Excel workbook can be used to protect passwords and login credentials in a variety of ways.
This article explains how to use it.
Excel works by encrypting data and creating a password hash.
You can use this hash to create a password that cannot be cracked or changed.
This hash allows you to use other software or apps to log in to your organization.
This will be the case when you need your password protected against unauthorized access.
Protecting a password can be one of the most important aspects of any IT organization.
To protect your workbook from unauthorized access, you can use the Excel password protection schedule.
This Excel password security schedule works for both Office 365 and Exchange Online.
You must have the Excel 2016.0 or higher version installed to use this Excel password protected schedule.
To learn more about password protection in Office 365, see Password Protection in Office 2016.
The table below shows the steps you need in order to create the password hash and encrypt data.
Use the following steps to create and encrypt a password:Step 1.
Download the password protected Excel schedule.
Download and install the Microsoft Excel 2016 password protected file.
Import the file into the workbook.
Use Excel to create, create a new, and create a hash.
Use the following Excel functions to encrypt data:The following is a sample password hash:Step 5.
Use a file manager to view the password data.
Click on the hash to open it in Excel.
Change the password you wish to use in the password input field to a unique one.
Copy and paste the hash into the password field.
Close the work file.
If you are using a non-Microsoft Office 365 solution, you will need to create an Office 365 administrator password for each user account.
Verify the hash password is correct.
If your password has not been modified, use the following instructions to update your password hash to reflect the new password hash hash.
Open the Excel work book in the browser and open the hash file you created earlier.
The hash should now be displayed.
If you have more than one user account, the hash hash may not be available to all users.
To view the hash, select the user you want to view and then select “View all”.
This will open a window with the hash as a separate file.
Click “Copy and Paste” to paste the new hash into one of these files.
Click OK to close the file.
If your workbooks file name includes a “.xlsx” extension, it will be automatically saved in the file name.
If not, click “Save”.
If your file name contains “.xlsm” or “.xlpk” extensions, you need the extension “.xls”.
To view this file, click File in the ribbon, then select the file you want.
If all steps have been completed successfully, you should see the password hashes for the users that created the hashes and the hash hashes displayed in the workbooks window.
If the hash is the same for all users, you have successfully completed the password protection.
To create a working copy of the password protect password hash in an Excel file, go to File > Import.
Use one of your work files, including the hash and password hash, as the starting point for the working copy.
Open one of those work files in the Excel editor.
Select the password that you just created in the Password protected hash and then click OK.
You will now be able to copy and paste this hash and the password to the password protector.
To protect a password, you must have one of three different Excel passwords:The password that protects the user account that you created in Step 2.
The password for the user with the account in Step 3.
The Password protected by Microsoft Excel password.
For more information about using Excel to protect workbooks, see Office 365 Security and Access Guide.
If Excel password is incorrect, use one of our Excel password tools to correct it.
For more information, see The Password Protect Tool.
You can protect the password of any user account you have.
For information on how to create one, see Create an Excel Password Protection Schedule.
If a password is too long, use an Excel password hashing algorithm.
For example, if you want a password of 6 characters, use this algorithm:Step 01.
Click File > Export.
In the Export window, select a different Excel file and then choose File > Save.
If the password has been modified by someone else, the password will be saved as an invalid hash.
Use this file instead of the hash.
If an incorrect password has already been generated, you might want to use an offline password generator to generate a new password.
For this, go back to Step 01 and select