Version history

The latest patch notes are always available via the following link:https://help.passwordsafe.de/v8/1/en/topic/changelogs.

One important reason why our products never stop evolving …

… is the constant feedback we receive from our customers. On the one hand, their compliments validate our approach; on the other, their wishes and suggestions motivate us daily to further develop our products. We would like to thank you for your feedback, and to provide you with the following features in Password Safe Version 8:

  • Completely revised, intuitive operating concept
  • Freely configurable dashboards for daily overview
  • Newly developed SSO engine for logging on to applications and websites
  • New modern add-ons for browsers
  • Native RDP and SSH integration
  • Advanced tag system for the optimal classification of your data
  • Customizable search filters including full-text search
  • Significant performance improvement thanks to the newly developed stateless multi-tier architecture
  • End-to-end encryption (E2EE)
  • Administration of privileged accounts including password reset and password discovery
  • Maximum encryption via synchronous and asynchronous procedures
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Rights down to the record level, including temporary releases
  • Extensive reporting for audits
  • And much more

Authorization administration as the basis

Authorization administration based on roles and organisational structures is one of the central topics in Password Safe Version 8. The aim is to have a role concept that would reproduce the hierarchies within a company properly and completely. By means of synchronization with the Active Directory, the existing structures can be imported and adapted as required. Both user information and group membership are thus imported directly from the Microsoft directory service. Optionally, end-to-end encryption (E2EE) can prevent private user keys from being transmitted to the server, which could be a weak point, at least in theory.

The sophisticated authorization concept ensures that each user group or department always has access to the passwords to which they are also entitled. The requirements of hierarchically nested user structures in large companies and corporations are taken into account. This is ensured by wizards, permission pre-sets, and intuitively designed methods of inheritance.

Privileged password management

Service accounts and administrative access with far-reaching authorizations are always the key vulnerability points within companies, and have often been a gateway for attackers and manipulations. Maintenance and administration of existing, historical accounts are difficult due to their number. With Password Discovery & Reset, MATESO now provides two tools to protect these usual attack targets. Password Discovery creates a list of accounts, which are registered directly within Password Safe, by scanning the existing network structures. These accesses can then be automatically reset by means of password reset for service accounts, Active Directory access points, or Windows and MSSQL users at freely definable time periods.

SSO, logging and reporting

Single Sign On (SSO) is an integral part of corporate software configurations. With the help of the newly designed SSO agent, automatic login to websites is intuitive and easy to perform. Connections via RDP or SSH can also be automated without any problems. A special feature of Password Safe is that passwords for these access points can always be hidden from users by means of password masking. Security-critical applications, in particular, can be additionally secured by the double-check principle of the sealing system. Obviously, traceability of changes through logs and history is always possible. Documents can also be maintained in the database and archived by the integrated version management for logging and eventual restoration. Password Safe v8 also provides a granularly definable tool for security audits with the fully automated reporting system.

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