enabled, the option did not work for the resources within the group for which access control had been configured. This issue is fixed.
- In v8500 and above, while adding a Linux resource, the add operation could not be completed if 'Private Key' field was left blank. This issue is fixed.
Bug & Security Fixes
Password Manager Pro Release 8.5 (8503) (25th August 2016)
Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Earlier, when a domain admin account was shared with users for RDP auto logon to related domain member machines, the users could use that domain account credentials to log in to the domain controller as well. Now, while sharing domain admin accounts with users for auto logon purposes, an optional check is given to prevent RDP connections to the domain controller resource.
- A new check has been introduced, while adding a Windows resource, to restrict users from using the local account of that resource to launch RDP connection, and instead use only the domain account to connect to the resource.
- Earlier, when the last remaining user in an organization unit (OU) was removed in AD, the same user did not get removed from the corresponding user group in Password Manager Pro. This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, in the "Show Passwords" table under "All My Passwords," the selected column sort order did not persist for non-admin users once they navigated to other tabs. This issue is fixed.
- In Password Manager Pro Japanese edition, audit log for the operation 'Discovery Task Deletion' was not captured properly in the audit records. This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, under Passcard option, when the provided link is opened to access the concerned account, the password could not be viewed properly if the Resource Name or Account Name shown in the GetPasscard page contained a "space." This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, for Add Resource operations, account addition step failed if the concerned account's password field contained specific characters (<>). This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, when users tried to reset Google Authenticator settings from the Password Manager Pro login page, the option did not work due to case-sensitive issues or if the username contained '\' (Backslash). This issue is fixed.
- In v8500, users were unable to add new resources under the pre-defined type 'PostgreSQL,' if they had earlier created and saved 'PostgreSQL' as a custom resource type. This issue is fixed.
- In v8303, while importing OUs from Active Directory, all the resources in the 'Default Group' in Password Manager Pro were automatically removed if the name of any of the OUs contained a comma (,). This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, in the UI screen, Admin-->Add Resource-->Add Accounts, when an account was added, password of the added account was partially revealed along with the account name in the display box beneath. This happened if the password contained both double quotes (") and greater-than sign (>), in that order. This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, under "Scheduled Password Reset," while setting Password to use, the option "Assign the same password to all user accounts, but change it during every schedule" did not work properly. Instead of a same password, unique passwords were set for each account. This issue is fixed.
- Earlier, while using RESTful API to add or modify a resource, the users could not use the characters, '<' and '>' in the account password. This limitation has been removed now.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.5 (8502) (27th July 2016)
Feature Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Earlier, option to open direct RDP connections to target resources using multiple domain accounts was available only under the Auto Logon tab. Now, the option is also available under 'Resources' and 'All My Passwords' tab.
- Customers (except MSP edition users) in v8500 faced issues in saving new changes in 'Export Passwords - Offline Access' settings. This has been fixed now.
- Customers in v8500 were not able to save changes in User Settings for any user groups, if their language setting is not English. This issue has been fixed now.
- In 'Advanced Search' option, the search results were incorrect if the search text contained '&'. This issue has been fixed now.
- Earlier, when users tried to reset Google Authenticator settings from the Password Manager Pro login page, the option did not work if the username contained '_' (Underscore). This issue has been fixed now.
- Earlier, net use command was used by Password Manager Pro agent (Windows) for password reset and verify operations. If 'Audit Process Creation' is enabled under 'Advanced Security Audit Policy Settings' for the Windows target machines, the reset and verify operation commands were captured in the Windows event logs, including new passwords in clear text. This has been fixed now, by using Windows APIs instead of net use command for the agent to carry out password reset/verify operations.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.5 (8501) (9th July 2016)
- Service Account Password Reset using Password Manager Pro Agents
Password Manager Pro agent enhanced to support automatic propagation of password changes across dependent services associated with a Windows domain account, when the respective account passwords are reset in Password Manager Pro.
- Group Settings Replication during Organization Addition (MSP Edition)
While creating a new client organization, MSP admins can now replicate the user and resource group structures as present in the MSP org and other client orgs. Resource group to user group share settings can also be replicated in the new org.
- Under 'Users' tab, new option to search for users by their 'First/Middle/Last Name' has been added.
Bug & Security Fixes
- Customers using v8500 faced slow performance issues while loading Two-factor authentication settings in the application's web interface. Page load time took 30-40 seconds. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, while creating resources in Password Manager Pro, only HTTP and HTTPS schemes were allowed to define 'Resource URL'. Now, Amazon S3 URL styles and other schemes are also supported.
- In version 8500, values entered in additional field columns/accounts and values copied to clipboard were displayed incorrectly due to encoding issues. This has been fixed now.
- In version 8500, while selecting default domain under User Management in General Settings, an invalid input error was thrown if the default Domain Name field contained special characters. This has been fixed now.
- An XML eXternal entity (XXE) vulnerability identified in XML-RPC API has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.5 (8500) (June, 2016)
Security Fixes & Enhancements:
- Password Manager Pro now comes with a comprehensive security filter that helps protect the solution against a host of vulnerabilities, including cross-site scripting attacks (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (CSRF). In addition, to prevent any unauthorized actions by genuine users (by manipulating the parameters in the URLs), authorization check has been enabled for every single action involving a database query through URLs.
- New REST API to add API User.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.4 (8404) (May, 2016)
- Users making use of LDAP authentication were able to access their Password Manager Pro account through PMP's browser extensions by supplying a blank password. This issue was found only in PMP's browser extensions and NOT in the web version. However, since the fix involves changes in APIs in the web version, this security fix is being provided. Customers of all versions of PMP (till 8403), who are using browser extensions with LDAP authentication should apply this fix, in addition to upgrading the browser extension separately.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.4 (8403) (April, 2016)
- IIS AppPool Password Reset: Support for automatically resetting the passwords of associated IIS AppPool accounts when the domain account passwords are reset through Password Manager Pro. Optionally, the IIS AppPools can be restarted remotely by Password Manager Pro after the password change.
- New REST APIs:
- To download certificates, licenses, and other files.
- To add license keys, digital certificates, documents, images and more
- To create multiple accounts that are associated with a specific resource id.
- To delete a specific user in Password Manager Pro.
- Transfer Approver Privileges: Option to transfer the privilege to approve password access requests from one administrator to another in bulk. When an administrator leaves the organization or moves to a different department, all the approval privileges of that administrator can now be transferred to another administrator in a single click.
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Provision to customize password expiry report based on expiration date of passwords. With this option, you can now generate the list of passwords that are about to expire during a specified period of time. For instance, you can find passwords that will expire in the next 5 days.
- Privileged accounts can now be marked as favorites from the search result view itself.
- Earlier, custom reports, once saved, could not be duplicated with additional edits. Now, 'Save as new' option has been added to create duplicate copies of saved custom reports. Also, a direct link to create custom reports has been added under 'Audit' tab.
- RESTful API to fetch account details has been enhanced to include password expiry status, compliance status and reason in case of non-compliance, and configured policy for the accounts.
- Privileged accounts can now be marked as favorites from the search result view itself.
Earlier, when password compliance notifications were configured for individual resource groups, in certain rare scenarios, some compliant passwords were also notified as non-compliant. This issue has been fixed.
- Earlier, when the option "Allow all admin users to manipulate the entire explorer tree" had been enabled in "General Settings", all resource groups, including unshared groups were displayed in the explorer tree structure (only the names of the unshared groups were displayed in grey text; the underlying passwords were not shown). Now, unshared groups can be hidden from view.
- Earlier, users had to manually go to 'Resources' tab and select the resource group name under 'Show Resources of' option to view the list of resources in each group. Now, resource group names have been hyperlinked to automatically take the user to 'Resources' tab and display the corresponding resources.
- Earlier, while viewing old passwords from password history, it was possible to make changes to account ID in the request URL and retrieve password history of unshared passwords. This issue has been fixed now.
- Earlier, URL query string parameters were passed through HTTP GET method for 'Password Change' and 'Password Export' features, which was a concern since GET holds parameters in history. This has been changed now by using HTTP POST for query strings instead of HTTP GET.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.4 (8402) (March, 2016)
- In PMP builds v8400 and 8401, Active Directory synchronization for resources did not work properly. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, search based on account additional fields for criteria-based groups did not work on the 'Add Resource Group' page. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, searching on numeric fields for criteria-based groups did not work with PostgreSQL as the backend database. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, audit filter in the recorded sessions tab did not work with MySQL as the backend database. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.4 (8401) (February, 2016)
- In PMP 8400 build, it was not possible to configure single sign on as part of active directory integration. This has been fixed.
