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App Specific Passwords

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App Specific Passwords are a feature of Truework that enables credentials for specific third party integrations such as Encompass.

Intended Audience

App Specific Passwords are available to verifier users of the Truework platform.

Benefits of App Specific Passwords

App Specific Passwords offer several advantages to verifiers, including:

  • App Specific Passwords can be used in Encompass when your team requires SAML to authenticate to the web dashboard.
  • App Specific Passwords can be used in Encompass when you login to the web dashboard via Google/Microsoft.
  • App Specific Passwords do not get reset when you reset your user password, ensuring your integration still works even if you change your dashboard password.
  • App Specific Passwords are limited in scope to only the features that a given integration requires access to, which helps reduce the risks associated with any potential compromised App Specific Password.
  • App Specific Passwords are securely generated random values, ensuring they are difficult for an attacker to guess.

Setting Up An App Specific Password

  1. To get started setting up an App Specific Password, ensure you are logged into your account and then click the "Account" menu option in the sidebar.
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  2. From your Account settings, you should see a section called "Account" in the body of the page Screenshot 2024-07-10 at 10.13.18 AM.png
  3. Within the "Account" section, there is an option to Edit your App Specific Passwords. Click "Edit" to reveal the App Specific Passwords menu.Screenshot 2024-07-10 at 10.13.28 AM.png
  4. If you have any App Specific Passwords already, they will show up here. If you do not, you can select one from the "Generate New App-Specific Password" dropdown menu. Simply select the integration you would like to generate the password for and click "Generate."Screenshot 2024-07-10 at 10.13.36 AM.png
  5. Your App Specific Passwords should now update to include a table that looks similar to the one shown below. Each password is associated with a specific application, and you can either reveal the whole password by clicking the eye icon, or you can click the clipboard icon to automatically put the password on your clipboard. It's recommended to use the clipboard icon to ensure that you get the exact password on your clipboard.Screenshot 2024-07-10 at 10.13.44 AM.png
  6. In the application you've selected, such as Encompass in this example, you may need to coordinate with your Encompass administrator to update your Truework Credentials if you've previously used Truework in Encompass. If you have not yet used Truework with Encompass, when you go through the initial setup for the Truework service, you can simply enter your email address and the App Specific Password when prompted. Since each application will be different in this step, no screenshot has been attached.

 

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