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XML Data Source




Password Vault Manager saves the settings directly in a file with the XML format.




This is a very simple data source and it can be modified or generated by an external tool

It's possible to configure auto refresh and share the file on a network share

There is no locking mechanism -- therefore only one user at the time should modify the list

This is a good replacement for the Access data source, or for users who have problems with their MDAC driver (Microsoft Access database connector)

The Online Backup service is available for this data source



All passwords are encrypted by default. You can specify a custom password (master key) to fully encrypt the content of the file.



It's impossible to recover the data if the master key is lost. Please make sure to remember or backup the master key in a safe place.






Xml - Connection tab

Xml - Connection tab





Name of the data source.


Specify the full path of the XML file used to save the data. Relative paths and environment variables can be used as well.




Xml - Backup tab

Xml - Backup tab





Select between:

None: No backup of your data source will be created.

Online Backup: An Online Backup (using Online Backup Service) will automatically be created.

Save to file: Your backup will be saved to a chosen file but will not automatically do backup every 30 seconds.

Backup name

Specify the backup name that will allow you to automatically save your sessions in a safe online storage space and restore them in the event of problems.




Xml - Advanced tab

Xml - Advanced tab




Auto refresh on file change

Indicate if the application monitor the file changes to automatically refresh the data source.


Set the data source in read only. No new entry can be created and the existing data cannot be edit.

Disable reveal password

Disable the reveal password feature when a user accesses this data source.

Always ask master key

Always ask the Master key before opening the data source. This is used to encrypt the XML content and it could not be recovered if lost.

Master key

Enter the Master key that will be used before opening the data source.

Allow custom images

This will enable the loading of any custom images in the tree view.