Pardon my noobieness, I searched diligently without success before posting this...
I'd like to be able to schedule a batch job, to run let's say weekly, which will generate a text file showing all accounts whose passwords are about to expire. This would make life a lot easier for our DBA group.
Thanks in advance.
At first thought, I liked this idea a lot. However, I see a dilemma in implementing it. Either:
So I'm afraid that currently I don't see a way to implement this in a useful yet secure manner.
Rony, thanks for the quick response. I realize the implications of embedding passwords in batch files, it's unfortunately necessary for some of our applications, but always as a last resort. Initially when we implemented Password Safe it was simply intended as a convenient central password repository, but now the added features open up more possibilities. What I was looking for in this case was be a more elegant solution than our existing method of querying many databases every week and generating a warning email to the appropriate DBA.
fyi Password Safe and all associated files are installed on a secure network drive to which only a small group has access.
Rejoining this discussion... could it be possible to get at the "unsecure"
data (i.e. pretty much everything but the passwords) in batch mode? I
understand it would take some serious tweaking, but it would be useful to have
reports like the one mentioned there. We currently double-maintain our list of
UserIDs elsewhere and it would be preferable to just generate a list them on
demand. Our solution is also already secured to a small group of people.
As Rony said - currently we don't see a way to implement this in a useful yet
secure manner. However, you can always open the database and export it to a
plain text or XML file and make sure that you do not export the passwords (via
the Advanced selection feature) and then process these clear text files.
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