Using passwordsafe on a network

  • TheSwaz

    TheSwaz - 2006-09-27

    I stumbled across this program recently, and was speaking with my boss at work about setting it up on our network. He is more or less the IT guy for a large network here. We were curious if we could set up this program and just save the database in some arbitrary location on the network, and then let multiple users have access to that one database we created (granted they have the combination for that one database). Also, would multiple users be able to have access to this database at the same time? Thanks ahead of time.

    • Rony Shapiro

      Rony Shapiro - 2006-09-28

      Hi Swaz,

      Good question. PasswordSafe can definitely be used over the network as you described. The only restriction is that only one user can have write-access on the database at a given time.
      By default, PasswordSafe enforces this on a first-come-first-serve basis: The first user who opens the database gets full (read/write) access, and all others are informed that the database is locked, and are allowed to open it read-only.

      Alternately, a user can choose to open a database read-only explicitly, either by selecting the "read-only" checkbox in the opening dialog, or by passing the "-r" command-line option. The latter is particularly useful for setting up shortcuts, that is, set up a shortcut on your desktop with the target property set to "pwsafe.exe -r <database path>".

      Hope this helps.



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