We’re hearing this question from our customers. How can I keep track of all my passwords? Domain name server, email account, FTP, WordPress admin login, Gmail account, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – passwords everywhere. With password standards becoming more strict, they’re harder to remember. With all the required password changes, it’s easier than ever to lose them. Everybody wants to know – how can I save my passwords securely?
Losing passwords or having them stolen or hacked is extremely inconvenient. Just finding login information or recovering a hacked account can burn up hours.
Put them in a password-protected file or archive.
There’s a couple of ways to password-protect your data on the Mac, one for an individual file and the other for an entire folder.
First one is –
Put all the passwords in one document, and make it a password-protected pdf file.
- Open the document
- Select File/Print (or hit command-p)
3, In the lower left of the print dialog, select PDF/Save as PDF
- Select “Security Options” in the next dialog
- Apply a password to the document
- Save it, check it, then delete the original.
Since you won’t be able to edit the converted file, I’d suggest keeping the original in a password-protected archive so you can edit it, add passwords, update it, etc.
The second method shows how to convert a Folder into an archive with a password
There’s a helpful MacWorld article on the subject here
On Windows PC
Save your password list document as a pdf
To create a password-protected archive on the PC
Use the free utility 7-Zip for PC