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Remote Desktop Manager is a feature-rich software that has an extensive set of functionality. Here are the major concepts that are important to understand in order to use the program to its full potential.

Data source

A container for entries. It can be a local file or a database (either local or shared). You can use multiple distinct data sources in the application, although only one is considered active at one point in time. See data source Overview for more information.


All items in your data source are entries. There are multiple types. The entry is an abstract concept that serves as a container for all specific types.

Credential entry

A credential is used to control access to a resource by identifying the user. It can be a classic username/password pair held by the application or even by an external source.

Information entry

An information entry can contain various information like account information, emails, serial numbers. Unlike credential entries, information entries are meant to be shared. Therefore, the data in the information entries is not encrypted. It's principal use in Remote Desktop Manager is to hold Web site information, from the URL to the credentials. This allows auto log in on the specified web site.


Any type of entry that allows you to connect to a remote host, service or device is a connection. An IP address or host name is normally used, as well as credentials.


In Remote Desktop Manager infancy, it was mainly aimed at managing Microsoft Remote Desktop. A Session was a term that was in use back then to describe a connection to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. It appears widely in our documentation. Any technology that connects to something and that needs to use authentication is a Session.