Getting Started with Zoho Vault

Browser Extension

To make password management and auto logon activities seamless, Zoho Vault provides the option to securely synchronize passwords across browsers through native browser extensions. The extension helps you auto fill passwords and enable you to automatically login to websites and web applications. In addition, the extension allows you to add secrets to Zoho Vault whenever you use a new account in any web application, avoiding manual addition. Once you deploy the extension, you will be able to perform most of your password management operations from the browser itself, while Zoho Vault will be running in the background.

At present, extensions are available for Chrome and Firefox.

Install chrome browser Plug-in

1. Login to Zoho Vault using Chrome browser and navigate to Settings >> Auto Logon >> Browser Extension

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

2. Click the button “Extension for Chrome”. It will take you to the chrome web-store page. Click the “Add” button and follow the instructions there to install it on your browser.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

3. After installation, you will find Zoho Vault icon at the end of the address bar in the browser. Click that icon and enter your Zoho account credentials and Zoho Vault passphrase as prompted.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

4. Once this is done, you are ready to use the browser extension. It will list all your web account secrets that have a valid URL data. Now, click any secret in the list and try auto logon.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

What operations you can do using browser extension?

You can automatically login to websites and applications from the browser itself without even going to Zoho Vault’s GUI. There are multiple options here – click ‘All Secrets’ and you will see the list of all secrets that have a valid URL data. When you click the arrow mark at the end of the field, you will see the list of options.

Zoho Vault Chrome browser extension

To automatically login

To login to any website or application, just click the name of the required secret in the browser extension field. A new browser window will open and log you in. Alternatively, you can click the option ‘Open URL & Login’ in the list (refer to the screenshot above).

To login to a site / application you have opened

If you are on the login page of a website or application and if the credentials of that site or application had already been stored in Zoho Vault, you can just click the ‘Auto Login’ button. Username and password will be auto-filled and you will be logged in.

Auto logon consists of two things – ‘auto fill’ and then ‘submit’ the data. If you just prefer Zoho Vault to auto fill the data, you can use the option ‘Auto Fill’. Zoho Vault will fill the data and you can then manually submit for auto logon.

To auto fill username and password on a site / application you have opened

If you are on the login page of a website or application and if the credentials of that site or application had already been stored in Zoho Vault, you can just click the ‘Auto Fill’button. Username and password will be auto-filled and you can then manually submit for auto logon.

Alternatively, if you right click in the login page of any website whose credentials have already been stored with Zoho Vault, you will see Zoho Vault icon, which will show the list of passwords related to that site. You can click that and it will auto fill details.

Copy username / password

You can copy username or password for pasting them at some other place as required.

Add Secret

You can add a new secret into Zoho Vault from the browser extension itself. It basically opens the ‘Add Secret’ GUI and you can fill the details and save. Once you do this, the secret will be added to the Vault.

In addition, whenever you login to a new website or application, you will be asked if you want to add that password to Zoho Vault.

Sync with Vault

Whenever you login to the browser extension, data from Zoho Vault gets synchronized. In addition, any time, you can sync the data manually by clicking the ‘Sync with Vault’ option.

Edit Secret

You can edit the already existing secrets from the extension itself. The data will be synchronized with Zoho Vault.


Install Firefox Browser Extension

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

1. Using Firefox browser, click the button above. It will download the extension package and prompt you to install and restart the browser.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

2. After browser restart, you will find Zoho Vault icon at the end of the address bar in the browser. Click that icon and enter your Zoho account credentials and Zoho Vault passphrase as prompted.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

3. Once this is done, you are ready to use the browser extension. It will list all your web account secrets that have a valid URL data. Now, click any secret on the list and try auto logon.

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

What operations you can do using browser extension?

You can automatically login to websites and applications from the browser itself without even going to Zoho Vault’s GUI. Click ‘All Secrets’ and you will see the list of all secrets that have a valid URL data. When you click the required secret, you will be automatically logged in.

Alternatively, when you are on the login page of a website or application (whose credentials have already been stored in Vault), you can click the Zoho Vault browser extension icon and at the bottom of the list, you will see the name of that website. When you click the arrow mark at the end of the field, you will see the list of options.

 

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

To automatically login

To login to any website or application, just click the name of the required secret in the browser extension field. A new browser window will open and log you in.

To login to a site / application you have opened

If you are on the login page of a website or application and if the credentials of that site or application had already been stored in Zoho Vault, you can just click the ‘Fill & Submit’ button. Username and password will be auto-filled and you will be logged in.

To auto fill username and password

Auto logon consists of two things – ‘auto fill’ and then ‘submit’ the data. If you just prefer Zoho Vault to auto fill the data, you can use the option ‘Fill Form’. Zoho Vault will fill the data and you can then manually submit for auto logon.

To auto fill username and password on a site / application you have opened

If you are on the login page of a website or application and if the credentials of that site or application had already been stored in Zoho Vault, you can just click the ‘Fill Username’ / ‘Fill Password’ buttons. Username / password will be auto-filled and you can then manually submit for auto logon.

Alternatively, if you right click in the login page of any website whose credentials have already been stored with Zoho Vault, you will see Zoho Vault icon, which will show the list of passwords related to that site. You can click that and it will auto fill details.

 

Zoho Vault firefox browser extension

Copy username / password

You can copy username or password for pasting them at some other place as required.

Add Secret

You can add a new secret into Zoho Vault from the browser extension itself. It basically opens the ‘Add Secret’ GUI and you can fill the details and save. Once you do this, the secret will be added to the Vault.

In addition, whenever you login to a new website or application, you will be asked if you want to add that password to Zoho Vault.

Sync with Vault

Whenever you login to the browser extension, data from Zoho Vault gets synchronized. In addition, any time, you can sync the data manually by clicking the ‘Sync with Vault’ option.

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