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Reset Master Password Dialog

File | Settings | Passwords - Reset Master Password
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The dialog box opens when you click the Reset Master Password button on the Passwords page of the Settings dialog box, or the Reset Password button in the Change Master Password dialog box.

In this dialog box, specify or reset the master password for accessing the database where passwords for remote repositories are stored.

When you reset the master password, PyCharm clears the history of all the previously existed master passwords.

ItemDescription
New PasswordIn this text box, type the master password to use.
Confirm New PasswordIn this text box, repeat the master password to use.
Encrypt the master password with user credentialsWhen this check box is selected, PyCharm encrypts the specified master password with your system login and password and does not request you to type the master password in the future.
  • Selecting this check box increases security risks.
  • This functionality is only available in the Windows operating system.
Set PasswordClick this button to have PyCharm save and use the specified master password. The button is available in the Master Password dialog box, which opens when you set the master password for the first time.
Reset PasswordClick this button to have PyCharm save and use the specified master password and clear the history of previous master passwords. The button is available in the Reset Master Password dialog box.

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This dialog opens when you click Reset in the Enter Master Password or the Change Master Password dialog.

Specify your new master password.

You can set the password empty. As a result, PyCharm won't ask you for the password when accessing the password database. However, the security of your passwords in that case will be lower.

To come back to the previous dialog, click Enter or Change.

Item Description
New password Specify your new master password.
Confirm password Type the new master password once more.
Encrypt with OS user credentials For Windows only: if you select this check box, the master password itself will be stored encrypted in the password database. (Your Windows logon credentials will be used for encryption.)

As a result, PyCharm won't ask you for the master password when accessing the password database.

Enter or Change If you decided not to reset the password (e.g. you remembered it), click this button to come back to the previous dialog. This may be the Enter Master Password or the Change Master Password dialog.

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Last modified: 5 August 2015