The Discovery Service module

When this module is opened in Password Safe, there are no entries displayed in the *Discovery Service module at the beginning. The entries need to be generated using a System Task.

Once a System Task has been completed, the data discovered during the search is listed in a table:

Network Scan

A Discovery Service Task is used to add a new Discovery Service and is then correspondingly configured for a Network Scan. Depending on the configuration of the Network Scan, the following types are discovered:

  • Service accounts
  • Active Directory users
  • User accounts

Configuration of a Discovery Service Task

To collect data for the Discovery Service, the Discovery Service Task needs to be correspondingly configured for a Network Scan.

General and overview

The following image shows a newly added Discovery Service Task.

  1. Shows information about the Discovery Service Task.
  2. In the General section, the name of the Discovery Service Task is entered (optionally with a description).
    The Status is always set to Activated by default but it can also be set to Deactivated in the configuration.
  3. The Overview shows the activities of the Discovery Service Task:
    Last run: shows the date it was last run.
    Next run: shows the date of the next run.

Task settings

1. User name field: Type
2. Password field: Type
Multiple password field —> field 1. is used.

This section is used for special entries for the Discovery Service Task. After it has been finished, the Network Scan scans the network according to these guidelines.

  1. Password and Computer scan variants: The required password must already have been issued and it requires corresponding rights for the domain.
    Active Directory computer: Only those computers that are in Active Directory are scanned (there is also the option of using it individually or pinging the network).
    Ping network: A network filter for the configuration of the network is displayed.
  2. Network filter: This defines the network to be scanned: either using an IP range or an IP network address.
    Range: The start IP address and end IP address for the range on the network are entered here
    Network: The network address and corresponding subnet mask for the network are entered here
  3. Domain: The domain to be used for the network scan is entered here.
    In addition, you can select that only computers in the entered domain are scanned. A name resolution should work for this purpose.
  4. Scan configuration:
    The Network Scan for the configuration of Active Directory is defined here. Select from either Active Directory user of services or Active Directory user.
    The second section defines the scan configuration for the local computer. Select from either Local user of services or * Local user*.

Interval / Executing server / Tags

This section is used to enter information about the start of the task and other additional information.

  1. Interval: The interval at which the Discovery Service Task should be executed is defined here. The default setting is hourly, one year after adding the Discovery Service Task. The interval can be adjusted in minutes or set to be executed only once (optionally with an end date).
  2. Executing server (optional): Servers with an AdminClient can be entered here that will be used to execute the Discovery Service Task if the main server crashes. The Discovery Service Task is then automatically taken over and executed by the accessible servers on the list. The list is searched from top to bottom to find an accessible server.
  3. Tags: The use of tags is described in more detail in the section “tag manager”: A special tag can be entered here for the Discovery Service Task.

After the Discovery Service Task has been configured, a connection test is performed when the configuration is saved. The system then indicates whether the configuration is correct or faulty. Depending on the message, the Discovery Service Task may need to be amended.

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