Password Cache User Guide

Password Cache is a lightweight proxy for the Password Safe API, providing high performance throughput for password requests.

Running as a specified Password Safe user, Password Cache makes View Password-type requests to Password Safe for all Managed Accounts (for which the user has Requestor or Requestor/Approver roles defined) via the Password Safe API, caching the returned system/account details, request details, and credentials in an encrypted state.

API calls to the Password Cache serve the locally cached data. Requests are refreshed every five minutes or sooner if a request is due to expire before that time.

If communication with the server is lost, the last known good credentials are served from the local cache, even if the associated request has expired.