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Table of Contents
1
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - GENERAL .......................................................................................... 3
2
INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICES (IIS) REQUIREMENTS ........................................................ 4
3
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE INITIAL SETUP .................................................... 5
4
SQL SERVER EXPRESS, AND SQL PORT NUMBER CONSIDERATIONS ......................................... 6
5
CREATING AN APPROPRIATE DNS RECORD................................................................................ 7
6
INSTALLING PASSWORDSTATE ................................................................................................... 8
7
ACTIVE DIRECTORY INTEGRATED AUTHENTICATION & BROWSERS ....................................... 11
8
CONFIGURING PASSWORDSTATE FOR FIRST TIME USE........................................................... 13
9
BACKING UP PASSWORDSTATE ................................................................................................ 20
10 ENCRYPTING THE DATABASE CONNECTION STRING IN THE WEB.CONFIG FILE ..................... 21
11 ACTIVE DIRECTORY & IIS APPLICATION POOL .......................................................................... 22
12 ACTIVE DIRECTORY & PASSWORDSTATE WINDOWS SERVICE ................................................ 23
13 WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND PERMALINK FUNCTIONALITY .................................................. 24
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1 System Requirements - General
Passwordstate has the following system requirements:
Web Server
Your web server which will host the Passwordstate web site can be any of the following Operating System
versions:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 & IIS 6.0
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 & IIS 7.5
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 & IIS 7.5
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 & IIS 8.0
Windows 7 & IIS 7.5
Note: Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 must also be installed on your Operating System. Passwordstate
does not currently work with the .Net Framework 4.0, so you must have version 3.5 installed.
Database Server
Your SQL Database which will host the Passwordstate database can be any of the following versions of SQL
Server:
 Microsoft SQL Server 2005
 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
 Microsoft SQL Server 2008
 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
 Microsoft SQL Server 2012
 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
Note: If you would like to use the High Availability module of Passwordstate, your distribution and
publication databases must reside on SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012 – SQL Express can only act as a
subscriber to SQL Server replication.
Important: SQL Server must be configured for mixed-mode authentication, so the Passwordstate web site
can connect to SQL Server using an SQL Account. Active Directory Accounts cannot be used to
authenticate against the database.
Email Server
If you would like to receive emails generated from Passwordstate, you must also have an email server
which is capable of sending anonymous SMTP emails, or emails from an authenticated mailbox
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2 Internet Information Services (IIS) Requirements
Windows Server 2008, 2012 & Windows 7
When installing Internet Information Services on Microsoft Server 2008 or Windows 7, the following
component/roles are required as a minimum. If these IIS roles are not installed, Passwordstate will install
them for you.
Common HTTP Features
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Static Content
Default Document
HTTP Errors
Application Development
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ASP.NET
.NET Extensibility
ISAPI Extensions
ISAPI Filters
Security
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Windows Authentication
Request Filtering
Performance
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Static Content Compression
Dynamic Content Compression
Windows Server 2003
When installing Internet Information Services on Microsoft Server 2003, you must ensure the following
Web Service Extensions are installed and enabled (Allowed):
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Active Server Pages
ASP.NET v2.0.50727
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3 What Information is required for the Initial Setup
Prior to installing Passwordstate and running through the initial Setup Wizard, you will require the
following information:
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An SQL Account (not an Active Directory account) with sufficient permissions to create the
database and tables – at a minimum the ‘dbcreator’ and ‘securityadmin’ SQL Server roles are
required - dbcreator to create the database/tables, and securityadmin to create an SQL Account
called 'passwordstate5_user' which is used so the Passwordstate web site can connect to the SQL
Server. The ‘sa’ account has these privileges, although some DBA’s do not like to use this account
due to its elevated privileges.
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Your Registration Key details for Passwordstate
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Host Name and Port Number of an email server capable of sending anonymous SMTP mail, or
from an authenticated mailbox
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SMTP Address from which Passwordstate will send the emails from
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Proxy Server Details – Passwordstate can periodically check for the updates, and if your
organization requires all internet access to go through a proxy server, you will need to specify the
proxy host name and port number during the installation (this feature can also be disabled once
you’re using Passwordstate if required).