- In PMP 8400 build, while importing users from an OU in AD, automated email notification was sent to all the imported users. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.4 (8400) (February, 2016)Video demo
- Launch Direct Connection With Remote Databases: Provision to launch a direct connection to remote databases from PMP web-interface and execute CRUD queries without deploying any database query tools. In addition, shadow the session in parallel and chat with other admins/ users present in the session.
- VNC Support for Collaboration: Provision to remotely access and take control of resources using VNC. By this way, administrators get direct access to the remote machine and could collaboratively work with other users.
- Launching Administrative Console Session using RDP: Provision to launch an administrative console session with remote resources using RDP.
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Earlier, there were some scrolling issues in the SSH console. This has been fixed with a new interface.
- Earlier, AD User Sync feature was available only for Enterprise Edition. Now, this feature is available in all editions.
- Security Best Practices Enforcement
- Option to disable local authentication when AD/LDAP authentication is enabled.
- Password Manager Pro will enforce password reset in the following scenarios:
1. Change the login password after first login to PMP
2. When username itself is used as the password.
3. After exercising the forgot password option.
- When two-factor authentication is enabled globally, all new users who are imported/synced from AD/LDAP will have two-factor authentication enabled by default.
- Earlier, password administrators also had the privilege to mark any password policy as the default policy. Henceforth, only administrators will have the privilege.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.3 (8303) (December, 2015)
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Automatic synchronization of Active Directory OU details did not work in the following scenario:
When users / resources belonging to a sub-OU are imported into Password Manager Pro, the synchronization for the same did not work after a subsequent import operation from any other OU or sub-OU. This has been fixed. (Affects only those who started with PMP from build 8200 or later. Customers using previous versions and the ones migrated to latest versions from builds prior to 8200 are NOT affected).
- Provision to use a named instance of MS SQL server as the backend database for PMP. This is supported in all scenarios - using MS SQL server as the backend database afresh, and when upgrading from PostgreSQL or MySQL to MS SQL.
- Earlier, there were issues in loading audit trails when the page contained a large amount of data. Performance enhancements through optimizing SQL queries now result in showing the data 10 times faster. Displaying about 1 million audit records now approximately takes two seconds. In addition, you can now filter audit trails from primary and secondary servers and view them separately
Password Manager Pro Release 8.3 (8302) (November, 2015)
Enhancements & Bug Fixes
- Option to enforce password policy for personal passwords.
- Option to enforce users to guard their personal passwords with a passphrase, which will be used as the encryption key for storing the personal passwords.
- Option to map username between PMP and Radius two-factor authentication service. This helps simplify user management.
- A new report to capture the list of users who are not part of any user group.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.3 (8301) (October, 2015)
- In PMP build 8300 (only for the users who upgraded from earlier builds), search and sort did not work in some table views in the GUI. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.3 (8300) (October, 2015)
New Features & Enhancements
- Automatic discovery of service accounts and group creation: When discovering Windows accounts, PMP automatically fetches the service accounts associated with services present in the domain members
- Password Manager Pro browser extension could be selectively enabled / disabled for specific users alone
- Personal passwords can now be imported from CSV
- New REST API to add a resource to a new or an existing resource group while creating the resource
- Support for RSA On-Demand authentication as part of two factor authentication
- Provision to mark organizations as "Favorite Organizations" in Password Manager Pro MSP Edition
- Password Administrators can now view the list of users who are part of a user group
- Enhancements to global search and advanced search options. Results get displayed quicker now
- Earlier, there were issues in generating Password Inventory / Custom Password Inventory reports as .xls file. This has been fixed now.
- In PMP build 8200 (only for the users who upgraded from earlier builds with PostgreSQL as backend database), there was an issue in associating password policies at the account level. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.2 (Build 8200) (August, 2015)
New Features & Enhancements
- Browser Extensions: Seamlessly auto-logon to websites and applications, launch RDP and SSH sessions, access existing passwords, and add new ones - all from PMP's extensions for Chrome and Firefox browsers, without leaving the browser tab you're in.
- Chat While Monitoring Remote Sessions: While monitoring SSH/Telnet sessions, administrators can chat with other admins/users who are in the session.The chat transcripts are also recorded along with the session being recorded.
- Manage Schedules: Option to quickly view and edit all the schedules created in the product single, centralized page.
- Password Policy: Option to assign password policies at individual accounts level. Earlier, password policies could only be assigned at resources level.
- Earlier, while generating custom reports, there were some issues populating data when the criteria chosen was "user group". This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.1 (Build 8102) (July, 2015)
- In PMP builds 8100 and 8101, there were issues in synchronizing active directory groups in PMP. This has been fixed
- In PMP builds 8100 and 8101, there was an issue with domain user password reset when the password contained special characters. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.1 (Build 8101) (July, 2015)
- A SQL injection vulnerability identified in advanced search module of PMP has been fixed.
- Earlier, exporting passwords as an encrypted HTML file for offline access did not work in installations with PostgreSQL as the backend database. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.1 (Build 8100) (June, 2015)
New Features & Enhancements
- Failover Service with MS SQL Clusters: Option to configure redundant PMP
servers with a common MS SQL cluster, which in turn has multiple PMP database
instances bound to it for fail over. (While the 'High Availability' feature in PMP
requires two separate database instances to be mapped to the Primary and
secondary servers of PMP respectively, the 'Failover Service' functions with
redundant PMP server instances which have access to a common MS SQL cluster).
- Custom Encryption: Option to use custom encryption for data storage. By default,
PMP encrypts all passwords and other sensitive information using AES-256
symmetrical encryption algorithm. You can now plug-in your own implementation for
encryption and decryption.
- Password Explorer Tree Manipulation: PMP now retains the state of children
nodes in the password explorer tree and the last opened nodes will be persisted in
the database. This latest enhancement helps load pages much faster.
Changes & Bug Fixes
- Earlier, password expiry notifications were sent seven days prior to the expiry date.
This has now been made configurable.
- Earlier, there were issues in executing the "Forgot Password" option on the google
authenticator login screen. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, there were issues in terminating the RDP sessions. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.0 (Build 8001) (May, 2015)
- PMP web GUI did not work properly with Chrome 43. This has been fixed.
- In PMP 64-bit Windows installation, when upgrading to PMP build 8000 from 7600, there were problems in carrying out remote reset of Windows and Windows Domain passwords. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 8.0 (Build 8000) (May, 2015)
New Features & Enhancements
- Introducing Enterprise Edition: Designed for large enterprises, the Enterprise Edition combines enterprise-grade scalability, security, performance, and affordability facilitating highly secure and easy management of shared sensitive information. It also delivers robust functionality and advanced integration capabilities required by global enterprises while maintaining ease of use throughout.
- Resource and Account Discovery: Discover flavors of Windows, Linux, VMware and Network devices along with the privileged accounts associated with them (Available in Enterprise Edition)
- Performance enhancements in Home and Resource tabs: Improved application performance resulting in much faster responsiveness
- NERC-CIP Compliance Report: Automated, audit-ready compliance report for access control requirements of NERC-CIP
Changes & Bug Fixes
- An XML eXternal entity injection identified in XMLRPC API has been fixed.
- Earlier, when exporting reports (.xlsx) based on resource groups, the file size showed 0 KB. This has been fixed.
- The underlying technique for remote password reset for IBM AS400 resources has now been changed to SecureAS400 instead of AS400.
Password Manager Pro Release 7.6 (Build 7600) (March, 2015)
New Features / Enhancements:
- Password Manager Pro can now be installed on both Windows & Linux 64-bit machines. A separate build for 64-bit is now available. (High Availability set up requires that both primary and secondary installations run with same builds).
- Ticketing system configurations can now be selectively enforced/exempted for resource groups. Earlier, the setting took effect globally for all resources.
- While playing back recorded sessions, you can now skip any part of the recording and progress to any point through the seek bar feature added to the RDP player.
- Session shadowing is now supported for TELNET sessions too.
Changes / Bug Fixes:
- Earlier, when Password manager Pro was installed in /opt directory in Linux CentOS6, PMP did not start due to permission issue. This has been fixed.
- Password manager Pro now bundles Server JRE v1.7.0_71
- Earlier, there were erroneous text in role change email notification. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were issues in launching automatic connection to target systems when the user specifies the currently logged in AD account to connect with the remote resource. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when access control had been enabled, if a super admin tries to move an account from one resource to another, it overwrites the account password with the account name. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 7.5 (Build 7501) (Jan, 2015)
Enhancements & Bug Fixes:
- Out-of-the-box support for ManageEngine SDP MSP ticketing system.
