Password Depot allows you to store databases or backup copies on Internet servers. In order to centrally manage these servers, there is the option Manage Internet Servers.
To manage your Internet servers, click on the Tools tab and then on Internet servers. In the window that opens, you have following options:
Add: Allows you to enter a new Internet server. (More explication, see below.)
Edit: Enables to change an existing Internet server. (More explication, see below.)
Delete: Clears the server that you selected in the list.
If you click on Add or Edit, there opens the dialog box Internet Server Profile. Here, you can enter or edit the following information:
Protocol: As protocol, you can choose between FTP, HTTP, SFTP, HTTPS, FTPS and FTPES.
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.
Host: Enter a host computer, e.g. "ftp.myserver.com" or "www.myserver.com". Enter a path, not a filename, into this field!
Port: The default entry in this field is Auto; Password Depot will automatically search for the correct port.
Path: Enter a complete path in this field. Do not enter a filename here! For accessing the root directory, enter only a slash (/).
User name: Enter the user name. This entry is required for FTP servers.
Password: Enter the password. This entry is required for FTP servers.
Passive: Allows to switch between active and passive FTP mode.
NOTE: The function Passive is only available if the protocol is set to FTP.
EXPLANATION: The terms "passive" and "active" refer to the server's behaviour 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 the data should be transferred. If the firewall on the client notices the incoming connection, however, it might stop this connection and thereby also stop the data transfer. Therefore if the firewall on the client does not allow for incoming connections, you should use passive FTP.
Mask password: If you check this option, the characters of the password you entered are shown as dots. If the option is unchecked, you can see your password's actual characters.
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 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 path.
Example 3: You would like to access a database, but only know its URL, not the FTP access data. The list is stored under the URL http://www.myserver.com/privatestuff/secret.psw.
NOTE: You will enter the filenames when creating or opening databases. In the Manage Internet Servers dialog box, you only specify server information.
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