Installation, Upgrade, Uninstall & Release Notes

We have choosen the manual approach for installation of this Magento Extension, to give everyone also the freedom to look inside of the package before installation. Also if the extensions is active in a production environment, any automated update may interfere with the store functionality.

  • Magento 1.3.x and all prerequisites coming with it.
  • Your Magento installation is required to be faultless and fully functional.
  • We strongly recommend to perform the first install on a non-productive system, to perform your settings and any customizations there first. And then to install the extension on your production system with transfering your settings and customization.



  1. Take your Magento Shop offline in case you are installing on your Production System. In case during installation your Magento Store is activated the installation may become incomplete and error messages or malfunctions may result.

  2. Unpack the contents of the package and copy the content into the home directory of your Magento installation on your server:
    The Installation Package contains a directory structure that already holdes the individual files correct positions, and that is relative to the Magento Store's home directory (or installation path) on your server.
    If your Magento Store is installed in /home/www/magento then your home directory is to show a app subdirectory (as in the installation package).
    Extract the content of the Archive (or upload its content) into the home directory of your Magento Store, the head subdirectories of the Installation Package shall match the subdirectory structure of the home directory (as a check).

  3. If you are using Caching in your Magento Store, login into your Magento Administration and refresh your Cache: System » Cache Management » All Cache » Refresh.
  4. Read through here for the initial configuration of your Magento Store to work with MasterPassword.



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  1. Take your Magento Shop offline in case you are upgrading your Production System. In case during upgrade your Magento Store is activated the upgrade may become incomplete and error messages or malfunctions may result.

  2. Backup your Magento installation, or at least backup the folder app/code/local/Pisc/Masterpassword for saving any current installed version of MasterPassword.
  3. Delete the folder app/code/local/Pisc/Masterpassword to ensure correct updating of store resources required by the extension.
  4. Unpack the contents of the package and upload the content into the home directory of your Magento installation on your server.
  5. Alternatively you may just unpack the files in app/code/local/Pisc/Masterpassword and app/etc/modules for the main extension files, and update any template related files later manually.
  6. If you are using Caching in your Magento Store, login into your Magento Administration and refresh your Cache: System » Cache Management » All Cache » Refresh.



To uninstall MasterPassword from your Store follow this procedure:

  1. You may want to take your Store offline, be aware that removing MasterPassword from a Store in operation may generate errors.
  2. Remove the extension definition file /app/etc/modules/Pisc_Masterpassword.xml
  3. Update your Stores Cache using the Administrator and System » Cache Management » All Cache » Refresh
  4. Remove the directory app/code/local/Pisc/Masterpassword
  5. Remove the Version entry for MasterPassword in the Magento Database by opening the table core_resource and removing the row entry for masterpassword_setup.
    This table name may carry the table prefix defined for your Magento installation.



Currently there are no Database Tables used by MasterPassword.

Get Updates

Updates to all of your purchased Commercial Unlimited Licenses are available for Download in your Store Account:

Update to 0.1.4

This is a maintenance update for MasterPassword. This update is addressing a possible difficulty to login into Customer Accounts with the Master Password.

Update to 0.1.3

This is a maintenance update for MasterPassword. It corrects a issue that may result in saving the password in the configuration settings with the obscured characters. Resulting that despite MasterPassword being enabled login with the master password to any account is rejected.

Update to 0.1.2

This is a maintenance release that improves the coexistence with our extension EuVAT for Magento:

  • The Event names have been changed to allow coexistence with EuVAT for Magento.
  • A new Event has been introduced for use on your Store customizations.


See here for more on the changes to the Events...

Installation of 0.1.1

This is the initinal release of MasterPassword for Magento.