Join Abby Lorts for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding and saving passwords, part of 1Password Fundamentals.
Chances are the first thing you're going to want to do in 1Password is start saving your passwords. There are two main ways to do that. The first way is to manually enter your info into the 1Password application. So let me put my master password in here to enter the vault. And you can see I have nothing stored in here. So let's fix that. I'm going to go up here and click on this plus button up at the top and I'm going to add a log in. A log in is the username and password that you use to log into any website. So let's add a log in for meetup.com.
I'm going to add a username and I'm going to add a fake username for the sake of this course. Freddysteeples@gmail.com, and I'm going to type in his meetup.com password. So, if I didn't already have a password, I could click on this little circle, it looks like a life preserver over here, and I can generate a password. We'll talk more about generating secure passwords later. I'm just going to delete that for now and put in his existing meetup.com password. So now that that's entered, we have some other things we can put in here.
And keep in mind, you can put in as much, or as little as you'd like. The more you enter, the easier it'll be to find all of this information later. I'm going to put in website, i'll go ahead and enter meetup.com and I'll enter notes. I'll go ahead and type this is Freddie's account, and I'll enter a couple of tags. Tags are words that you might use to look for this account later, so things I might add here are meetup and social. And that's probably good enough for now, you get the idea.
All right. So, I've got some stuff in here. Let's go ahead and click Save. This is one way to save your meetup.com password, but there's another and I think easier way to do that. If you go straight to Chrome, I already have meetup.com open, and I already have my 1Password browser extension installed. I can see that right here because of this key. If I go to log in, I'll just enter the e-mail address and password. We'll use a different name this time. Linnaburk@gmail.com, I'm going to go ahead and enter her password. And for the sake for this example, I'm going to uncheck Keep Me Signed In, and so when I click log in, 1Password activates and asks me if I want to save this log in information.
If you click on this drop down, you'll also see update existing log in. This is really nice if Linna had just changed her password and she needed to overwrite that entry in 1Password. But for now, we're just going to save this as a new log in and I'll click save. So now let's go back to 1Password. I can see that I have two really similar meetup accounts here. So I have Linna's meet up and Freddy's meet up. Let's fix it so it's a little easier to tell. If I click on Linna's right here, I'm going to click edit. I'll just change the names.
I'll do meet up and I'll add her name. Save. We'll do the same thing for Fred. Edit, go up here, I'll just get rid of the .com. Meetup Freddie, and I'll click save. There we go. That's a little easier now. So, if I were to go back to Chrome, and let's log out of our account. So now I want to put those passwords into use. So if I go to log in and I go to my key up here, I can see both of those log ins. So this time, let's log in with Freddie's account.
So all I have to do is click on Freddie. It'll enter the information and submit it. And there we go. Depending on how many online accounts you have, it can be time consuming and pretty tedious to enter all of your passwords manually. Remember, using the browser extension will help you remember to enter those passwords as you're typing them into sites, and will ultimately be your best friend when you're trying to enter those passwords to access your accounts.
- Installing 1Password
- Adding and saving passwords
- Generating secure passwords
- Adding credit card info
- Auditing your password security
- Backing up passwords
- Using 1Password on an iPad or iPhone