EverPass User Guide


Creating a New Password File

You have several options to create a new File:

By clicking the "New Password File" button within the file open dialogue
By pressing ⌘N or choosing File->New from the menu bar

When creating a new file you first have to define a password. This password should be really secure, you may want to use letters, numbers, special characters and may want to choose a password length of 10 digits or more.

Since there is absolutely no way to recover your data from an EverPass password file without this password, consider storing it in some safe location or sharing it with someone you trust. EverPass will offer you to store this password in your OS X key chain the first time you open the new file again. Like that you don't need to enter it manually each time you open the file.

Opening an Existing File

To open an existing password file press ⌘O or choose File->Open from the menu bar.
If the file's password is available from your OS X key chain, then EverPass will open the file and present it's contents. If you decided not to store your password in the system's key chain or if the stored password does not match, EverPass will ask you to enter the file's password manually.

Adding a New Password Entry

Most of the time you will create your password entries on the fly by pressing ^⌘A at any login form (see automated logins for details). If you want to create a new entry manually, open the EverPass main window by pressing ^⌘K, by selecting the EverPass icon from the dock or by selecting "Open Everpass" from the status bar menu.
In the main window, click on  right below the entry list.

Generating Secure Passwords

Since EverPass will remember and enter all passwords for you, it is recommended to

use an different password for any of your accounts. In that way, all your other accounts are still safe even if one password gets compromised.
use strong and unguessable passwords.

EverPass has a password generator which creates secure random passwords of a specified length. It is recommended to create the longest passwords permitted to maximise security.
To open the password generator, click on next to the password field.

The textfield will initially show the current password. Once you move the slider left or right, it will be replaced by a secure random password of the specified length.

Adding Icons to Entries

EverPass assigns a default icon to new entries. In most cases you will want to replace that with, say, the logo of the related website or application.
By clicking on the logo in the main window, an icon selection dialogue will open.

This feature is powered by google image search and basically searches for the term entered in the search field on top. Initially the search term is set to the title of your entry but you can type in any text you like to narrow your search. Good choices are (e.g) the name of the website, possibly followed by "logo" or "icon".
To select an icon, double click on it.
To dismiss the dialog, click anywhere outside the dialog.

Configuring Automated Logins and Automated Form Completions

One of the most powerful features of EverPass is its ability to fill out forms (in particular: login forms of applications or web sites) automatically.
To use this feature, open the application or website. When you are prompted for your username and password, press ^⌘A to start the EverPass auto type assistant. If the login form is already connected to a password entry, EverPass will automatically send your login information to the form, log you in and you are done. Simple.

Connecting a Login Form to a Password Entry

If the form is not yet connected to a password entry or if there are multiple matches for this form, EverPass will ask you which password entry you want to use for this form.

Choose an entry by either double clicking on it, by selecting it and pressing enter or by selecting it and clicking on "Select".
You can filter the list using the search field on top of it.
To create a new password entry (say if this is your first log in to this website or if you have not yet stored this password in EverPass), click on +.

Configuring the Information sent to the Form

By default EverPass will send the sequence <USERNAME> <TAB> <PASSWORD> <ENTER> to all login forms. This is pretty much standard and will do the trick for 95% of the cases.
In some cases you still may want to send different information to a form (e.g.)

An additional PIN code
Credit card data
Address information

To do so, EverPass lets you configure the key sequence sent to each form individually.

Use the edit field at the bottom to define your own key sequence. While you are typing, EverPass will display an auto completion list with available keys.

The username as specified in the text field above.

The password as specified above.

The "tab" key

The "enter" key

The corresponding cursor movement key(s).

Wait (e.g.) 200 milliseconds after each simulated key press. This will help slow web pages (or flash forms) to process your input. Not needed too frequently but you will appreciate that it is there once you need it.

DELAY 1000
Wait the specified amount of milliseconds when this token is processed. Unlike the previous command this will not alter the general typing speed. It will cause EverPass to pause once for every occurence of this token in the sequence.

This will send the value of the corresponding attribute as defined in the list above. E.g. "PIN" will cause EverPass to send "123645" to the form.

<arbitrary text>
Any other character sequence will be sent literally as you specified it.

Changing a File's Password

To change the password for a file you first have to open it. Then choose File->Change Password from the menu bar.
You have two options:

Add an additional password to the file. In that case you will be able to open the file using either the existing or the new password.

Replace the existing password with the new one. In this case you will not be able to open the file using any other then the newly defined password.

Auto Save and Versions

EverPass is fully integrated with MAC OS X lion's (10.7 and above) auto save behavior. This means: you don't have to save your changes to the password file and you will have the possibility to access (and restore) previous versions of your file in case you accidentially changed something which you did not mean to.

Global Hotkeys

EverPass installs two global hot keys:

^⌘A to launch the Auto Type Assistant

Whenever you press ^⌘A, EverPass will send your login information to the currently active application or open an assistant window if your input is required.

^⌘K to open the Main Window

Whenever you press ^⌘K, EverPass will display its main window allowing you to search and edit all your password entries.