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EPM Main Password Window

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  1. Summary
  2. Button Glossary
  3. Main Fields of a Service
  4. Drag and Drop Facility
  5. Resize Form
  6. Auto Login

Summary.

This is the screen that provides access to all you account passwords and login details and is where you can configure automatic login of some Internet accounts. For example, you might want to enter the login details for your email account, your online bank account and the login details for the web space you use for your own web site. In this case, each of these items would be inserted as a "Service" into the password window using the "Insert button". Using the available fields of EPM as desired, you could enter all of the required login information into the Service Record meaning the next time you have to log in to the service, you have all the details to hand from within EPM as needed.

For a more general introduction, see the relevant section in the Quick Start Guide.

Button Glossary.

Button / Feature Name Description of function.
Move Pervious / Next Record. Moves to the previous or next service record respectively.
Move First / Last. Will set the current Service Record to that of the first or last record in the user database respectively.
Copy to Clipboard. For the related field (the field that the button is next to), will place the contents of the field into the Windows Clipboard. This means the text of the field can be "pasted" into other applications using the paste command. (Often Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert). Note that this button can be disabled for the password field in preference settings.
Insert New Service Record. This will open the form that enables the user to Insert a new Service / Account record for the current user.
Remove Current Service Record. This will remove the currently selected Service Record from the user database.
Edit Current Service Record. This will open the form that enables the user to Edit the current Service record for the current user.
Open Web browser at Address in URL. This button will open the default browser at the Web Address (URL) specified for the current service record. Note in the preferences, this can be configured to either open a new browser window each time, or use the last opened web browser.
Auto Login (No Green arrow). This button is available when Auto Login has not been configured for a service. Pressing this button will start the Auto Login Recording Wizard provided that Auto Login has not been disabled in the Preferences. Once Auto Login is configured for a service, the Login button becomes the Login button with the green arrow like below.
Auto Login (Green Arrow displayed). This button is only available when Auto Login has been configured for a service and it replaces the Login button without a green arrow. The green arrow on the button is the indicator a to whether Auto Login has been configured for the service.
Auto Login Per- Service Configuration. Launches the Auto Login Per-Service Configuration Window which allows customisation of Auto Login behaviour for each particular service.
Keep Screen on top of all others. Use this when it is required for the Easy Password Manager screen to stay above all the other windows. When the icon is a pin in the inserted position the window is pinned above all others.
Open the preferences window. Opens the Preferences Window where you can customise many aspects of the way Easy Password Manager behaves on your system.
Resize Password Form to next size. Resizes the password screen to make available more or less fields. There are five available screen sizes and up to four of these can be disabled in Preferences at any one time. See above description for more information on resizing the screen.
Launch Auto Form Filler Window. This will launch the Form Filler part of the application.
Show Password
Show Password. The Password field on the Password window is by default disguised as stars, so that should you be using EPM where others can see you, your password is not available for display. If you need to see the password then selecting this checkbox will make it so that the password is displayed as the other fields. This feature can be Master Password protected in the preferences window.

 

Main Fields of a Service.

The following give details of how the main, most commonly used fields of the password screen should be used for a particular service. Remember, a field does not have to store the information associated with the fields name. You can store any information in any field you like. E.g., a service might have a field called "Type Of Sign-up" but there is no such field available in EPM. In this case you could just use the "Category" (or anyone you want) field to store this information.

The only exception to this rule is when a user is configuring a Network Dialog login for Auto Login in which case the username and password fields need to contain what they are names as.

Service Name: This is the identifying name of the particular Internet account or service that you are entering details for. For example, if you are entering the details to log into you bank account, you might enter the bank name into this field. The service name is a mandatory field for a service record and you cannot use the same service name twice for different services.

The "Service Name" field also works as a Service selector box. Therefore if you click with the mouse the small downward pointing arrow, another box appears allowin you to select another service to be displayed. As well as this, the field also uses a feature called"Predictive Text. This means that as you type into the text box, it will display the first, full Service name in the user database that match what you have typed so far in a highlighted fashion. This means if you press the return key, this service will be selected as the current service.

Web URL: This is the Web Address to the web page of the particular service. When you press the GO button on the password form, this text contained within this field will be sent to a web browser as the Web address to open. If the text in the field does not have "Http://" or "Https://" on the start of it, this will be appended to the start.

Username: This will most commonly be used to store the "Username" of the service. Also note that associated with the field is a copy button. When this button is pressed, the contents of this field are placed onto the windows clipboard available for "pasting" into other applications using (Ctrl + V) or the paste function where available.

Password: This will most commonly be used to store the login "Password" of the service. When you use the password generator when inserting a new service, it is this field that the password will be placed into. Like the username field, this field also has a "Copy" button associated with it.

Drag and Drop facility.

Sometimes for accounts where Auto Login has not been configured, it is useful to copy and paste fields from Easy Password Manager into text box fields on web pages. EPM has a feature that makes it even easier then copy and pasting. Each of the fields displayed on the main password form (and the form filler form also) can be dragged into other applications that support this feature. This includes Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape navigator browsers. To use the feature simple place the mouse pointer over the field you would like to drag from the Easy Password Manager window. Hold down the left mouse button and release the mouse button over the area you would like to place the dragged text. For more info click here.

Resize Form.

Most application logins only really require a few fields and many will only require a Username and password field. However, there are times when you need different fields to fill a particular form and that is why Easy Password Manager gives you a whole host of fields to choose from. More or less of these fields can be made available as you want them by using the resize button.

By pressing the button, the password window will be taken to the next size that has been made available. In total there are 5 screen sizes available and you can disable up to 4 of the screen sizes from the Preference settings window. Also in the preferences settings you can determine which size the window will be when the application is started.

Note that if the Save Coordinates on exit / logout is checked in the preference settings, the position of the windows (both Form Filler and Main Password) and the size of the Man Password window will be saved on exiting so that they are the same the next time you log in. Use the Preference window to disable this if necessary.

Auto Login.

The Auto Login feature, on many web site accounts allows a single click to access some of your Internet accounts. Auto Login needs to be configured for each particular service.

You can tell if Auto Login has been configured for a service by checking if the "Login" button has a green arrow on it. When it does it means that Auto Login has been configured and is enabled. If there is no green arrow, when you press the login button, it will launch the Auto Login configuration wizard which will guide you through the steps of setting up auto Login.

Remember: Auto Login does not work with every Internet account. E.g., If a service asks a different question each time you log in, then EPM cannot currently handle this situation. There are also occasions where if a web site uses many different frames, Auto Login will not work.


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