Use Dropbox Passwords

This feature is currently in beta and only available to some Dropbox users.

Dropbox Passwords is a desktop app, mobile app, and browser extension by Dropbox. This article explains how to use Dropbox Passwords to save your account usernames and passwords, sync them across your devices, and have them autofill or suggest passwords when you sign into websites and mobile apps. 

Learn how to download, install, and connect your devices to Dropbox Passwords.

Add or edit account usernames and passwords

You can add accounts to Dropbox Passwords (along with their usernames, passwords, website URLs, and any notes you want to remember). You can go back and edit them anytime.

  • To add or edit on the desktop app, open the app and click Add or Edit.
  • To add or edit on the mobile app, open the app and tap “+” (the plus sign) to add, or tap the name of the account and Edit to edit.
  • To add an account with the browser extension, sign in or create an account on any website and you’ll be prompted to save it to Dropbox Passwords. Then you can edit it in the Dropbox Passwords desktop app.
    • Note: The Dropbox Passwords desktop app must be open to use the browser extension.

Remove account usernames and passwords

You can remove any account from Dropbox Passwords (including its username, password, website URL, and any notes you added). To remove an account on the desktop and mobile apps, click or tap the “” (ellipsis) next to the account you’d like to remove and click or tap Remove.

Get suggestions for strong passwords

Dropbox Passwords can suggest strong passwords. 

In the desktop and mobile app:

  1. Open the Dropbox Passwords app.
  2. Click Add (desktop) or “+ (plus sign, on mobile).
  3. Click Suggest strong password.
    • Click the gear icon to change the length and amount of numbers and symbols in the password.
  4. Click Use password.

In the browser extension:

  1. Start to create a new account on a website.
  2. Click the Dropbox Passwords icon that appears in the password text box. A dropdown will appear with a suggested password.
  3. Click Use password.
  4. Continue to create your account.

Note: The Dropbox Passwords desktop app must be open to use the browser extension.

Import usernames and passwords

If you have saved account usernames and passwords in a browser or a CSV file from a different password manager, you can import them in the Dropbox Passwords desktop app. To do so:

  1. Open the Dropbox Passwords desktop app.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials).
  3. Click the Accounts tab.
  4. Under Import, if you’d like to import usernames and passwords from a browser, click From Browser, then click Import. If you’d like to import usernames and passwords from a CSV file from a different password manager, click From password manager.
    • Note: Chrome users on Mac may need to enter their computer password.

If the browser extension doesn’t autofill

The Dropbox Passwords browser extension autofills your saved usernames and passwords when you’re signing in on any website. 

Notes:

  • The Dropbox Passwords desktop app must be open to use the browser extension.
  • You must have saved a website URL associated with the account username and password you want to autofill.

If your username and password don’t autofill automatically:

  1. Click the Dropbox Passwords icon that appears in either the username or the password text box. A dropdown will appear from the text box with the name of the accounts you’ve saved for that website. 
  2. Click the preferred account. The username and password for that account will fill in the text box. 

Export usernames and passwords as a CSV file

You can export your all of your accounts (including their usernames and passwords) from Dropbox Passwords as a CSV file at any time, even if you downgraded your Dropbox account to Basic or joined a Dropbox Business team.

To export your accounts from the desktop app:

  1. Open the Dropbox Passwords desktop app.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials).
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click the Account tab.
  5. Click Export.
  6. Click Export to confirm.

To export your accounts from the mobile app:

  1. Open the Dropbox Passwords mobile app.
  2. Tap the gear icon.
  3. Tap Export.
  4. Tap Export to confirm.
How helpful was this article?

We’re sorry to hear that.
Let us know how we can improve:

Thanks for your feedback!
Let us know how this article helped:

Thanks for your feedback!