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Repositories Overview

Description

 

Repositories are containers that organize entries into separate vaults in the data source.

 

We recommend using repositories for improved organization and security. Repositories also help performance because they limit the amount of entries that load at once.

 

Repositories are available with advanced data sources: Devolutions Password Server, MySQL and SQL server.

 

This article covers:

Creating repositories

Moving entries to different repositories

Role-based security with repositories

Repository shortcuts

 

Setup and Use Repositories in Remote Desktop Manager

 

 

Create a repository

 

We recommend creating a different repository for each customer or department.

 

1.On the Administration tab, click Repositories.

 

Administration - Repositories

Administration - Repositories

 

2.Click Add Repository.

 

User and Security Management - Repositories

User and Security Management - Repositories

 

3.Enter a Name and Description (optional). The ID is generated automatically.

 

Add Repository - Repository Management

Add Repository - Repository Management

 

 

Move entries to a different repository

 

1.Start in the repository you want to transfer repositories out of.

 

2.On the Edit tab, click Move to Repository.

 

Edit - Move to Repositories

Edit - Move to Repositories

 

3.Select the repository you want to move the entries to, and click Next.

 

Move to Repository

Move to Repository

 

4.Choose the entries you want to transfer to the new repository, and click Transfer.

 

 

 

Manage role-based security by repository

 

Repositories simplify user management because Active Directory groups define who has access to a repository. These Active Directory groups are known as Roles in Remote Desktop Manager. In general, most groups will have access to a couple repositories, while some groups will only have access to one repository. Limiting access to repositories minimizes the need to set permissions on lower-level folders.

 

Giving roles access to a repository

1.On the Administration tab, then click Repositories.

 

Administration - Repositories

Administration - Repositories

 

2.On the User and Security Management window, choose the repository, then click Assign Roles.

 

User and Security Management - Repositories - Assign Roles

User and Security Management - Repositories - Assign Roles

 

3.Choose which roles have access to the repository: select the Is Member box.

 

Repository Assignment

Repository Assignment

 

 

Repository shortcuts

We recommend administrators and users who have access to multiple repositories create repository shortcuts to navigate between repositories.

If you use repository shortcuts, the root should only contain folders. Do not save entries at the root.

 

The main (default) repository contains shortcuts to other repositories.

 

Main (Default) Repository with Repository Shortcurts

Main (Default) Repository with Repository Shortcurts

 

Each repository contains a shortcut that returns the user to the main (default) repository.

 

Downhill Pro Respository with Shortcut Back to Main Repository

Downhill Pro Respository with Shortcut Back to Main Repository

 

Create a repository shortcut

1.Click New Entry.

 

2.Click Other in the session list and then select Repository (Shortcut)

 

Add New Entry - Session - Other - Respository (Shortcut)

Add New Entry - Session - Other - Respository (Shortcut)

 

3.In the Name box, enter the name of the repository you are creating a shortcut to, then choose a folder to save the shortcut.

 

4.To find the Repository ID, click the ellipses button. Enter a folder name (case sensitive) to create a shortcut to a specific folder.

 

Repository (Shortcut) - Properties

Repository (Shortcut) - Properties

 

5.Select the destination repository.

 

Repository (Shortcut) Properties - Select Repository

Repository (Shortcut) Properties - Select Repository

 

We recommend removing the data source drop-down list when using repository shortcuts. Then the repository drop-down list is above the navigation pane.

 

Remove Data Source Box and Options

Remove Data Source Box and Options

 

Both options are configured in File – Options – User Interface.

 

File - Options - User Interface

File - Options - User Interface