The easiest way to make sure you have strong passwords for each of your online logins is to have Dashlane create them for you.
Each time you create a login online or update a password, you can choose to have Dashlane automatically generate a password for you and save the new password in Dashlane for that login.
You can also use the Password Generator to produce passwords to specific standards of length and complexity.
Generate a strong password from the password field
You can use Dashlane to create and store secure, unique passwords for every login you have.
- Navigate to a website and select the new password field when you create or update your password.
- Select Use generated password to generate a new strong, randomly-generated password.
To view the generated password, select Show, shown as an eye icon.
To generate a new password, select the circling arrows icon next to the current password.
To customize the password, select the customization icon, shown as three horizontal lines with small circles. The full password generator settings appear. No need to go to the extension pop-up if the website you're visiting has specific password requirements.
Remember to save the new password in Dashlane. In the pop-up, select Save for a newly added login or Replace for an existing login.
Generate a password in the Safari, iOS, and Android apps
To generate a password in the Safari app on a Mac computer, select Password Generator in the Security tools section.
You also see the generator when you manually add a new login to Dashlane.
To generate a password in the iOS (Apple) app, access the Password Generator when you manually add a new login to Dashlane. Select Generator in the toolbar.
To generate a password in the Android app, access the Password Generator when you manually add a new login to Dashlane. Select Generate next to the Password field.
Generate a password in the web app
Generate a password in the extension pop-up:
- Select the Dashlane D icon in your browser’s toolbar and enter your Master Password if prompted. In the extension pop-up, select the Generator tab.
- You can choose the length of the password and whether the password contains letters, numbers, or symbols. You can also choose not to include characters that resemble each other, such as "1" and "l."
- To generate a new password, select the circling arrows icon next to the current password.
If you change the generator settings, you can save the settings. Select Save as default to automatically use these settings to generate any password in this tab or directly on web pages.
After you've generated the password you need, select Copy and paste the password where you need it.
Generate a password in the web app:
To generate a password in the web app, access the Password Generator when you manually add a new password to Dashlane.
View a list of all your generated passwords
You can view the passwords generated previously.
In the extension pop-up's Generator tab, select Show history to view a list of the last 20 generated passwords.
In the web app, select View history in your vault to view the passwords generated and changed over time.
In the Android and iOS (Apple) apps, access the Password Generator and select the clock with a circling arrow icon to view previously generated passwords.
View an individual password in password history
You can view an individual password in one of two ways based on where you view the password history. For example, in the iOS (Apple) app, select the dots that conceal the password. In the extension pop-up and Android app, select Show, shown as an eye icon.