- In PMP build 7500, as part of Active Directory integration (in Windows installations), when resource/user groups are imported from AD with spaces in group/OU names, the credential given for importing resources/users from the domain was written as a file name in the bin folder. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 7.5 (Build 7500) (Jan, 2015)
New Features / Enhancements:
- Ticketing System Integration: PMP provides the option to integrate a range of ticketing systems to automatically validate service requests related to privileged access. The integration ensures that users can access authorized privileged passwords only with a valid ticket ID. This integration also extends to PMP workflow, which helps in granting approvals to access requests against automatic validation of corresponding service requests in the ticketing system. PMP readily integrates with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand and ServiceNow and provides option for integrating any enterprise ticketing system.
- Backend Database Upgrade: PosgreSQL, the backend database bundled with PMP upgraded from 9.2.1 to 9.2.4 .
- Option to enforce users to provide reason while retrieving passwords from password history.
- Option to export all certificate files with resource details.
- Option to clear password flags for IBM AIX accounts after successful password reset.
Changes / Bug Fixes:
- Earlier, in certain environments, connection to DropBox failed throwing SSL error when synchronizing data from PMP for offline access failed. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, while creating criteria group with account additional fields, search inside group being created (to test the new group) did not work in PMP with MS SQL and Postgre SQL as backend databases. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, when importing users from CSV, same password was being generated for all users. This has been fixed now.
- PMP MSP Edition: Earlier, Resource group replication did not work for client orgs when editing a resource group. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 7105 (Nov, 2014)
Bug Fixes & Enhancements
- A SQL injection vulnerability identified in PMP has been fixed.
- A clickjacking vulnerability identified in PMP web application has been fixed.
- Earlier, when email notifications on change in access permissions had been disabled, two factor authentication could not be assigned in bulk. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, disabling the option to receive email notifications (upon the occurrence of audit events) as daily digest did not take effect. This has been fixed.
- Provision to view keyboard layout in other supported languages when launching remote RDP sessions from PMP.
PMP Build 7104 (Oct, 2014)
- In PMP build 7103, resource group deletion did not work.This has been fixed.
PMP Build 7103 (Sep, 2014)
New Features & Enhancements:
- Session shadowing: Total control on privileged sessions with support for 'session shadowing', which enables administrators to closely monitor administrative access and terminate suspicious activities.
- ISO/IEC 27001:2013 compliance report: Automated, audit-ready compliance report for access control requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
- Auto logon using other domain accounts: Provision to launch a direct RDP connection with target resources using any domain account that is owned by / shared to the user. In addition, users can opt to use the currently logged in AD account too to connect with the remote resource.
- Support for configuring the port at which the Remote Desktop Service is running on the remote host. PMP will launch RDP sessions through the port specified.
- Multi-language support now available for PMP mobile apps (iPhone & iPad) too.
- Provision to check the validity of digital certificates (x.509 certificates) stored in PMP and to trigger alerts upon expiry.
- A filename Denial of Service Vulnerability identified in PMP has been fixed.
- Earlier, the HTTPONLY attribute had not been set in some cookies that were used to track a user's session. This has been fixed now. This ensures that it is not possible for the cookie to be accessed by scripting languages.
- Earlier, when single sign on had been enabled, PMP agents were not working. This has been fixed.
- Synchronizing offline data with DropBox failed due to some changes at DropBox end. Configurations in PMP have been changed to fix that.
PMP Build 7102 (Aug, 2014)
- Earlier, the batch or script file ReplicationPack.bat/sh used for replicating PMP database (with MySQL as back end database) was not working. This has been fixed.
- In PMP 7101, product license expiry alert was being triggered erroneously in certain scenarios. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 7101 (Aug, 2014)
New Features / Enhancements
- MSP admins managing the resources of multiple clients can now replicate resource or user group structure and certain settings across all managed client organizations.
- Option to enable /disable SSH session gateway, which allows launching remote terminal SSH sessions from browser.
- Actions such as sharing resources, transfer ownership and access control configuration can now be performed from the search result view itself.
- Earlier, fetch and update of the scheduled task passwords on the target Windows 2008 servers failed in certain scenarios. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, if the username for logging in to PMP contained non-ascii characters, authentication failed. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, password reset operation through REST API was getting executed even when access control had been enabled for a resource. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, in PMP MSP edition, Cisco IOS password reset was not working in client organizations. This has been fixed.
Password Manager Pro Release 7.1 (Build 7100) (June, 2014)
New Features / Enhancements
Cloud Environment Password Management:
New RESTful APIs:
Password Manager Pro now extends password management to cloud environments. Cloud managers can securely store, share, periodically change and control access to the management console or administration panel passwords of Microsoft Azure, Google Apps, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace accounts from PMP.
This move helps safeguard cloud platforms from attacks on administrative accounts and overcome information security concerns besides tracking privileged account activity in the cloud to meet various regulatory compliance requirements.
Four new resource types - Microsoft Azure, Google Apps, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace have been added in PMP.
Share Resources from Home Tab & Global Search Results
- PMP already provides a good number of RESTful APIs, which help you to connect, interact and integrate any application with Password Manager Pro directly. Three new APIs have now been provided to add users, delete resources and approve/reject password access requests.
Bug Fixes / Changes
- Option to share resources and accounts directly from 'Home Tab' and in Global Search results, avoiding the additional navigation to the 'Resources' tab.
JVM crash issue fixed: In PMP 7002 & 7003, JVM crash was reported in certain environments during AD authentication and windows password reset. This has been fixed.
- When using SAML 2.0 for user authentication and single sign-on through federated identity management solutions, there was an issue when the web server certificate had been configured with a PKCS12 certificate. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there was an issue in migrating the back-end database from MySQL to PostgreSQL resulting in migration failure. This has been fixed.
The maximum characters count for BaseDN and Search Filter parameters for importing users from LDAP has been increased to accommodate a larger strings.
PMP Release 7.0 (Build 7003) (June, 2014)
Changes & Bug Fixes
- Fixed a backdoor issue through which SQL Injection was possible in PMP.
PMP Release 7.0 (Build 7002) (Apr, 2014)
New Features & Enhancements
Changes & Bug Fixes
- SAML 2.0 support: User authentication mechanism in Password Manager Pro has now been strengthened with SAML 2.0 support. Password Manager Pro now integrates with federated identity management solutions for single sign-on. Technically, Password Manager Pro acts as the SAML service provider, and it integrates with SAML identity providers. The new integration helps leverage the identity provider's authentication to access Password Manager Pro. Users who have deployed Okta, OneLogin or any other SAML identity provider can automatically log in to the Password Manager Pro application from the respective identity provider's GUI without supplying credentials, after configuring PMP with the identity provider.
- Session Shadowing: Session recording capability has been extended to enable real-time monitoring of sensitive privileged sessions launched by users. Administrators may also terminate sessions in real time if any suspicious activity is found, giving admins complete control over privileged sessions.
- Language Selection: PMP administrator can now select the language for all users in 'General Settings'. Password Manager Pro can be localized in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Polish.
- Password Manager Pro now bundles JRE v7u51
- For privileged session management, Password Manager Pro acts as the Gateway for launching Windows RDP and SSH sessions from the user's browser. These sessions are launched within a HTML5 compatible browser and the connection to the end devices are tunneled through the PMP server that acts as the session gateway, while also recording the session. In the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox, launching RDP sessions did not work. The screen closes immediately after launching the session. This has been fixed.
- PMP v7001 was identified to be having directory traversal vulnerability. This has been fixed by updating the RDP gateway.
- Earlier, when PMP was installed in other language boxes, audit trails were getting recorded in the respective language though the PMP web GUI was in English. This has been fixed.
- In v7001, when PMP license key with no multi-language support was installed, PMP stopped recording audit trails after a server restart. This has been fixed.
- Possibility for an XSS vulnerability (which can be triggered during authentication), was identified in PMP v7001. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when configuring PMP to run in FIPS 140-2 compliant mode, nss libraries were required to be downloaded. Now, PMP uses nss v3.12.4 and it comes bundled with that.
PMP Release 7.0 (Build 7001) (Mar, 2014)
New Features & Enhancements
Bug Fixes, Changes
- Provision to localize Password Manager Pro (introduced in 7.0) has been enhanced now. PMP can be localized in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Polish.
