Vaults in Enpass

All your Enpass items reside in a database that we call as a Vault. Multiple Vaults mean you can have more than one database in Enpass. It helps you to easily collaborate with family or team members through a shared cloud account. There are two types of vaults in Enpass; Primary and Secondary vaults.

Primary Vault

The very first vault you create/add in Enpass is referred to as the Primary vault, and rest of the other vaults are considered as the secondary vaults in Enpass. You can not rename the Primary vault. The password of the Primary vault acts as the master password of Enpass.

When you create multiple vaults, the passwords of other vaults are stored securely in Primary vault and are removed when you delete the vault. That’s why when you unlock Enpass, all the vaults get unlocked automatically.

Multiple Vaults

From version 6 onwards, Enpass allowed saving data in multiple vaults.

When to use

Although the use of the multiple vaults varies as per the user’s requirements. But it is recommended to use multiple vaults only when you have to sync data of each vault to different cloud account; the purpose could be having a shared vault with a small team or family members. If the purpose is not sharing, you should not use multiple vaults to segregate your own data, rather you should organize it by using some other ways as mentioned here.

Cloud Setup

See the steps described here in the vault settings to sync your vault with a cloud account.

Note

Please note that no two vaults can be synced to a same cloud account and each vault in Enpass must be synced to a distinguished cloud. However, you can use same cloud service provider (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive etc) but the accounts must be different per vault.

Sharing a Vault

Once you have set up multiple vaults in Enpass, you can easily share any vault with your family, friends or colleagues using cloud synchronization. See how.

Just set up sync with the supported cloud account, and then share the login details of this cloud account and the vault password of Enpass with the intended person so that they can create a new vault in their Enpass by restoring data from the cloud. There are a few points that you must keep in mind before sharing a vault:

  • You need to share the Master Password.
  • You’d have to share the login details of cloud account with each member with whom you want to share the vault.
  • Every person having the access to the vault has full permissions to read, write (delete) any item from the vault, or even change the Master password of the vault as you can’t set any sharing attributes or access permissions.

Adding the shared vault

Once you know the cloud account details and the vault password of the <shared vault>, you just have to restore the data from the cloud using <these simple steps>. There are a few important points you need to keep in mind before adding the shared vault:

  • Any change in the data on the shared vault will get reflected on all the other synced devices.
  • Change in the vault password will get updated automatically on the synced cloud account and a sync error will occur on the other synced devices.

Passwords of Vaults

As mentioned above, the primary vault by-default holds the passwords of all secondary vaults to unlock them automatically. In case you want to save passwords of secondary vaults in Enpass for reference in future, you can do with an option displayed while setting up the secondary vault.

  • As long as the secondary vault is there in Enpass, you can always check its password from the vault setting page. Tap on the options menu (3-dots) button and tap on Show Password. You’ll be asked to authorize yourself by entering the master password of Enpass. After authorization, you can see the password of the vault.