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 client machines

Enter the data source name and the URL for the Host. Make sure to use the correct protocol if SSL is required by the server (https).

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

Data sources settings


Devolutions Server data source – General
Devolutions Server data source – General

Name Enter a name for the data source.
Host Enter the URL of the Devolutions Server instance.
Example: http:///
Use domain single sign-on (SSO) Use domain single sign-on (SSO) if previously configured in the Devolutions Server instance.
Username Enter the username to connect to the data source.
Always ask username Always ask for the username when connecting to the data source.
Test Connection Test the connection with Devolutions Server to validate the credentials.

User vault

Devolutions Server – data source User vault
Devolutions Server – data source 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 data prior to connecting to Devolutions Server.

Devolutions Server – VPN
Devolutions Server – VPN


Devolutions Server – PowerShell

Tenant ID Stores application Tenant ID for PowerShell to retrieve.
Password Stores application password for PowerShell to retrieve.


Devolutions Server – Advanced
Devolutions Server – Advanced

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
Connection timeout Set a connection timeout delay for the Devolutions Server instance.
Auto refresh Set the interval for the automatic refresh.
Client certificate authentication mode Determine how client certificates are to be authenticated.
Prompt for offline mode on startup Ask to use the data source in offline mode when the user connects to the data source.
Automatically go offline on offline prompt 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.
Manage cache Clear the output, analyze or delete the content of the Devolutions Server instance's cache.
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