Overview#Secure Password Manager (SPM) a component of the NetIQ Novell Modular Authentication Services (NMAS) module.
Secure Password Manager simplifies the management of password-based authentication schemes across a wide variety of Novell INC products as well as NetIQ partner products. The management tools expose only one password and do not expose all of the behind-the-scenes processing for backwards compatibility.
Secure Password Manager and the other components that manage or make use of Universal Password are installed as part of an eDirectory. Because all APIs for authentication and setting passwords are moving to support Universal Password, all the existing management tools, when run on clients with these new libraries, automatically work with the Universal Password.