We come across the messages constantly. Your password must be a minimum of 8 characters, contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories: Uppercase letter (A-Z) Lowercase letter (a-z) Digit (0-9). It must read the same backwards and forwards, rhyme with the word bicycle, be an onomatopoeia, contain the name of your second cousin twice removed, and when spoken aloud it’s a magical spell that will summon a demon—ARGH!
If these demands are making you break out in a sweat, you’re not alone. Password requirements are out of control, and the average person is dealing with over 150 accounts. That is too many complex, unique passwords for one human brain to remember. Luckily Dashlane is designed to remove all that password pain, and we want to make it super easy for you to get started.
You have three options for adding your passwords to Dashlane so you can stop worrying about how to remember all those random characters and start dashing through login screens.
- Import passwords from your browser or another password manager
- Add passwords as you browse the web
- Add passwords manually
Import passwords from your browser or another password manager
If you’ve saved your passwords to your browser or another password manager, this is the quickest way to get started. In the app, click on File > Import passwords and select the browsers you want to import your passwords from.
On Windows works with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer
On macOS works with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari
Alternately, some password managers let you to export your data and import to Dashlane by selecting File > Import.
Works with KeePass, 1Password, RoboForm, LastPass, PasswordWallet
Add passwords as you browse the web
If your passwords aren’t yet saved anywhere, that’s fine too. As long as you’ve added the extension and you’re logged into Dashlane as you go about your normal day, whenever you enter a login and password that isn’t saved in the app, we’ll ask you if you’d like to save it for future use.
If you enter a new password from whatever is saved in the app, we’ll ask if you want to update. This way, we always make sure your credentials stay current.
Add passwords manually
Last but not least, you can always add them manually. Select Passwords (the first option in the upper left corner of the desktop app) or the + on the mobile app. Just make sure to fill in the “Website”, “Login” and “Password” fields and you’re all set.
The sooner you start adding passwords, the better. Dashlane is designed as your internet shortcut, and with each credential you save, that’s one more login you can breeze through.