How to update all passwords that were made before using 1Password?

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njwxyz
njwxyz
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Hi! I recently purchased 1Password and I'm trying to find out the easiest way to start going through the list of nearly 100 websites/accounts where a weak password is currently being used. Is there a nice step-by-step method of methodically updating all of these? Thanks in advance for any support/suggestions/links, etc.

All the very best!

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  • Stephen_C
    Stephen_C
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    edited May 2015
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    I'm assuming the passwords to which you refer are actually currently saved in 1P and that you're using 1P5 or 1P4. If so, take a look at this knowledge base article and see if it helps:

    Changing a saved password

    Edit: if the passwords are not saved in 1P the knowledge base article on Saving a Login may help.

    Stephen

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hi @njwxyz,

    Did that help at all?

    What we don't have is an automated way of going to each site and changing the password for you. As every site is very different it's a logistical challenge and with any automated system there exists the possibility of something going wrong and not being properly caught.

    You may very well have follow up questions and if you do we'll be here to do our best to answer them :smile:

  • njwxyz
    njwxyz
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    Thanks Stephen_C & littlebobbytables.

    After posting, I just kind of got started... and worked my way through it. Essentially...

    • Go ahead and log-in to each site using existing credentials
    • Ask 1Password to save details
    • Navigate to that site's change password location
    • If required, enter old password, then use 1Password's Password Generator to create and update the password fields
    • Confirm that you want 1Password to save these credentials.

    It's a little fiddly, but since I maintained an organized "Master" login credentials list, it's just a matter of systematically going through and updating them all.
    I already realize the benefit and convenience of 1Password, so I see this time spent as an investment. Nearly there.

    Thanks to you both. :)

  • littlebobbytables
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    Hi @njwxyz,

    Like yourself, we both also see the benefit of 1Password. It isn't often I'd say something on behalf of another but I'm pretty confident I know @Stephen_C well enough to know he agrees :wink:

    Now Stephen_C did link you to the changing a saved password. If for any reason 1Password doesn't recognise a password has been changed (every login page and change password page is different) then don't worry, any time you click the fill button or copy a generated password it creates a Password item in your vault. That way you always have a safety net. So if something doesn't look right or a site says a password isn't correct then check the Passwords category in your vault.

    Just on a personal note, I tend to check a Login item works afterwards by logging out and logging back in. That way if there's an issue at all you find out right now rather than at some point down the line when you can't remember what you did at the time.

    I hope that all helps and hopefully changing your passwords doesn't take you too long :smile:

  • njwxyz
    njwxyz
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    littlebobbytables,

    Thanks for the tip about 1Password making an entry in Passwords whenever the "fill" option is used. I am inherently paranoid, so I had been cmd+c'ing the newly generated passwords until I was familiar/comfortable enough with 1Password... and on 2 instances, 1Password did not ask to update, so I managed to "save" mysef, but now that I know about this safety net, I can relax a little during this process...

    Yes- I am also logging in to check after changes. Gonna be quite a long day of adjusting website preferences as well... not remaining logged-in, etc... But it's all part of a process that's been in the back of my mind and always giving me a little more stress, and now I am finally starting to do something about it. :) Once this is done, I will breathe a sigh of relief. :)

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    It is a nice feeling once you get there @njwxyz :smile:

    It might sound silly on the outside but trying to recognise a change password page without false positives is tricky. While HTML might be a specification there is still enough scope between HTML and JavaScript etc. to mean a number of baffling ways to achieve the same goal. As I said earlier, even what would seem like the more simple goal of filling a login page can sometimes feel like a pact with the devil is required. We do our best and we're always improving so if you ever find a page you have trouble with please do come visit us in the forums. We'll either be able to offer a solution or we'll want to know about the page to see if we can figure something out :smile:

  • njwxyz
    njwxyz
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    So far so good. Just plugging away at it, slow and steady, prioritizing higher risk sites first, then the rest when time permits.
    So far all I can say is: great product and superb support! :)

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Glad we could deliver :smile:

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