Password Sentry

Password Sentry Installer

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Welcome! This Installer app will allow you to install Password Sentry (PS) on your server. The Installer app will guide through the step-by-step process to install Password Sentry. Once completed, you will be redirected to your PS AdminCP :: Settings :: Preferences to configure your PS.


To install Password Sentry (PS), you need to submit your PS Client credentials for verification: which is also required by the Installer to download the PS source ZIP file. This is the same login credentials you use to login to the PS Client Area. We will also verify that you hold a valid PS License for this domain. You can register domains via PS Client Area :: My Account.

PS Client Username

PS Client Password



Now we must check and validate that your server meets the requirements to install and run Password Sentry (PS). Until you meet all the requirements, you will be unable to continue the process. If you encounter an issue, and then resolve it, you can click on the [Validate] button to re-validate. If you closed the browser or reloaded the page, you will need to continue from the beginning.


If an existing PS installation already exists in this directory, it will be overwritten. If you have already manually uploaded the PS files, you can click on the [Next] button to skip this step. However, you must define [Installation URL] and [Installation Path] before you do this.

FTP Host
FTP Host and URL are not the same. Do not use slashes or http or https. Use domain name or IP address.

FTP Username

FTP Password

FTP Path
Commonly FTP Path and Server (Installation) Path are the same. But, not always. If you receive an error message that the app cannot change directory, then FTP Path is incorrect. Usually the app can discover the correct path. If not, try connecting to your server via your FTP client. The correct path to use for FTP Path should display in the FTP client address bar. Path should include the directory you are installing PS in which the Installer is uploaded.

FTP Port
For FTP type connection, default port is 21. For SFTP type connection, default port if 22. However, these can vary from server to server. If the Installer cannot connect to your FTP server, ask your web host, or check your FTP client to see which port you are using.

FTP Type

Installation URL

Installation Path
Commonly FTP Path and Server (Installation) Path are the same. But, not always. However, the path you see here should be correct unless you receive an error message to the contrary.

Create Database

If you skipped the previous [Installation] step, ensure you have manually uploaded PS to the server BEFORE you continue with this step and the following step. If an existing PS database already exists with the same name, it will be overwritten. You can avoid this by entering a unique Database Prefix.

Database Host

Database Username

Database Password

Database Name

Database Prefix
Default Database Prefix is PS_. The prefix is used for the database table names the Installer creates. For example, if you define as SENTRY_, PS_LOGIN_LOG is named as SENTRY_LOGIN_LOG when the Installer creates the table. Prefixes are especially important in the case of multi-tenant applications (those sharing one database) to avoid name conflicts. You must use unique prefixes if two or more instances of Password Sentry use the same database: where each is assigned an unique prefix. Prefix can only consist of letters and numbers, and must end with an underscore character (_).

Create Admin

Finally, we must create an Admin, and password protect your PS AdminCP.
PS AdminCP Username

PS AdminCP Password