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Multi-User Password Database (Password Storage)

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Dear All

I'm after a multi-User password database so that I can centrally store
system passwords and give granular access to individuals based on
their own unique authentication (possibly a securID token).

I've been keeping a watchful eye for such a system but to no avail
..... has anybody come across such a system? ... I'll be most grateful
top hear about such a system!

The password databases that I've come across make _all_ passwords
available to anyone who has access ... and the access to the database
is authenticated by a single password.
To use such a system you can possibly have a database per function
(unix admin, NT admin, network admin) with different passwords for
each. But this means that some people may potentially have passwords
to systems which aren't part of their responsibility and some people
who perform multiple functions have to remember the password for more
than one database. All a bit messy really

It doesn't strike me as being all that difficult to store the
passwords in an Oracle (or similar) database - with access to
the DB as a whole being authenticated on a per user basis (possibly
SecurID) and with access to the individual passwords in the database
being limited to specific users or groups of users (standard DB
I guess the Database would need to be encrypted (probably an internal
function for the DB) and the network access to the system encrypted as
well (possibly a Web based, SSL frontend).

If I were a developer I'd get cracking and do it, but sadly I'm not.

I hope someone out there knows of such a system (even something with a
subset of the fucntionality would be a help)

Jul 19 '05 #1
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