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Importing Passwords into Cloaked: Step-By-Step

Last updated:

April 24, 2023

Importing Passwords into Cloaked: A Comprehensive Guide

This guide will help you import passwords from your existing password manager or browser into Cloaked, ensuring a smooth and easy transition.

Supported Password Managers and Browsers

Cloaked offers a convenient tool to import your existing passwords from a range of password managers and browsers. If your current password manager or browser isn't listed, don't worry – we've also made it simple to import passwords from any other source. The following sources are officially supported, but a properly formatted CSV will also do the trick!

Importing Passwords Step by Step

To import your passwords from a supported browser or password manager, follow these steps:

1. Access the Import Passwords Screen

Navigate to the Import Passwords screen and click on the name of the password manager or browser you want to import your passwords from.

2. Download Your Passwords as a CSV File

Follow the on-screen instructions to export your passwords from your chosen browser or password manager in CSV file format. Note that the CSV file won't be encrypted, so choose a secure location to save it and remember to delete the file after the import is complete.

3. Upload the CSV File to Cloaked

Return to Cloaked and drag or select the CSV file containing your passwords.

4. Map the Data Columns

After uploading your CSV file, you may need to map the data columns to ensure that the information is correctly imported into Cloaked. This process is called "label mapping." You will see a table displaying the data from your CSV file with a drop-down menu above each column.

  1. Examine each column and its contents.
  2. Use the drop-down menu above the column to select the appropriate label that best describes the data in that column. For example, if a column contains website URLs, select the "URL" label.
  3. If a column contains data that is not essential for import or you don't want to include it, select the "Ignore" option from the drop-down menu.
  4. If a column contains data that you want to add to the notes field of the imported identity, select the "Add to Notes" option.

Repeat this process for each column in your CSV file.

5. Review and Select Passwords for Import

Before finalizing the import process, carefully review and edit the identities in the table displayed on the "Review & Import Identities" screen. Follow the steps below:

  1. Examine the identities: Look through the list of identities, ensuring that the information is correctly displayed.
  2. Understand the identity labels: Identities are sorted into three categories, represented by tabs at the top of the screen:
  3. Needs review: Identities with potentially incomplete information, which might affect autofill functionality. They can still be imported.
  4. Duplicate: Identical identities found multiple times in the import file. By default, only one is selected for import.
  5. No issue: Identities with complete information.
  6. Select identities: Choose the identities you wish to import by checking the box next to each identity. To deselect an identity, uncheck the box.
  7. Edit identities: If you need to modify an identity before importing, click the pencil icon next to it. This will open an edit modal where you can make changes.
  8. Navigate between categories: Click on the tabs ("Needs review", "No issue", "Duplicate") at the top of the screen to view and manage identities in each category.

By following these steps, you can review, edit, and select the identities you want to import into Cloaked.

6. Finalize the Import Process

Once you've mapped the data columns and reviewed the identities, you're ready to finalize the import process.

  1. Click the "Import" button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. A progress bar will appear, indicating the import process is underway. The duration of the import will depend on the number of passwords you're importing.
  3. Once the import is complete, you'll receive a notification. If any errors occur during the import, you'll be notified as well.
  4. After the import is successfully completed, remember to delete the CSV file from your device to ensure the security of your data.

By following these detailed steps, you can import your passwords into Cloaked with greater precision and control. If you need further assistance or have additional questions, please refer to other articles in our knowledge base or contact our support team.