Passwordstate Use at U-M

Units on all U-M campuses can implement Passwordstate through a U-M license for use by their faculty, staff, and students.

Passwordstate is an on-premise, web-based solution for enterprise password management that allows teams of people to access and share sensitive password resources. It is typically used for managing elevated and administrative passwords, as well as passwords for smaller proprietary systems, such as research databases.

Implementation requires, at a minimum:

  • A Microsoft SQL server
  • A server running Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Ongoing administration of those servers

Use of U-M's Passwordstate license is intended for unit implementations; it is not available to individuals other than through their units.


  • Allows for centralized, secure storage of passwords and SSH keys, with support for many different applications, server platforms, and services.
  • Supports role-based access control features to restrict and grant access to passwords by defined groups.
  • Provides the ability to automatically randomize, manage, and change vault passwords.
  • Supports Duo two-factor authentication.

Attention Michigan Medicine Units: Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) asks that Michigan Medicine units not implement Passwordstate. Please contact HITS for information about appropriate password management for Michigan Medicine units.

Download Passwordstate

The Passwordstate software is available directly from the Click Studios website. It is licensed only for current U-M faculty, staff, and students and may not be used by others. The license is available in a U-M Box Passwordstate folder (U-M login required; permitted to U-M faculty, staff, and students). Documentation regarding installation at U-M is also available in that folder.

Passwordstate Support

Support for Passwordstate is available from the vendor, Click Studios: