Devolutions Server

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


  • 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:

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

Name Enter a name for the data source.
Host Enter the URL of the Devolutions Server instance.
Example: http:///
Use Windows authentication Use the same credentials as 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.
Username Enter the username to connect to the data source.
Password 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 Manage Cache.

User vault

Devolutions Server – User vault
Devolutions Server – User vault

Type 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.
  • Devolutions 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 Caching.
Ping online method Indicate the preferred ping online method. Select between:
  • None
  • Web request
Popup license expiration Determine how the application advises of the license expiration. Select between:
  • All
  • Only Administrator(s)
  • Disabled
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.