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4 SQL Server Express, and SQL Port Number Considerations
If you intend to use SQL Server Express to host your Passwordstate database, please consider the following
before installing Passwordstate:
1. If you're using SQL Server Express on a different server to where you installed Passwordstate, you may
need to check if the TCP/IP Protocol is enabled (use SQL Server Configuration Manager -> SQL Server
Network Configuration), and also the Windows Service 'SQL Server Browser' is set to 'Automatic'
Startup Type and has been started. You will need to restart SQL Server Express after changing these
settings
2. By default, SQL Server Express installs with an ‘instance’ name of SQLExpress. When you’re configuring
Passwordstate for first time use, specifically the ‘Database Settings’ page, please ensure you have
specified the name of the instance correctly i.e. HostName\SQLExpress
3. If you intend to also install the High Availability instance of Passwordstate, SQL Server Express can only
be used as the Subscriber for data replication, not the Publisher or Distribution database.
If you are running SQL Server on a non-standard port number, you will need to append the port number to
the end of the Database Server Name during ‘10. Configuring Passwordstate for First Time Use’ in the
following way: ServerHostName,PortNumber i.e. sqlserver1,8484
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5 Creating an Appropriate DNS Record
During the installation of Passwordstate, there are two options for specifying the URL for the
Passwordstate web site, and they are:
Option 1 – Use web server host name in URL
This option does not require you to create a DNS entry to use Passwordstate. You can simply type the
following URL format into your browser – http://MyServerName:PortNumber i.e. http://webserver:9119
Option 2 – Specify your own custom URL for Passwordstate
In order to have your own personalised URL for the Passwordstate web site, you will need to create a DNS
entry which points back to your web server’s host name.
The default URL for this option is http://passwordstate, and you can create the required DNS entry by
following these instructions:
1. On your server hosting DNS, start ‘DNS Manager’
2. Right click on the appropriate domain, and select ‘New Alias (CNAME)’
3. As per the following screenshot, specify the name of your web server host name in the ‘Fully qualified
domain name (FQDN) for target host’ text box, then click on the ‘OK’ button
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6 Installing Passwordstate
To install Passwordstate, run ‘Passwordstate.exe’ and follow these instructions:
1. At the ‘Passwordstate Installation Wizard’ screen, click on the ‘Next’ button
2. At the ‘License Agreement’ screen, tick the option ‘I accept the terms in the License Agreement’,
then click on the ‘Next’ button
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3. At the ‘Destination Folder’ screen, you can either accept the default path or change to a different
location, then click on the ‘Next’ button
4. At the ‘Specify Authentication Options for Passwordstate’ screen, select your preferred
authentication method, and then click on the ‘Next’ button
5. At the ‘Specify Web Site URL and Port Number’ screen, specify one of two options:
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a. Option 1 – this allows you to use a URL like http://MyServerName:9119 as the URL
b. Option 2 – this allows you to use a URL like http://passwordstate (this requires you to
create a matching CNAME DNS entry)
6. At the ‘Completing the InstallAware Wizard for Passwordstate’ screen, click on the ‘Next’ button
7. Once installed, click on the ‘Finish’ button
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7 Active Directory Integrated Authentication & Browsers
If you choose to install the ‘Active Directory Integrated’ version of Passwordstate, the default settings for
Internet Explorer and Chrome is to pass your domain credentials from the browser to the Passwordstate
web site without prompting you for authentication details.
Please Note: It is recommended that once Passwordstate is installed, you run through the initial setup
using your browser on a desktop computer or notebook, as using Internet Explorer on the server can cause
prompting, regardless of the following recommendations – this is due to further restrictions Microsoft
places on using browsers on server operating systems
Please use the following as a guide for troubleshooting browser prompting issues.
