Create or edit a password

Create or edit a password


A password is a record that stores login information for websites, accounts, and Windows applications. Typically, you will create a password for each website, account, and application you have a login for. You can also create passwords to store any other type of information you need to keep safe, such as software product keys or order confirmation numbers.


To create or edit a password


To create a new password—Click New Password New Password button.

To edit an existing password—Select the desired password, then click Edit Edit button.


The Password Properties dialog will appear. It is split into five tabs: General, Attachments, Password Expiry, AutoComplete, and Security. Each tab is described in more detail below.


General tab


General tab of Password Properties dialog


The General tab contains the most common fields and settings for a password. Most of the fields on this tab are self-explanatory.


Control or Field


Username, Email, Password fields

These correspond to the username/email address/password associated with the account. If you need to generate a random password, click the Password button to open the password generator. For more information about the password generator, see Generate a random password.

URL field

If this password is for a website, then enter the address of the site's login page here. Otherwise, you can leave this field blank. The easiest way to get the address is to visit the login page in your browser, then copy and paste the address from your browser's address bar.

Custom fields

These are extra fields that you can use if the account requires more information than a username, email address, and password. For specific instructions on how to use custom fields, see Add custom fields to a password or identity.

Notes field

This is a free-form text area where you can store any important notes for this password. To start a new line within this box, type Enter.

Parent group

This setting is only available when creating a new password. It allows you to choose the group the password will belong to when it is created.


Attachments tab


Attachments tab of Password Properties dialog


On the Attachments tab, you can attach files and documents from your computer. Attachments are encrypted and stored with the password. For more information, see Attach a file or document to a password.


Password Expiry tab


Password Expiry tab of Password Properties dialog


On the Password Expiry tab, you can set an expiration date for the password. This is useful when an account requires you to change your password at regular intervals (for example, every 60 days). Regex Password Vault will remind you when the password has expired and needs to be changed. For more information, see Set an expiration date for a password.


AutoComplete tab


AutoComplete tab of Password Properties dialog


The AutoComplete tab allows you to change the AutoComplete mode of the password if necessary, as well as set a dedicated AutoComplete shortcut key.




AutoComplete mode

Sets the AutoComplete mode for the password. You will need to choose the AutoComplete mode based on where the password will be AutoCompleted, or filled.


Form Filler mode (Recommended)

This is the default selection. Use this mode if the password is for a website in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. For more details about Form Filler mode, see AutoComplete a login form or web form on a webpage.


Keystroke mode

Use this mode if the password is for an account in any other Windows application, or if you use an alternate browser such as Opera or Safari. Click Edit script to create an AutoComplete script for the password. For details about Keystroke mode and creating an AutoComplete script, see AutoComplete a login form in a Windows desktop application.

Shortcut key

Assigns a dedicated shortcut key to AutoComplete this password. This is optional. Once assigned, typing this shortcut will AutoComplete the password in the window you are currently using. Note that there are also global shortcut keys which are program-wide, so you don't have to assign a dedicated shortcut key to each password. Click Global shortcut keys to view these shortcuts. For more general information about shortcut keys, see Shortcut keys.


Security tab


Security tab of Password Properties dialog


On the Security tab, you can edit sharing permissions, as well as view creation and modification dates for the password.




Sharing permissions

Allows you to share or stop sharing the password with other users in your Vault file. This only applies if you are using Regex Password Vault in a multi-user environment. For more information about sharing, see Multi-user support.

Creation and Modification dates

Shows you the dates and times that the password was created, that the password was last modified, and that the Password field specifically was last modified.

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