Password in a secret place, 5 simple steps to do it!

Save all your password in one place!

Do you have the same password for everything you own online because you can’t remember all the passwords, just like me? I feel you!!

do you know how insecure it is? There are hundreds of auto BOTS and humans are trying to hack your accounts for different purpose every minute in the world. And they get access to one of your account then Booom!! you are gone 101%. First thing they’ll try to access every account linked to it.

Anyway the purpose of writing today is not to scare the hell out of you but to help and make things easy for whoever is reading. I have troubles with this for years now as well.  I have a short-term memory and I am so ill organized! But recently I have cam across a simple trick to keep my all passwords in one place but secure. And It does not require me to remember all passwords but one only. Ta-da!!!

You must be familiar with google docs, google drive. I am gonna explain 5 simple steps to save every password in google sheet which will be stored in your google drive. But it will be encrypted through a single password. Every time you want to see your password, Decrypt. Encrypt, when you are not using the file. Easy Pesy!

 

What the heck is encryption or decryption through password?

In laymay terms, encryption is a process to convert your data into code language (which looks like gibberish to everyone until its decrypted). Decryption is a process to covert gibberish data back to its normal state (readable to human)

The Art of Encryption

Step # 1 : Make a copy of this protected google sheet.

Step # 2 : Next select “Tools->Script Editor”. This will bring up a script in a new window or tab.

Step # 3 : In this window, select “File->Manage Versions” and click on “Save a new version”. You can leave all fields blank. A new row for version 1 will appear. Just click “OK” button.

Step # 4 : Now select “Publish->Deploy as webapp” and click on the “Deploy” button.

Step # 5 :  You will now be shown a confirmation that your app has been deployed as a web app.

Now, go to back to your “copied file” and Select “Protect File-> Initialize”. Add new password to encrypt “Protect File->Encrypt” and you can decrypt from “Protect File->Decrypt” whenever needed. You’re done!!

I try to be helpful to fellow readers as much as possible as whatever I am today its because someone else helped me. so I try to write and share other stuff here.

5 Comments

  1. Alyn says:

    I can’t hear antynihg over the sound of how awesome this article is.

  2. Shumaila Khan says:

    thank you 🙂

  3. Rimsha Salam says:

    So easy! Love this.

    • Shumaila Khan says:

      Thank you Ramsha <3. Do check out the best and recommended mobile applications from personal experience for manage day-to-day activitie.

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