We frequently talk about your digital identity, but what about the physical documents associated with your identity?

We’ve all been at the doctor’s office filling out paperwork, only to find that our insurance card is missing from our wallets. Maybe there was a time when you were traveling abroad and experienced that sinking feeling that your passport fell out of your bag. We hope that never happens to you, but travel experts all agree it’s easier to replace if you have a color copy of it.

For all those offline identity crises, Dashlane offers secure file storage options to keep private documents and notes readily at hand on your mobile device, protected behind a Master Password that only you know. Securely storing copies of sensitive documents not only offers convenience, but also peace of mind in case of theft, loss, or damage to the originals.

What types of notes, documents, and files can I store securely in Dashlane?

Secure Notes

You can securely store any notes or text inside the Dashlane Vault under Secure Notes. It’s a simple way to organize and store numeric codes, account numbers, or any other text-based private information. It’s ideal for things like:

  • WiFi passwords
  • PIN numbers
  • Alarm codes
  • License plate or VIN numbers
  • Membership accounts
  • Software account keys

Pro Tip: All Secure Notes are protected inside your Dashlane Vault, but you also have the option to add an additional layer of security by requiring your Master Password each time you request access. On the flip side, if you wish to share a Secure Note—say, a WiFi password with a visiting family member—you can do so easily through Dashlane like you would a password.

Secure file storage

If you have a Premium account, you have access to secure file or document storage, which allows you to attach a PDF, JPG, or PNG file to a Secure Note. This can be really helpful for storing copies of private documents associated with your identity, for example:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Titles and deeds
  • Employment contracts
  • Investment documents
  • Insurance documents and cards

What makes Dashlane safer than other cloud storage options, like Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive?

Unlike other cloud options, Dashlane offers zero-knowledge, password-encrypted storage. That means your information will always remain encrypted behind your Master Password. Once you request access, your private data becomes available only locally on your device. So, even in the event that Dashlane gets hacked, your private notes, files, and documents will remain encrypted behind a Master Password that only you ever know.

Interested in securely storing your first document or file? Follow these step-by-step instructions.

Secure File Storage using Dashlane password manager app
Attaching a file to a Secure Note in Dashlane—also available in our mobile app (Click to enlarge)