Passpack is an online system which securely manages passwords. It’s a really useful system because not-only will it securely store your own passwords, you can share them with other passpack account holders if, for example, you run a business.
Getting yourself a Passpack account
First, go to https://www.passpack.com/online/
Next, enter your name or role as user ID; for example:
Then enter a useful password
Next, enter your business email address
Then, when prompted, enter a passphrase – which is a phrase ONLY YOU KNOW. It could be a favourite song lyric, a line from shakespeare, or something that you know.
Some bad passwords and passphrases include:
- your birthday
- partner/pet name
You get the picture: if it’s blindingly obvious, don’t use it. You’ll compromise the entire system if you do and leave us open to hackers.
Next, you have to enable sharing. Follow the instructions on this page to do that:
Getting access to shared passwords
First, you have to find your nickname. This can be found at the top left once you’re logged-into Passpack, for example:
Hi YourUserID | SomethingElse
SomethingElse is the nickname in this example
For more information on finding your nickname, click this link:
Then email the person who looks after common passwords with your nickname, and the passwords you need access to.