Password manager

Use Password manager to easily view, change, and delete your passwords in the Yandex app.

  1. View passwords
  2. Change a password
  3. Delete passwords
  4. Master password
  5. Backup encryption key
  6. Syncing passwords
  7. Disable password manager

View passwords

To view your username and password for a specific site:

  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Passwords.
  3. If necessary, enter your master password to access the storage.
  4. Tap the name of the appropriate site.

Change a password

To change a password for a specific website:

  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Passwords.
  3. If necessary, enter your master password to access the storage.
  4. Tap the name of the appropriate site.
  5. Tap next to the necessary field.
  6. Edit your username, password or password comment.
  7. Tap .

Delete passwords

Password for a site
  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Passwords.
  3. If necessary, enter your master password to access the storage.
  4. Tap the name of the appropriate site.
  5. Tap  → Delete.
  6. Confirm deletion.
All passwords
  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Passwords.
  3. If necessary, enter your master password to access the storage.
  4. Tap  → Delete all passwords.
  5. Confirm deletion.

Master password

A master password provides an additional level of security for your passwords. After you create a master password, the app will request it during an attempt to open password storage or enter a previously saved website password in a login form.

Instead of a huge number of passwords from websites, you will only have to remember one master password. Passwords from websites will also be more secure. Access to the vault is locked by the master password, which cannot be stolen, because it's not stored on devices.

  1. Create a master password
  2. Delete master password
  3. Time to block storage
  4. If you forget your master password

Create a master password

  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Settings.
  3. Tap Create master password.
  4. Enter the master password. We recommend using reliable passwords but that are easy to remember.
  5. Tap Continue. To confirm, enter the password again and tap Create master password.

Delete master password

  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Settings.
  3. Tap Delete master password.
  4. Enter your current master password and tap Confirm.

Time to block storage

You can change the time after which the browser blocks access to the password vault and requests a master password during an attempt to access it:

  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Settings.
  3. Tap Access control.
  4. In the Lock access section, select the necessary option: After restart, After lock screen, or Never.
  5. If necessary, enter your master password to access the storage.

If you forget your master password

If you created a backup encryption key:

  1. In the form where you enter your master password, tap Forgot password.
  2. Tap Reset master password.
  3. Enter your Yandex password.
  4. Re-create your master password.

If you didn't create a backup encryption key, you won't be able to restore access to your passwords.

Backup encryption key

If you forget your master password, you can only restore your passwords if you have a backup encryption key. To create one, enable syncing.

To change your master password, you'll need a recovery key and a special file. It will be created automatically when you enter your master password for the first time and save it locally. That's why even Yandex can't decrypt your passwords.

To restore access, you must enter the password from your Yandex ID. The likelihood that a hacker could simultaneously steal the key from the server, the file from your device, and your Yandex account password is very low.

To create a backup encryption key, tap Enable as soon as you create a master password in the window that opens. If your device hasn't synced, enable syncing by entering your Yandex password.

Syncing passwords

You can sync passwords that you saved in the Yandex app and in Yandex Browser on your computers, smartphones, and tablets. During the syncing process, an encrypted copy of your password repository gets sent to the Yandex server and then passed on to your other synced devices. Passwords from your other devices are simulatensouly added to the repository on your current device.

Password syncing is enabled automatically when the syncing option is enabled. Password syncing is disabled if syncing is fully disabled. To only disable password syncing:

  1. At the bottom, tap  → .
  2. Tap Syncing.
  3. Turn off Passwords.

Disable password manager

Note. Even if you disable the password manager on your current device, it still stays enabled on your other devices.
  1. Open any tab.
  2. To the right of the SmartBox, tap  → My data → Settings.
  3. Disable the Password manager option.

Now the app stops saving passwords and inserting them into authorization forms. Previously entered passwords are encrypted and stored on your device. They become available again if you re-enable the password manager.

To do this, go to the settings and enable the option.