How to import passwords ?

Read on to find out how to import passwords into LockPass via the import module.

All users can import passwords.

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Import passwords from your browsers or password managers

You previously used Dashlane, Bitwarden, LastPass, KeePass, KeePass XC, Firefox, Edge or Chrome

  • Step 1 : In the Settings tab, click on « Passwords ».

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  • Step 2 : On the window that appears, choose the right import format from the drop-down menu. 

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🚨 If you were using password managers or web browser password saving modules, you can directly use the CSV file obtained when you export your passwords from their interface (the passwords will be by default all imported in your Personal Space). See the corresponding articles to know how to export passwords from these password managers or browsers : 

  • Step 3 : Click on « Import a file », select your CSV file on your computer, then click on « Validate ».
🚨 Make sure that the CSV file obtained respects the nomenclature specified for each format.

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Once your passwords are imported, they will all be stored in the root of your Personal Space. You will then be able to move them to the appropriate spaces and categories (of the Personal Space or the Shared Space).

🚨 Remember to delete your passwords from the tools you were previously using once they have been successfully imported into LockPass.

Import passwords from a personal CSV file

If you were using another tool than these mentionned above, or a personal Excel file for example, you can choose the Default format in the drop-down menu, and create your own CSV file. This option will allow you to specify the spaces and categories where you want to import your passwords.

  • Step 1 : Create a CSV file, using the following nomenclature.
Name;URL;Username;Password;Category/SubCategory;Tags;Description;Opt1;Opt2;Opt3;Totp
    • Name : name corrsponding to the password
    • URL : link of the website
    • Username : your username or email address for this login
    • Password : your password for this login
    • Category/SubCategory : category and subcategory in which you want to store the password
    • Tags : keyword thtat will help you to find the password (optional, can be left blank)
    • Description : description of the login (optional, can be left blank)
    • Opt1 : optional field 1 (optional, can be left blank)
    • Opt2 : optional field 2 (optional, can be left blank)
    • Opt3 : optional field 3 (optional, can be left blank)
    • Totp :password allowing multi-factor authentication (can be left blank - more information here)

This is what your file should look like in Excel:

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🚨For an import at the root of your Personal Space, fill in "Perso" in the Category/SubCategory column. You will not be able to import passwords into existing categories of your Personal Space, you will need to move them manually to do so.
🚨 Ensure that you properly save your file in CSV format (separator: semicolon).
  • Step 2 : In the drop-down menu of the « Passwords » module of the Settings tab, choose the Default format.

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  • Step 3 : Click on « Import a file », select your CSV file on your computer, then click on « Validate ».
🚨If your passwords contain characters with accents, such as é, è ù, à, etc... you will need to encode your file in UTF 8 for import to work properly. Follow this documentation, which outlines the steps involved in encoding your file.
🚨Check that the CSV file obtained respects the nomenclature specified for the default format.
🚨The "Category path is invalid" error means that the destination category path specified in the Category/SubCategory column of the password import CSV file is empty or does not correspond to any existing category. Check the exact category name or create a new category.

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The passwords will then be imported directly into the spaces and categories that you specifed in your CSV file. 

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