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How do I turn off this ridiculous and annoying password?

Every so often I have to reset my password and Quickbooks forces me to make it something I can't possibly remember, so I have to use a Post-It note just to make Quickbooks happy. This is ridiculous and has absolutely nothing to do with how I run my business. Please tell me how 

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How do I turn off this ridiculous and annoying password?


I can see here how it can get frustrating on your part to keep entering your login credentials repeatedly, @flybob.


Let me chime in and provide you with additional information on the importance of password security in QuickBooks Desktop software.


For the security of your critical data, QBDT requires passwords for data files to meet certain complexity requirements. QuickBooks also prompts you to change your password every 90 days. 


For users with Personally Identifiable Information (PII), setting a password is mandatory. PII includes the employee and a company's social security number, company EIN, company bank details (routing number, account number), or vendor tax ID.


The only way to stop the password protection is to remove this information from the company file. However, this won't be the smart thing to do. 


We know a lot of our customers are requesting to have an option to turn off this feature. I've seen some feedback submitted to our engineers already. Rest assured, this has been checked thoroughly. 


You can check this article for additional reference: Password security for QuickBooks Desktop.


For future reference about resetting your password for QuickBooks Desktop, you may check out this helpful article: Reset your password for QuickBooks Desktop


Stay in touch if you have any other password concerns. I'm always around to help. Take care.

Level 2

How do I turn off this ridiculous and annoying password?

No, it doesn't protect my critical information because I don't have any critical information in Quickbooks, and the program only exists on my secure computer in my secure office. It's just a nuisance, made worse by the abject requirement to make up novel passwords. As long as it's not optional it's nothing but a pointless frustration, no matter what stories you tell yourself to try to justify it.

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