Protocol Handler Launcher - General Information

Root > Secret Server


Secret Server's launch feature provides users the ability to access their accounts (Windows, Unix, etc.) automatically by clicking an icon on the Secret.  It provides this functionality in one of two ways:
  • As a ClickOnce application (the default)
  • As an installable application (needed, for example, if the user's temp directory is unavailable)
In order to use the MSI installer (called SSProtocolHandler.msi) following steps below:
  1. Set the Launcher Deployment Type to "Protocol Handler" in Administration > Configuration.  
  2. Download the launcher application by going to Tools > Launcher tools, and click on the link "Download Protocol Handler MSI".  
  3. Installation of the application is a simple matter of running the MSI.  (Please note that installation requires administrator privileges.)

Installing by Group Policy

The Protocol Handler application runs without requiring any input from the user.  The installation may be pushed to your network without any special configuration.
For more details please see this KB article


Add Feedback

Is a Mac (Safari) Integration planned, to open e.g. a terminal SSH connection?

Fabian Lehmann (September 26, 2014 at 5:09 AM)
Hi Fabian,

Yes a Mac Launcher is currently in the works. Take a look at to keep up-to-date with the status of this feature.

Kevin (September 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM)
Ok, where do we get SSProtocolHandler.msi?
Bernard Kuffler (November 19, 2014 at 5:32 PM)
Found it! Server Server web interface: Tools > Launcher Tools.
Bernard Kuffler (November 19, 2014 at 5:35 PM)
It's a bit unclear to me on the 32vs64bit versions. Is that referring to the operating system or browser?
Dan Dill (September 22 at 4:33 PM)
Any updates on the Mac launcher? Also, what about Linux?
Gary Walborn (September 25 at 10:41 AM)

Add Feedback