Add option to generate password when adding a new Vault entry

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Add option to generate password when adding a new Vault entry

Add option to generate password when adding a new Vault entry

In the web app, when user adds a new password, there is no ability to generate a new password (screenshot below). Therefore, if a user wants to create a login-password in another browser or application, they must add the new entry, then generate the password in a separate step, copy it, then open the new login and paste the password there. Could you add a generate password option to the "Add password" window?

 
 
 
 
 

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5 Comments
dcoxrn
Active Contributor

This gap has never made sense to me either. It is unfathomable to me that it is not there .

 

Andrea-F
Active Contributor

But actually why would you need to generate a new password at this step?

 

You use the add a new entry if you already have a password to save.

If you not have one, you can go the web site, register there, and if you are using the plugin/extension of the web browser, it will prompt you to automatically add the new website with the new password. (if you do not have the extension you can add the new item in another tab of the browser while you are doing the registration process or doing it just after the registration has been completed).

 

Why would you need to generate the password before creating the account?

 

One drawback of putting a generate a password in the windows you show is that an user could think that he/she should use it instead of filling with the already existent password.

 

And a more serious drawback is that you may risk to get out of synchronization between the password in the vault and the one in the website.

mf594
Active Contributor

@Andrea-F, a user would need this to save a new credential that they will use in a different browser or application.

Andrea-F
Active Contributor

I just realised that there is not a straightforward way to generate a password from the web page of your vault.

 

After some research I find a not so easy one. You have to press Advance Options (even it is not about an option) and then Generate secure password.

I have found this two interesting web page (which are also accessible if you are not logged in)

https://www.lastpass.com/password-generator   Generate a secure password

https://www.lastpass.com/username-generator   Username generator

 

but strangely enough I can not find a page that direct me to this to useful page (I just found it via a Google search). Even the  help page about  Generate Secure Passwords only tell you about how to do that with the browser extension.

 

mf594
Active Contributor

@Andrea-F Appreciate your reply. If you agree this would be a useful feature, please give this thread a thumb up.