Nowadays team work assumes a shared access to multiple IT services. Such collaboration is not simple, since definite users should know some passwords and not others. Besides, such passwords should be frequently updated, and team members should learn topical authentication parameters. Often this business process becomes a total mess and results in time losses and leak of important data. The situation is especially crucial in case you administrate customers-related services.
This is the tool to solve the trouble. The app let you organize the system of safe passwords keeping with multiple security layers to efficiently structure, find, and share password bundles.
An access to a specific password is regulated on a bundle level. You may have as many bundles as you want. To share a bundle with a definite user, you should specify that user in the access levels' table. Alternatively you can assign a user group in the same table. For example, you can have a 'sales team' bundle and share it with all users with the right 'Sales Manager', or you can have a global bundle by sharing it with a user group 'Internal user'.
3 access levels to bundles, passwords, and tags are distinguished:
- Administrator may access, update or delete this bundle, its passwords, and its tags. This user is assumed to manage access levels for this bundle, to modify update policies, and set the extra password. The bundle creator is always its administrator.
- Full rights user may access, update or delete passwords and tags related to this bundle, but he/she can't change bundle itself and can't change bundle access levels or settings
- Readonly access user may observe and address passwords and tags of this bundle. Such users can modify any objects.
Take into account that the rules are not applied for the Odoo super user. The Odoo super admin (with id 1) has full rights for all passwords and bundles, although he is also required to enter the extra paraphrase to open a bundle.
The setting 'Responsible for password updates' allows to assign a user who should regularly change the paraphrase in passwords according to the bundle update policies. For such a user the special activity is automatically and regularly created to make sure passwords are secure. There might be only a single responsible for a bundle, and such responsible should have either the 'Administrator' or the 'Full rights' access level.
Although, there is no way to provide 100% security in the Internet, this password manager tries to minimize potential risks.
First of all, the tool symmetrically encrypt all passwords. It means that to decrypt a password, plotters should know the exact decryption algorithm and a bundle decryption key.
Second of all, you can assign the extra security password for any bundle. In such a case to access passwords in the interface, any user should enter a paraphrase. Even if a user has full rights for a bundle, he/she should always know that password. Besides, that paraphrase might be changed at any moment by the bundle admin (if that admin himself knows that paraphrase). Be cautious: do not forget the password. It is hashed and even the PostreSQL super user can't recover it.
Third of all, the security rights are programmed in such a way they can't be changed without the tool source code modification. Even the Odoo super user is not able to change policies.
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To guarantee tool correct work you would need a number of Python libraries: zxcvbn, cryptography:
pip install zxcvbn cryptography