Store Password on Smartcard

If a SafeHouse-compatible smartcard is detected, you'll be offered the opportunity to have your group administrator password saved to the card as plain text. From then on, where ever a group password is required, you'll then be able to use this smartcard instead of needing to manually type it in.

Different Smartcards, Different Uses

Please know that this use of a smartcard to store your group password as plain text is not the same as the SafeHouse administrator smartcards described elsewhere in this help guide.

The key difference is that administrator smartcards specifically hide the password from being seen or learned by those who use it, whereas the feature being referred to on this page stores the password as plain text so that it specifically can be seen.

Saving passwords to smartcards as plain text is especially helpful when using super-long passwords which are hard to remember or type. SafeHouse can automatically read the password from your smartcard so you are saved from the trouble of typing it.

Please also know that only manually-typed or plain text passwords read from smartcards can be used in this Branding Wizard or in other places within the SafeHouse product where it is required that the software specifically authenticate a group's top-level administrator (somebody who knows the group's password). For obvious reasons, administrator smartcards which purposely shield the operator from knowing the group password cannot be used to authenticate in these situations.

NOTE:  Smartcards must be enabled in SafeHouse to use this feature. This screen will not be displayed is smartcards are disabled.

Store administrator's password on smartcard.

Check this box to store your administrator's password as plain text on a smartcard.

The name of the detected smartcard device is shown just below.

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