In the era of Heartbleed and Shellshock and more such security bugs, it’s better to be secure and safe rather than facing the consequences of a bad password or a stolen one. And, if your password has been compromised or you felt that it’s not strong enough, here’s a simple picturesque tutorial to update or change the password in 1Password, a global password manager.
Oh, if you’re relying on the password manager embedded in the modern web browsers, be warned. They’re not your friends. Though, it’s a different risk to be raised here, but risk is still a risk and it’s better to be safe than sorry. See for yourself, how you’re at risk storing your passwords in passwords manager that comes with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. I insist you to use a dedicated password manager like 1Password. Search for its competitor, if 1Password is not your cup of tea.
Back to the tutorial, I’ll show you how to update/change Dropbox password in 1Password, which we’ve stored earlier. I’m assuming you’re already using 1Password system application and the browser extension that works mutually to store and save your passwords. I’m using Windows OS and Google Chrome web browser for the tutorial.
How To Update/Change Password In 1Password
- To change the password, first login to Dropbox(or any other web service of which you want to update the password) using the web browser extension.
- Once logged in, flip over to the Dropbox security settings page, and apply to change the password.
- Normally, all the web service would ask you to feed the ‘Old Password’. To get that, click the key icon of 1Password, move down to ‘Logins’, then right click the web-service of which you’d like to see the old password.
- Username and password will appear in another sub-menu, hover and click the password to copy it to the clipboard. Once copied, feed it in the Old Password field.
- For the new password, you can set a strong one of your choice, but for better security, I’d recommend you to choose the Password Generator option from the 1Password extension.
- Set the options offered by Password Generator according to your needs, and click OK. Newly generated password will automatically be filled in the New Password field. Click on Change Password to cement it.
- Once you’re done, 1Password will ask you to save or update the new login details via the next pop-up. You can either save it as a new login or replace the older one.
So, that’s how you can update/change password in 1Password password manager. Do share if the web services doesn’t behave well with 1Password. We’ll fix it. If you haven’t already using 1Password or any other password manager to store login details, please use one.