- Provision to set any resource type as 'default type', which will remain the default selection in 'Add Resources' GUI
- PMP supports a good number of resource types for remote password reset. You can filter the types and choose to display only the required ones in the 'Resource Type' drop-down in 'Add Resources' GUI.
- Provision to create a link to a shared password and enable authorized users to quickly access that password as a pass card in the GUI
- When using PMP with MS SQL server as the backend database, under "Admin", the option to manage encryption key was missing. This has been fixed.
- In build 7000, the text field to search custom fields was not getting displayed in resources page. This has been fixed.
- When sharing resources of the type 'File Store' with 'Modify permission, changing file was not working. This has been fixed.
- Due to a typo in message display, the result for 'Verify Password' was being shown as 'Not in sync', when it was actually in sync. This has been fixed.
PMP Release 7.0 (Build 7000) (Jan, 2014)
New Features & Enhancements
Changes & Bug Fixes
- MSP Edition: A separate edition to help Managed Service Providers (MSPs) manage the passwords of each of their clients separately, from a single management console. Passwords can be securely shared between MSP administrators and their respective customers, making sure that users only get access to the passwords they own or ones that are shared with them. The solution offers the flexibility to entrust the control of the password vault to the MSP administrator, the end user or both, as desired.
- Data Center Remote Access Management: Provision to launch secure, one-click SSH/Telnet access to remote devices in data centers with full password management. Typically, data centers limit direct access to remote devices via SSH connections due to security reasons and network segmentation. Instead, data center admins working remotely must first connect to a landing server and then "hop" to the target system. Administrators can now configure landing servers and their login credentials and then associate them with the resources being managed by Password Manager Pro. In turn, admins can launch a one-click connection with the remote resources without worrying about the intermediate hops. While the admin experiences a direct connection, Password Manager Pro automatically executes all of the intermediate hops in the background, establishing a connection with each landing server and finally with the remote resource.
- PMP Speaks Your Language: Provision to get PMP working in your language. At present PMP can be localized in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, and Polish languages.
- Bulk Operation Support: Features like session recording, auto logon for web apps and password reset can now be configured in bulk for many devices at one go.
- LDAP User Groups Synchronization: User groups in LDAP can now be automatically synchronized at periodic intervals with the user database in PMP.
- When auto logon for web apps had been configured through PMP bookmarklet, certain web sites and application do not allow auto submission of credentials for automatic login. To handle such cases, provision has now been made only to auto-fill the details. Submission can be done by the users. This can be configured from Resource >> More Actions.
- Email notifications sent from PMP for password retrieval and change events did not contain the reason field. This has now been fixed
- Earlier, when PMP web interface is launched in Internet Explorer, the login name of the custom categories created as part of 'Personal tab' were not getting displayed. This has been fixed.
- In PMP v6902, when access control workflow had been enabled, when a user checks-in a password after exclusive use, it was not being reset. This has been fixed now.
- When using global search in PMP with PostgreSQL as backend database, extended ASCII characters typed as search strings were not getting displayed. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when PMP web interface is launched in Internet Explorer, there were problems in playing back the RDP sessions recorded by PMP. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were issues in generating custom reports with User Audit as the base. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, the alerts on the status of High Availability (in PMP with MySQL as backend database) were not being sent. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6904 (Nov, 2013)
- In PMP v6903, when access control workflow had been enabled, when a password user checks-in a password after his usage, it was not being reset. This has been fixed now.
PMP Build 6903 (Sep, 2013)
New Features / Enhancements
- RADIUS / RADIUS-Compliant Authentication System for Two Factor Authentication: Option to leverage RADIUS server or any RADIUS Compliant two Factor Authentication system (like Vasco Digipass) for the second factor authentication.
- RESTful APIs: PMP now provides RESTful APIs, which help you to connect, interact and integrate any application with Password Manager Pro directly. The APIs also allow you to add resources, accounts, retrieve passwords, retrieve resource/account details and update passwords programmatically.
- At times, PMP login screen prompted users to enter the password again even when the password entered was correct. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, there were issues in alphabetically sorting the entries in Resource tab and Home tab (when using PMP with PostgreSQL as the backend database). This has been fixed.
- When Access Control Workflow had been enabled, in certain environments, resetting of passwords of Netscreen devices after the end of the exclusive use period was not working. This has been fixed.
- In PMP v6902, when a user fails to check-in a password at the end of his usage period, PMP resorted to automatic check-in of passwords, but the password was not being reset. This has been fixed now.
PMP Build 6902 (July, 2013)
New Features / Enhancements
Google Authenticator for Two Factor Authentication
- PMP now provides the option to leverage Google Authenticator, a software based authentication token developed by Google as the second factor of authentication. Already, PMP supports PhoneFactor, RSA SecurID and a one-time, randomly generated unique password as the second level of authentication for two factor authentication.
Exporting Resource Groups
- Option to automatically export the resources belonging to specific resource groups by creating scheduled tasks. The data gets exported in the form of an encrypted HTML file.
- In PMP build 6901, there were problems in starting PMP when installed as secondary server in High Availability architecture in Linux machines. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6901 (June, 2013)
New Features / Enhancements
- Support for launching PMP web-interface in Internet Explorer 10
- The implementation procedure for "Custom Listener", which enables providing your own implementation for Password Reset Listener, has now been simplified with the enhancements in the GUI. You need not have to edit the configuration files in PMP manually to enter the details about the implementation class. These details can now be provided through entries in GUI
- Enhancements to bolster the overall security posture of the product
- Earlier, when the administrator had restricted the users from viewing the passwords in plain-text when auto logon had been configured, in certain specific scenarios, there were issues in retrieving passwords even when auto logon had not been configured. This has been fixed.
- Restrictions on the usage of weak ciphers in the product
PMP Release 6.9 (Build 6900) (May, 2013)
New Features / Enhancements
- PMP iPhone app is now available for download directly from App Store. Facilitates secure retrieval of privileged passwords and approval of access requests on the go. Provides offline access to privileged passwords too.
- "Custom Listener", a new feature that enables you to provide your own implementation for Password Reset Listener. With the provision to have your own listener implementation class (instead of just letting PMP execute the listener script provided by you), Custom Listener offers complete flexibility to execute any post password reset follow-up action.
- Provision for remote password synchronization of VMware ESXi resources through VMware vCenter API.
- Earlier, Active Directory User GUID check wan not included in AD authentication. This is included now.
- Administrators and Password Administrators can now filter and view all the resources that are owned by them in the 'Resources Tab' by selecting the 'All owned resources' option.
PMP Build 6803 (Mar, 2013)
- In builds 6800, 6801 and 6802, Password Manager Pro client session launched from Internet Explorer was getting terminated intermittently. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6802 (Feb, 2013)
- In builds 6800 and 6801 with PostgreSQL as backend database, the global search did not show results properly for Password Users. This has been fixed.
- Users who wish to migrate to PostgreSQL as the backend database from MySQL are now required to download PostgreSQL-9.2.1-Windows.zip (For Windows) / PostgreSQL-9.2.1-Linux.zip (For Linux) and then run the migration script.
PMP Build 6801 (Jan, 2013)
- Support for migrating data from PMP running with PostgreSQL as backend database to MS SQL server. Migrating data from MySQL to PostgreSQL is also supported.
- Build 6800 did not get installed properly when attempted to install in Linux as root user. This has been fixed.
- In build 6800, in some environments, the high availability status was not properly depicted. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6800 (Dec, 2012)
- Support for PostgreSQL as backend database. From this version onwards, the product comes bundled with PostgreSQL 9.2.1.
PMP Build 6701 (Oct, 2012)
Changes / Bug Fixes
- While adding the domain account as a resource, PMP provides the option to select the resource groups for service account reset. For every Windows system present in those groups, PMP will find out the services which use this domain account as service account, and automatically reset the service account password if this domain password is changed. In PMP build 6700, when a Windows domain account was added, the resource groups selected for service account management were not getting saved. As a result, the service account reset for the resources that are part of the selected resource groups did not work. This has been fixed now.
PMP Build 6700 (Oct, 2012)
New Features & Enhancements
Privileged Session Recording
- Privileged sessions launched from Password Manager Pro can now be recorded, archived and played back to support forensic audits and let enterprises monitor all actions performed by privileged accounts during privileged sessions. Password Manager Pro enables recording of Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions launched from the product.
Auto Logon for Web Apps
- Option for enhanced auto logon to web applications by installing PMP bookmarklet on the browser bookmarks bar. PMP can be setup to auto-fill the login page of web applications with appropriate username/password information, to allow users to login to those apps with just a few clicks, instead of manually entering the information.
