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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 .


The module is available in bundles starting with the release of Magnolia 5.6. You can add the module manually to your bundle if required earlier.

Maven is the easiest way to install the module. Add the following dependency to your bundle:


Pre-built jars are also available for download. See Installing a module for help.

The keystore workspace

The passwords are stored in a dedicated workspace called keystore :

The mgnl:passwords node type

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


See the Passwords app page.