Chrome - Change password

Some web services require you to change passwords regularly, but it's a good practice to change your passwords anyway every once in a while. When you're using Enigmer, you have a couple of choices on how to change the resulting password. No matter which way you decide to take, the resulting password will be very different from the previous one and can't be tracked back. To be exact, it's possible to use brute-force -type attack on option two and maybe option one, but in practice there's no difference between the options. For more security minded (paranoid?) persons, I'd recommend option three, because it ensures the most variance between the old and new passwords.

Options

1. Update the salt in Enigmer and keep the user input intact.

If you choose to change the password by changing the salt, the procedure is almost the same as on the Enigmer Setup. The plus is, your input stays the same and you don't have to come up and learn a new input. The minus side is, that this requires a few additional clicks from your mouse.

  1. Log in to the service and find the page, where you can change your password.
  2. Usually there are three password fields to fill out: current password, new password and repeat new password. Make sure, all three fields are in the Enigmer (you should see the small marker on them). The first Field markersfield (old password field) should be using the same settings as the one on the log in -page (if it isn't, right-click on it,select Enigmer... and select Version X from the salts-menu, where the X matches the version on the log in -page). Type in your current input to the first field.
  3. Update the salt to 'new password' and 'repeat new password' fields as follows:
    • If the 'new password' and 'repeat new password' -fields are already in the Enigmer (fields have markers on them), do this:
      • Right-click on the first one ('new password' field) and select Enigmer... and click Update Salt... on the popup window. Confirm the change by pressing Save.
      • Select the third field ('repeat new password' field), right-click on it, select Enigmer... and select Version X from the salts-menu, where the X is the new salt version you just created (the highest number).
    • If the fields are not in the Enigmer, add them and update the salt as follows:
      • Add the second field to Enigmer ('new password' field) by right-clicking and selecting Enigmer... and giving a name for the group (or selecting "Previously created group" and selecting the group name from the list, it depends on if you already created a group that you want to use here).
      • Right-click on the same field ('new password' field) and update the salt by selecting Enigmer... and pressing the Update Salt -button on the popup window. Confirm the change by pressing Save.
      • Right-click on the third field ('repeat new password' field) and select Enigmer... and select "Previously created group" from the popup window. Then, choose the name of the group from the list (same group you used on the previous field) and confirm selection by pressing Save.
  4. Current password -field marker should now be red and other markers should be showed as green. Type in your input to the 'new password' and 'repeat new password' -fields. If there are errors about the Fill password fieldsminimum requirements of the passwords, select all three fields one by one and run Enigmer on them by using the hotkey Shift + Alt + down arrow (that's the default hotkey combination) . If the errors come back, you may have to make some adjustments to the password settings.
  5. Submit the change.
  6. Log out and browse to the log in -page.
  7. Change the password field salt to match the 'new password' -fields. Right-click on it and select Enigmer... and select Version X from the salts-menu (X is the version of the salt you previously created, the highest number).
  8. Done. Now you can log in as you did before.

2. Change the input you give to the password field before Enigmer combines it with the salt.

If you'd like to change the password by changing the input you type in, the change procedure is practically the same as you'd normally do, when you change a password to a web service without Enigmer. The plus side is, you don't need to make any changes to the Enigmer (if someone counts this as a plus?). Minus side is, you have to remember the new input.

  1. Log in to the service and find the page, where you can change your password.
  2. Usually there are three password fields to fill out: current password, new password and repeat new password.Password fields
  3. Make sure, all three fields are in the Enigmer (you should see the small marker on them). The first field (old password field) should be using the same settings as the one on the login page (if it isn't, right-click on it, select Enigmer... and select Version X from the salts-menu, where the X matches the version on the login page). Type in your current input to the first field.
    • If the new password and repeat new password -fields are already in the Enigmer (and using the same settings as the previous field), type in your new input to both of them.
    • If the fields are not in the Enigmer, add them as follows:
      • Add the second field to Enigmer ('new password' field) by right-clicking, selecting Enigmer..., selecting "Previously created group" and choosing the group name from the list, that matches the group on the "Current password" field.
      • Right-click on the third field ('repeat new password' field) and select Enigmer... and select "Previously created group" from the popup window. Then, choose the name of the group from the list (same group you used on the previous field).
  4. Type in your new input to the new password and repeat new password -fields. If there are errors about the minimum requirements of the passwords, select all three fields one by Fill fieldsone and run Enigmer on them by using the hotkey Shift + Alt + down arrow.
  5. Submit the change.
  6. Done. Now you can continue using the service as before. Just remember to type in your new input when you log in again.

3. Combine the two ways together.

If you'd like to go hardcore, you can change both the salt and the input you type in. The plus side is, this makes sure that there's no connection between the old and new passwords. The minus side is, you have to learn the new input and add a few additional mouse clicks on the password change procedure.

The procedure is basically the same as in option one. Only part that's different is step 4, where you type in your new input instead of your old input.