Password Manager module

Security and authentication Bundled: Community Edition

Edition CE




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The Password Manager module stores passwords encrypted and allows to retrieve their plain text value programmatically. This is useful for connector modules which must authenticate to third-party systems with a plain text password.

Once the password is stored, a user of the Magnolia admin interface cannot see the password in plain text. The plain-text value can be retrieved only through program code.

The module installs the Passwords app which centralizes the management of passwords in the administration of Magnolia. The passwords are stored in a dedicated workspace called keystore.

Installing with Maven

Bundled modules are automatically installed for you.

If the module is unbundled, add the following to your bundle including your project’s <dependencyManagement> section and your webapp’s <dependencies> section. If the module is unbundled but the parent POM manages the version, add the following to your webapp’s <dependencies> section.

  <version>1.2.7</version> (1)
1 Should you need to specify the module version, do it using <version>.

The keystore workspace

The passwords are stored in a dedicated workspace called keystore :

Password manager module

The mgnl:passwords node type

The module provides a specific node type for the passwords called mgnl:password.


Content can be exported and imported for bootstrapping like any other workspace. However, the same encryption key must be used to decrypt the imported passwords as well as encrypt the export. This process uses the same key used for activation, so the key must be preserved, and not regenerated on startup, where passwords require bootstrapping.

See the Activation keys page.


See the Passwords app page.


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