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By Geoffrey Carman

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Posted: 31 Oct 2007
 

Novell Secret Store is a great tool for use with Novell Secure Login for storing the login credentails for single sign on enabled applications in the directory in a secure and retrievable fashion. One of the magical features about Secret Store is that when used with Identity Manager and the Set Credential actions, you can push password changes into a users Secret Store.

For example, suppose you were synchronizing passwords between connected systems but also using Single Sign On to make the end user's life easier. You would want to update the user's Secret Store for that application when IDM sees a password change event. With Secret Store and IDM, you can do that.

One of the weirder things about the product is that the location of the downloads for the server-side components is hard to find. The location is buried in the documentation, and it is very non-obvious.

Secret Store downloads are hosted off the developer.novell.com in the Novell Secret Store SDK for C:

http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Novell_SecretStore_Developer_Kit_for_C

Inside the archive you download, there is a directory (SecStore\Server). This directory has the server-side components that need to be installed on the eDirectory server to take advantage of these features.


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