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.
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 the Primary vault and are removed when you delete the vault. That’s why when you unlock Enpass, all the vaults get unlocked automatically.
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 data; rather you should organize it by using some other ways as mentioned here.
See the steps described herein the vault settings to sync your vault with a cloud account.
Please note that no two vaults can be synced to the same cloud account and each vault in Enpass must be synced to a distinguished cloud. However, you can use the same cloud service provider (i.e., Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) but the accounts must be different per vault.
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. Under the options menu (⋮) on the vault setting page, select 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.