Master Password Protection
Master password is a password that is used to access your other credentials. You can protect the Backup Agent and the CLI usage with the master password.
Master password protection provides the following features:
- Command Line Interface is now can be protected with a master password
- Pstore (Protected storage) protection
- Settings change restriction is introduced. Any manual attempt to modify settings will require to provide a master password
- Password reset.
To Configure Master Password Settings
- Run the Backup Agent.
- In the Agent menu, select Options.
- Switch to the General tab.
- To specify the master password for accessing the application on each run, select the Protect console with master password check box.
- Specify the password in the Master Password field, then in confirm in the Confirm password field.
- To expand the master password protection for CLI usage, select Protect CLI with master password check box.
- Click Apply.
Using Master Password in Command Line
If the master password protection is expanded to CLI usage, you must use a master password to execute any CLI command. To do it, use the "-mp" argument.
To request the trial license under master password protection, execute the following command:
cbb activateLicense -email "email" -edition "ultimate" -trial -mp [yourpass]
where [yourpass] is a specified master password.
To learn more about using Command Line, refer to the Command Line Interface chapter.
Reset the Master Password
In case you forgot the master password, you can reset it.
- In the master password dialog box, click Reset Password.
With a master password reset, all other passwords used in Backup Agents (for example, passwords for storage destination access), will be reset for security reasons.
- In case of detection of modifications made, accept or decline them in the Unauthorized Changes Detected dialog box:
- To accept changes, click Accept
- To discard changes, click Reset.