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Xton Access Manager Product Update 2.3.202005032323

Today we released new update to the Xton Privileged Access Manager software. This update adds Ansible lookup plugin accessing XTAM Vault to retrieve sensitive information and report mapping personal and privileged accounts for brokered sessions.

Added Ansible lookup plugin accessing XTAM Vault to retrieve sensitive information

Ansible is a popular open-source agentless automation tool, or platform, used for IT tasks such as configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and provisioning. Ansible works by connecting to your nodes (such as computers or network devices) typically using SSH protocol to execute small scripts. XTAM server brokers Ansible calls as any other SSH commands using credentials managed by XTAM vault. In addition to connection brokering option, this update brings XTAM Ansible lookup plugin capable to access secret data from XTAM Vault as Ansible credentials or any other variables used in the Ansible playbooks. See the documentation in the article Integrating XTAM with Ansible referenced below about details of the configuration.

XTAM integration with Ansible allows organizations to manage credentials in a central password vault shared among multiple stake-holders, including Ansible, based on permissions and access rules.

Added report mapping personal and privileged accounts for brokered sessions

One of the fundamental functions of the Privileged Access Management software is to map personal accounts to the privileged accounts restricted by role based permissions, access rules and approval process. New update adds the option to display the actual mapping between personal and privileged account for all sessions brokered by the system. The privileged account to connect to the remote device might come from the record, it could be supplied by the user during connection or identified dynamically by the system during connection based on the configured rules. Both session and session events reports now include the actual account used to broker the session at the time when the session was initiated. The report provides the mapping between personal and privileged account as it was used in the actual sessions.

https://www.xtontech.com/resources/xton-access-manager-release-notes/

Please review key features documentation and product news using the links below

The software requires about five minutes to install on a freshly built Windows or Linux server or desktop with 2+ Gb RAM and no pre-requisites. After installation, please follow our Getting Started Guide for step-by-step introduction to the application.

Read the product documentation including Windows and Linux installation instructions as well as Getting Started Guide: https://www.xtontech.com/resources/documentation/

Follow this link for the instructions how to update the existing setup: https://www.xtontech.com/resources/faq/updating-xton-access-manager-version/

Check the software pricing, including options and licensing FAQ: https://www.xtontech.com/store/

We appreciate your feedback and comments about Xton Access Manager and also about handling privileged accounts, passwords, keys and certificates as well as sessions to remote computers in general.

Thank you for your interest in our product.
Xton Technologies team

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Mark Klinchin

I am Co-Founder and CEO of Xton Technologies. I am interested in computers, software development, cyber security, content management, photography, image processing and mathematics.

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