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Vault Offline Access
Offline access is a common use case for users who require vault access in poor network conditions.
Offline Mode allows users access to their vaults from any device when they are not able to connect online to Keeper. Offline access is available for Keeper Web Vault, Windows Desktop App, Mac Desktop App, Linux Desktop App, iOS and Android Mobile Apps.
This capability works by making a copy of your encrypted vault to your local device. The vault data is stored in an encrypted format which is only accessible if the user provides their master password or biometric authentication.
Multiple users can share a single device (e.g. a laptop PC) and all will have their vault stored safely on that PC when offline.
If your organization's SSO is not available (e.g. is offline), click Work Offline in the lower right corner of your screen then click Enterprise SSO Login > SSO User with a Master Password to gain access to your vault offline.
From the login screen, enter your Master Password as usual to login offline.
SSO Master Password for Offline Login
For users who normally login with SSO and do not have a master password setup, you must first configure one in order to login to Keeper when offline by visiting your vault Settings Menu.
Account Dropdown > Settings > Setup
If this option is unavailable to you, please request this feature from your Keeper Administrator who can activate the capability from the Keeper Admin Console.
To access Offline Mode, your device will need to be “primed” with a local copy of your vault by logging in with an online connection at least once. Moving forward, you will have access to all of the records in your vault and you can create new records and edit existing records, all without requiring a network connection.
Users can confirm their Keeper Vault is available offline via a lightning bolt icon and "Available Offline" text which indicates your vault data has been loaded onto that device (the same will apply for Keeper on iOS and Android devices). If the availability indicator is not present, you will first need to login to your vault at least once while online.
Offline Availability on Web and Desktop
To activate Offline Mode from the vault login screen or from within your vault on Keeper Web or Desktop, click Work Offline in the lower right corner of your screen. On iOS and Android devices, Offline Mode will automatically be initiated when logging in if you aren't connected to the internet.
Activate Offline Mode
The "Offline Mode" indicator will appear at that top of your vault window.
You can resume a session online at anytime (provided you have a stable network connection) by clicking Go Online in the upper right corner of your vault window.
Keeper's offline capabilities are central to a user's ability to retrieve important data even in the poorest of network conditions. Key vault features that are available offline include:
- Creating new records
- Editing records
- Moving records and shortcut creation (Mobile App)
- Viewing your Security Audit score
- Viewing Deleted Items (Web and Desktop)
A notice will appear if you attempt to perform an action that is not available while offline.
Feature Unavailable in Offline Mode
If a device is being used temporarily (e.g. a borrowed PC), then the stored offline vault can be deleted from that device.
From the Keeper login screen, click the dropdown icon in the email address field, then click the "X" to the right of your email address to delete all offline data associated with that vault from the device. This action can be similarly performed on all Keeper platforms.
Deleting Offline Data
There are scenarios where Offline Mode might not function for you, based on configuration.
- If you have 2FA enabled on the account and you're set for "Prompt Every Login", Keeper will not allow offline access. To change this setting, reset your two-factor authentication method and when prompted for 2FA, select "prompt every 30 days" or "don't ask again on this device".
- If you are receiving error messages regarding the network connection, switch your device wi-fi or network connection completely off, and try to login again.
- If you are using the Keeper Web Vault, ensure that you are loading the vault from one of the URLs listed below. Offline Mode on the Web Vault requires that you load the vault login page directly (instead of navigating to the Keeper website first).