First Sneak Peek at Passwordstate Version 9

At times it starts to feel overwhelming with the impact that COVID-19 is having on our extended global family and friends.  So, we’ve been trying to distract ourselves by focusing on “other things”.

And here at Click Studios “other things” tends to quickly turn into “How can we make Passwordstate even better?”. 

The Click Studios Development and Technical Support Teams have been hard at work on Passwordstate Version 9 for the better part of the last 4 months.  Whilst V9 is yet to be released in-full to internal UAT (User Acceptance Testing), a number of key modules have commenced advanced system testing.  The results of which have been very impressive.

True Multithreading for Discovery Jobs

V9 will now support multithreading for Account and Windows Dependency Discovery Jobs.  The settings for multithreading will be accessible from Administration->System Settings->Account Discoveries Tab as shown below:

This offers the potential for significant performance improvements.  In our System Testing environment, a job querying 1000 hosts using one (1) thread took around 60 minutes to complete.  By selecting thirty (30) threads from the drop down list the same job was completed in just under 11 minutes, or almost 5.5 x faster than just using one (1) thread.

Password Lists and Properties

Passwordstate V9 will also introduce a randomiser function for when the Password Reset Schedule will execute.  This is in addition to the existing configurable incrementor to the Password Reset Schedule.  This now allows you to pick a time range for when the Password Resets will occur and is in addition to being able to stagger the reset schedule by adding the selected number of days, or months, to the Expiry Date of each account per Password List.  For Security Administrators this can be set under Administration Tab->Password Lists->Edit Password List Properties, Default Password Reset Schedule section as shown below:

Alternatively, if you only have admin privileges to a Password List you can still set the randomiser and incrementor to the Password Reset Schedule for a Password List from Passwords Tab->Password List->Edit Properties->Password List Properties, Default Password Reset Schedule section as shown below:

You can also configure the incrementor to the Password Reset Schedule on individual Passwords by selecting an account to bring up the Edit Password dialog and clicking the reset options tab.  Under Password Reset Schedule you can select the number of days, or months to add to the new Expiry Date as shown below:

We hope you’re as excited about these new improvements as we are and As always, we welcome your feedback via