Sep 022011
 

A 3 Part sub-post has found it’s way into my “How to start an eCommerce Website” Series.

Post 1: KeePass, KeeFox plugin, Importing your current saved browser passwords.
Post 2: KeePass, Integration with Dropbox.
Post 3: Changing All your existing Passwords to more secure, randomly generated KeePass passwords.

Well, like you, I was hoping this feature could be automated. After extensive searching, I have found no way to do this with complete automation. Simply because you must actually interact with each website and change the password.

This is also an opportunity to organize your passwords. Create folders and sub-folders to make it easy to find what you are looking for. If you have multiple accounts with the same site, group them together. Group like items together – like social media sites, email accounts, personal accounts, etc.

Here’s the fastest way to do this:
1. Using KeeFox, Load each site on your list with your current, browser-saved password.
2. Find the Account Setting and Password Change
3. Under Tools, go to Generate Password. Next click Preview.
4. Copy and Paste the 1st Password, reset your password on whateverwebsite.com, and then modify your listing in KeePass and Copy Paste the same Password. Save.
5. Repeat.

This might take about 1 hour per 60 accounts so if you go fast it won’t be too painful. Once you are done, all new passwords you create will be handled with KeeFox and KeePass with ease!

With a program like KeePass and a little organization, you will save yourself hours of time fumbling through notepads of passwords, trying to remember what you used for what. If you simply reuse the same password to simplify things, you might be in for something worse. If someone hacks your password on some obscure site you forgot you signed up for, then tries that password in your facebook, gmail, BANK ACCOUNT … and it WORKS? Do yourself a favor. Get organized, be safe, and actually improve your productivity for LIFE. Set this shit up.

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