I had set up QB to not need a password to open a company file (in preferences) However, suddenly it asks for a password before it allows me to open my company file. How do I change it back so that I don't need a password like before?
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You don't want to uninstall and reinstall the QB program to address an issue that is in one company's data file. You cannot delete a customer if there has been activity for that name. You can remove the credit card info, but that might not release the new Security requirement.
We are so small we do not accept credit cards but we still had to create a password. How do i get rid of it? I don't want to have to type it everytime I open QB.
I don't have customer credit card information and I don't want to have to enter the password every time I open the company file. Is there a way around this?
The password security requirement is not only limited to customer credit card information, tmick31.
As what @qbteachmt mentioned above, having your company's FEIN will trigger the password security. Not only that, there are at least twelve Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that QuickBooks detects to require a password.
When you have one of these information, then there will be no option to remove the password. The Master Admin will be asked to change the password every 90 days.
The purpose of this is to ensure that the person who will access the file is totally authorized. You can learn more about it here: Password security for QuickBooks Desktop.
Just read through the article and leave a reply if you have questions.
Intuit has to be getting a message on these password comments. The only bank info I have to protect in my QB is my own bank account; likewise there is no personal 3rd party info. So the password nonsense is a totally unnecessary and annoying reminder every single time I log on to work on my various businesses/investments, that I truly can't stand this idiotic requirement and it should be OPTIONAL. Please pass this along to the marketing folks: How many cars would Honda sell if every time the driver sat down to drive they had to punch in an 8 digit code ... would not matter if it was the best car on the planet. This is a coding issue and my bet is it can be fixed easily and patched in. I already have password protection and firewalls, etc...; believe me if somebody gets to my stand-alone system and cracks those codes, they'll get much more useful personal data than my bank account number plugged in to QB. For pete's sake fix this.
I’ve seen a lot of discussions regarding the password requirement in QuickBooks Desktop. We ee explain to users that we’re protecting your data, and your clients, employees, and vendors as well. I also assume that you’ve already read the articles with explanations as to why we require it.
I’ve answered a similar question two months ago, which I shared the option to Stay Logged-in for 90 days. You might want to consider this one with discretion. Please check this out: https://intuit.me/31whKXm
On the other hand, I’ll let our engineers know about your suggestion about making the password optional.
If there's anything you want to add about the password requirement, feel free to visit us back in the Community.
Go back to older version that's what I did. There are tools to make files backwards compatible. I went back and every thing works without password.