Logging in to and out of the Vault

Once M-Files Desktop has been installed and your vault connections are set up via M-Files Desktop Settings, you should be able to see all the vault connections on your M-Files drive (for instance via the File Explorer).

Logging in

You can log in by double-clicking the vault. If you want to log in as a different user than the default one, right-click the vault and select Log In as... from the context menu. Unless you have already logged in during Windows login, the system prompts for your credentials upon opening the vault.

Note: M-Files can be configured to use single sign-on (SSO) with various solutions for federated authentication. Using SSO promotes productivity by reducing password fatigue and time spent on re-entering login credentials. For more information, refer to Using Federated Authentication with M-Files.

Logging out

Once logged in, you can log out from the vault by clicking your user name in the top-right corner of the interface and then selecting Log Out from the context menu. Alternatively, you can press the Alt key and select Operations > Log Out from the menu bar.