How To...

Get Started with a Brand New Safe

If you don’t already have a password safe stored somewhere that you’d like to use, and you’d like to get started from scratch. Start here.

Where Should I Store my Safe?

First you should decide where you would like to store your safe. There are two main options:

  • Store locally on device
  • Store on the cloud (iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc)

You have the option of storing it locally on your device. This has the added advantage of physical security in addition to cryptographic security. The other option is to store it on the cloud, on one of the supported cloud providers. The advantage of a cloud provider is that you can share it across your devices, keep it in sync, and not have to worry about losing it in case of device loss or malfunction. This comes at a slight cost in terms of security, but most people find the trade-off worth it. Remember, the security of the safe is based on mathematics, meaning that even if an adversary has access to your safe, it will take an enormous (likely nation-state level) amount of resources, time and effort to have any chance of cracking your passphrase. As the developer, I myself choose to store my own passwords on a cloud provider, purely for convenience.

Creating a New Safe

Once you’ve decided where you would like to store your safe, you can proceed as follows depending on your device:

For iOS App Users

For Mac App Users

You should now have a new safe, ready to be filled with passwords and secrets, safe from prying eyes.

Open An Existing Password Safe


Change My Master Password


Add a New Entry (Password or other Secret)

Edit an Entry (Password or other Secret)

Use Strongbox to Login to a website or application

The best way to do this is to use the clipboard. You can copy and paste your passwords, usernames, urls, notes, etc with quick access buttons in the app. Once copied, go to the website or application and paste in the required field. At present there are no plugins available to automate this process.