Authentication Providers in IIS
Order of authentication 'providers' for Windows Authentication in IIS. By changing the following setting,
helps prevent the web site prompting for authentication:
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Open IIS and select the Passwordstate web site
Double click on the "Authentication" option
Right click the "Windows Authentication" item and select "Providers"
Try moving NTLM to the top, then restart the web site
Password Site being Detected in Intranet Zone
The Passwordstate web site needs to be detected as being in the Local Intranet Zone, as the default
settings in Internet Explorer for this zone is to 'pass through' credentials from the browser to IIS. In Internet
Explorer, the option for 'User Authentication' is set to 'Automatic logon only in Intranet zone' for this zone
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Check the site is being detected in the Intranet Zone in Internet Explorer (IE9) by going to the ‘File’
menu and selecting ‘Properties’
Ensure ‘Automatic logon only in Intranet zone’ is selected for the ‘Local Intranet Zone’ as per the
following screenshot:
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DNS Entry and IIS Site Bindings
Other issues which can cause authentication prompting relates to the DNS entry created for the site URL, in
combination with the IIS site bindings. The following is a guide, and you may need to test various settings
to see if you can resolve the issue this way:
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A CNAME DNS entry needs to be created, where the 'Alias' name can be anything you like generally most customers use the Alias 'passwordstate'. The Alias needs to point to the fully
qualified domain name (FQDN) for the web server host i.e. servername.domain.com. We've seen
some customer bind to the IP Address of the server, and this has caused issues
For the IIS site 'Bindings', the hostname you specify should generally just be 'passwordstate', as per
the DNS entry you created, and the IP Address you select should be 'All Unassigned'. Some
customers have needed to specify the FQDN name as the Host Name i.e.
passwordstate.domain.com, but generally you should not need to do this
You should restart the web site if you make any changes with these settings
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8 Configuring Passwordstate for First Time Use
Introduction - Now that Passwordstate is installed, you can direct your browser to the DNS entry you specified in Section 7 - Creating an Appropriate DNS Record,
and follow the initial Setup Wizard – this wizard will guide you through a series of questions for configuring Passwordstate for use.
Please Note 1: If using ‘Active Directory Integrated’ authentication, please ensure you are logged onto your normal domain, and not logged on locally to your
server, before proceeding.
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Database Settings – On this screen you will need to specify database settings for creating the Passwordstate database. Please use the onscreen instructions if you
have any issues connecting to the database.
Please Note: Creating the database, and populating the tables with data, could take up to a minute to complete.
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Registration Details – On this screen you need to specify your Registration details for Passwordstate. If you have not received your registration details, please visit
www.clickstudios.com.au.
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System Settings – On this screen you specify various system wide settings for Passwordstate usage. Please note that any of these settings can be changed after the
initial Setup Wizard has completed. Explanation for each of these settings is detailed after this screenshot.
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System Settings Detail
Action
Description
Locale
Select the appropriate locale for your region. This will be the default Locale for all users. If you require different Locales for different users
(as they cross different time-zones), you can set this for individual accounts after the initial setup is complete
Passwordstate can check if new versions are available. If you require to specify some proxy server details to access the Internet, you can do
so here (checks for updates can also be disabled once you’ve started Passwordstate)
Proxy Server
AD Domain NetBIOS Name The NetBIOS name for your Active Directory domain
AD Domain LDAP String
The LDAP Query String for your Active Directory Domain (Please confirm these settings have been detected successfully before
proceeding)
Email Server Host Name
The host name of a email server which is able to send either anonymous SMTP email, or authenticated email from a specify mailbox
Email Server Port Number The port number in which your email server is configured to send mail (port 25 is generally the default port)
SMTP Address
Use Mailbox to Send
User Name
Password
Domain Name
The SMTP address you would like emails to be sent from when generated from within Passwordstate
If you would like to send all email in Passwordstate from an authenticated mailbox, then select this option. If unselected, email will be send
via anonymous SMTP
Domain user name for the authenticated mailbox
Password for the authenticated mailbox
NetBIOS name for the domain the mailbox belongs to
Emergency Access Account Specify a password for the Emergency Access Account feature of Passwordstate
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Create Admin Account – On this screen you specify details for the first user account to be created in Passwordstate. This account will be granted Security
Administrator privileges, and assign all Security Administrator roles.