Manipulating Explorer Tree
- Provision to allow admin users to manipulate the entire explorer tree structure in any manner as they wish. Once this is option enabled, PMP creates an organization wide, global explorer tree structure containing the names of resource groups under a root node. Any administrator in PMP would be able to create/edit the explorer tree structure of resource groups. The tree structure will be accessible to all admins, password admins and end users. Admins and password admins can add their resource groups anywhere into the global tree and the whole structure will be available for view to all the end users. If this option is disabled, users can modify only their portion of the tree.
Password Access Control Report
- New report providing complete details about the password access control workflow scenario of your organization. List of resources for which access control has been enabled, resources for which access control is deactivated, resources for which the requests are automatically approved, list of password release requests approved/denied etc are depicted.
Changes / Bug Fixes
- Earlier, when resources were imported from active directory, certain values like display name, description and location were not properly populated in PMP. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were issues in adding additional fields (to enter password values) for resource types such as license store, file store and key store. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were issues in editing the files that were added through custom fields. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6600 (July, 2012)
New Features & Enhancements
New Resource Types Support for Remote Password Synchronization
- Sun Oracle XSCF
- Sun Oracle ALOM
- Sun Oracle ILOM
- IBM AS400
Super-Administrator as 'Break Glass Account'
Provision to keep the super-administrator role as a break-glass account for emergency access to passwords. Hitherto, any administrator could change the role of another administrator (not himself) as super-administrator. PMP now provides the option to prevent administrators from creating super-administrators. Super-administrator role can be used as break glass account as explained below:
- Create a new administrator account in PMP and designate the new account as the Super-Administrator
- The new super-administrator will login and enforce the option of denying other administrators from creating super-administrators
- The login credentials of this super-administrator will be sealed and kept in a safe to be opened only for emergency access
- When PMP agent is deployed in target resources for remote password reset, the resource and all its accounts will be automatically added to PMP
Provision to configure synchronization for deletion of accounts in PMP when the corresponding account is deleted in the remote resource
- Password History now records the passwords of 'Failed' reset attempts too. This would be helpful in tracing the passwords in rare instances when the password gets reset in the resource, but not changed in PMP due to network issues.
New Browsers Support
- Support for launching PMP web-interface in Safari and Chrome
- Password Activity report now captures the list of resources for which automatic approval of access requests has been configured
Bug Fixes & Changes
- PMP GUI has been given a facelift
- Resources imported from Active Directory now contain DisplayName, Description, Location and other details
- Provision to notify users when a resource/resource group is shared or share permission is changed
- Earlier, when a file based additional field is created, Service Accounts could not be edited/saved with the Resource Groups for scanning. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6504 & 6505 (June, 2012)
- In PMP 6.5, when Active Directory authentication is used and when a domain account stored in PMP is used to automatically sync user information from AD, users were allowed to login regardless of the password being correct. This has been fixed.
PMP Build 6503 (March, 2012)
New Features/Bug Fixes/Changes
- Encryption Key Rotation: Provision to change the master encryption key either periodically as a best practice or at suspicion of key compromise. Fully automated steps to regenerate new key, decrypt all data with old key, encrypt them with new key and securely storing the new key.
- User Preferences Setting: PMP users can now set individual preferences for what view should be loaded by default in the 'Home', 'Resources', 'Audit' and 'Reports' tabs in the web user interface.
PMP Release 6.5 (March, 2012)
New Features & Enhancements
No-Frills Auto Logon for Launching Windows RDP and SSH Remote Terminal Sessions
- Leveraging the power of HTML 5, PMP 6.5 brings the first-in-class auto logon mechanisms for launching Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions. While current solutions require inconvenient and insecure methods like end-point agents, helper programs at user desktop and browser plug-ins, the only requirement for PMP's cutting-edge solution is a HTML 5 compatible web browser. Users can launch highly secure and completely emulated Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions from within the browser with a single click, not requiring any access to passwords
- Being HTML 5 compatible, users can launch Windows RDP and SSH sessions also from browsers in their tablet devices like iPad
- Provision for authenticating both with the local accounts as well as domain accounts for the launched Windows RDP sessions
- A new sub-tab named 'Auto Logon' has been introduced in Home Tab for easily locating the remote accounts and quickly launch one-click sessions
Secure, Offline Access to Passwords with Auto Sync
- Support for secure, offline access to passwords. Users will get an option to export the passwords in the form of an encrypted (AES-256 encryption) HTML file, which can be opened in browsers for offline access
- Provision to automatically synchronize the exported HTML file to users' mobile devices through Dropbox. From a single action in PMP user interface, the offline file lands in the users' Dropbox app in their smart phones or tablet devices
- Admins can configure PMP to automatically delete the exported files to users' Dropbox accounts after a set time period
- Admins can configure all passwords that were exported to be automatically reset in the remote systems after a set time period
New Resource Types for Remote Password Synchronization
- Support for remote password reset and verification of VMWare ESXi and HP iLO resources
- Provision for creating additional fields to store file type input. Upto 4 files of any type can be attached to every resource and every account within a resource
Bug Fixes & Changes
- The option to restrict the users from exporting passwords in plain-text has been moved from 'General Settings' to "Admin >> Customize >> Export Passwords - Offline Access" GUI. The option is also available in 'User' and 'User Group' tabs
- Earlier, there were issues in displaying custom fields when creating/editing resources. This has been fixed.
- In the GUI to create copies of resources/accounts and in the GUI to move accounts from one resource to another, the names of resources and accounts will henceforth be shown in alphabetical order
- Earlier, in some specific scenarios (where authentication was required) there were issues in sending emails from PMP. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, in the case of auto logon helper (browser plug-in deployment model) there was an issue in launching direct connection to target systems. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were issues in launching PMP web-interface in Firefox 11. This has been fixed.
PMP Release 6.4 - Build 6404
New Features / Bug Fixes / Changes
- Automatic Approval in Access Control Workflow
Provision for automatic approval of password access requests. Users need not have to wait for approval by authorized administrators while going through the access control process.
- RADIUS Server Authentication
RADIUS server can now be integrated with PMP for leveraging RADIUS authentication.
- List of Super Administrators
List of all super administrators will be displayed in the information bar to all administrators, password administrators and auditors
PMP Release 6.4 - Build 6403
Bug Fixes / Changes
- Invoking auto logon helper in turn downloads a browser addon file. The SSL certificate that ensures trustworthiness of the addon has now been renewed.
- Earlier, user group activity report was not displayed properly on the dash board. This has been fixed.
PMP Build - 6402
New Features / Enhancements
- Dual encryption of passwords and files for extra security. Sensitive data are now encrypted once in the application (AES 256-bit) and once in database
- PMP can now be set-up to run in FIPS 140-2 compliant mode where all encryption in PMP is done through FIPS 140-2 certified systems and libraries
- Provision to prevent the execution of malicious code/script in the application to combat cross-site scripting
- Password Activity Report enhanced with details on the list of resources for which access control workflow has been activated/deactivated and also the resources for which access control workflow has not been configured
- New report depicting the resources / passwords that are not part of any resource group
- Provision to check integrity of passwords of a resource group with support for integrity verification on-demand & scheduled
Bug Fixes / Changes
- Earlier, two options were provided for managing encryption key in PMP - you were allowed to either leave it to be managed by PMP or move it to a secure location / external drive and manage it yourself. Now, the option of leaving it to be managed by PMP has been removed. PMP does not allow the encryption key to be stored within its installation folder. This is done to ensure that the encryption key and the encrypted data, in both live and backed-up database, do not reside together. It is strongly recommend that you move and store this encryption key outside of the machine in which PMP is installed - in another machine or an external drive.
- Earlier, when exporting the personal passwords, the custom fields were not shown in plain-text. This issue has been fixed.
- Earlier, through 'Admin >> Server Settings', when the PMP server port alone was changed, it threw an error. This has been fixed
- UTF-8 encoding support in MS SQL server
PMP Build - 6401
New Features / Enhancements
MS SQL Server as Backend Database
- Support for MS SQL server as the backend database in PMP.
