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Devolutions Server


Devolutions Server (DVLS) allows to control access to privileged accounts and manage sessions through a secure solution. For more information, consult the product's web site here.


Highly secured server for your company.

Shared connection and credentials with multiple users.

Installed on-premises; can be deployed online.

Support Windows authentication and Active Directory group integration.

Optimized client and server side caching.

Devolutions Server supports Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL as a data store.

For more information, please consult these topics:

Devolutions Server installation instructions

Devolutions Server Security Checklist

Configure the server data source on all your client machines

Enter a name of the data source and the URL for the Host. Ensure you use the correct protocol if SSL is required by the server (https).

Export the data source, then import the file in your client workstations as described Import/Export Data Source.



Devolutions Server - General

Devolutions Server - General




Enter a name for the data source.


Enter the URL of the DVLS instance.

Example: http://<hostname or IP address>/<instance name>

Use Windows authentication

Use the same credentials are your current Windows user.

Use Office365 authentication

Use the same credentials as your current Office365 user. Choose an authentication option:

Default: Create a new authentication token each time and keeps it in the memory only.

Persistent: Takes the saved token, if it does not exist, will create a new one and save it.

Linked account: Takes a saved token from Windows (registry).

Always prompt for credentials

Always ask for the username and password when connecting to the data source.


Enter the username to connect to the data source.


Enter the password to connect to the data source.

Always ask password

Always ask for the password when connecting to the data source.

Test Connection

Test the connection with Devolutions Server to validate the credentials.


Devolutions Server - Settings

Devolutions Server - Settings



Remote tools access mode

Select whether the Remote Tools will be accessed locally or through the host.

Manage Cache

Manage the data source cache. On large data sources caching is a must and will increase performance significantly. For more information, please consult the Manage Cache topic.

User Vault

Devolutions Server – User Vault

Devolutions Server – User Vault




Select the type of User Vault to use. Select between:

Default: use the default User Vault, which is stored in the database.

None: disable the User Vault for all users.

Online Drive: use a Devolutions Online Drive file (*.dod) as a User Vault.


Open a VPN to access your data prior to connecting to your Devolutions Server.

Devolutions Server - VPN

Devolutions Server - VPN


Devolutions Server - Avanced

Devolutions Server - Avanced



Caching mode

Determines how the entries will be reloaded in the data source. For more information, please consult the Caching topic.

Ping online method

Indicate the preferred ping online method. Select between:


Web request

Popup license expiration

Determine how the application advises of the license expiration. Select between:


Only Administrator(s)


Auto refresh

Set the interval for the automatic refresh.

Prompt for offline mode on startup

Ask to use the data source in offline mode when the user connects to the data source.

Auto go offline

Use the data source in offline mode when the ping method does not respond.

Disable lock

Disable the option to lock the data source directly. The application still can be locked but the user is not prompted for the data source password when unlocking the application.