This article reviews what a Password Manager is and how to use one.
What is a password manager?
A service or feature that stores and autofills your credentials.
LITS highly recommends using a dedicated password manager service, rather than one built-in to a browser.
Why? How are they different?
- Securely store usernames, passwords, and other information
- Automatically store newly created accounts
- Securely autofill credentials when logging in
- Generate unique, complex, secure passwords
How do I use a password manager?
The following is a generalization and may not apply to all managers.
The following screenshots were taken from LastPass.
- Passwords are stored in a centralized Vault
- The Vault is accessed via desktop…
- The Vault is unlocked with a master password
- Logging into a new website prompts the manager to automatically store the credentials
- Stored credentials will autofill when you login into that site
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