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<title>Changing Safe Passwords</title>
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<h2>Changing Master Passwords</h2>
<img alt="Key Change dialog box" src="images/combo_change.jpg">
<p>To change a master password ("Safe Combination"), first open up
the database whose
password you wish to change. Once opened, go to the <b>Manage</b>
menu and select <b>Change Safe Combination</b>. <br>
</p>
This window allows you to add or remove YubiKey authentication, add
or remove additional password authentication, as well as switch the
YubiKey that is used to access the current database. Following are
instructions for each of these actions:<br>
<h3>Adding YubiKey Authentication</h3>
To convert a Password Safe database that is accessed using a Master
Password (Safe Combination) to YubiKey access:<br>
<ol>
<li>Enter the current Master Password in the Old Safe Combination
field</li>
<li>Insert you YubiKey</li>
<li>If you wish, enter (and confirm) a password in the New Safe
Combination and Confirmation fields.</li>
<li>Click on the <strong>lower </strong>Yubikey button, and then
activate your YubiKey.<br>
</li>
</ol>
<h3>Removing YubiKey Authentication <br>
</h3>
To change the PasswordSafe database so that it is only protected by
a master password:<br>
<ol>
<li>Insert your YubiKey</li>
<li>If you currently have a password associated with this
database, enter it in the Old Safe Combination field</li>
<li>Click on the <strong>upper </strong>Yubikey button, and then
activate your YubiKey</li>
<li>Set the New Safe Combination (and the Confirmation) to the
desired value.</li>
<li>Click on <strong>OK</strong>.</li>
</ol>
<h3>Adding/Removing/Changing Password Authentication <br>
</h3>
Password Safe can use YubiKey as the only access mechanism, or along
with a conventional password. To change from one to another:<br>
<ol>
<li>Insert your YubiKey</li>
<li>If you currently have a password associated with this
database, enter it in the Old Safe Combination field</li>
<li>Click on the <strong>upper </strong>Yubikey button, and then
activate your YubiKey</li>
<li>Set the New Safe Combination (and the Confirmation) to the
desired value: Blank to remove the password, or a new password
to add or replace the password.</li>
<li>Click on the <strong>lower </strong>Yubikey button, and then
activate your YubiKey.</li>
</ol>
<h3>Changing YubiKeys</h3>
To switch from one YubiKey to another:
<ol>
<li>Insert the old YubiKey</li>
<li>If you have a password associated with this database as well,
enter it in the Old Safe Combination field</li>
<li>Click on the <strong>upper </strong>Yubikey button, and then
activate your YubiKey</li>
<li>Remove the old YubiKey, insert the new one</li>
<li>If you wish, enter (and confirm) a password in the New Safe
Combination and Confirmation fields.</li>
<li>Click on the <strong>lower </strong>Yubikey button, and then
activate your YubiKey.<br>
</li>
</ol>
<br>
<p><b>Password Safe</b> has a built in check for what it considers
to
be weak master passwords. In general, a master password (like any
password) should consist of mixed case characters with at least
one
number or <a href="javascript:popup.TextPopup(strSpecialChars,popFont,9,9,-1,-1)">special
character</a> (such
as those found above the number keys on a keyboard). If a master
password is entered that the program considers weak, it will
prompt for
confirmation. You may the option to accept the originally
entered (weak) password, or to enter a new one.</p>
<hr> <small><b>Notes:</b></small><br>
<ul>
<li><small><b><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">There is no
mechanism within
Password Safe to retrieve lost or forgotten safe passwords</span></b><span
style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">.<br>
</span>This is a deliberate design decision, since any
mechanism for
retrieving lost passwords poses a security hole that can be
exploited.</small></li>
<li><small>Please choose a difficult-to-guess password. A trivial
password, such as "password" or your name is easy to guess,
and negates
the security that <b>Password Safe</b> provides.<br>
</small></li>
</ul>
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