Importing Passwords to Password Boss from a CSV
Learn how to securely import your passwords into Password Boss from a CSV file.
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What can be imported?
Importing data into Password Boss can be a hassle, especially when the data is stored in other sources that may not import correctly. Fortunately, Password Boss provides a CSV import tool and templates that can help simplify the import process. By copying your data into the Password Boss template, you can standardize the data and ensure that it is imported correctly. With the CSV import tool, you can import a variety of items into Password Boss, making the process hassle-free.
We support the following types of information that can be imported into Password Boss using our CSV Templates:
- Website passwords
- Application passwords
- Database passwords
- Email accounts
- Instant messenger accounts
- Server passwords
- SSH keys
- WiFi passwords
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers.
Creating a CSV file
Attached to the bottom of this article are links to download the templates for creating the CSV files for import. One of the templates contains website passwords, and the other contains all the items that can be imported.
Download the file you need from the bottom of this article.
Open the spreadsheet in Excel or another editor.
Tab 1 of the spreadsheet contains the instructions.
Each of the remaining tabs is for a particular type of item. For example, website passwords are on a different tab than phone numbers.
Adding your data
- Add the data you want to import beginning on Row 2.
- You can delete sample data in row 2 except for the first column. The value in the first column identifies the type of item you are importing. Make sure every item being imported has the correct value for Column A. Each tab uses a different value.
Here are the values for column A that you need to include for each row being imported:
|Tab Name||Column "A" value|
Do not leave empty rows between items.
- Once you have copied all of your data to the Template file, you need to create a CSV file for each tab you will import into Password Boss
Creating the CSV file to import using Excel
Excel allows you to export one tab at a time when making CSV files. If you have multiple tabs to export, repeat these steps for each tab and create a single file for each tab you filled in.
Select the tab you want to create the CSV file from
- From the File menu, choose Save as
- In the Save as options list, choose CSV (Comma Delimited) (*.csv)
Choose a location and a name for your file
Importing your CSV file
- Open Password Boss
- From the File menu, choose Import passwords -> From File -> Password Boss CSV
- Choose the CSV file you just saved
- Select Open
- Select Next
Select all of the items you want to import
- Select Import
- All of the imported items will be saved in a new folder named Generic Import - <mm/dd/yy -time>