Create CPM plugins

This section describes how to create CPM plugins.

CPM plugins are used to connect to target machines in order to manage passwords. CPM plugin functionality includes:
  • Changing or verifying passwords on target machines
  • Updating new passwords in Privilege Cloud
  • Reconciling passwords, when necessary

Different systems types have different plugins. For example, the way you log in and change a password on a Windows server is different than how you do the same thing on a Unix server.

Each plugin is associated with the relevant platform that manages the password policy setting for the specific target machine.

For information about which local user permissions are required for a plugin to run, see How local Windows user permissions may affect plugins.

Privilege Cloud includes out-of-the-box plugins, which are already associated with a platform. For details, see Target account plugins and Service account plugins.

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