Manage password files

Use the Password Files page to add, enable, disable, and delete password entries for real users.

By default the Password File List contains a disabled entry for real users. On a UNIX-based system, you cannot delete this entry or add an entry. On Windows, you can delete the entry for real uses and add password vault entries. SecureTransport stores password vaults in the SecureTransport database.

The following topics provide how-to instructions for managing password files and password vaults:

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Add password file entry

Use the following procedure to a password file entry.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Click Add Password File.
  4. A new row is displayed in the table.
  5. In the Type list, select Real Users or Password Vault.
  6. Note On UNIX-based platforms, Real Users is the only option in the Type list. On Windows platforms, there are two options: Real Users and Password Vault.

  7. If you selected Password Vault, in the Location column, enter a Windows file path for the password vault.
  8. SecureTransport stores the password vault entries in the database and uses the value of the Location field to identify the password vault. SecureTransport does not create a file for the password vault.
  9. Click the Save icon (Save) in the last column of the list.

Enable or disable password file entries

Once you have created the password file entry, you can enable it. You can disable entries you want to keep but not use.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Select the entries to enable or disable.
  4. Click Enable or Disable.

Edit a password file entry

Use the following procedure to edit a password file entry.

  1. Click the Edit icon (Edit) in the last column of the entry to edit.
  2. Make changes in the Type or Location columns.
  3. Click the Save icon (Save) in the last column.

Delete password file entries

If you no longer want to keep the password file entry, you can delete it.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Select the entries to delete.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. SecureTransport displays a confirmation dialog.
  6. Click OK to delete the entries.

Add a user to a password vault

Use the following procedure to add a user to password vault.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Click Edit File in the File Action column for the password vault entry.
  4. The Edit Password File page is displayed.
  5. Click Add Vault Entry.
  6. A new row is displayed in the table.
  7. In the Domain\Username column, type the domain or computer name and user name using one of the following formats:
  8. Domain\Username or Computer\Username
    where Username is the valid domain or computer user.
  9. In the Password column, type the password of the user.
  10. Click the Save icon (Save) in the last column of the list.
Note If the password is incorrect, or the specified user does not have the relevant Windows local or domain permissions, the addition of the user fails with an appropriate error message. If the reason is wrong permissions, contact the domain administrator.

Edit a user in a password vault

Use the following procedure to edit a user in a password vault.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Click Edit File in the File Action column for the password vault entry.
  4. The Edit Password File page is displayed.
  5. Click the Edit icon (Edit) in the last column of the user to edit.
  6. Make changes in the Domain\Username or Password columns.
  7. Click the Save icon (Save) in the last column of the list.
Note If the password is incorrect, or the specified user does not have the relevant Windows local or domain permissions, the addition of the user fails with an appropriate error message. If the reason is wrong permissions, contact the domain administrator.

Delete users from a password vault

Use the following procedure to delete users from a password vault.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Click Edit File in the File Action column for the password vault entry.
  4. The Edit Password File page is displayed.
  5. Select the entries to delete.
  6. Click Delete.
  7. SecureTransport displays a confirmation dialog.
  8. Click OK to delete the users.

Purge a password vault

Use the following procedure to purge a password vault.

  1. Select Accounts > System.
  2. The Password Files page is displayed.
  3. Click Purge File in the File Action column for the password vault entry.
  4. SecureTransport immediately deletes the password vault from the database and deletes the entry from the Password Files page.

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