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Setup Complete – The installation is now complete and you can begin using Passwordstate. Prior to granting access, or informing users of the new version, you
may wish to review some of the system wide settings found under the ‘Administration’ area of Passwordstate.
Recommendation: It is highly recommended you also configure the Passwordstate web site with an SSL Certificate so all traffic between the browser and the web
site is encrypted.
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9 Backing Up Passwordstate
Once Passwordstate is installed, it’s important to backup both the database and web tiers. To do this,
consider the following:
1. Backup the SQL Database using the features built into SQL Server. If you are unsure of how to do
this, please speak to your DBA, or refer to the SQL Server documentation
2. To backup the web tier, you simply need to backup the entire ‘passwordstate5’ folder. The most
important file to backup is the web.config file, as this file contains the database connection string
for Passwordstate
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10 Encrypting the Database Connection String in the Web.config file
Whilst it’s not entirely necessary to encrypt the database connection strings within the web.config file, it is
recommended so the SQL Account credentials used to access the Passwordstate5 database is encrypted
and unreadable from anyone who can read the file system on your web server.
To encrypt the database connections string, please follow these instructions:
Encrypt Connection String
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Open a command prompt and change to the “v2.0.50727” .Net Framework folder (normally found
under C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727)
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Type the following:
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aspnet_regiis.exe -pef "connectionStrings" "c:\inetpub\passwordstate5" (change the path
if you’ve installed Passwordstate to a different location)
Decrypt Connection String
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Open a command prompt and change to the “v2.0.50727” .Net Framework folder folder (normally
found under C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727)
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Type the following:
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aspnet_regiis.exe -pdf "connectionStrings" "c:\inetpub\passwordstate5" (change the path
if you’ve installed Passwordstate to a different location)
Note: If you intend to rename your server host name, you should decrypt these settings first, rename the
server, then encrypt again.
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11 Active Directory & IIS Application Pool
Passwordstate can query your Active Directory for the purpose of adding user accounts, and to synchronize
memberships of domain security groups. By default, the account used is the ‘NETWORK SERVICE’ account
which is part of Internet Information Services (IIS).
If you experience any errors when try to add users via Active Directory or query Security Groups, then it’s
likely your Active Directory setup only allows certain accounts to query it. If this is the case, then you will
need to modify the IIS configuration to specify a different account. To do this, you can follow these
instructions.
1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager on your web server
2. Click on ‘Application Pools’ in the ‘Connections’ panel
3. Right click on the application pool ‘Passwordstate’, and select ‘Advanced Settings’
4. Look for the setting ‘Identity’ click on ApplicationPoolIdentity, and then on the ellipses button as per
this screenshot:
5. Select ‘Custom account’ and then specify the appropriate account details such as the example provided
in the following screenshot:
6. Click on all the ‘OK’ buttons to close the windows, and then restart the Passwordstate site in IIS
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12 Active Directory & Passwordstate Windows Service
In addition to modifying the Application Pool, you may need to also modify the ‘Log On’ rights for the
Passwordstate Windows Service, as this service also queries Active Directory to synchronize accounts and
Security Groups.
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13 Windows Server 2003 and Permalink Functionality
In order for the Permalink functionality to work in Passwordstate with IIS 6.0, you must manually make a
change to the ‘Custom Errors’ section of the Passwordstate web site. To do this, please follow these
instructions:
1. Open ‘Internet Information Services’ on your web server
2. Right click on the Passwordstate web site and select ‘Properties’
3. Click on the ‘Custom Errors’ tab, scroll down to the HTTP Error 404, and make the change in the
following screenshot (Select URL and specify the path):
4. Click on the ‘OK’ button
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