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Jenny Knafo

As Devolutions’ Product Marketing Specialist my role consist in staying up-to-date with the latest updates made to our software to create weekly technical blogs and tutorial videos to keep our clients informed. I am also in charge of the creation and overall successful organization of marketing events and trade-shows. I’ve worked in a corporate environment for a long time and it is a joy to be back to my roots and working again in the IT world.

The Basics: How to Manage Role-Based Access Control Using Vaults in Remote Desktop Manager 2019.1

The more clothes you have, the more drawers you need to keep things neat and tidy (actually for me, I just need a beautiful, glorious, huge walk-in closet!). Well, the same goes for entries: the more you have, the more vault you need.

What Are Vaults in RDM 2019.1?

Vaults, which used to be named Repositories in RDM’s previous versions, are virtual drawers that let you organize your entries into multiple vaults, which are stored in the same data source (either Devolutions Password Server, MySQL or SQL Server).

Vaults improve security and boost performance, since using them limits the volume of entries that are loaded at the same time. It also simplifies user management, as Active Directory groups define who has access to a vault.

Manage Role-Based Access Control by Vaults

In Remote Desktop Manager and Devolutions Password Server, Active Directory groups are called roles. Most roles have access to a couple of vaults, while some roles only have access to one vault. Limiting access to vaults minimizes the need to set permissions on lower-level folders, which alleviates the administrative burden on sysadmins.

Giving Roles Access to a Vault

Step 1: In the Administration tab, click Vaults.

Step 2: In the User and Security Management window, choose the repository you want to assign roles to, and then click Assign Roles.

Step 3: Choose which roles will have access to the vault, and then check the Is Member box.

And that’s it! Your entries are organized, tidy and easy to manage — just like your drawers at home, right? Now you have more time to focus on top priorities, like educating your end users about good password policies, optimizing your cyber security budget, and re-watching the finale of The Office. Ah, an IT pro’s work is never done!

As always, please let us know your thoughts by using the comment feature of the blog. You can also visit our forums to get help and submit feature requests, you can find them here.

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