Advanced usage

In this article: Copy to Notification panel, One-time passwords, Password generator, Password strength, Password history.                                                                         

1. Copy to Notification panel


To automatically fill logins and passwords, you can use Autofill in apps and Autofill in Chrome. Unfortunately, not all apps and browsers support the autofill mechanisms yet. In this case you can manually copy data from SafeInCloud to the clipboard and paste it into apps. There is a special mechanism to simplify this procedure.

Open a card you want to use. Press the Copy to Notification panel (up arrow) icon on the toolbar.

Go to the application, where you want to fill the data in. Swipe from the top of the screen to open the Notification panel. You will see two notifications from SafeInCloud.

Tap the first notification to copy the card’s login to the clipboard. Then paste it into the application’s input field. Repeat the same procedure with the password.

2. One-time passwords


Nowadays, almost all website services support Two-factor authentication (2FA). Such authentication requires a user’s password plus a one-time password (6- or 8-digit secure code), which can be send to the user via a text message (SMS) or generated with a special authenticator application. SafeInCloud can be such an authenticator application that generates one-time passwords.

Create a new card with the Web account template or open some of your existing cards and start editing. Then press the Add another field button and choose One-time password.

Now enable the two-factor authentication in your profile on a website. You will be given one of two options:
-    QR code;
-    A multi group digital-letter code.

Copy this code into the one-time password field or press the QR Code button next to the field to scan the provided QR-code. For the last option you might need to install Barcode Scanner app from Google Play Store:

Then press the Check icon on the toolbar to save the changes.

You will see the new one-time password field, which continuously generates security codes. They are valid for 30 seconds. Tap the field to copy the current code into the clipboard.

Tip: For Autofill in Chrome one-time password can be automatically copied to the clipboard once the autofill function is used. This function can be enabled in Settings > Autofill > Autofill in Chrome > One-time password.

!NB Auto copying one-time password to the clipboard cannot be used for autofill in apps

3. Password generator


Use the Password generator to generate safe passwords for your website accounts. You can access it via the menu in the main (Card List) view. 

Tip: Select Password history from the menu to see all the passwords generated during the current session.

You can also access the Password generator by pressing the Key icon next to a password field while editing a card.

In the pop-up menu, you can select password length, select generator mode, renew password (Rotate icon), or configure generator (Gear icon). 

There are several generator modes. For example, the Memorable mode generates passwords that are easier to remember, but still hard to crack.

In Password options you can configure a list of symbols that can be used for generating Memorable or Random type of passwords. Also, similar characters can be excluded from generating mechanism.

4. Password strength

SafeInCloud estimates the strength of your passwords. You can see it in the password strength indicator under each password field. 

The crack time is an estimation of the time needed for a hacker to guess (brute force) your password. SafeInCloud uses the Zxcvbn estimation algorithm developed at Dropbox:

You can see all your cards with weak passwords by switching the Weak Passwords label via the side menu. These cards are also marked with the corresponding icon.

5. Password history


When you modify a password in some card, the app saves the previous password. You can access all the previous passwords by pressing the History icon next to the password field.

You can copy the previous passwords or clear the history.

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