Database - Properties

The Database - Properties dialog window contains general information about a selected database. You can access it by selecting a database in the databases area and clicking Properties on the right afterwards. 


In the General tab you can find basic information about the selected database. For example, you can see here the users currently connected to the corresponding database as well as the database's size and file type. By clicking the Refresh button you can update the current view.


The Advanced tab includes additional features for monitoring the user accesses and activity. You can activate monitoring and logging all cases of user accesses to entries and define whether users must specify a reason when deleting an entry. If you would like to monitor and log all cases of user accesses to entries and activate the option of the same name, the eye icon for revealing a password in plain text will disappear in the client's details area on the right. Background: This is the only way for server administrators to monitor and log every access on server entries in detail. For more information about this feature, please visit our knowledge base using the link below:

Where can I find the "eye" icon for revealing passwords in plain text?

NOTE: The Database Properties are supposed to provide basic information about a database in general. Detailed rights management, however, can only be carried out in the Permissions area


Encrypt Database on Server with

Here you can encrypt your server databases with an additional password. By default all server databases are encrypted with the super administrator's password which means that the super administrator can automatically manage all databases available on the server as soon as they access the Server Manager. 

In some cases, however, the super administrator or other server administrators should not be allowed to access and manage all server databases by default. If so, further configuration is needed and we therefore recommend encrypting the server databases with an additional password. Click Change settings to start:

The dialog window Change Database encryption settings opens. Open the drop down-menu Encrypt Database on Server with and select the option Custom password (Permissions management requires verification). You will be asked to enter a new password and confirm it next. Finally, click OK to finish.

If you save changes, the selected database is encrypted with an additional password. From this point onwards, accessing the database properties and permissions and thus, database management in general will only be possible if the custom password is known and entered correctly. Other users with additional server roles who may also have access to the Server Manager can only access such databases and their properties if they know about the additional password.

If you would like to change the custom password at a later point in time, enter the database's current custom password to open its properties. In the Advanced tab click Change settings next. Enter the old custom password first and enter a new password afterwards. Click OK to save the new custom password. If you would like to delete the custom password, select the option Administrator password (Automatic access to permissions management) from the drop down-menu and enter the current custom password into the corresponding field afterwards. Finally, click OK to finish. The additional custom password for further database encryption is then restored to the super administrator's password which means that from this point onwards no custom password is needed or has to be entered if server administrators would like to manage the database's permissions or properties. 

WARNING: Caution when using this feature! Please only set an additional custom password for database encryption if it is really needed because there is no option of resetting or restoring those additional custom passwords if server administrators forget them. As a consequence, you cannot open the properties and permissions of the affected database and database management will not be possible anymore if the custom password gets lost. Therefore, please only use this feature if really needed and if so, please keep the additional custom password safe. 

NOTE: For more information about this feature, please visit our knowledge base: How to protect Enterprise Server databases from unauthorized access by the server administrator.

Monitor and log all cases of user access to entries

This option allows you to track and log every instance of user access to the entries in Password Depot Enterprise Server. By enabling this feature, you can maintain a detailed record of user activities, which can help enhance security and accountability within your organization.

Users must specify a reason when deleting an entry

Enabling this option requires users to provide a reason for deleting an entry in the Password Depot Enterprise Server. This added layer of accountability can help prevent unauthorized or accidental deletions, as well as provide valuable information for auditing and tracking changes within the system.