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Is it true? [About changing usernames in Password Vault]

rfsinten
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I see on here that the only way to update usernames in the password vault is to deactivate and then reactivate the account. If this is true, then one has to ask why such a severe limitation for such a simple and routine activity?

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    rfsinten said:
    I see on here that the only way to update usernames in the password vault is to deactivate and then reactivate the account. If this is true, then one has to ask why such a severe limitation for such a simple and routine activity?
    It is true.  The only way to change usernames in the Password Vault is to deactivate the Online Services of all of the registers associated with the financial institution's user account.  As to why Quicken doesn't allow us to change usernames in the Password Vault, my guess is changing usernames is not considered routine.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    This myth only applies to Express Web Connect connected accounts, BUT, in a previous thread on this forum it was discussed and it pointed to this article, https://www.quicken.com/support/why-dont-i-need-enter-my-bank-password-download-my-bank, (see the last paragraph) which covers your question.

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  • Sherlock
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    rfsinten said:
    I see on here that the only way to update usernames in the password vault is to deactivate and then reactivate the account. If this is true, then one has to ask why such a severe limitation for such a simple and routine activity?
    It is true.  The only way to change usernames in the Password Vault is to deactivate the Online Services of all of the registers associated with the financial institution's user account.  As to why Quicken doesn't allow us to change usernames in the Password Vault, my guess is changing usernames is not considered routine.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    splasher said:
    This myth only applies to Express Web Connect connected accounts, BUT, in a previous thread on this forum it was discussed and it pointed to this article, https://www.quicken.com/support/why-dont-i-need-enter-my-bank-password-download-my-bank, (see the last paragraph) which covers your question.

    I STAND CORRECTED.  I misread the OP and responded about changing Passwords in the Password Vault, not usernames.


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  • rfsinten
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    > @Sherlock said:
    > (Quote)
    > It is true.  The only way to change usernames in the Password Vault is to deactivate the Online Services of all of the registers associated with the financial institution's user account.  As to why Quicken doesn't allow us to change usernames in the Password Vault, my guess is changing usernames is not considered routine.

    It is too bad this is not considered routine. It is an additional protection in the age of ID theft, often overlooked. I don't change mine often, but I do change them, on average annually.
  • rfsinten
    rfsinten Member ✭✭
    Ok then, here's a follow-on question. When reactivating each account, Quicken downloads transactions - sometimes over a year's worth. They do not always get identified with existing transactions for various reasons. Short of declining each individual transaction, is there a way to either tell Quicken not to download, or to disregard en masse?
  • rfsinten
    rfsinten Member ✭✭
    You guys are the best! Thank you.
  • Frankx
    Frankx SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    @refinten,

    Happy to help! Take care.

    Frankx


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