Setup is quite easy and fast. In case you are using Google Chrome, it is highly recommended to install Passter Extension. At this time other browsers can only setup Passter Web App.
Lets start with the Web App. First click on any 'Setup' button and wait for the Passter Setup popup.
Password Repository - Select the physical storage location for passwords, credit cards and secrets. Can be either the browser, or your Google account.
Computer/Device Environment - Used for defining a password policy. Private computers can be less restricted, while shared environments should have maximum restrictions.
Encryption Key - Select manual for encrypting your passwords with master key. Or select automatic and let Passter handle your master key (not recommended unless you are the only one ever to use and access this computer).
Key - The master key. You must remember it and keep it safe.
Save the settings and you are ready to start using Passter.
Installation of Passter Extension is easy as well, simply install the extension from Chrome Web Store and proceed the same instructions above.
Web App User Guide
Setup button is located in the application mode status at the top and bottom of each page.
The reverse operation of setup is the 'Eject' button, which simply removes any passwords, credit cards, secrets and settings from the current browser. Use the eject button exactly as an uninstallation operation.
The password manager is divided into several sections, which are controlled by the left vertical menu. They are ordered as: Passwords, Credit Cards, Secrets and Settings.
Each section has a context menu in the right side, with the addition of current task status and search box.
Available menu items for passwords section are:
Add Password - Adds a new password for your repository.
Generate Password - Generates a strong password according to your password policy (defined in settings)
Import Passwords - Import passwords (plain-text) from CSV file
Export Passwords - Export passwords to CSV file or CSV document in Google Docs
Backup - (Available in manual encryption key) Creates a new backup for passwords, credit cards and secrets in the current password repository (same browser or your Google Docs) using current master key. Restore - Restores a saved backup.
Disable - (Available in manual encryption key) Disable Passter by revoking master key (and Google authorization token). This makes your passwords useless until you re-enter the master key.
Credit Cards section is responsible for managing your credit cards. It is simply an easy and safe way to store any details about your cards.
Secrets are encrypted notes saved in your password repository. It is a free text note that has a simple interface for keeping your own secrets.
Extension User Guide
Since Passter was built using latest web technology (such as HTML5 and other web standards), the Extension and the Web App has pretty much the same user interface.
Ofcourse the functionality and architecture of the Extension is much more integrated in the browser, meaning more security and more functions that ease the use of Passter.
Installation is done from Chrome Web Store and proceed the same as the instructions above.
Instead of Eject button, you will have to uninstall Passter (in case you are on public computer or device) by right clicking on the Passter icon in the browser top bar.
Disabling Passter Extension is the same as in the Web App, and makes your passwords useless until you re-enter the master key.
The main differences between the Web App and the Extension, is that the addition of Passter Popup button in the top bar of Chrome.
Using this popup, users can do operations on the current selected website tab.
As an example, most recent used password in each domain is automatically injected to the website login page (if exists). User can disable it using the on/off switch.
Ignoring a website is also available.
Fill in passwords of more than one website user is available using the green arrow near each user name. Additional operations, like change password, view password and delete are found in the same place.
There are more tweaks and user interface behaviours that the Extensions enriches (compared to the Web App), like the generating of strong passwords will automatically fill any password fields in the selected website tab.
Mobile Device Guide
Mobile devices (like iPhones, Androids, BlackBerrys, etc.) are capable of displaying your passwords, in case you are storing them in your Google account.
Simply navigating your mobile device browser to: passter.com will forward the device to a mobile version site of Passter.
It is recommended to install the web app in your mobile device (if it is possible, like in iPhone, by adding the web page to your home screen)
Passter mobile site is very limited and enables the users to view their passwords after an authorization process was done on Google server.
Press on 'Settings' tab and fill in your master key. Saving the form will start the authorization process and then once completed, your passwords will be displayed in the 'Passwords' tab.
We tried to make Passter informative, intutive and easy to use, but if you have more questions or issues please feel free to contact us.
In the meanwhile view our frequently asked questions.