How to construct Super Strong Passphrases
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In this video I will show you how to use Roboform to save your account logins as you enter them, we are going to first same them using your current passwords.
I will then show you how to automatically generate super strong passwords for each account and then get you to change them in your account.
The process to change passwords for each account will be different and is totally independent of Roboform. Once you have changed the password I will show you how to easily update Roboform with the new password.
I will also show you how to manually edit Roboform to change the password credentials.
Roboform is very flexible and I will show you some of the options for saving and entering password credentials.
We will talk about the accounts that don’t work with Roboform and options to deal with them.
Finally I will show you how to avoid a very simple mistake that many new Roboform users make when saving the login credentials for newly created accounts.
Lets get started.
First I am going to show you how to add login credentials for account you already have.
You need to have the username and password handy. If you don’t know them then either look them up and write them down on a piece of paper, or enter them into a text file.
I prefer to temporally save them on something like notepad so I can simply copy and paste them.
The first account I will save a login for is Firefox.
We need to navigate to the login page for Firefox, enter the username and password and click enter.
We are not logged in. Notice at the top there is a new prompt from Roboform asking us to save the login credentials.
We are provided with a suggested name to save the credentials under.
The suggested name is usually a lot more informative than what we are being given here which is passcard.
If we leave the default of passcard it is unlikely we will remember what the login is for.
I almost always modify this to something I find more meaningful anyway.
I usually use a combination of the name of the site or service and the username or account.
In this case I will use Firefox internetSOS.
This tells me exactly what the login is for when I view it next time.
Now click save.
Next we will save the login credentials for the internetSOS Twitter account
Navigate to the website and then to the login screen.
Enter the username and password and click enter.
Again we are prompted by Roboform to save the login credentials.
This time it is suggesting Twitter
I am still inclined to make it something I find more meaningful especially as I have multiple twitter accounts.
Click on save.
Next we will jump to Google chrome and proceed to login.
One of the reasons I want to show you the Google login is that it prompts you for the login credentials in two parts.
First the username, after we have entered that we are prompted for the password.
Enter the password and click sign in.
Roboform now prompts us to save the login credentials
Again I will modify the name to something more meaningful.
Lets log out of all three accounts and then use Roboform to automatically log back in.
First we will log out of Google Chrome, next we will jump to Firefox and logout of Twitter, and finally we will log out of Firefox.
Now we will use Roboform to log back into the three accounts and change the passwords.
Go up to the Roboform toolbar and click the Login and select the saved login for Firefox under the menu.
Now we are prompted to enter the master password.
The master password is the super strong passphrase I showed you how to create in Step 1.
By default Roboform will prompt you for the master password after 120 minutes or whenever the screen saver comes on, or the system goes into sleep mode.
You can adjust these default settings in Roboform options. I will go into how to change these settings in a on advanced setting for Roboform.
Enter your super strong passphrase and click enter.
It will proceed to log me into Firefox entering my username and password in the background.
Now we will open a new tab and log into twitter using Roboform.
It does not prompt us for the master password this time as we are well within the specified 120 minutes.
So with just two clicks we are logged into our twitter account using a super strong password we don’t even need to remember.
Now we will jump over to Google Chrome and login.
It’s a slightly different way to access Roboform on Google Chrome.
Just click the Roboform icon in the top right and then click Login and select the saved login for Google
Remember that when entering and saving the login it made us enter the username and password on separate screens?
We can now log into Google Chrome with 3 simple clicks on the Roboform menu.
Now that we are logged into the three accounts we will change the password on each to be super strong and resave them in Roboform.
Lets start with Google Chrome.
The process for changing the password will vary on just about every account you have.
Navigate to where you change your password.
With many systems you are required to re-enter your current password before you can enter a new one.
We can use Robofrom to just enter the password using the fill option.
Now we are prompted to enter the new password.
We will generate a super strong password using Roboform
Go back up to the Robofrom icon and click Generate from the menu.
By default this is setup to generate an 8 character password.
I guess this is because its still the standard recommendation on most sites but we know better.
Select advanced settings, increase the password length to 18 characters.
Below are the options to make the password complex.
Upper and lower case, numbers and special characters.
We will enable all.
This should be the minimum default for all your passwords.
Occasionally you are going to encounter sites that restrict you to less characters or don’t allow special characters, just adjust the settings accordingly as needed.
I will click the generate password so you can see it generate a password.
I will do it again now because obviously I don’t want to publish my new password to the world.
Click on copy to copy it to the clipboard
Now paste the new password in, and then again to confirm it and click change password.
Google Chrome is now prompting me to save the new password.
It is good that this came up, we don’t want our browsers to save copies of the password.
Click never for this site and lets go and disable this feature on Google Chrome so that it never prompts us again.
We will go to settings
Ok we need to sign in again.
The new password is still in the clipboard so lets paste it in.
Scroll down to options, there is a tick box enabled to offer to save passwords
Simply un-tick this.
Next we will log out of Google.
We are automatically presented with the option to log back in using the same account.
We will again paste the new password.
Roboform recognizes that I am entering a different password for an existing saved login and I am given the option of creating new additional login, or replacing the existing password in the saved login.
In other words update the login with the new password and that is what we will do.
We will replace the current password, confirm you want to overwrite the existing saved password, and a message appears to confirm that the new password has been saved.
We will now jump over to Firefox to update the other two accounts to use a super strong password.
We will navigate to where we can change the password in Twitter.
There is an option to change the password in settings.
We are being prompted again for the current password
This is a common password security precaution when changing passwords
The current password has been previously saved in Roboform and I will now show you how to retrieve it from there.
Go up to the Roboform Toolbar and look for the Editor menu item.
