I still have to enter three passwords to use Quicken

This discussion was created from comments split from: Account password problems.


  • Lloyd Stearns
    Lloyd Stearns Member ✭✭
    I followed all the instructions in the following site: https://www.quicken.com/support/why-am-i-being-asked-sign-my-quicken-id-repeatedly-or-why-am-i-being-asked-activation-code
    I still have to enter three passwords to use Quicken: my data file password, my Quicken account password, and my vault password (three different password) each time I start Quicken. This is excessive. There is no way I can see to store my password so my computer can enter these passwords automatically. It all started with Quicken Delux 2020, R28.23, Version
  • Quicken_Tyka
    Quicken_Tyka Alumni ✭✭✭✭
    Hello @Lloyd Stearns

    Thank you for taking the time to visit the Community to report this issue, although I apologize that you haven't received a response.

    In regards to being prompted to sign in repeatedly with the Quicken ID, this is a known issue, you can learn more.


    In regards to the other passwords...

    The data file password keeps the data file safe. After you set up a file password, you can't open the file to access any of the accounts within it unless you enter the password correctly. You do have the option to disable the data file password if you like


    The vault Password Vault is a secure and convenient way to store multiple bank passwords that you can then access with a single password, this is will need to be entered if you wish to update transactions.


    I hope this helps!

    -Quicken Tyka

  • Lloyd Stearns
    Lloyd Stearns Member ✭✭
    Yes, I am fully aware of everything you said, it is just that I have to do it every time (three different password to enter each time I use Quicken). I installed the latest revision that is supposed to fix this and now I have the added step of having to pick the file I want opened (there is only one, the one that I use every time). You keep adding steps to the use of Quiicken without any benefit. Now i have to select which file to open, enter data file password, and then the vault password. Yes, you reduced the number of passwords I have to enter but must select the file I wish to open every time. Not an improvement, it adds multiple steps to find the file and open it.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Edit > Preferences > Startup
    Un-check "Download transactions when Quicken starts" and you won't have to enter the vault password just to get in to Quicken. You'll still need to enter it when you do a One Step Update.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.