Using the Offline Mode


Offline Mode: Databases from the Enterprise Server can be conveniently used in Offline Mode, i.e. if the client has been disconnected from the server unexpectedly or connection to the server is temporarily unavailable. If connection to the server is re-established, automatic synchronization will be carried out.

In order to use this feature, you need to ensure the following:

  1. The option "Database from Enterprise Server: Save local copy" should be activated on the client under Options -> Save. As the name suggests, having selected this option, local copies of the databases will be stored on the client's local system and users do not need to save them manually. If this option is not activated, you can still use the offline mode, but then you always need to remember to save the database(s) to your local system manually.

  2. Regarding the settings on the Enterprise Server you must ensure that the user/group in question has the right to save local copies. For this purpose, it is necessary to set the option "Save database locally" either to Not defined or Enabled. You can do so in the Server Manager by going to Manage -> Server Policies. Besides, you also need to explicitly allow the same permission for the user/group for the desired database. Go to Database -> Properties -> Security -> Permissions on the database and allow the option "Save database locally".

If you are on the road and want to work in offline mode, simply start the client and go to Database Manager -> Enterprise Server. Tick the Offline Mode check box:




Now, enter the password you normally use to log on to the Enterprise Server:




You can now work offline with the database and make changes if necessary. Save them before closing the database.

Next time you will connect to the server, simply deactivate the Offline Mode option under Database Manager -> Enterprise Server and log on to the server as usually.

This time open the database on the Enterprise Server. If you have made changes to the database while working offline, these will be displayed in a separate dialog window and you can start synchronization:




Select all entries you have edited offline and want to synchronize with the server. Click the Post button to start synchronization with the Enterprise Server.

All offline work will successfully be synchronized with the Password Depot Enterprise Server.

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