S10 Password Vault is a convenient, secure way to store all your usernames, passwords, and other account information. Use the following commands from within any field in any website or program, and it will autotype the appropriate information for you:
Ctrl Alt U - autotype Username
Ctrl Alt P - autotype Password
Ctrl Alt L - autoLogin (autotypes Username TAB Password ENTER)
Ctrl Alt I - autotype or drag-and-drop any account Information
Easy to use - Small and simple windows, unlike other programs that often use cluttered windows full of technical, confusing options. No ugly browser toolbars or plugins either. Works with any program, not just browsers. The convenient autotype feature avoids the cumbersome switching back-and-forth between windows to copy/paste usernames and passwords.
Downloads - The program is available as a standard installer as well as a portable version that allows you to run directly from a USB drive (which then also contains your data file).
Create Master Password
Master password - The first step is to create a master password which you will use to access your password vault. For good security, the master password should be long and use a mix of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and special characters. You can use a phrase or sentence instead of just one word; the longer it is, the more secure it is. But beware that there is no way to recover or reset a forgotten password; your information is effectively lost if you cannot remember your master password - there is no back door.
Highly secure encryption - Your data is stored in a single vault file locally on your PC, securely encrypted using the very strong standard 256-bit AES algorithm. This encryption is infinitely stronger than what has ever been computationally cracked (64 bit; for every additional 20 bits, it would take 1 million times longer to crack). For maximum security, the Change Password screen lets you supplement your password with a generated key file on a USB drive; this eliminates any danger posed by password-cracking utilities. Be sure to back up the key file in a safe place if you enable this feature. For more information, see the full encryption details.
Folder/account hierarchy - The second step is to add your accounts (username/password pairs and related information) which you can organize any way you like; use the default folder structure or add/rename/delete folders to create your own structure. Use drag-and-drop to easily rearrange folders and accounts.
Launch websites and programs - For each account, you can specify a corresponding website address or program file, which you can then easily launch later. You can even specify multiple websites or programs; this is useful if the username/password is used as a login for more than one place. Use of variables in the launch command is also supported (%Username%, %Password%, and custom fields, e.g., %PIN%). S10 Password Vault can also automatically log you into the website/program upon launch - see "Login Sequence" below.
Copying usernames/passwords - The context menu lets you easily copy the username or password for an account onto the clipboard. However, in most cases, using one of the autotype commands is actually much quicker than copying and pasting. For security, the clipboard is automatically cleared after 1 minute.
Password generation - Since you no longer have to remember all your individual passwords, it is a good idea to start using more complex passwords for better security. S10 Password Vault can generate strong, random passwords that you can use for your accounts.
Title/account matching - Each account can be associated with one or more window titles (full or partial). When you use an autotype command, S10 Password Vault checks the window title of the current website/program and tries to find a matching account. If there are multiple matching accounts, it also checks the server name in the URL in order to find the strongest match.
Custom fields - In the Notes section at the bottom of the Edit Account window you can define custom fields (Name:Value), for example to track things like account numbers, expiration dates, PINs, addresses, etc. Just like username and password, this information is then easily accessible via autotype, drag-and-drop, and copying. The Templates button lets you pick from a customizable list of pre-defined account types (Bank Account, Credit Card, etc.)
Account Icons - At the bottom of the window (next to the OK button) you can choose an icon for your account. Icons are automatically extracted from entered program files and website addresses. For websites, it will first try to get the icon from the Internet Explorer local cache, and also gives you an option to request to retrieve it online.
Auto-type commands - As listed at the top of this page, there are dedicated autotype commands for the most common scenarios: Username, Password, and AutoLogin. For access to your custom information fields, use the more generic command Ctrl Alt I - see sample window on the right.
You can use autotype commands from within any username-, password-, or other field in any website or program, regardless of how you launched it. The S10 Password Vault background process will then autotype the appropriate information for you if there is a matching account.
In Internet Explorer, you can alternatively invoke autotype commands by right-clicking any textbox and selecting either Autologin or Autotype.
Additional useful commands include: Ctrl Alt O - opens Password Vault window; Ctrl Alt N - new account.
Drag-and-Drop - Both the generic autotype window (above right) and the View Account window are always-on-top windows and allow you to easily drag-and-drop multiple values onto fields in other windows.
Drag-and-drop can also be used to launch websites; any menu item or button that shows a URL as tooltip can alternatively be dragged into a browser window.
Foil keyboard loggers - Whenever you manually type in a username or password anywhere, you are potentially subject to malicious keyboard logger programs. The autotype mechanism helps avoid this danger because it actually pastes the value into the field rather than simulating keystrokes. Even better, for Internet Explorer the values are programmatically inserted directly into the fields, avoiding the paste operation as well.
For windows that don't support the Paste function (Ctrl+V), you can enable the account option "Simulate keystrokes" instead. A few known such windows, like the Command Prompt, are automatically recognized (you can specify additional windows in the file NoPasteWindows.txt).
Advanced anti-keylogging - S10 Password Vault can also protect its own password fields from malicious keyloggers by sending lots of random hidden decoy keystrokes; keyloggers might see over 100 random characters, completely obscuring the actual password you typed. Enable this via the "Anti Keylogging" option next to the master password. With other password managers, keyloggers would capture your master password (and all account passwords you add) in clear text.
Account selection - When you use an autotype command, you will be asked to confirm which account to use. It defaults the appropriate account based on the title of the current website/program window. The prompt is skipped if there is exactly one matching account, or there is exactly one strong-match account (title and server), or if you launched the website/program from S10 Password Vault and its window title matches the info for the account from which you launched.
If you wish to edit account information instead of continuing with the autotype command, just click the Account Details icon. If you wish to add a new account, select the appropriate folder and then click the icon (which changes to a New Account icon when no account is selected).
Auto-lock timeout - For extra security, S10 Password Vault auto-locks by default after 5 minutes of being inactive in the background. The number of minutes is configurable via the Options window.
System tray icon - S10 Password Vault shows up in the system tray as a padlock icon. When you close the main window, S10 Password Vault keeps running in the background. To open it again, just click the icon. You can lock the program and also launch websites/programs or view accounts directly from the icon's right-click menu. A yellow icon indicates unlocked state; red means it is locked. To exit the program, right-click the icon and select Exit.
Quick unlock - S10 Password Vault lets you use a strong password yet still allows quick access. When you first open your password vault you are asked for your full password, but after you subsequently lock it you can unlock quickly with a partial password (configurable - by default the first four characters, as indicated in the password field). Quick Unlock is also available when you use an autotype command while the vault is locked; in this case you will be asked for both password and account (see figure on right). Note that only one partial password attempt is allowed - if you enter a wrong partial password, the full password is then required.
View All - S10 Password Vault includes a "View All" window that lets you see all information for all your accounts in spreadsheet format, sortable by column.
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