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About PMP

About ManageEngine Password Manager Pro including Linux server installation

Notes

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro is an on-premise enterprise password manager for credentials, secrets, and other digital identities.

The server is available for Windows and Linux. A 30-day free trial is available.

It can be used via:

  • web interface
  • iOS and android applications
  • SSH CLI API
  • XML API
  • REST API

Linux Installation Notes

I’m testing with a trial installation on Ubuntu 22.04.1.

Basic installation steps, as covered in Installing Password Manager Pro - Linux:

Download and execute (this is the command line installer):

chmod u+x ManageEngine_PMP_64bit.bin
./ManageEngine_PMP_64bit.bin -i console

Installation options:

  • Default Install Folder: $HOME/ManageEngine/PMP
  • High Availability Primary Server

After installer has completed, configure the system service:

$ cd $HOME/ManageEngine/PMP/bin
$ sudo bash pmp.sh install
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/pmp.service → /etc/systemd/system/pmp.service.
Password Manager Pro Service installed successfully !

I have UFW enabled. Add the default port to allow external access:

$ sudo ufw allow 7272
Rule added
Rule added (v6)
$ sudo ufw status
Status: active

To                         Action      From
--                         ------      ----
...
7272                       ALLOW       Anywhere
...
7272 (v6)                  ALLOW       Anywhere (v6)
...

Start the PMP service:

sudo systemctl start pmp.service

load the web console on https:///<pmp-host>:7272. Note that before setting up certificates, the server will run with a self-signed cert. You must allow the browser to bypass the security warning.

login

Note: First time users use “admin” as Username and Password.

See the ManageEngine Password Manager Pro - Getting Started Guide for post-installation configuration.

The only step that is absolutely mandatory is to configure mail server (even if given invalid details). Without this, it is not possible to add users.

mail_settings

Uninstalling the Trial

Stop the PMP service:

sudo systemctl stop pmp.service

Uninstall the system service (I don’t know if this might have been handled by the Uninstaller below:

$ sudo bash pmp.sh install

hmm, removing the trial does not appear to be documented anywhere on their site. I did see that it installed an ~/Uninstaller symlink in my file system. Running it seems to be doing the right thing…

$ ./Uninstaller
===============================================================================
ManageEngine Password Manager Pro                (created with InstallAnywhere)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Preparing CONSOLE Mode Uninstallation...




===============================================================================
Uninstall ManageEngine Password Manager Pro
-------------------------------------------

About to uninstall...

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro

This will remove features installed by InstallAnywhere.  It will not remove
files and folders created after the installation.

I chose to “Completely remove all features and components.”

===============================================================================
Uninstalling...
---------------


...*
*
*************************
...

===============================================================================
Uninstall Complete
------------------

Some items could not be removed.

Say what? Can’t find any logs that might tell me what “could not be removed”. For good measure I also:

rm -fR ~/ManageEngine/

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