Get KeePass working on SharePoint

By | October 13, 2017

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How to Get KeePass working on sharepoint

KeePass and SharePoint sites have big issues when syncing on SharePoint Sites, due to running from an HTTP share. (Unable to Save, Sync, Write to Lock Files)  In order to get KeePass working on SharePoint, you will need to complete the following things in order:

Install KeePass

Download and Install KeePass (Current version tested is KeePass 2.36), to check your version click Help About:

Showing KeePass Version 2.36

Turn off Enable Protected Mode in IE

Open Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer Click Settings –> Internet Options –> Security Tab

Uncheck “Enable Protected Mode” for internet zone in the IE.

Uncheck Enable Protected Mode in IE

Check Keep me signed in on IE SharePoint Page

When logging onto your corporate Office 365 SharePoint page quickly Check “Keep me signed in” checkbox:

Keep me signed in Office 365

Map Network Drive from SharePoint

You need to open the SharePoint page in Explorer through the SharePoint to resolve the HTTP network path before it will allow you to map the drive in Explorer.

In the SharePoint Page Click Library –> Open With Explorer

Open the SharePoint page in Explorer through the SharePoint

Click in the white space past the breadcrumbs and copy URL path into your clipboard

Click in the whitespace past the breadcrumbs

Open a new explorer window and click map drive and pasting the Clipboard URL (I mapped mine to O Drive)

Map Network Drive

Map O Drive to shaprepoint

You can then open a KeePass database file from the O drive and write to that file without issues.

Open KeePass File from SharePoint

You can now get KeePass working on SharePoint

This is a screenshot showing that KeePass is now syncing on a SharePoint share:

SharePoint KeePass saving working

How to Reconnect next day

Sadly the next day you try and log onto the Network Location O:\ in Computer it will have a connection error.

In order to resolve you will need to open the path in SharePoint and then you can reconnect to the network location.

In the SharePoint Page Click Library –> Open With Explorer

Open the SharePoint page in Explorer through the SharePoint

Leave Window Open and in  (Start –> Computer) and double-click the Network Location Drive and it will open.

Click in the whitespace past the breadcrumbs

Reconnect O Drive

You can now open the KeePass database file without issue.

Open KeePass File from SharePoint

You can now see that get keepass working on sharepoint

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