This documentation refers to PhraseExpress v17 beta. The documentation for the production version 16 is available here.

Password protection

To password-protect a phrase file:
  1. Open the main program window.
  2. Highlight the phrase file node in the phrase tree root.
  3. Select File » Set password .
  4. Enter and double-confirm the desired password.

After confirmation, PhraseExpress uses AES-256 "end-to-end" encryption to protect your contents.

The password protection function is not available in the following cases:

  • The phrase file is synchronized with other users. Password protection must be activated before synchronization is configured. as otherwise there would be a mixture of encrypted and unencrypted update files.
  • Microsoft SQL databases cannot be encrypted. There are server-side options from third-party providers for this.

Keep the password at a safe place. We won't be able to restore phrase file if you forget the password. There is no backdoor!

Backups of earlier unprotected phrase file versions are still unprotected.

If you share a password-protected phrase file, all users need to know the password. The password cannot be changed after you initiated sharing the phrases.

To remove the password protection:
  1. Open the main program window
  2. Highlight the password-protected phrase file node in the phrase tree root
  3. Select File » Remove password .
  4. Enter the password to authorize yourself for the password removal:

You cannot remove the password protection without knowing the password.

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