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Removing this stupid password nonsense

Ok, I'll take another stab at this problem.


I dont want a password on my companies. Its a giant pain to keep track of, and its not saving anyone from anything.  I dont store anythign that needs protecting.


I'm told the system "recognizes" Payment card data, and turns on Passwords.  Well, I dont accept credit cards, or use credit cards, or store credit card data.


So, if the password is there to secure payment card data,  and I dont have payment card data, why am I stuck using a password?


I'm not going to keep upgrading to things I dont need till we sort out why you make my life decisions for me.   I dont tell you to wear pants, or to put on a jacket because its cold. Why force me to use passwords when I dont need to.  A-M-E-R-I-C-A    

QuickBooks Team

Re: Removing this stupid password nonsense

Hi RobPatton,


Thanks for joining the Community. Let me clarify things out about the QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) password requirements.


Intuit depends upon proven safeguards to protect your business data and comply with the IRS security requirements. Please know that the requirements have tightened up a lot in all aspects of computing, including the accounting app. This is very important as it adds an extra security layer within your QuickBooks files.


You can refer to this article for more information: Intuit Privacy Statement.


This information should get you pointed out in the right direction about the security requirements of QuickBooks. 


If there's anything else you need, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I'm always glad to help. Have a wonderful day.

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Re: Removing this stupid password nonsense

Your canned response is nice, but, I don't need a nanny! I agree with posters WHO DON'T WANT A PASSWORD.  I don't need a vendor protecting me from non-existent threats.  I've used Quickbooks for some 20+ years and NEVER had any reason to password protect any of the three companies it's used for.
There is no banking info; no CC info and no personal or business info in any of my files. There is NOTHING TO PROTECT. 
Intuit is trying to fix something that is not broken. I demand Intuit deliver its product without strings attached. Let me decide if I want to password protect my files, not Intuit.
As to your REF the IRS requires security . . . 
I'm not tax professional. I don't do tax prep.
Mike from Maryland

QuickBooks Team

Re: Removing this stupid password nonsense

Hi @Mikesline,


I want to make sure that no one else can gain access to your company files. Passwords are intended to keep the privacy of your account.


I understand your sentiments with regards to the password in QuickBooks. I fully know that not everyone wants a password on their accounts and that you don't have any bank information stored in it.


Also, we don't intend to decide for you when it comes to setting up your company. However, QuickBooks was made to let you input your passwords for protection. It was also mandated by the IRS and Intuit that all accounts must contain a password for an extra layer of protection for your company files.


In the meantime, you can enter a password for your company files to keep them secured. Don't worry, I'll let our engineers know if your suggestions about the password.


Please let me know if you need help with anything else. I'll be sure to get back to you.