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AppSense Environment Manager 8.0 Service Pack 2 New Feature – Run As

AppSense Environment Manager 8.0 Service Pack 2 New Feature – Run As

AppSense Environment Manager 8.0 Service Pack 2 introduces a new option – Run As.

This emulates the Microsoft Run As command and allows actions to be executed in the context of another, specified user.  This new feature can be used in conjunction with the existing AppSense Environment Manager policy actions, one example is that of mapping a shared network drive or folder, where multiple users would connect with the same user name and password.  By using AppSense Environment Manager and the new Run As command, all required users will have the drive automatically mapped with the shared user name and password.

When selecting the Run As tab in an action you are presented with one, two or three options:

Current User: Available on all relevant User actions. This is the default selected method and runs the action in the context of the logged on user.

System: Available on all actions. This is the default method for Computer nodes and runs the action in the context of the System user.

User: Available on all relevant User actions. On selection of this option the administrator is prompted to select a friendly name to run as. If no friendly name exists, the Run As Library can be launched where friendly names, usernames and passwords can be stored for re-use.

The friendly names are stored in the configuration in a reusable library section. Each friendly name is accompanied by the username and password. The password is encrypted using a one-way public key. This prevents passwords from being reverse engineered.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, AppSense Environment Manager 8.0 Service Pack 2 New Feature – Run As- AppSense Blog


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