January 2023 Product Updates: Read from Secure Custom Fields


Mac 3rd Party and Linux Patching deploy to NA instance

Major enhancements rolled out to APAC and EMEA customers in Q4 of 2022 hit the NA instance in early January, including support for Mac third party application patching and Linux OS patching. These new features represent a significant increase in NinjaOne’s multi-OS patch management capabilities and allow for a truly robust patching strategy across endpoints.

  • Mac 3rd party patching – NinjaOne can now patch over 100 common Mac applications
  • Linux patching – NinjaOne can now automate patching for supported Linux distros

You can read about these features in depth here: https://www.ninjaone.com/blog/november-product-updates-mac-linux-patching-ticketing-enhancements/

We also released the following updates to our CA and APAC instances. These enhancements will be released to EU and NA instances soon.

Read from secure custom fields

In NinjaOne, custom fields are critical for collecting information, storing secure information, and enabling automation. Data in secure custom fields are encrypted, protected by role-based access controls, and don’t show the stored information without the user reauthenticating via MFA.

Last year, we introduced the ability to automatically write to a custom field via script, CLI, or API, but did not allow secure fields to be read from.

With our most recent release, users can read the information stored in secure fields using the NinjaOne remote command line interface, via a script, or via the API.

A common use case for this new capability is automating administrative password rotations on a schedule. With this update, users can now do this securely in Ninja by creating a script that:

  • Reads an existing password into a script from a secure custom field
  • Validates that the password works
  • Generates a new random and secure password
  • Uses the existing password to change the account password to the newly-generated random password
  • Writes the newly-generated random password back to the secure custom field

Users would then run this script on a set schedule across endpoints to rotate the password.

Additional enhancements

  • Users can now compress and download multiple files simultaneously via NinjaOne’s remote file explorer.
  • Active Directory User Management is no longer limited to 999 users so we can better support our large customers using this feature.
  • The System Tray email function can now use environmental variables to automatically provide device and environmental details in generated tickets
  • SMTP can now be set up with a username

Next Steps

Building an efficient and effective IT team requires a centralized solution that acts as your core service deliver tool. NinjaOne enables IT teams to monitor, manage, secure, and support all their devices, wherever they are, without the need for complex on-premises infrastructure.

Learn more about NinjaOne Endpoint Management, check out a live tour, or start your free trial of the NinjaOne platform.

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