A basic shared database can be set up using Direct SQL Connection, to provide a synchronized storage location for Geneious data, accessible by multiple concurrent users. To use a Direct SQL Connection Shared Database, an empty SQL database ﬁrst needs to be set up using a supported database management program (see section 19.2.1 ). Once the database has been set up, users can connect to the Shared Database from Geneious Prime, add ﬁles to it and use it in the same way as the local database.
Folders added to the shared database will be shared with all users by default, but this can be conﬁgured by the Database Admin(s). Database Admins can also add Groups and set user Roles for each group, which control access to folders by granting users permission to view, edit or administrate a group.