High Availability Support with MS SQL Server
- Uninterrupted access to passwords by deploying redundant PMP servers and MS SQL database instances
AES 256 Encryption
- Support for AES 256 encryption for sensitive data when using MS SQL server as backened
Remote Password Reset of LDAP Servers
- Remote password reset support for LDAP servers belonging to the types Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP, Oracle Internet Directory and Novell eDirectory
Password Reset Schedules
- Option for assigning the same password to all the accounts of a group of resources and changing the password automatically during every schedule
- Prior to 6400, some of the communication between PMP server and agents was initiated by the server, which required the agents to keep a TCP port open. To eliminate this risk and the need to manipulate firewall rules to allow traffic to a non-standard port on the agent side, the communication model is changed where the agents always initiate communication with the server. The agents periodically check for tasks by opening a secure connection with the server and no longer need to have a port open in the system they are installed.
LDAP - PMP User Database Synchronization
- Whenever new users get added to the LDAP, provision to create synchronization schedules and automatically add the users to PMP and keep the user database in sync.
- Support for using the same user credential to import information from multiple domains, based on the privileges and trust setup in AD.
- Provision to create copies of one or more resources to facilitate easy addition of identical resources
- Provision to copy a single account or multiple accounts of a resource and adding the under one or more resources
- Provision to move an account or multiple accounts of a resource to a different resource or resources
Configuring Server Settings, SSL Certificates through GUI
- Support for changing the PMP server port and SSL certificates from PMP GUI. This eliminates the need for manually editing the configuration files
Custom SSH/Telnet ports
- Support for using any custom port for SSH and Telnet for connecting to remote resources
- Support for taking one-time backup of PMP database anytime
- The client responsiveness in 'Home' tab and 'Resources' tab have been optimized
Changes / Bug Fixes
- Earlier, there was an option to send notifications to users after importing them from Active Directory. This option has now been removed.
- Earlier, in LDAP user import, the OU and other details entered were not persisted. Now, the details are saved and displayed
- Earlier, while creating scheduled tasks for custom reports, the option to send the report to the users specified under 'other users' did not take effect. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, the password reset of Ubuntu resources did not work when 'sudo' had been used. This is fixed
- In Internet Explorer, there was an issue in auditing the reason entered by the users for retrieving a password using auto logon helper. This has been fixed
- Earlier, there were issues in editing the properties of resource groups. This has been fixed.
- The issue in generating AD user schedules report as a PDF has been fixed
- The issue related to exporting personal passwords as XLS has been fixed
- In PMP build 6400, the share permissions to the user groups imported from Active Directory did not take effect. This has been fixed.
- In certain scenarios, generating the 'User Access Report' as a PDF did not work. This has been fixed
- Earlier, when password access control had been enabled, in certain scenarios, when a user made a request to access a password, there were issues in sending email notifications for approval to the administrators. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, in High Availability set up with MySQL, when the slave database was restarted, PMP raised an alert stating High Availability was not alive. Now, in scenarios like this, PMP will double-check the status before raising the alert
- In personal password management, the issue related to deleting the personal categories has been fixed
PMP Release 6.3
- High Availability configuration simplified by adopting automation through scripts
Changes & Bug Fixes
New Features / Enhancements
- Vulnerability related to the printing of sensitive data in mysql binlogs has been fixed by bundling MySQL 5.1.50
- Earlier, there were problems in displaying the Active Directory synchronization schedule in GUI. This has been fixed
- Earlier, in certain cases, the 'Edit User' provision for the users imported from LDAP did not work. This has been fixed
- Earlier, when SMTP settings were modified, the details were saved, but GUI did not reflect the changes. This has been fixed
- Earlier, when setting High Availability and Live Backup, DNS lookup for secondary server / slave database threw error in certain environments. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when multiple administrators were selected to approve password access requests in Access Control Workflow, there were issues in sending email notifications for approvals. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, there were some issues when authentication was required for configuring SMTP mail server settings. This has been fixed.
- Previously, password integrity check for Windows local accounts (which were not present in administrator group) did not work. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when synchronization schedule had been created for resource import from active directory, newly added user accounts were not imported. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, audit trails pertaining to failed password reset events for certain resources were not recorded. This has been fixed now.
- ManageEngine has partnered with PhoneFactor, the leading provider of phone-based two-factor authentication for two-factor security for Password Manager Pro. Already, PMP supports RSA SecurID authentication and generating a one-time, randomly generated unique password as the second level of authentication for two factor authentication.
Smart Card Authentication
- If you have a smart card authentication system in your environment (such as US DoD Common Access Card (CAC)), you can configure Password Manager Pro to authenticate users with their smart cards, bypassing other first factor authentication methods like AD, LDAP or Local Authentication.
- Support for creating customized reports out of the canned reports and audit reports. You can specify custom criteria and create customized reports as per your needs
- Functional enhancements to High Availability architecture making it more stable and robust
Changes & Bug Fixes
- Hitherto, when synchronization schedule had been enabled for importing users from Active Directory, changes in email addresses in Active Directory did not get updated in PMP. This has been fixed now
- Earlier, as part of automated password integrity check, PMP made three attempts to verify the passwords on target systems. This led to lockout scenarios due to the IT policy related to failed login attempts. This has been changed now and PMP attempts to check password integrity only once
- Option to import resources from Active Directory with fully qualified domain name (fqdn) as the DNS name of the resource
- Verify password feature did not work for SYS accounts in Oracle 10g. This has been fixed
- Support to populate old password, when attempting to change the password of HP UX resources
- Option to specify the time period in minutes up to five digits while granting exclusive access to passwords (when enabling access control workflow)
- Earlier, in 'All Passwords' UI, at times, password field was displayed as undefined. This issue has been fixed
- Earlier, when entering a reason for password retrieval had been made mandatory, in some cases, copy to clipboard did not prompt reason column. This has been fixed
PMP Release 6.2 - Build 6201
New Features / Enhancements
- Provision for generating SNMP traps and Syslog messages upon the occurrence of any activity/event - be it password access or modification or any other activity performed in the PMP application. The traps/syslog messages can be sent to the SIEM tools, which can thoroughly analyze these events, correlate them with other network events and provide informative, holistic insights on the overall network activity.
Two Flavours of APIs for A-to-A Password Management
- Completely revamped provisions for Application-to-Application Password Management, which help eliminate hard-coded passwords in enterprise environments. PMP provides two flavors of the API - a comprehensive application API based on XML-RPC over HTTPS and a command line interface for scripts over secure shell (SSH), using which any enterprise application or command line script can programatically query PMP and retrieve passwords to connect with other applications or databases.
Local Service Account Password Rese
- Provision to find and reset all the local account passwords used for services and scheduled tasks in Windows resources
Enhancements in Bulk Password Reset
- Provision for bulk password reset by selecting multiple resources / resource groups
- Provision for bulk update of passwords in PMP database alone without updating on the actual resources
- Enhanced dashboard reports providing details on currently logged in users
- Provision to export all reports in '.xls' format
- Enhancements in High Availability setup with provision for alerts on failure events
Bug Fixes / Changes
- Earlier, after carrying out a search operation, if one accessed the 'Enterprise Passwords' tab, while an empty page was shown in Firefox, a warning page came up in Internet Explorer. This issue has been fixed now
- Earlier, in Password Request-Release workflow, when the time limit for administrator approval was set as '0' indicating indefinite time period, the approval time period ended after some time. This has been fixed now
- Earlier, in certain cases, Windows remote password reset and password integrity verification failed. It has now been fixed
- Earlier, while implementing concurrency control in Password Request-Release workflow, the maximum time period up to which the password was to be available exclusively for a particular user was specified in hours. This has been changed to minutes to enable granting of exclusive privilege less than one hour
- Earlier, the view length of entries (passwords/resources) in PMP web-interface was not user-specific. It has been made user-specific now.
- Entries in password explorer tree in the 'Home Tab' are now sorted alphabetically
- Provision to control 'Manage Share' permissions for criteria-based resource groups
- Earlier, Single SignOn worked only with NTLM-v1. Now, it works with NTLM-v2 through integration with a third party Java software library which provides advanced integration between Microsoft Active Directory and Java applications.
- Earlier, MD5 algorithm was used for hasing the PMP user passwords for local authentication. Now, SHA 512 is being used.
- Earlier, when Single Sign-On was enabled, audit entries related to user login to PMP were not recorded. This issue has been fixed now
- Earlier, in certain cases, scheduled tasks were not being executed. This issue has been fixed now
- Earlier, help documentation for Application-to-Application Password Management through XML-RPC API dealt only with using XML-RPC in Java. Now, the procedure for using it in other programming languages added.
