How to Manage Stored Passwords

SafeHouse allows you to view, add, edit and delete your stored smartcard passwords using the Passwords tab pictured below.

All SafeHouse entries on the currently-inserted card will be displayed in this list. The name or label of the card will be displayed in the upper right corner of the tab.

If no card is inserted, the list will be empty.

The list will automatically refresh if you swap smartcards.

If you wish to see the actual password characters displayed instead of asterisks, this can be configured via the Options tab.

How to display this dialog:
  1. Right click on the SafeHouse system tray padlock icon.

  2. Choose the Tools & Options menu item.

  3. Click the Options tab.

  4. Click the Options button to display the Smartcard Properties dialog.

  5. Click the Passwords tab.

Popup Menu

Another way to work with individual items listed on this tab is to right click on the filenames displayed in the left column. You'll be presented with a popup menu of available actions.


The easiest way to add stored passwords to your smartcard is to let SafeHouse do it automatically when you create new volumes or change volume passwords using the standard SafeHouse dialogs and wizards.

However, you can also manually add stored passwords by clicking the Add button and filling out this simple dialog.

You'll first see a volume file picker dialog prompting you to point out the SafeHouse volume file to be added to your smartcard. SafeHouse will then fill in all fields in the form below except the password.

SafeHouse will warn you if you attempt to save this form with a password which doesn't match the volume.


This is the filename for the SafeHouse volume being represented by this smartcard entry.

This field is not used for any decision making processes within SafeHouse. In theory, you could change it to anything you'd like and SafeHouse wouldn't care.


This is the password for your SafeHouse volume.

If you prefer to see the actual characters instead of masking dots, this can be configured on the smartcard Options tab.


This is the volume description. Although this field is initially set to match the short description you supplied when you originally created the volume, you can change it to anything you'd like here. SafeHouse does not evaluate the contents of this field.

Serial Number

This is a read-only field. You cannot change it yourself.

Each SafeHouse volume has a unique serial number. This serial number, and not the filename or description, is the only piece of information used internally by SafeHouse to distinguish one volume from another. When you attempt to open a volume and SafeHouse tries to find its corresponding password in your smartcard, what it's actually doing is looking through the set of passwords stored on your card for one that has a matching serial number.

We show you the serial number here because sometimes it's the only way to tell similarly-named files apart from each other.


The Edit Password Entry dialog is similar to the Add dialog described above.

To edit a stored password entry, select its respective item in the list and click the Edit button.


To delete a stored password entry, select the entry with your mouse and click the Delete button.

SafeHouse will prompt to confirm this action since it cannot be reversed.

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