Passwords

This article will help you start entering various passwords into IT Glue. Note: If you have your passwords in a CSV file, you can import from CSV file. See Importing data into your account instead.

Keep in mind that there are two kinds of passwords you can create.

  • The first is general passwords, which you can use for anything. To enhance the security of the password, you can add security permissions directly to these passwords.
  • The second is embedded passwords, which you can use for a password that is needed in one specific context, for example, a device's web interface URL and credentials. Security permissions will be inherited from the immediate parent object.

Prerequisites

  • Take a moment to review the password types (Account > Password Types) available in your account. If you already have a well established set of categories you use to organize passwords, you can edit the types to reflect your existing categories. Note: Each password can have only one category/type.

Instructions

Creating a general password

New passwords can be quickly and easily created from the main Passwords section that's found in each organization. We recommend adding most network and server passwords here, knowing that you will probably want to restrict their access to certain users and groups.

  1. Navigate to the organization that the password belongs to.
  2. Go to the Passwords section from the sidebar.
  3. Click + New in the top right corner.

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  4. For the Description, give the password a name that will be easy to find in search or in list view.
  5. Select the type of password you wish to create from the Category drop-down.
  6. Fill in the blanks. Usually, the DescriptionUsernamePassword, and URL fields are necessary.

    Note: The show password icon (eye icon) can be used to toggle visibility when you’re entering the password. To create a new password, click Generate.

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  7. Click Save to add the password.

The new password will be found in the General tab when you open the Passwords list view.

Creating an embedded password

Using the printer admin web interface as an example:

  1. Search for and open the printer you created as a configuration in IT Glue.
  2. Under Embedded Passwords (right-hand side of screen), click Add Password.
  3. From there, you just need to fill in the blanks. For an admin web interface, usually the user name, password, and URL are necessary.

    Note: The show password icon (eye icon) can be used to toggle visibility when you’re entering the password. To create a new password, click Generate.

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  4. Click Add to add the password.

The new password will be found in a separate Embedded tab when you open the Passwords list view.

Passwords checklist

Using the checklist below, locate any remaining passwords and add them to your account.

  1. Active Directory domain admin credentials
  2. Active Directory’s Directory Services Recovery Mode (ADRM) password
  3. Local admin accounts for standalone servers, virtual hosts, etc.
  4. Local admin accounts for each workstation
  5. Firewall admin web interface
  6. Switch admin web interface
  7. On-premises applications
  8. Maintenance agreements and licensing (software, hardware)
  9. Cloud applications
  10. Cloud licensing
  11. Domain management (registrar, web host)
  12. Certificate management
  13. Backup console
  14. Lights out management console
  15. Site-to-site VPN

 

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