PMP Release 6.1 - Build 6104
New Features / Enhancements
Nested Resource Groups
- Option to arrange and maintain resource groups in hierarchical structure (groups, sub-groups) for navigational convenience
- 'Home' tab re-arranged in an intuitive way to provide easy access to the passwords owned and/or shared. The explorer contains the following components:
- All My Passwords
- My Recent Passwords
- My Favourite Passwords
- Nested Resource Group Tree
Remote Password Synchronization for Juniper Netscreen Devices
- Support for changing the privileged passwords of remote Juniper Netscreen devices from PMP GUI
Templates for Customizing Email Notification Content
- By default, PMP has a specific content for the email notification for various password actions. If you want, you can customize the content and have your own content.
Export Passwords of Resource Groups
- Option to export the passwords of specific resource groups alone
Bug Fixes & Changes
- MySQL version upgraded from 5.0.36 to 5.079
- Earlier, when there were large number of passwords, loading of the dashboard took some time. This has now been optimized
- Earlier, there were issues in carrying out password synchronization / verification using a single account in Linux. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when Active Directory authentication was enabled, there were problems in logging in to PMP using the local authentication when a AD user was deleted. This has been fixed.
- Earlier, when a resource group name contained a single quote, the hierarchical arrangement of resource groups were not properly shown. This has been fixed now.
- Earlier, when the 'Personal Password' option was disabled for a Password User, the Password Explorer view became hidden. This has been fixed now.
- So far, no cipher was explicitly mentioned for encrypting the connection between the two MySQL database instances, used in high availability and live backup scenarios. Now this connection is also AES encrypted by choosing the DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA cipher for the SSL channel.
- The JDBC connection between the JRE (Java(TM) Runtime Environment) and the MySQL database is now encrypted by default, to eliminate the need to set it up separately.
- All user input submitted in the user interface are centrally validated to check for and discard harmful inputs that could cause scripting attacks like cross-site scripting (XSS) irrespective of case of the scripting content.
PMP 6002 - Bug Fixes & Changes
- All user input submitted in the user interface are centrally validated to check for and discard harmful inputs that could cause scripting attacks like cross-site scripting (XSS) or SQL injection.
- When password policies contained a special character in the policy name, there were issues getting the policy work after editing it. This has been fixed now
- Earlier, the 'verify password' operation failed for Linux and HP-UX target systems in certain environments. This has been fixed
- Earlier, the custom fields for accounts did not support special characters in name. This has been fixed
- Earlier, administrators were permitted to allow exclusive password access to a user for a maximum of 99 hours. Now, it has been modified to enter three-digit figures (in hours)
- In PMP 6001, while carrying out high availability setup, there were issues in creating the replication pack. This has been fixed
- Earlier, in PMP high availability set up, the /mysql/data folder was growing in size. This has been fixed
PMP Release 6
New Features / Enhancements
Password Access Control Workflow
- Support for password request-release workflow to enforce enhanced access control in the product. The user, who requires a password, will have to 'request the release' and one or more administrators will authorize the request. Password will be made available for the exclusive use of the user for a stipulated period of time. It will be automatically reset thereafter and the user will thereby forfeit the access.
- Option to enforce users to identify themselves with two unique factors through two successive stages before they are granted access to PMP web-interface. While the existing authentication mechanism of PMP (native authentication / AD / LDAP) will be the first authentication factor, the second authentication factor could be either a unique password generated by PMP and sent through email or RSA SecurID one-time token, which changes every sixty seconds. For RSA part, PMP has entered into a technology partnership with RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC).
Firefox 3 Plug-in
- PMP plug-in for Firefox 3 to enable copying of passwords to the clipboard and to invoke various operating system commands for automatically logging-in to target systems.
Flash 10 Support
- Support for copying of password to the clipboard when Flash 10 is used in conjunction with Firefox
Remote Password Reset
- Option to enter administrator credentials for resources / resource groups in bulk to configure password reset for target resources with ease
- Support to specify a password policy for many resources / resource groups at one go
PMP Login GUI
- If you have users from various domains, the PMP login screen will list-down all the domains in the drop-down. For ease of use, you may specify the domain used by the largest number of users or the frequently used domain in "General Settings". Once you do so, that domain will be shown selected by default in the PMP login GUI
New OS Support
- Support for installing PMP in Windows Server 2008
- Earlier, when importing resources, if the list of resources imported by you contains any of the already existing resources, they were ignored and not added to PMP. Now, option is provided to override this rule.
- PMP supports managing the website login credentials. For ease of use, a new default resource type named 'Website Account' has now been added
Active Directory Integration
- When users are imported from domain, by default, email notification is sent to all the imported users. Now, an option has been provided to disable the Email notification.
- Earlier, if the password of the users imported from Active Directory contained special characters such as &, %, authentication failed. This has been fixed.
- PMP carries out periodic checks to ascertain if the passwords stored in the system and the ones in the actual resource are in sync with each other. The results are presented as 'Password Integrity Report'. Earlier, the integrity check was being done at 1 AM everyday. Now, an option has been provided to configure the integrity check timing.
- Earlier, in IE 7, when Single SignOn was enabled and if PMP login failed, it was not possible to login to PMP with any other user name. This issue has been fixed now.
Usage of Single Quote in Email Address
- Single quotes are now allowed in the email addresses in PMP
PMP Release 5.4
New Features / Enhancements
Remote password synchronization for Oracle DB Server and Sybase ASE
- Support for changing the privileged passwords of remote Oracle DB servers and Sybase ASE from PMP GUI
- Periodic password synchronization check with remote resources now supported for Oracle DB servers and Sybase ASE
On demand check for Password Integrity
- Option to carry out 'on demand' verification to ascertain if the passwords stored in PMP are in sync with the actual passwords of remote resources
New Resource Creation in A-to-A Password Management
- PMP now supports resource creation also as part of Application-to-Application Management. New resources can now be created using the Password Management APIs
Support for non-English characters
- PMP now allows non-English characters in the data stored in the database. The user interface too allows non-English characters.
Use of 'sudo' for Privilege escalation
- PMP now allows the use of 'sudo' for privilege escalation in Linux/UNIX systems while doing password resets. This option is useful for systems where the 'root' login is disabled.
Agent-based password reset
- Remote password reset by deploying PMP agents in remote resources, is now supported for 'Windows Domain' resources
- The reason, as entered by the users for various password management activities, are now shown in a separate column in all audit views
Changes & Bug Fixes
- While importing users from AD, added provision for capturing AD tree structure in PMP with proper representation of OUs
- When Single Sign On was enabled, users connecting to PMP secondary server when Primary was running fine, were not redirected to the Primary. This issue has been fixed
- Earlier, when PMP primary server was powered off and reconnected again, it took a long time to do data synchronization between primary and secondary. This has now been fixed
- Issue related scheduling report generation has been fixed
- Earlier, users with the role 'Password Administrator' were not able to schedule password resets and password action notifications. This is now fixed.
- When password reset listener was invoked, PMP did not pass the old password of the respective resource as one of the arguments as expected. This has now been fixed.
PMP Release 5.3
New Features / Enhancements
- Out-of-the-box PCI DSS Compliance Reports
- Option to force users to provide a reason to access passwords
- Provision to display a common message in PMP GUI to all PMP users in the GUI
- Option to hide passwords for password users and auditors when auto logon is enabled
- Support for configuring the database backup destination directory
- Domain Controller connectivity check is now done based on network connectivity
- All items in the drop-down lists in PMP have now been sorted alphabetically
- Issue related allowing users to choose their own encryption key for managing personal passwords, has been fixed
PMP Release 5.2
New Features / Enhancements
Remote password synchronization for MySQL servers and HP ProCurve devices
- Support for changing the privileged passwords of remote MySQL servers and HP ProCurve devices from PMP GUI
- Periodic password synchronization check with remote resources now supported for MySQL servers and HP ProCurve devices
PMP in two editions
- PMP is now available in two editions - Standard and Premium. For more details, click here.
Reports in .xls format
- Support for generating all reports in .xls format
Changes / Bug Fixes
- If the PMP service is run with domain administrator privilege, passwords of all the local accounts in the computer (present in the domain) can be changed without the need for supplying the old password.
- While providing authentication details in Mail Server Settings, it is now possible to select an user account already present in PMP.
