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This document describes the following synchronzation mechanisms supported by
PasswordWallet for Mac OS X:
There is one fundamental requirement for all of the synchronization mechanisms described herein:
- When syncing any two entities, the passwords on both sides of the synchronization
must be identical. If they are not, there will be an error. All data transferred during
synchronization is encrypted whether it is done over a network, device or
Two computers running Mac OS X can synchronize the contents of their PasswordWallet files over
a network. The computers discover themselves using Bonjour. PasswordWallet must be running on
There are two phases to synchronization:
- Pairing: Allowing two computers to synchronize with each other.
- Synchronization: For each pair of computers, specify which files on each should be synchronized.
To synchronize files on two computers, do the following:
- From the "PasswordWallet" menu, select "Synchronization Setup" and click "Mac and iPhone".
- Under "Step 1", pick a computer on your network that is running PasswordWallet and push the "Pair" button.
- On one computer, enter the number presented on the remote computer. (This prevents your neighbors from stealing
- Once paired, the remote computer will appear in the list under "Step 2". Add and remove files to
synchronize with the remote computer. Drag and Drop works. Or you can push the "+" button to add a file
or the "-" button to remove a file.
- Repeat the previous step on the remote computer. You will have to manually move the files to the remote
computer as PasswordWallet will never copy a file from one computer to the other for you. (This also prevents
your neighbors from stealing your passwords.)
- When both computers are set up, push "Sync Now". Synchronization is very fast. Any files that are synced that are also open
in PasswordWallet will be closed before synchronization, and re-opened afterwards.
A computer running Mac OS X and an iPhone (or iPod Touch) can synchronize the contents of their
files over a network. The Mac and iPhone discover themselves using Bonjour. PasswordWallet
must be running on the Mac.
Follow the instructions above to prepare your Mac to synchronize.
- On the iPhone, run PasswordWallet and push "Synchronize"
- All Macs running PasswordWallet will be displayed in a list.
- Choose your Mac.
- All files specified for the iPhone on the Mac will be copied or synced with the iPhone.
- After synchronization, a status of all operations performed will be displayed.
- To choose which files to view on the iPhone, return to the main screen and push "Choose
or Manage Files". This screen (documented in the PasswordWallet for iPhone or iPod Touch manual)
will display all of the files on the device.
Synchronizing files between your Mac and WindowsMobile devices requires MissingSync
for WindowsMobile. MissingSync maintains the connection to the device while the
PasswordWallet conduit (portions of which are also built in to PasswordWallet) performs
the synchronization. PasswordWallet does not have to be running for the synchronization
PasswordWallet for WindowsMobile will execute on any WindowsMobile 5 device, be it PocketPC
or Smartphone. To begin, plug in your device and confirm that it is recognized by MissingSync.
From the "PasswordWallet" menu, select "Synchronization Setup" and click "WindowsMobile".
- Installation of PasswordWallet for WindowsMobile:
Push "Install" under step 1. PasswordWallet will communicate with your device,
determine if it is a PocketPC or WindowsMobile device, and install the correct
version on your device. After you push "Install", MissingSync may have a question for you.
Push "Default" if it is confusing.
- Installation of the Conduit:
Push "Install" under step 2.
- Choosing files to synchronize:
Push "Configure". Add and remove files to
synchronize with the remote device. Drag and Drop works. Or you can push the "+" button to add a file
or the "-" button to remove a file. Files that do not exist on the device will be
copied to the device. Files are never copied off the device by the conduit.
- To synchronize:
Run MissingSync and push "Synchronize".
From the "PasswordWallet" menu, select "Synchronization Setup" and click "Palm".
We recommend MissingSync for Palm as it is a modern Cocoa app still maintained by Mark/Space.
HotSync from Palm has not seen a major update for over 5 years. Our conduit and synchronization
work best in MissingSync.
- Install PasswordWallet on your Palm OS device.
- Installing the conduit that allows the data on the Palm and the data on your Mac to synchronize.
- Configuring the conduit with your preferences.
Enclosed in PasswordWallet's application is an automator action. Automator will find
the Synchronization Action automatically. There is nothing special to do. So long as
PasswordWallet is installed in your Applications folder, Automator will find it.
After running automator, the action can be found under "Library" -> "Utilities" ->
"Synchronize Files". The action will have a PasswordWallet icon.
The automator action, for input, requires two files. These are most easily fed by the
"Finder" action named "Get Specified Finder Items". The automator action expects only two files.
The automator action will generate an error if exactly two files are not fed to it.
Synchronizing two files
PasswordWallet can synchronize one file with another. This ability is avialable from
the "Wallet" menu. Simply open a document, select "Synchronize with File..." from the
"Wallet" menu, and select the remote file to synchronize.