This will display or the saved password credentials.
Highlight the entry for the account you need the password for.
In this case Twitter internetSOS
You will see the password in the right panel. Select and copy it to the clipboard.
Now paste it into the current password.
We now need to supply a new password as we did for Google and we will generate this using Roboform.
Click on the Generate button on the Roboform tool bar
You will remember that we increased the default size to 18 characters and enabled all special characters when generating a password using Google Chrome?
These new settings are saved and appear as the default in Firefox.
We will click the generate new password and save it to the new password box, and paste it in again to confirm it.
We are again automatically prompted by Roboform to replace the existing password with the new one. Click yes
Next we will update the password for Firefox.
We still have the Firefox setting open in the first tab.
We need to find where to change the password.
Lets try manage account.
At the bottom we have the option to change the password.
Again it wants to know what the current password is.
We will again copy it from the saved credentials in Roboform.
Click the Roboform icon in the menu bar and the click Editor again
Highlight the account and copy the current password.
Now enter the current password
We will again generate a new password and enter it and save
We are again automatically prompted by roboform to update the login.
I will dismiss the prompt this time as we will not save it automatically, instead I will show you how to manually change it using the Editor.
Again navigate to the password credentials in the Roboform Editor
In the top right corner is a pencil icon.
This switches us to Edit mode.
You can see the Goto and match URL
These are the login web addresses.
We then have the username and password.
But before I change the password I want to show you that the current saved login does not work.
So back to Firefox and logout of Firefox and then attempt to login using the current saved credentials.
We will close these tabs and click disconnect to log out of Firefox.
You can now see that we are not logged in.
We will attempt to login to Firefox using Roboform but because Roboform still has the wrong password, it will fail.
We can just enter the new password here and as before we will be prompted to save it, but this time I am not going to let Roboform update it.
We will dismiss the prompt and I will show you how you can manually update it.
Lets go back to the Roboform Editor and I we will see that we still have the old password, click the pencil again and simply replace the new password to replace the old one.
The star button to the right of the password toggles displaying or hiding the password.
Notice that when you hide it, the real length of the password is not shown.
Click the pencil to exit the edit mode. Close the Editor.
We are prompted to confirm the changes we just made. Click yes.
Back in Firefox we will disconnect again.
Now using Roboform with the updated password we will attempt to login to Firefox with two clicks.
See how easy that was.
Lets look at some of the options available for logging in and out of the accounts.
We have seen how to automatically login by clicking the login button in the tool bar and then clicking the desired login.
If we leave our pointer hovering over the desired login and we are presented with more options.
We can choose where we will login, whether its in the same window or a new window.
Its’ the next two options I want to talk about; these are GO FILL and GO TO.
When we just click the desired login from the login button, it will go to the login URL or web address, fill in the login form and then click submit for us.
With GO TO we can simply go to the URL or web address without doing anything else.
With GO FILL we can go to the URL or web address and have Roboform enter the login without submitting it.
Lets click the GO TO
As you can see we are now on the Twitter login page, but the login form is still blank.
Notice that we now have a new item in the Roboform menu bar, this is the login for the URL or web address we just opened.
These are much the same options we saw with we hovered over the login in the Roboform Editor.
We can fill the form without submitting, we can fill the form and submit.
We can edit the login in Roboform.
There is also a check box that will control how Roboform fills the form with regard to any existing data already in the form.
I will click fill the form without submitting and next click the login button and you can see that we are logged into Twitter.
There are occasions when these options are useful and I just wanted to show that Roboform has this flexibility.
There are lots of other options in Roboform and we will go into some of those in another video.
One thing to be aware of is that Roboform does not just work for the internet.
It will work for any application on the computer that requires a login.
There are also some accounts that don’t want to work with Roboform.
Often this is by design meaning the intentionally block any application from interacting with the login process.
Banks in particular do this and require you to manually login.
You can still use Roboform to securely store the login credentials for these accounts, but you may not be able to have Roboform automatically log you in.
Many of these sites will not even allow Roboform to save the login credentials and we need to manually create an entry for these.
To create an entry in Roboform for an account that does not to talk to Roboform we will use the clone option in the Editor.
Go to the Editor and pick an existing login to copy, right click it and then click on the clone option.
We are now asked to provide a new name, as with all the logins make it something meaningful to you for the login you are creating.
For example I will put in “My Bank Account”
Go to the newly created entry and click the pencil to edit it.
First we will change the URL or web address
You will need to copy the login URL or web address for the sight you want to log in to and paste it over the current URL’s
I will just make up a web address and enter it here.
Next we enter the account name and password for the login.
You are either going to need to manually copy the login details each time you login, or you will commit them to memory in which case you will be using a passphrase rather than using a password automatically generated by Roboform.
We are just using Roboform to security store the login credentials and because the automatic login process probably won’t work, this is an example of where you can use the GO TO option I just told you about to navigate to the login.
So you are basically just using Roboform like a bookmark
Depending on the site this also might not work. You might need to go to the site and navigate to the login.
The last thing I want to talk about is a trap for newbies.
Roboform will by default prompt you to save any form you complete online.
Sometimes this is not appropriate, and this is true when you are creating and setting up a brand new account.
When you are creating a username and password, this is done of a very different page than what will be your regular login page.
Do not attempt to save the login credentials during this setup creation stage.
After you have created the new account, log out and then log back in and this is where you save your login credentials with Roboform
Its as simple as that, but having seen a lot of newbies fall into this trap I wanted to mention it in this video.
Along with the advanced settings there are some other features of Roboform you will probably also want to know about and us.
I will tell you about these in other videos.
They include bookmarks, applications, identities, contacts and safe notes.
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