If you’re new to Enpass, This user guide will teach you how to secure your passwords, credit cards, bank accounts and much more in Enpass. You will also find a few tips, warning, and notes throughout the manual, keep them in mind while using the app.
Prerequisites for Enpass version 6.0.0¶
- Windows: Requires Windows 7 or above.
- Mac: Requires macOS 10.11 or later.
- Linux: Tested on CentOS 7, Fedora 27 and Ubuntu 14.04 or later (64-bit only).
Setting up Enpass¶
There are two possible ways to set up Enpass; One, if you’re a new user, you have to create a new database in Enpass. Second, if you’re an existing user, you can set up Enpass by restoring your existing data.
As a new user¶
If you’re a new user, you first need to set up master password to create your database.
Master password: Master password is used to encrypt all your data and is required to unlock Enpass. Keep it strong and try to memorize it. It’s better to write it down and keep it in safe place. Once forgot, we cannot help you recover it. For extra security, you can choose to use a keyfile alongwith master password. For tips to create a strong password, you can have a look at this blog post.
Using Keyfile with Master Password: Enpass gives you an extra option to use a Keyfile with your master password. You can choose to create Keyfile from the
Advanced Optionspresented on the same screen of setting up master password. The purpose of Keyfile is to add second factor in unlocking Enpass. The text from Keyfile gets appended to password and together they are used to encrypt your data. Apparently, it is also required to unlock Enpass on all devices. So, like Master password, make sure you never lose it, and save it in some secure place.
To set up a master password, click on
I AM A NEW USER, and set a strong master password. After setting up the password, you’ll see Quick Setup page from where you can manage some settings and start using Enpass with some ready-to-use sample data.
As an existing user¶
If you’re an existing user of Enpass, you should be having your data somewhere, either on any cloud where you have synced before or a local backup of data. You can directly restore that data from a Backup File or from a cloud.
After setting up Enpass, you can start populating Enpass by adding new items.