The easiest way to ensure you have strong passwords for each of your accounts is to let Dashlane create them for you.
Every time you create an account online or simply update a password, you can choose to have Dashlane automatically generate one for you and save the new password in Dashlane for that account.
You can also use the Password Generator to produce passwords to specific standards of length and complexity, and use these instead. Finally, you can use Password Changer to quickly and automatically change the passwords for one or even all compatible websites in your Vault.
Generating a strong password from the password field
You can use Dashlane to create and store secure, unique passwords for every account you have. Simply navigate to a website, and click in the new password field when you register or update your password.
Then you can directly click the button Use password to generate a new strong, randomly-generated password. You can also click the eye icon to display the generated password and then click the circling arrows icon to generate a different one. There's also a customization icon on the right that will allow you to show the full password generator settings directly in the popup which will save you a trip to the extension window if the website you're visiting has specific password requirements.
Do not forget to save the new password into Dashlane! You will see a pop-up window, and you need to click on Save if you're creating an account, or Replace if you're updating an existing password.
For more information on how to edit or delete the password you just saved, see How to edit or delete a credential.
Generating a custom password using Dashlane's Password Generator
You can generate a custom password using the Password Generator, available in our browser extension on desktop as well as in our app on mobile.
In the app on iOS, go to Tools > Password Generator. On Android, the Password Generator is accessible from the main application menu.
On desktop, click the Dashlane icon in your browser to open the extension. There, the Generator tab allows you to generate strong passwords at any time you want. You can choose the desired length of the password, whether it will contain letters, numbers, or symbols, and if you wish to avoid using characters that resemble each other such as "i" or "l".
You can generate a new password by clicking the circling arrows icon to the upper-right.
If you change the generator settings, you can then save them by clicking the Save as default button at the bottom of the window. That way, all of the passwords generated in this tab or directly on web pages will take these same settings by default.
Once you have generated the password you need, you can click Copy and paste it where you need it.
Using Password Changer to generate a new password
Note: Password Changer is a paid Dashlane feature. If you currently have a free plan, you will first need to upgrade to one of our paid plans, such as Essentials or Premium, before you can use this feature.
Password Changer allows you to change multiple passwords automatically in one click from the Dashlane app. For more information about the feature, read Password Changer for the web app or Password Changer for mobile.
How to see a list of all your generated passwords
You can always view the passwords previously generated.
In the browser extension's Generator tab, click Show history and you'll have access to a list of the last 20 generated passwords.
In our desktop apps for Windows and macOS, go to Tools > Password History and you'll have access to all recent changes made in your vault as well.
In our app for Android, access the password generator and click the Generated previously button to access the history.
Note that this feature is currently unavailable in our app for iOS.
For more information, see Finding any password that Dashlane generated on a website.