Password managers & confirming password - issue

Knew there was a 3rd thing I wanted to ask last night but couldn't remember what it was until now.

So I'm wanting to run through all my passwords & change them to auto-generated by password manager 15-20 character gobbledygook. 

In some cases that's no problem.

But then there's others where in the box where you 'confirm' your password, it wont let you copy & paste.
I had one recently where I had to give up because I'm not about to switch pages 15 times to remember what symbol or upper/lower case letter I'm next supposed to enter is.


Now I know some of you are able to get around the (10?) character minimum on here somehow, which from past experience none of you want to divulge how you do it.
So I'm hoping there's a workaround in the case of this password issue so that copying & pasting is easy & someone is willing to say how it's done.
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  • PHK
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    What password manager are you using and what platform.

    Most will autofill both fields for you. So no need to copy and paste.
  • B0bbyEwing
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    Bitwarden on a PC.

    If it makes a difference then for clarification as I think you may be thinking I'm trying to sign in rather than sign up, it's when registering & needing to enter the password a second time. Not logging in when you only enter it once. 

    Some registrations have been fine, others it doesn't allow me. I can't tell you which banks/forums/retailers this applies to as I never made note. 
  • A thought, when signing up for a new site I think that you can be prevented from copying the first password entry.

    If you generate the password first in Bitwarden and select/save it I don't think that the signup page will prevent you copying it from Bitwarden and pasting it in twice,

    Or have you tried this?


  • TMSG
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    One of my pet peeves... password fields that don't let you paste passwords. As mentioned, try to use the autofill option of the PW manager you're using... often that'll work.

    Another thing that works on many websites, even if Ctrl-V is disabled, is to right-click the input field...hopefully the context menu will pop up and give you a Paste option. Between Ctrl-V and right-click/Paste I've succeeded almost always to nail those little critters :smile:
  • B0bbyEwing
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    A thought, when signing up for a new site I think that you can be prevented from copying the first password entry.

    If you generate the password first in Bitwarden and select/save it I don't think that the signup page will prevent you copying it from Bitwarden and pasting it in twice,

    Or have you tried this?


    Yes I did. I tried both ctrl+v and right click and paste. Neither worked. I forget the site actually now.

    I had to go. In to Bitwarden (PC) and get it to generate a password. It wouldn't auto do it. 

    Firefox would but since I use Bitwarden as my manager then that's what I was trying to use. 
  • Is there not an extension for bitwarden if Firefox?
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  • Grumpy_chap
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    I use an auto-generated password as the basis for all my passwords - so it has the appropriate combinations of characters to be secure / very strong password - but with a differing suffix for each purpose.  That seems to work and is very easy to remember and enter when required.  Could the OP do something similar?
  • PHK
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    Bitwarden on a PC.

    If it makes a difference then for clarification as I think you may be thinking I'm trying to sign in rather than sign up, it's when registering & needing to enter the password a second time. Not logging in when you only enter it once. 

    Some registrations have been fine, others it doesn't allow me. I can't tell you which banks/forums/retailers this applies to as I never made note. 
    No, I'm not thinking of signing in. Bitwarden is quite capable of doing what you want. So it must be something about the site. Perhaps make a note next time. 


  • PHK said:
    Bitwarden on a PC.

    If it makes a difference then for clarification as I think you may be thinking I'm trying to sign in rather than sign up, it's when registering & needing to enter the password a second time. Not logging in when you only enter it once. 

    Some registrations have been fine, others it doesn't allow me. I can't tell you which banks/forums/retailers this applies to as I never made note. 
    No, I'm not thinking of signing in. Bitwarden is quite capable of doing what you want. So it must be something about the site. Perhaps make a note next time. 


    I've got just over 900 password entries in my Bitwarden vault. I cannot recall a single web sign-up or sign-in where I have been unable to copy the password to the site where it's required, 

    Can get clunky using apps on a mobile device but not yet to a point where it's unusable.
  • 400ixl
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    It is pretty few sites which don't allow you to paste the desired password into the confirmation box, but a few do still.

    As you have said the browser (in your case Firefox (I'd question your choice there but thats another conversation) can do it as it auto generates into the fields but you can't cut and paste one from the password manager. That's fine, provided the browser is set to a complex enough level if that is where it gets generated that is fine. The password manager should still ask if you want to create a saved account when you submit the page. It is worth copying the password the browser created password before submitting. That way if it doesn't ask to save the account, you can just sign out and log in again and paste it in again where it should then save the new account.

    The other way is to open a text app and paste the password into that, then take the browser window and shrink it so that the text app can been seen side by side and type it across. Quite simple to do that way. Just close the text app and go back to full size window after.
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