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Xton Access Manager Product Update 2.3.202008302308

Today we released new update to the Xton Privileged Access Manager software. This update adds AWS API temporary keys generator, option to customize Search Center, and Request Reason field on session reports.

Added the option to generate temporary Amazon Web Services AWS API access keys

The update added the option to generate AWS STS Temporary AWS API access keys (Access Key Id and Secret Key pair) for the specified duration based on the provided superuser access keys. The option enables Just in Time access for users, applications, command line utilities and automation software to communicate with Amazon Web Services with least possible standing privileges.

To utilize the functionality, enable (hidden by default) AWS API STS Temporary Access record type to support temporary key generation option with the AWS.STS.Temporary key script including the fields: AccessKeyId, SecretKey, Duration (optional), STSEndpoint (optional) and STSRegion (optional). The temporary key is created using sts.amazonaws.com endpoint optionally overwritten by system parameter xtam.aws.sts.endpoint optionally overwritten by Record field STSEndpoint to support multiple regions. The temporary key is created in us-east-1 region optionally overwritten by xtam.aws.sts.region system parameter optionally overwritten by the record field STSRegion.

Added the option to customize Search Center

The update adds Initial Query Type preference in user profile to customize appearance of the search center on the record list screen to streamline user search experience.

Administrators can define default Initial Query Type value for all users in the organization using Administration / Settings / Parameters / Initial Query Type field.

Added Request Reason field to session reports

The update adds optional field Request to the Record and System Sessions and Session Events reports displaying the reason of the session request. This importance piece of the session metadata allows to quickly isolate sessions of interest for auditing or investigation purposes.

The field on the WEB report is represented as a link leading to the request detail screen displaying information about request metadata and approvers. The update also adds Request Reason field to the CSV and PDF exports of sessions and session events reports.

Fixed the issue with SSH Proxy connectivity to remote servers under certain network conditions

The update adds several properties to customize behavior of the SSH Proxy connections to the remote servers in the situation with slow network latency.

Property Default Description
xtam.ssh.proxy.connect_retry_count 2 Number of times SSH Proxy will retry connecting to remote server
xtam.ssh.proxy.auth_retry_count 5 Number of times SSH Proxy will retry authenticating XTAM user
xtam.ssh.proxy.connect_retry_timeout 10 Number of seconds SSH Proxy waits before retrying to connect to remote server progressively increasing with each retry (10 seconds after first failed attempt, 20 seconds after seconds one, 30 seconds after third one)
xtam.ssh.proxy.auth_retry_timeout 10 Number of seconds SSH Proxy waits before retrying to authenticate XTAM user progressively increasing with each retry (10 seconds after first failed attempt, 20 seconds after seconds one, 30 seconds after third one)

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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