What are databases?

Databases contain all information on users, records, documents, etc. The changes to objects in Password Safe will also become part of the MSSQL database. Naturally, the regular creation of backups to secure this data should always have the highest priority. The MSSQL relational database management system is used in Password Safe version 8.

Creating databases

The creation of databases is supported by the database wizard, which is started directly from the ribbon. The individual tabs of the wizard are explained below:

Database server

The first tab can be used to manually select the database server. By default, the value defined in the Advanced settings is preset. A user can also be entered or the service user can be selected instead.


Enter the name of the new database here. Alternatively, you may select an existing database. A meaningful name makes it easier to differentiate between databases, especially when using multiple databases.


This setting can be used to define whether a template should be used. The template will provide the database with ready-made forms and dashboard settings that make it easier to get started. The user can select from English and German templates. However, it is also possible to proceed without a template – you will then start with a completely empty database. If you have a backup from Password Safe version 7, this can be migrated.


This setting is used to define the first user to be created – normally this is the administrator. If a migration is active, the user can be deleted after migration.

Finishing the database wizard

Once a database has been created successfully, “database migration” :https://help.passwordsafe.de/v8/1/en/topic/migrationstarts, provided it has been selected. If no data migration has been selected, the new database is created directly, and will be displayed in the database overview.

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