- Option to restrict users from providing their own encryption key for managing personal passwords (as part of general settings)
PMP Release 5.1
New Features / Enhancements
Remote password synchronization for Cisco devices, MS SQL servers
- Support for changing the privileged passwords of remote Cisco devices and MS SQL servers from PMP GUI
- Periodic password synchronization check with remote resources now supported for Cisco devices and MS SQL server
Helper for automatic login to target systems
- Support for automatically launching remote systems, devices and applications from PMP GUI eliminating the need for copy, paste of passwords
SSL connection with external identity stores
- Support for establishing connection with external identity stores and authentication systems (AD/LDAP) over encrypted channel
Windows Scheduled Task Password Reset
- Support for resetting the passwords of Windows scheduled tasks along with Windows service account password reset
- Windows service account and scheduled task password reset for multiple domains
Alerts for audit events
- Provision for sending notifications on the occurrence of any audit event
- Option for customizing the audit trails view
- Option to export audit records as PDF, CSV
Activity, integrity and compliance Reports
- Informative reports on passwords, sharing details, password usage, policy compliance, expiry details, user activity, user access details etc
- Automatically examining remote resources for password integrity everyday and providing out of sync reports
- Option for scheduling report generation and sending reports by email
- Option to periodically purge audit trails
- Performance tuning for improvement in client responsiveness
Changes & Bug Fixes
- Option to configure the timeout for display of passwords in plain text
- Notes field changed to accommodate more text
- Audit trails now capture traces on resource group addition, resource import from AD, password reset reason entered by users, result of scheduled synchronization of data with AD and password policy change details
- All default and custom fields included in the table column chooser
- Option to search by 'Domain Name' in advanced search
- Option to search the details entered in 'Notes' field
- Periodic synchronization of data in PMP with AD now includes user and resource group changes and deletion
- Issue with regard to editing criteria-based resource groups fixed
- Issue related to providing manage share of resource group to a user group fixed
- Issue related to copying passwords having certain special characters to clipboard has been fixed
- Option to copy personal password account name to clipboard
- Option to automatically clear clipboard data periodically
- Earlier, Password Management API did not work if the resource names contained white spaces. This issue has been fixed
PMP Release 5.0
New Features / Enhancements
High Availability Support
Uninterrupted access to passwords by deploying redundant PMP server and database instances
A-to-A, A-to-DB Password Management
Support for Application-to-Application/Database password retrieval and management by deploying 'Password Management APIs'
Windows Service Account Reset
Support for automatically resetting the passwords of associated windows service accounts when the domain account passwords are reset through PMP. Optionally the windows services could be restarted remotely to force the password change immediately
Password Reset Listener
Support for invoking a custom script or executable as a follow-up action to Password Reset action in PMP
Super Admin Support
Any administrator could be made as a 'Super Administrator' with privilege to view and manage all resources in PMP
Encryption Key Management
Provision for securely storing the unique encryption key (generated during PMP installation) somewhere outside PMP and instructing PMP to read it accordingly
Importing Users/Resources from Active Directory
- Provision for importing user accounts associated with the computers imported as resources from AD domain
- Provision to import specific users, groups and OUs from AD
Resource Type Customization
In addition to adding custom fields it is now also possible to remove built-in fields for the various resource types
Notification for Passwords Out of Sync
When the passwords present in PMP differ with those in the actual resource, notifications (informing the out of sync) could be sent to desired recipients
- The 'Home' page in PMP GUI depicts key aspects on passwords and users as dashboard reports
- Other Reports: Detailed and snapshot reports for resources and users
Changes & Bug Fixes
- Importing resources/ users from CSV has been simplified with the removal of format restrictions. Entries in your CSV file could be mapped to specific fields in PMP from GUI
- Earlier, to do remote password synchronization for Linux resource type, two accounts (one root account & another remote login account) were mandatory. Now, this has been made optional through a configuration in General Settings. Remote reset could be done with only one account
- The PMP client responsiveness for certain queries was slow. Performance tuning has now been done
- Clipboard utility for copying passwords in Firefox browser in Linux OS did not work. This has now been fixed
- The animation effect during the display of user accounts has been done away with
- Listing of user names at various places in PMP has been standardized with the display of <First Name> <Last Name> in order
- Display of various listings in PMP has been standardized with alphabetical sorting
- Earlier, there were issues in capturing user audit when working with AD and Single SignOn enabled. This has now been fixed
- The attribute 'DN' has been made configurable while integrating LDAP servers of type other than Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP
- Earlier, creating criteria-based resource groups based on 'account name' did not work. This has been fixed
- The issue in applying filters to search results spanning over more than one page in 'Home' tab, has been fixed
PMP Release 4.8 (Build 4803)
New Features / Enhancements
- Support for securely storing different file types such as a license key, digital certificate, document, image etc. in PMP database
- Notifications on password policy violations
- Alert/Warning via email seven days ahead of password expiry
- Provision to import user groups from AD and keep PMP user database automatically in sync with Active Directory
- Provision to configure multiple domain controllers for redundancy in AD integration (user import and authentication)
- Provision to import computers and computer groups from AD and keep the PMP resource database automatically in sync with AD
- Support for importing users from Novell eDirectory interfaced through LDAP
- Delegating management of resources to other admins has been extended for criteria-based resource groups
- Resource-based quick view of passwords in 'Home' tab
- Hitherto, 'search' in PMP was case-sensitive. It has now been made case-insensitive
- While logging into the PMP application, the users imported from Active Directory had to use the exact case of the account name as present in the AD. This has now been made -insensitive
- PMP agent, when installed in a folder not having enough privileges, threw errors. This has been fixed now.
- Issue related to LDAP authentication in OpenLDAP has been fixed
- The fields "Maximum Password Age" and "Reuse of old passwords" Password Policy Creation have been made optional
PMP Release 4.7 - Build 4701
- When logged in as AD user, agent download was not happening. This issue has been fixed.
PMP Release 4.7 (Build 4700)
New Features / Enhancements
- Real-time notifications for password events like password retrieval, modification, expiry and change in access permissions
- Automated remote password changing based on configured schedules and events like password expiry
- Provision for setting password expiry dates and generating alerts and reports on password expiry
- Provision for delegating management of resources to other admins (sharing management of resources)
- Policy to enforce not to use recently used passwords
- Remote password reset now supported for IBM AIX, HP UNIX, Solaris and Mac OS types through SSH / Telnet
- Provision for creating policy with Windows style password complexity allowing one of numerals or special characters in the passwords
- Support for forcefully logging out users from PMP application based on pre-defined inactivity period
- Password generator now available during resource creation
- Password reset actions done through the 'Forgot Password' option in the login screen are now audited
- Provision for generating audit trails in PDF format and also to email the same
- 'Forgot Password' features was accessible by typing the URL directly even if it was turned off. This is now fixed
- The search in the product is now case sensitive
PMP Release 4.6 (Build 4600)
New Features / Enhancements
- Active Directory integration enhanced with provision for importing user groups
- Support for filtering and viewing passwords based on resource groups
- Provision for searching passwords and creating groups based on custom attributes
- Support for enabling windows single sign-on as part of AD integration. Users who have logged in to the windows system using their domain account need not separately sign in to PMP
- Default Reports: password details report and password policy compliance report
- Option to generate reports in PDF format and to email the same
- Support for viewing all attributes of a resource from 'Passwords View'
- Provision for 'Live Backup' through replicated database. Whenever a change happens in the 'Master Database', it will be instantaneously replicated to the 'Slave Database'
- New user role named 'Password Auditor' with privileges for viewing audit reports has been introduced
- Domain name included along with user names to keep AD users unique across domains
- Flexible general settings for switching on and off the following features on need basis:
- Displaying/hiding 'Forgot Password' link in login page
- Permitting/restricting personal password management for users
- Sending/restricting Email intimation of passwords upon PMP user creation
- Enforcing/exempting compliance to password policies
- Enabling/disabling of remote password synchronization
- Enabling/disabling local authentication along with AD/LDAP authentication
- Show/hide passwords in exported resources list
- Support for sending mails through public SMTP servers such as gmail and others
- Support for Windows Vista OS
- Custom attributes visible to all users who have access to the password
- During user creation, option for administrators to specify the password for the users
- Provision for bulk transfer of resources
- Revamped GUI with improved navigation
- Earlier, while adding resources, the entry for IP address/DNS Name of the resource was mandatory. It has been made optional now
- Provision for entering first name, last name while adding users
- Hitherto, while entering the password for an account, users were not prompted to confirm the same. To ensure the correctness of password, confirmation dialog has been added now
- Latest version of MySQL (v 5.0.36) is now being bundled with PMP
- The professional evaluation version now allows adding up to 3 administrator users
- MySQL 'Access Denied' error in linux during server startup has been fixed
- Earlier, users could delete the default resource group automatically created by PMP. This has been fixed