Updated October 7, 2007
PassPack lets you quickly import passwords from any other password manager. Since not all programs use standard formats, we’ve also built in some helpers for some products like Roboform and Password Plus.
First, export from your current program
This is different for every program, however most should have an export function, and almost always there is either a Comma Separated Values or Tab Separated Values, option. Just follow the instructions provided with your current program.
If there is no export option (that’s not nice) then look around for a print or save as option. If there isn’t one, you should contact the company and complain about “vendor lock-in” and hope they’ll help.
Roboform – How to Export from Roboform to PassPack
Password Plus – How to article coming soon…
Importing for the rest of the world
These are the instructions to follow if you have a nice export file. First, copy the text from your file.
In your PassPack account, go the Import section under your Tools tab and select either the Comma Separated Values or the Tab Separated Values option (depending on which you’ve got of course).
Paste your copied text into the blue box. Your next step is to put the values in order. If you’re not sure what the order should be, have a look at the first line of text and you’ll surely be able to make some sense of it.
For example, if the first line of my file looks like this:
Then I can figure out that Amazon.com is the title, tarak is my usual User ID, 9djn3y728shttp://www.amazon.com looks like a password, is clearly a link, shopping was the category in my old program, so that’ll be my Tag in PassPack and it seems there are no notes. Heres’ what my ordered fields should look like then:
I left Notes unclicked since there were none in my file. If you make a mistake, just click that start over link – that’s what it’s there for [wink].
Sometimes the first line of your file will actually be a description of the values. That will make choosing the order much easier. In this case, you’ll also want to tick the Skip header row checkbox. This will keep PassPack from importing those labels as if they were a real password entry.
Once you’re ready, press the Continue button. If there are any problems,this is when PassPack will let you know. If it’s anything you cant figure out, just ask for help.
If everything is ok, PassPack will show you a preview. Make sure that the values are in the order you expect them to be, press Continue and they will be added to your PassPack account. Or press Cancel and you can start over.
Press the red Save my pack button – this is important. Once everything is properly saved, you should delete the CSV or TSV file from your computer.
That’s it. As always, please ask for help if you need it. Getting set up is the most time consuming part of switching to any program. So if there is something that we can do to make this go more smoothly for you, just let us know.