Manage Databases on Internet Servers

Password Depot allows you to store databases or backup files on Internet servers. To manage these servers centrally, there is the option Manage Internet Servers.

To manage your Internet servers, click on the Edit tab and then on Internet servers. In the window that now opens, you have the following options:

Add/Edit Internet Server

If you click on Add... or Edit..., the dialog box Internet server Profile opens. Here, you can enter or edit the following information:

ADVICE: Generally, you should use the SFTP protocol as it allows read and write access and is additionally more secure than FTP. If you only need read-only access to a file on the Internet, however, the HTTP protocol is sufficient.  

NOTE: If you select HTTP or HTTPS, you cannot upload new files onto the server. Thus, in this case, in the Database Manager, the function for uploading new files is disabled. New files can only be uploaded to FTP or SFTP servers.

NOTE: The function Passive is only available and only makes sense if the protocol is set to FTP.

EXPLANATION: The terms "passive" and "active" refer to the server's behavior during data transfer with the client. In the passive mode, the server is passive, the data transfer being initiated by the client. In the active mode, by contrast, the server is active and asks the client for the port via which data should be transferred. If an active firewall on the client notices the incoming connection, however, it might stop this connection and thereby also stop the data transfer. Conclusion: Therefore, if a firewall on the client does not allow for incoming connections, you should use passive FTP.

Examples for entering an Internet server:

Example 1: You would like to store your passwords and access them via FTP in the directory privatestuff on your web server with the domain http://www.myserver.com. The complete path using a browser would thus be http://www.myserver.com/privatestuff/.

First you create an FTP account for this directory in your provider's control panel and assign this FTP account the directory /privatestuff as the home directory. Any user who logs in to your server using this FTP account will only see this directory.

Example 2: You wish to store your passwords in the directory privatestuff on your web server with the domain http://www.myserver.com. The complete path using a browser would thus be http://www.myserver.com/privatestuff/.

You do not want to create a new FTP account, but use your main account, which gives you access to all directories on the server. This means you have to specify the directory privatestuff as the path.

Example 3: You would like to access a database, but only know its URL, not the FTP access data. The file is stored under the URL http://www.myserver.com/privatestuff/secret.psw.

NOTE: You will enter the file names when creating or opening databases. In the Manage Internet Servers dialog box, you only specify server information.

 

 

 

 

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