The 4Password Authenticator can be installed on-premise or used online.
The app will connect to a Secret Server of choice from the browser where the app is loaded from.
No data will be send to any other servers then the configured Secret server.
Communication is exlusively from your browser to your Secret Server.
All locally stored data is encryted and cached in each browser and device.
Before usage the configured Secet Secret server, needs to be prepared and meet the requirements.
When the app is loaded for the first time, it will not detect any previous settings or the offline cached mode.
The setup wizard will guide you through the 4 main steps in configuring the app.
This step will search automatically for an existing user preferences secret and or any global Autodiscoverpreferences.
The screen may show additional screen before the final state it found. please wait until its finished.
Below you see the three possible screens the setup wizard can show.
No preferences found, manual configuration required.
If the app fails to find any preferences secrets then the app will ask you to supply a template ID.
Autodiscover references found and loaded, almost done.
In this situation the Autodiscover secrets were found and loaded. you can continue with the next step to setupyour offline passphrase
User preferences found and loaded, no configuration remaining
In this situation the user preferences secrets were found and loaded. This has loaded your previous setfavorites, offline password and other application settings that may apply. you can continue to start using theapp
The offline mode step asks you for a passphrase. with this passphrase the app will encrypt all local storage as cache with 256 bit AES encryption. This will enable the offline mode and the option to store your settings, favorite and offline passphrase in secret server in a user preferences file.
In the offline mode the 4PA Authenticator app can be used without an active internet connection. This is optional and requires that you to create an offline passphrase. This passphrase is used to encrypt your data locally.
If disabled or not configured, your session is limited to 20 minutes and you will be logged out after expiration.
Please note, whilst in offline mode it is not possible to retrieve new data without going online first.
When you click on an authenticator it will copy the response code in the clip-board.
You can set or unset an Authenticator as favorite by toggling the star icon.
This function will reload / refresh all Authenticator secrets you have permission to with the authenticators and its data from Secret Server.
You need to be in the online mode to use this feature.
The lock icon will lock a session within the app or browser. you can unlock offline with your passphrase.
When you are in Offline mode, you will see a green bar in the top of the screen, this means you API access token from secret server is expired.
When in Online mode you can switch to offline mode
You can save your user setting (favorites, settings and offline passphrase to secret server if you are in the online mode.
You can load your user setting (favorites, settings and offline passphrase from secret server if you are in the online mode.
This will open the Thycotic Secret Server secret view of your user preferences secret. if you are in the online mode.
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