Getting started with Dashlane

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boblink
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Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Sat May 16, 2020 9:18 am

Hello, I plan to use Dashlane on my W10 computer AND on my phone and believe that I download the Dashlane my computer, create a private/personalized password and then import my passwords (from W10) to Dashlane.

Being that I will purchase Dashlane because my passwords are not very secure and/or I have been using the same password(s) on numerous Websites sites, I will need Dashlane to generate new passwords for me and assume that this will be time-consuming so I will start with websites that have "sensitive" information,.......... and eventually, finish up with Dashlane generating new passwords for websites that I seldomly use.

My question is, do I have to duplicate these steps on my phone, or do I install Dashlane on my phone and after when I enter my private password, Dashlane already will have my passwords saved and will be ready to be used with my phone?

Any other hints, suggestions, advice, .......... for a new Dashlane user would be appreciated

Thank you
Bob

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by Gadget » Sat May 16, 2020 10:06 am

I've only used Dashlane for a couple day trial, but all cloud based password managers will sync across devices. So if you update passwords on a desktop, your phone will automatically get those updates. Sometimes you have to hit resync vault or logout/login to refresh it if you're checking instantly after updating passwords on another device, but usually fairly immediate for it to sync across devices.

Personally, I'd recommend trying out other password managers. You can get free trials of all of them. If you're managing passwords for a family, I think 1password is much better than Dashlane for shared vault management. If you're an individual user, I think Bitwarden is just as good as Dashlane with a much better price of free. But most of that is subjective, so I'd recommend you try them all out before you start putting all your passwords in one. Although it's usually pretty easy to import/export all of your passwords from one manager to another.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by L82GAME » Sat May 16, 2020 10:16 am

boblink wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:18 am
Hello, I plan to use Dashlane on my W10 computer AND on my phone and believe that I download the Dashlane my computer, create a private/personalized password and then import my passwords (from W10) to Dashlane.

Being that I will purchase Dashlane because my passwords are not very secure and/or I have been using the same password(s) on numerous Websites sites, I will need Dashlane to generate new passwords for me and assume that this will be time-consuming so I will start with websites that have "sensitive" information,.......... and eventually, finish up with Dashlane generating new passwords for websites that I seldomly use.

My question is, do I have to duplicate these steps on my phone, or do I install Dashlane on my phone and after when I enter my private password, Dashlane already will have my passwords saved and will be ready to be used with my phone?

Any other hints, suggestions, advice, .......... for a new Dashlane user would be appreciated

Thank you
Bob
With one account, Dashlane updates across all platforms that you use for Dashlane. Be sure to also use 2FA. I updated all accounts over time, as you plan to do.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Sat May 16, 2020 10:24 am

Thank you Gadget, I appreciate your help
Bob

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Sat May 16, 2020 10:25 am

Thank you for your help L82GAME
Bob

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by DetroitRick » Sat May 16, 2020 10:47 am

As others have said, yes, it synchs. Do your setup on one device, then do a simple install on the others. Except for the free version that is - but you said "purchase", so that would be either their Premium or Premium Plus packages - and they both DO synch.

If you want to try before committing, you can always start with the free version on one device, use it for a time, and then migrate to the paid package. Once you upgrade, the other devices then can be easily synched. I'm a Dashlane Premium subscriber (since 2018), and I'm happy with it. The two paid packages also give you a VPN, and some other features.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 am

Thank you for your thoughts Rick
Bob

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Generating a password with Dashlane for a Website that you already have created a password with

Post by boblink » Thu May 21, 2020 10:11 am

Hi guys, so if I understand this correctly, you can manage passwords that are/were generated by Dashline within the Dashlane program but you need to physically sign-in to each of the websites that you currently have a Password for and manually change the password on the Website to the password that was generated by Dashlane (probably using "cut & paste").
Hopefully, this is correct otherwise I am not sure if I should be using a Password Manager.
Thank you guys
bOb

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Re: Generating a password with Dashlane for a Website that you already have created a password with

Post by L82GAME » Thu May 21, 2020 10:47 am

boblink wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:11 am
Hi guys, so if I understand this correctly, you can manage passwords that are/were generated by Dashline within the Dashlane program but you need to physically sign-in to each of the websites that you currently have a Password for and manually change the password on the Website to the password that was generated by Dashlane (probably using "cut & paste").
Hopefully, this is correct otherwise I am not sure if I should be using a Password Manager.
Thank you guys
bOb
Correct, that’s what I did.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by DownToThis » Thu May 21, 2020 10:57 am

I've used dashlane for about 2 years now and like it. You do have to go to the websites to change the password initially and sometimes dashlanes password generator doesn't conform to the specific rules of the website so that can be a pain. Otherwise it does sink through the app and Chrome has a function so it can automatically fill in the passwords to your websites (other browsers probably do as well)

My wife is constantly frustrated with it because she prefers to use a book to write her passwords down and often forgets the master password. I find it to be valuable though

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Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Thu May 21, 2020 11:15 am

Thank you for your help Game D2T, I was afraid you would say that.
So what reason(s) would someone buy the Dashlane Manager program when ALL Password Manager programs require that you do the exact same thing as Dashlane?
One thing that I can think of is that if you change/update a password with Dashlane it will "manage" (change) the password in all the appropriate locations within Dashlane whereas other Passport Management programs might leave both internal AND external updates to the end-user.
Thank you for your help guys
bOb

