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Xton Access Manager Product Update 2.3.202008092318

Today we released new update to the Xton Privileged Access Manager software. This update added the option to display Administrative Messages (Message of the Day) for all users and added support for PPK (PuTTY generated) key format when connecting to remote servers and rotating public keys.

Added the option to display Administrative Messages for all users

The update added the option for system administrators to define Administrative Messages (Message of the Day) displayed for all system users on the record list screen. Both users and administrators can review past messages using Management / Messages page. The option provides a mechanism for system administrators to quickly communicate maintenance times, configuration and policy updates, new vaults, folders or records created, or new software options available to all system users.

Added support for PPK (PuTTY generated) key format when connecting to remote servers and rotating keys

The update simplifies management of remote Unix servers by allowing administrators to use Private Keys in PPK format without the need to convert it to PEM RSA format before uploading the key to the record or using it in discovery query. PPK format is a private key format generated by popular Windows SSH client PuTTY. The update also enables the option to rotate PPK public keys on the remote servers. The option accelerate adoption of PAM best practices without disturbing existing access workflows

Restricted cryptographic protocol of internal components to TLS v1.2

The update tightens security of internal components restricting cryptographic protocol to TLS v1.2 disabling previous versions or TLS as well as SSL protocols. The update affects WEB Session Manager (default port 4822) and Local User Directory services (default port 10636). Note that both services supported TLS v1.2 previously. XTAM WEB Server communicated with both affected services using TLS v1.2 protocol protected by the on-site generated certificates for all existing deployments. The update disables the hypothetical option for WEB Session Manager and User Directory services to accept old protocols attempted by third party actors which usually do not possess the certificates and cannot access usually closed ports.

The update is available for all new deployments. All current installations has to be updated manually if needed following the procedure referenced in the link below.

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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