Import Secrets

The import option in Zoho Vault lets you import multiple secrets into your vault account in bulk. You can export passwords from other popular password management solutions (or) from a standard CSV file and import them into Zoho Vault. To import secrets, you have to navigate to Tools >> Import Secrets  and select the desired method from the drop down menu to carry out the import.

Note: You can import secrets from your computer (or) Google Drive. You can import from Google Drive only if you have logged in to Zoho Vault using G-Suite login.

Importing secrets from other password managers

  • Export your passwords from your current password manager
  • In Zoho Vault, navigate to Tools > Import Secrets
  • Select the file type in the Import From list

  • Click Proceed.

  • Browse to select the file (or) copy and paste the data

  • Select the classification for the secrets to be added either as Enterprise or Personal. Only the secrets that are marked as Enterprise can be shared with others in Zoho Vault.
  • Click Verify
  • In the next step, secrets that are to be imported having the same name as the ones already existing will be highlighted in blue. You can add them as duplicate entries (or) overwrite the existing entry with the new one.

  • Entries shown in red cannot not be imported. For security reasons, the entries that contain special characters like < > # ? " in secret name and characters like ! ^ * ( ) " in the URL are not allowed to be imported. Secrets containing empty fields will also be filtered. Remaining entries will be imported. You can edit the contents in the table by double clicking an entry.
  • Click Import
  • Secrets containing the same name as an already existing secret in Zoho Vault will be imported with the tag duplicate to avoid confusion at a later point.

Supported Files: You can quickly import secrets from Clipperz JSON, Enpass TXT, KeePass XML, KeePassX XML, Keeper TXT, LastPass CSV, Mitro CSV, 1Password CSV, Passpack CSV, Password Gorilla CSV, Password Wallet TXT, RoboForm CSV, Sticky Password TXT, Intel TrueKey JSON and Zoho Vault CSV. 

Importing secrets from a Standard CSV File

1. First, you need to create the file with the passwords to be imported. Zoho Vault typically adds each line in the file as a secret. So, you need to construct the file in such a way that all the lines being imported are consistent and have the same number of fields. Entries should be separated by a comma. The following example illustrates this

"Secret Name","Secret URL","Username","Password" "Facebook-Corporate","http://facebook.com","testing","@#Gtkc89" "Forrester Login","http://www.forrester.com","","abc@xyz.com","demo" "Gmail","http://gmail.com","demo","$%Hfkc12"

2. After creating the file, you can browse to select the file OR copy the data and paste them in the text field that is shown. The browser versions that support file upload are IE 10, Chrome 15, Firefox 20 and above. While importing secrets from a standard CSV file, it is ideal to export separate .csv files for every type of secret such as Web Accounts, Windows, Unix etc.

Import Secrets from CSV

3. The next step is to specify the format of your entries and use delimiters if needed, to ensure that the secrets are separated accordingly. Then, you also have to select the classification and type under which the secrets are to be added - "Enterprise" or "Personal".

Column mapping

4. The final step before verification is to map the imported columns with the inherent columns in Vault in order to specify the order in which the entries are to be imported. For instance, if you are importing secrets of Web Accounts, fields such as Username and Password would be required fields in Vault that have to be mapped with the imported columns.

5. Once you are done with the above steps, click Verify at the bottom of the page. Zoho Vault would display the format in which the secrets will be imported, based on your column mapping. Click Import after checking the secrets.

Verify secrets