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by DownToThis » Thu May 21, 2020 11:44 am

boblink wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:15 am
Thank you for your help Game D2T, I was afraid you would say that.
So what reason(s) would someone buy the Dashlane Manager program when ALL Password Manager programs require that you do the exact same thing as Dashlane?
One thing that I can think of is that if you change/update a password with Dashlane it will "manage" (change) the password in all the appropriate locations within Dashlane whereas other Passport Management programs might leave both internal AND external updates to the end-user.
Thank you for your help guys
bOb
Honestly I'm not sure of the differences. I remember we had our passwords in different (likely unsecure) places and I looked up different password managers and this one got good recommendations/ reviews. I liked that they are synced and the app works well. If you can find a reliable one that does this for free then I'd say to use that instead. It looks like I pay the $4/month and I'll be sticking with it.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Thu May 21, 2020 11:58 am

Thank you D2T, I think that I'll do what you did being that Dashlane is rated as the best Dashlane Manager available.
bOb

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the proverbial, one last question

Post by boblink » Fri May 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Hey guys, one more question about saving passwords that were generated by Dashlane and were changed on the respective Website which I will use Google Gmail as an example. When I sign-in to Gmail and change my password (to the password generated by Dashlane) Google will ask me if I want to save the (new) password. What have you guys been doing in this type of scenario, allowing Google to save the password or go to Dashlane and sign-in from there?
Thank you again guys
Bob

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by Lacrocious » Sat May 23, 2020 10:22 am

I don't use Dashlane, but have tried it in the past and preferred another for various reasons. I am sure Dashlane is fine, just not my choice - and password manager choice can be a highly charged discussion.

I am sure Dashlane and other password managers recommend turning off saving of passwords by your individual web browsers and to rely on the your chosen password manager's method of entering the saved ID and Password into the website. This way you are keeping your passwords only in your chosen password manager, not multiple managers. This also eliminates the question of which password is "correct" - if you change a password and only one of the multiple password managers saves the update. Then one is old and can cause you headaches in the future.
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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by michaelingp » Sat May 23, 2020 1:09 pm

Lacrocious wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:22 am


I am sure Dashlane and other password managers recommend turning off saving of passwords by your individual web browsers and to rely on the your chosen password manager's method of entering the saved ID and Password into the website.
Actually, Dashlane goes one step further (maybe others do too). It automatically turns off password saving in Chrome, after sucking in all the passwords you've already saved in Chrome.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by michaelingp » Sat May 23, 2020 1:11 pm

boblink wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:15 am

So what reason(s) would someone buy the Dashlane Manager program when ALL Password Manager programs require that you do the exact same thing as Dashlane?
One thing that I can think of is that if you change/update a password with Dashlane it will "manage" (change) the password in all the appropriate locations within Dashlane whereas other Passport Management programs might leave both internal AND external updates to the end-user.
Personally, I prefer to pay for security software. Seems like a better business model.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Sat May 23, 2020 1:17 pm

Thanks guys, I think that the best thing to do is create a Dashlane account and start playing around with it.
bOb

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by L82GAME » Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm

michaelingp wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:11 pm
boblink wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:15 am

So what reason(s) would someone buy the Dashlane Manager program when ALL Password Manager programs require that you do the exact same thing as Dashlane?
One thing that I can think of is that if you change/update a password with Dashlane it will "manage" (change) the password in all the appropriate locations within Dashlane whereas other Passport Management programs might leave both internal AND external updates to the end-user.
Personally, I prefer to pay for security software. Seems like a better business model.
+1. There’s no free lunch. What’s the hidden/unapparent cost for “free” software?

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by Cash » Mon May 25, 2020 12:51 pm

I've been using Dashlane for about a year now and like it, primarly because my spouse and I can share an account that I keep updated with all of our passwords. The only annoyance for me is that I can't figure out how to get Dashlane to store login credentials for a website with just the Chrome browser extension. Instead, the extension redirects me to the Dashlane application, and then I have to manually enter the website, login, and password.

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Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Mon May 25, 2020 3:24 pm

Hi Cash, you wrote " how to get Dashlane to store login credentials for a website with just the Chrome browser extension. Instead, the extension redirects me to the Dashlane application, and then I have to manually enter the website, login, and password" are you referring to Google.com or Gmail, or are you having this issue with another application(s)?
Thank you Cash
Bob

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by Cash » Mon May 25, 2020 3:38 pm

boblink wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Hi Cash, you wrote " how to get Dashlane to store login credentials for a website with just the Chrome browser extension. Instead, the extension redirects me to the Dashlane application, and then I have to manually enter the website, login, and password" are you referring to Google.com or Gmail, or are you having this issue with another application(s)?
Thank you Cash
Bob
This is using the Dashlane browser extension for the Google Chrome browser on any website.

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon May 25, 2020 5:52 pm

I've been using the paid version of Dashlane for a number of years after trying out the free version. I'm very pleased with the program and plan to renew for the two-year option when my current paid period expires. It works seamlessly across multiple computers, a tablet, a Chromebook and my phone.
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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by JaneyLH » Mon May 25, 2020 7:38 pm

I’m a very satisfied user of the paid version of Dashlane. My husband and I share an account and have more than 500 unique, strong passwords set for our online accounts. We took a phased approach to implementation, starting with the most critical accounts, and eventually getting it 100% implemented.

Security software does NOTHING to address the vulnerability of insecure, easily compromised, re-used passwords. You need both.

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Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Tue May 26, 2020 9:48 am

Thank you Mel, I am going to pull the trigger and purchase Dashlane this week
Thank
bOb

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Re: Getting started with Dashlane

Post by boblink » Tue May 26, 2020 9:52 am

Thank you Janey, most of our passwords are "insecure, easily compromised, re-used" which is why I am looking at Password Manager software and I don't think my wife and I have 500 passwords but you only need 1 vulnerable password to be hacked.
Thank you for your comments.
bOb

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