- A Bluetooth enabled Android smartphone with Stash Password Manager installed and a Stash card.
- A Bluetooth enabled computer equipped with Windows 10 or above. Supported browsers: Edge, IE, Chrome, Firefox, Chromium, Brave, Opera, and Torch.
How to install Stash Connect on your Windows computer
- Download "Stash Connect" for Windows by clicking here.
- Once the download is complete, open the .zip file.
- Follow the installer instructions.
- To open the newly installed Stash Connect app on your computer, open your Start menu and select Stash Connect from your list of apps.
- The Stash Connect app icon will display in the taskbar.
- For the convenience of use, we recommend locking your Stash Connect icon to always show in the Taskbar settings.
- Next, you will have to pair your Android phone to your computer before you can make any requests from your computer to sign in.
Pairing your Android smartphone to your computer.
- Open Bluetooth settings on your computer and turn on Bluetooth.
- Then select “+ Add Bluetooth or other device”.
- In the Add a Device popup, select “Bluetooth”. Now your computer is looking for your Android smartphone.
- On your Android smartphone, enable Bluetooth in your phone Settings and your phone’s name should appear in your computer’s list of available Bluetooth devices to pair to.
- On your computer, click your phone name to start the pairing process.
- On your phone, a pairing code popup window will display and you should accept this code to complete the pairing process.
- Now, on your computer, you can click on the Stash Connect icon in the taskbar and you should see your newly paired Android phone’s name in the list of connected devices. Select the name of your Android phone.
- Congratulations! You can now make requests from your computer to automate signing in to websites and applications on your computer.
Logging into accounts on your Windows computer using "Stash Connect"
Note: You will need to have completed the setup of Stash and the Stash Password Manager app on your Android smartphone first.
- Make sure the Stash Password Manager is running in the background on your Android smartphone and Bluetooth is enabled.
- On your computer, visit the website or app you want to log into.
- Click your mouse cursor into the "Username" field and then click the Stash Connect icon located on the taskbar of your computer. (Important: Stash Connect will autofill your login credentials wherever you place your mouse cursor. Make sure your cursor is in the where you want it before proceeding to the next step)
- Select “Request Sign In”.
- You will receive a notification request on your Android smartphone.
- Tap "Allow" in the notification on your Android smartphone.
- If the Stash Password Manager app does not recognize the request, you can select the account you would like to associate with the request.
- Hold your Stash to the back of your mobile phone device while pressing the button until it is successfully read.
- The phone will send the username and password to your computer, and your computer will automatically type in your username and then password into your log in screen on your computer.
- Congratulations! You successfully signed into an account on your computer by tapping your Stash to your phone.
Special cases to be aware of:
- If you only need to sign in with your password, put your mouse cursor in the password field and make sure you select “Request Password” in your Stash Connect menu. This request will only type in your password.
- If the website you are logging into does not let you enter both the username and password on the same page, then you can still select the “Request Sign In” option in the Stash Connect menu, but in your Android phone app, BEFORE you tap your Stash, select the option to “Manually Send”. Then tap your Stash card and your credentials will display on the phone. Beside your Username and Password, airplane buttons will display that let you send your Username and Password to your computer separately.
- There are a few rare websites that do not follow standard input form protocols. If you come across a website that sends you to a different webpage or fails to sign in through your Stash Connect request, check to see if you can tab from the Username field to the Password field. You can do this by placing your mouse cursor into the Username field and pressing the “Tab” key to move to the Password field. If it does not transition to the Password field, continue pressing the “Tab” key until it does. Take note of how may “Tab” keypresses are required to move from the Username field to the Password field, and you can updated this information in your Stash Password Manager app on your Android phone. On your phone, long tap the Company name of the account you are having problems with. Select “Yes” to edit the Company. Select the Sources tab, and select the website address you need to edit the number of “Tab” keypresses for. Once updated, you should now be able to successfully sign into that website through a Stash Connect request.
Stash Connect Preferences:
- Launch Stash Connect on Startup - This option will start your Stash Connect app every time you log in after a computer shutdown or restart. This option is enabled by default.
- Turn on Notifications - Stash Connect uses Windows Nofitications to communicate with you and some times these notifications are disabled by other applications which can affect Stash Connect. This option is a helpful link to take you to the Nofiticiation settings page to enable them, if needed.
- Lock Stash Connect to Taskbar - This option is a helpful link to take you to the Taskbar settings page to lock Stash Connect to Taskbar for convenient use.