Modifying your cryptography settings

Dashlane encrypts your data using a derivate of your Master Password as a key for AES-256. While Dashlane will always choose the appropriate default setting for you, we do provide multiple cryptography methods (key derivation functions) to choose from to meet your specific security needs.

How it works

Your cryptography settings are displayed on all platforms but can only be edited on our desktop application (Windows or macOS).

To access this setting, open the Tools menu (on Windows) or Dashlane menu (on macOS) > Preferences > Security > Advanced Settings. Under Key derivation function, you will be able to choose from 3 methods:

  • Argon2d (Recommended) – This password derivation function is state-of-the-art and is recommended if your company doesn’t need to meet specific compliance policies. We use 3 iterations, 32 MB memory cost, and 2 parallels tasks.
  • PBKDF2 200,000 – This password derivation function complies with NIST recommendations. It can, however, be slow on old devices. We use 200,000 iterations of PBKDF2 with SHA256.
  • PBKDF2 10,204 – This password derivation function is compatible with old versions of Dashlane.

After choosing your new method, finalize the change and re-encryption by clicking Continue. Your data will be re-encrypted with the new algorithm, and if you are Premium it will be re-uploaded to our servers. Note that changing your cryptography settings will not affect your device authorizations.

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