Schedule Password Updates and Verifications

For synchronized target accounts, you can schedule:
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For synchronized target accounts, you can schedule:
  • Regular password updates: Scheduled password updates use automatically generated passwords that conform to your specified password composition policies. If the passwords in the appliance database and at the remote target match, the scheduled job updates both passwords.
  • Password verifications: Verifications ensure whether passwords are in sync.
For password updates or verifications, you can schedule jobs on a per account basis or per target group basis. When a job is scheduled for a group, the appliance performs the update or verification on each synchronized target accounts in that group. If a single update or verification fails, the job status is marked as failed. However, the job continues to process the remaining updates or verifications.
This topic explains how to:
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Schedule an Update or Verification
Follow these steps:
  1. Select
    Credential, Manage Targets
    ,
    Scheduled Jobs
    .
  2. Select
    Add
    .
    The Add Scheduled Job page appears.
  3. Enter the
    Job Name
    . Use a text description for the job, up to 80 characters long.
  4. In the
    Recurrence
    field, select the frequency. You can select
    Run Once
    ,
    Daily
    ,
    Weekly
    ,
    Monthly
    ,
    Yearly
    , and
    Every N Days
    .
  5. The
    Date/Time
    option changes to correspond with your
    Recurrence
    selection:
    1. For
      Run Once
      , use the
      Date/Time
      option to select the date and time to run one instance.
    2. For
      Daily
      , use the
      Time
      option to select the time to run a daily instance. The
      Repeat Only On Weekdays
      option excludes a daily run on any weekend day (Saturday and Sunday).
    3. For
      Weekly
      , use the
      Time
      option to select the time and the days of the week to run the instance.
    4. For
      Monthly
      , you have two options:
      • Run on day <number> of the selected month(s):
        Select a date (1 to 31), or
        Last
        for the last day of the month to run the job. You can select one or more months to run the job using the corresponding checkbox beneath this option.
      • Run on the <number><day> of the selected month(s):
        Select First, Second, Third, Fourth, or Last day to run the job. This option allows you to specify a particular day instead of a particular date. You can select one or more days and months to run the job.
    5. For
      Yearly
      , use the
      Date/Time
      option to select the date and time to run the annual instance.
    6. For
      Every N Days
      , use the
      Date/Time
      option to select the start date and time, and then how long to wait before running another instance. For example, you could select a start date, and set the time to 1 AM every four days, by setting the
      Time
      to 01:00:00 and the
      Days
      to 4.
  6. On the
    Account Details
    tab, select one of the following entries from the
    Command 
    drop-down list:
    • Update Target Account Password
      for password updates
    • Verify Account Password
      for password verification.
  7. Select whether you want this job to apply to a target group or individual account.
  8. Specify either the target group or individual target account for this job.
    Account updates or verifications proceed sequentially within a job. However, scheduled jobs can run concurrently. Therefore, having more jobs that are shorter performs better and faster than having fewer jobs that are long.
  9. For the "Update Target Account Password" command:
    • Select whether Credential Manager generates the new password. If you select No, extra fields appear so you can supply the new password.
    • For Credential Manager generated passwords, select whether to apply the same new password to all accounts in the group.
  10. Select
    OK
    .
View the Progress of Scheduled Jobs
To view the status of scheduled jobs, generate the Scheduled Jobs Report. See Generating Reports.