Simple setup guide

Below is a step-by-step guide to setting up KeyPass Enterprise Edition on two machines: ADMIN and USER.

  1. First ensure there is a shared folder that is accessible on both machines. On an enterprise network, an administrator may need to create the shared folder and assign the necessary permissions. In a small office network, this may involve sharing out a folder using "Simple File Sharing". No matter which mechanism is involved, we will assume from this point on that there is a shared folder called \\SERVER\KEYPASS where the reference database will be stored.
  2. Install and run KeyPass on the machine ADMIN. Initialize the master database by entering a password.
  3. Under Preferences/Security, in the "Read-only passwords" box, click on the "Add" button. This will bring up a dialog box. Enter something meaningful for "Description" for your own reference, and enter a password that will be used for read-only access to the master database. Click "Change" to effect the change.
  4. Under Preferences/Sycnhronization, enter \\SERVER\KEYPASS into the text field under "Refresh local database with remote reference database at:".
  5. Click "OK" to effect all preference changes.
  6. Back at the main window, select File/Publish now!. Confirm that a file called KEYPASS.DAT is created in \\SERVER\KEYPASS.
  7. Install and run KeyPass on the machine USER. Initialize the master database by entering any dummy password.
  8. Select File/Import from/KeyPass Database File, browse to \\SERVER\KEYPASS and select KEYPASS.DAT. After the import is done, KeyPass will restart. Enter the read-only password created in Step 3 to login.
  9. The setup is now done. When the master database is updated on the machine ADMIN, select File/Publish now! to publish the changes. The database on machine USER will update after about a minute, or you could select File/Synchronize now! to update immediately.
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