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  1. Hi guys, It's been a long while! This week I managed to upgrade PasswordState in my homelab to the most recent build and ran into 8835, which did away with custom SSH scripts. The only reason why I ever needed to make these custom scripts, was because my Linux hosts don't always respond within 10sec. This leads to this well-known error situation: -> http://www.chilkatforum.com/questions/11901/error-reading-public-key-auth-response The error message is caused when the SSH timeout lapses. I would very much appreciate it if the SSH timeout became configurable.
  2. Backing up and restoring to a new host always seems the safest decision to me. But then again, I'm no DBA
  3. You know? I wouldn't mind receiving similar information, because our environment is also under pretty close scrutiny...
  4. Bingo, that'd be it. Thank you very much for your help! I appreciate it. EDIT: Odd, even after syncing the account types, the discovery job still created the duplicate. I'll poke around some more. EDIT 2: Solved... I only re-tested with the acounts for one host and would you believe that it was this particular host that was also mis-registered in AD? :D You were right @Support: the issue was with the type definition.
  5. I've compared the original and the duplicate discovered objects. Up until yesterday there were more differences, but right now the only differences are: * Description: their description is wildly different * Account Type: Linux vs CentOS * Password List: the original is in the desired list, while the newly discovered one is in the list I made specially for that purpose called "Newly Discovered". Now, I sincerely hope that the password list is not taken into account into determining whether an account should be imported I can understand that maybe the type would influence the decision, but I would not care for the description playing a role. For now, I will set the account type to what is found in AD. Then I'll clean up the dupes and rerun the discovery.
  6. I'll get on it right away.. EDIT: Ah darn, I just realized that I cannot show you the screenshots as they contain identifying information for our environment. Can you tell me which exact fields the discovery job uses to determine whether the object in question already exists? While waiting for you, I'll try and poke through the code to see if I can't find my answer :)
  7. Hi guys, In our environment we have a bunch of Unixen. When spinning up new hosts we frequently quickly add the host and its accounts manually into PasswordState. However, we've then noticed that the account discovery jobs creates a duplicate of the accounts in question. Is there a way to prevent this? * We've set up the object names to match the formating that the discovery job would add. * The identical username is used. * The object is linked to the exact same host. What gives? Is it better to just re-run discovery after upping a new host? I would certainly still like to know how to prevent this duplication though...
  8. Of course I sincerely hope that @SGauvin and colleagues are actually doing this: first trying the upgrade on Dev/Test/Acc, before moving to Production If I'm reading the linked knowledge base article correctly it's not that there's something actively aborting your connections. It's a matter of the programming language reacting to an error and aborting the thread by itself to handle the error. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.web.httpresponse.end?redirectedfrom=MSDN&view=netframework-4.7.2#System_Web_HttpResponse_End As far as I can tell, the threads are being killed because the upgrade application has run into errors with the PasswordState code. Specifically, there appear to be problems with Scott's environment and these specific functions: Build_7721_CopyPassword() Build_7721_UpdateNonActiveDirectoryAccounts() Build_7721_Updates() The "thread aborted" errors have shown up before on these forums:
  9. To further demystify FreeIPA for @support: it really is plain LDAP as a directory, with Kerberos authentication and which has a bunch of management tools added onto it. Quite literally RedHat's answer to Active Directory. To further complicate matters there's also RedHat's Idm (Identity Manager), which is mostly similar but a paid-for product. What @wkleinhenz, @Sarge and myself would be looking for, is host and account discovery inside the respective LDAP OU's. Better yet if you make it configurable All in all it would be very similar to how you handle AD discovery, with a few tweaks to the expected OUs and perhaps a few field names.
  10. @Sarge: Oof, that's a shame. Sorry to hear that! I'm currently running a PoC to try out a few logging platforms, and am definitely looking to push one through in the next two months. Ahh that's cool! For now I'm on a release from two months ago though, but I'm looking forward to the new features!
  11. I'm currently fighting the syslog feed myself, putting it into Graylog (like @Sarge). In our case, I'm running into the issue that the default syslog parser reads the timestamp as the source name, leading to a large amount of different sources (instead of the single Passwordstate), with thousands of messages all appearing at 01:14:34 (for example).
  12. Ditto for the "handshake" feature, where you will need approval from another person to access a password. To sum it all up, I suggest you simply start reading here and work your way out from there.
  13. Even more impressive than the "request a password which auto-expires" is the built-in "request access and get an RDP/SSH session" functionality, which will never show you an actual password
  14. I'd like to second Sarge's request. Great idea for the future!
  15. Alternatively @GeoffO, you could consider building a Powershell script that talks to the API: a script to make a new password object and, if it detects the host does not exist yet, it will ask you for the requisite details.
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