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Re: Password Vaulting
From: "Roberts, Chris" <c.roberts1 () IMPERIAL AC UK>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 17:41:08 +0100

Dear Joseph,


We use ManageEngine's Password Manager Pro to centrally store and audit
administrative passwords.  We've been very impressed with the
functionality for the price. 


For example, we're using its APIs with our unattended server builds, to
ensure that the admin password is set at install time, and never
divulged to the administrator.  This ensures all use of the local admin
accounts is audited.


 I'd be happy to give more details if it would help.






From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Joseph Corey
Sent: 06 October 2008 22:13
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Password Vaulting


Hi Jerry,


We've been using Enterprise Random Password Manager by Lieberman
Software for about eight months now and it has served our needs
wonderfully. They've made great strides with their most recent release.
It supports the storage and automatic randomization of Windows, Mac,
*nix, Cisco equipment, and many more passwords. They now support the
storage of the private key on an HSM module and support integration with


There are a few downsides like needing local admin rights on the server
to  administer the Win32 app, but all of the password requests,
approvals, and retrieval happen through the website. You only need the
Win32 app when adding new accounts/passwords. 


If you have specific questions about the product or would like a contact
there, feel free to contact me off-list. 



Joseph T. Corey  MCSE, Security+ 
Systems Administrator
jcorey () cmu edu 




From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Sell
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 4:53 PM
Subject: [SECURITY] Password Vaulting


We are trying to get electronic vaulting of root and root equivalent
passwords in place. We are receiving kickback from upper management,
because they are not comfortable with the technology.


If you are currently using electronic password vaulting we would
appreciate a response. We would like to know what product you are using,
is it successful, any horror stories, would you recommend it to others.


Thank you,


Jerry Sell, CISSP

Security Analyst

Brigham Young University


Jerry_Sell () byu edu



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