Password Manager Pro (PMP) - Add a Resource and AD Accounts With Remote Password Reset Capability
This article shows the process for adding a new resource in Password Manager Pro with the necessary options for configuring remote password resets on Windows servers for domain accounts on that resource and then adding AD accounts to the existing Domain Resource, as well as adding service accounts for automatic password resets. A "resource" is any server, application, network device or an appliance that contains user accounts and passwords. It is possible to do remote password resets on non-Windows servers, but this article will only cover Windows.
- Add the Resource
- Share the Resource
- Add AD Accounts to the Domain Resource
- Add Service Accounts for Automatic Password Resets
- A descriptive Resource Name - This name uniquely identifies a resource in PMP and therefore, must be distinct, as no two resources can have the same name. This field is mandatory as its value is used by PMP to identify the resources while performing various operations including password management.
- DNS Name / IP Address - Although this field is not a requisite for adding a resource, it is mandatory to have a valid DNS name or IP address to perform remote operations like remote password reset, account discovery and one-click login.
- Resource Type - Choose the type of your resource from the drop-down menu (the default value will be "Windows"). Based on the resource type, PMP uses unique procedures for password resets. For example, the password reset mechanism of Windows is not the same as that of Linux or Mac. This field also helps to organize your resources based on their type. You can also add a custom resource type by clicking the Add New option beside this field. You can enter a customized resource type in the next screen, such as an App or a printer (as mentioned earlier, anything that has a username and a password can be a resource! ), and then click the Add button as shown below.
- Group Name - Choose the name of the group you want to add this resource into, from the drop-down menu. For example, you can add all the Windows servers or Linux servers to a single resource group. You can also add a new group here by clicking the Add New option, giving a group name and clicking Add, and then choosing the same from the drop-down. Otherwise, you can leave this field to the default value (Default Group).
- Domain Name - use AD.UWM.EDU for Windows servers on the AD
- Password Policy - When PMP randomly generates passwords for accounts, they will be in compliance to the policy you choose here.