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Change Master Password Dialog

File | Settings | Passwords - Master Password for Windows and Linux
WebStorm | Preferences | Passwords - Change Master Password for macOS
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If your master password is already set, you can open this dialog by clicking Master Password on the Passwords page.


Specify your current master password, and then a new master password. ( The master password is used to access the WebStorm password database where - if so specified - your passwords are stored. )

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

If you don't remember the current password, you can reset the master password (click Reset).

Item

Description

Password

Specify the current master password.

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 checkbox, the master password itself will be stored encrypted in the password database. (Your Windows logon credentials will be used for encryption.)

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

Reset

If you don't remember the current master password, click this button to reset it. (The Reset Master Password dialog will open.)

Last modified: 2 October 2018

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