FAQs

Account Setup

iKeyVault is protected by a dynamic, unpredictable passcode that you define and not a static master password or a convoluted system-created password. Furthermore, your usernames and passwords are stored on the cloud and does not require syncing between devices.  Therefore, you can access your vault from anywhere easily.

All you need is your name, an e-mail account (which also serves as your login username), and your phone number. No credit card or other form of payment is required for the Smart Version of iKeyVault.  You can upgrade to the premium Genius Version at $1.99 a month at anytime with a credit card.

You can also qualify for six-months free subscription to our Genius Versions by sharing any of your accounts with a new user.  Please click here for offer terms.

Setting Your Passcode

Select at least two variables – at least one must be dynamic but the other can be a constant of your choice.  Use a computation factor or formula to arrive at your resulting code. It’s that simple!  Genius users can always add an optional third variable for extra security.

At present, we offer the following six variables:

  • Date: Your system date in a two-digit format (DD).
  • Time: Your system time in a 24-hour format (HHMM).
  • Weather: The current temperature for your location in a two-digit format (FF)
  • Stock: The previous day closing value of the the stock symbol you picked ($$$¢¢).
  • Twitter: The first word of the first tweet (ignoring pinned tweets).
  • RSS Newsfeed: The first word of BBC newsfeed.
  • Constant: User-defined alphanumeric variable.

We will be offering you unlimited variables (where you can choose any URL) in our new version, later this year.

If both your variables are numerical, you will be able to add, subtract, multiply, or divide the two numbers to create your passcode. Otherwise, you will have to append the two variables with Variable 1 first, followed by Variable 2. Note: Ignore any decimal points and use the entire variable as one number.

We recommend that both of your two variables are dynamic (not constant). For Genius users we provide an option to add a third variable in your passcode for extra security.

Here are some good examples of passcodes:

  1. Date (DD) + Time (HHMM) If the date is June 25, 2020 and the time is 1:30 pm, then your passcode will be 25+1330 = 1355.
  2. Stock ($$$¢¢) * Weather (FF) If the stock value for the company you choose closed the previous day at $36.25 and the temperature is 100°F, then your passcode will be 3625*100 = 362500
  3. Date (DD) A RSS Newsfeed (first word) A Constant If the date is June 25, 2020, the first word on the BBC newsfeed is “Climate,” and the constant you choose is “Hello,” then your passcode will be 25ClimateHello.

Inside the Vault

Under Managed Sites, click on the Add New button in the upper right-hand corner. A box will popup asking you for:

Title: Set this to the name you want to appear on the iKeyVault website for the added site. If you don’t set it, it will automatically pull a title from the URL.

URL: Enter the login URL for the website. (We recommend you copy and paste the URL from the login page.)

Username: Enter the username you use for that specific website.

Password: Enter the password you use for that specific website. You can click on the eye icon to view the password.

Tags: Set tags for the site. You can search for sites using tags in the search box at the top of the page.

Notes: Enter any notes that you may want to refer to later. For example, clues to the answers to security questions.

Once you add a website, under the Actions column, you can share, edit, delete, or pin the website.  You must also download the iKeyVault browser extension (plugin), in order to click through and automatically log into your stored accounts.

Once you add a website, click on the share icon under Actions. A box will popup asking you for:

Email: Enter the email address you wish to share the account with. The recipient will get a notification that you have shared an account with him/her and will have to log into iKeyVault to access this account.

Shared Until: Enter the date until which you wish to share the account. You can leave this blank to share for an unlimited duration.

Share From: Enter the date from which you wish to share the account.

When you share a specific website in your ID Vault with someone, you are giving them full access to that website. You should therefore only share access to websites with people you trust.  However, your trusted parties will have access only to the content you share with them, not all the information in your vault, and cannot share your access any further.

iKeyVault Plugin

You don’t need the plugin, but it allows you to automatically log into the websites you’ve stored in your Vault and helps you save time!

You can download the plugins by clicking on the Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge icons on our home page: https://ikeyvault.com/info/

Some websites prevent auto-login to prevent robots, require a CAPTCHA verification, or second factor (SMS) verification.  For such websites, the iKeyVault plugin will insert the username and password automatically, but you must take the additional steps required to enter the site.  Some other websites are not yet equipped for the iKeyVault technology. If you encounter such a site, please contact their website customer service and ask them to accept iKeyVault authentication.

No. All your stored websites, usernames, and passwords are encrypted and stored on the cloud.  Nothing is downloaded to a local machine or your device. So you do not have to sync devices when you update any account password.