Credential Manager Help

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In the beginning in the year 2002

Credential Manager has its roots in a product we brought to Market in 2002. It is a credential manager that is an amazing storage/retrieval system for ALL of your Website information.

In 2002 we were very WELL received and people found the product to be very useful in managing their websites.

However since then we have always wanted to have a more social environment and the older site didn't FIT what we are doing anymore. So, a DRASTIC change became necessary in 2015 with the Social BOOM that has exploded on the Internet.

We are letting you know this so you will understand where Credential Manager came from AND... that we have been around since 2002. We are not new and are building a World class product that is streamlined for you to use in the managing of your websites and the information associated with them. We have been around for awhile so we know a thing or two.

With the change in the sites Name AND a complete redo of the site look & feel, Credential Manager is now even MORE powerful in a social world and we do have an Affiliate process wrapped around Credential Manager for everyone that adds new websites to the public area. You can click the menu item for that below to find out how it works.

So, for those of you with print outs, spreadsheets, doc files, etc. all of that is DONE AWAY with Credential Manager. This will CENTRALIZE all of your Website information including usernames & passwords into a SINGLE login that you can access from ANY device.

The first thing you want to do, is to ACTIVATE every single website you are using. We have a LOT of sites already in the database so chances are most of your sites are already there just waiting to be activated.

Click the Activations collapsible menu to start learning what that means.

Credential Manager - Activations

Activating your Websites is the first thing you will want to do in order to setup your credential manager. There are a few ways to do that.

NOTE: If you are just STARTING out with no activations, you may want to go with option #2. The documentation for the Non-Activations page is just below under the non-activations page menu button for more info on that page.

  1. On your Credentials >> Activations page you can click the + Add Website and add the domain for the site you want to activate. If the website is already in the system then it will come into view and you can save it with or without any credentials and it will go to your activations page and be available. If the domain is NOT in the database then you will be ADDING it. If there is a referring process don't forget to put in YOUR Referral URL because it will be the TOP referral url for that service forever. If no referral URL is provided the system will default it to the domain.
  2. You can click the non-activations link which will bring up all websites you have not activated with a pull down to find the sites in alphabetical order. If you know the name just highlight it and click the service name. You will be able to click the blue + Service Name button to the right of the name and a popup will appear for you to save this site and your credentials to your Activations page. You also have the + Add Website to add any site's domain you want to activate.
  3. Click the category link and that will bring up all the categories so you can get a birds eye view of your Activations. Highlight the category link and a tooltip box will appear to tell you what its about and upon clicking any category link, you will see all sites in that category being displayed by name in alphabetical order. The ones that are not activated will have a Red button with + Service name meaning if you click it a popup will appear so you can activate it with your credentials.
  4. You can additionally click the search link to find the service you are looking for by name. The search results will display the WHOIS information and you will have a + Service Name button for any site fitting the search criteria that you have NOT activated. You will additionally have a visit site display if you want to go there.
The whole idea is to activate ALL the websites you are working with and as you develop new website relationships you will want to include those as well. By doing that you will CENTRALIZE your connections and information under a single roof. If any domain you add is NOT in the system you benefit being the creator and having exclusivity to the TOP Bookmark link when you add it.

Find the services you can activate

The Non-Activations page is there to display ALL the services in the Database that you have NOT yet activated. It's a great place to start when you havent activated anything. It is setup much like the Activations page except it holds all the Websites you have NOT yet activated that are in the database.

The page will display 100 sites at a time with pagination at the top and bottom of the page. Each site will be in a box with the name, category and the domain of the site being displayed. Below the category name is the blue +Service Name activation button for activating this service. Additionally you can visit the site or even login if you do have membership already.

There is also a pull down menu that contains ALL the non-activations for you to use. It's in alphabetical order so if you know the name of the service, just find it and click it to highlight it. To the right you will see the +Service Name activate button along with the display and login buttons. The display button will give you WHOIS info when you scroll down in the popup.

The purpose behind this page is for you to find the sites you are working with and activate them for your Credential Manager. You can use the page display or the pull-down menuing system to find and activate the sites you want.

It is very easy to use and will help you in building up your Credential Manager.

The thing is you want ALL of your Websites in Credential Manager so that you are Centralized. To find out more about Centralization and how it really helps you click the Centralization Menu button below.

Credential Manager - Centralization

Ok you have activated your sites and you want to learn what centralization is all about. This is the main reason for credential management although there are others.

With this credential manager you can store & retrieve the following information:

  1. Unlimited Usernames & Passwords ( Encrypted ) for each activation
  2. Unlimited Bookmark Links (Referral URLs, Blog links, Group links, etc) for each activation
  3. Unlimited Any Info (Embed code, Banner Code, Video, Java, HTML, etc) for each activation
  4. Unlimited email associations for each activation
  5. Large Notes section for each activation
  6. Start-Page link that is a button for use with each activation
  7. WHOIS Information on all Websites in the database
With this Credential Manager and being centralized no matter what information is needed you have it in SECONDS and you can access it FROM ANY DEVICE.

Need a blog link to post in Facebook or LinkedIN? Need a Referral URL for someone you are chatting with in Skype? Need that Youtube embed code for your website? Need that banner code for that banner exchange or advertising you are doing? Need your username or password?

With this credential manager you will always be able to LOGIN to any website you have activated. Just go to your Activations page and use the pull down to get your site and click. Then click the blue login button to the right and you are there! You even have a show/hide toggle to DISPLAY your usernames & passwords right on the site display box to the right of the name.

The POWER of centralization doesn't stop there, because you also have your credentials away from your computer. What if your computer dies? If it does and you have activated your sites your business connections AND information are safe & secure in the clouds with your credential manager.

What if someone hacks into your computer? With your credential manager in the clouds your website information is safe & secure in the clouds.

As you are beginning to see, centralization is very POWERFUL. You even have ALL your logins and credentials in ONE place for getting to the site when you need to and credentials isn't even an issue.

If we need to post our blog link to Facebook we just display our own record and click the any info box that has the info stored and the system copies all the info there to our clipboard for us! Then paste it in facebook. We dont even have to go to our own blog its stored in our Credential Manager activation.

You can do the same thing for whatever blog you are using to post it wherever you like and the info is centralized. You don't have to login to the blog, instead key in the link once to your activated blog site and its there forever. For whatever blog service you are using just record the blog links of interest for later promotions.

Being centralized is just smart business.

In fact the Credential Manager is also wrapped by an affiliate process for the member who is adding sites to the system.

Credential Manager Affiliate Process

Although we have put in many prime sites there is no way we can get them all. As you are activating the sites you work with, you may end up being the CREATOR of the domain that is listed in the credential manager.

You will know if you are because you will need to give the service a Name, otherwise if the domain is already in the system then you will have the name come in FOR YOU with the new activation after submitting the domain.com to the system.

If you are the creator, there are a couple things we should let you know. Once the site is created it is put into the category by administration and is also available PUBLICALLY for anyone else to activate. If there is an affiliate process for the site you added and you are an affiliate, then you will WANT to put your affiliate link into the BOOKMARK slot. This gives you exclusivity to the TOP BOOKMARK link and the "Visit Site" button for the site displays in the non-activations area that is tied to that link.

In fact, wherever that site is displayed the VISIT SITE button belongs to YOU, because you have the Top Bookmark link slot as the creator. If someone does a search, goes to categories, recent or the non-activations area the display of that sites Visit Site button belongs to you. Whoever clicks that will be going to your affiliate link and if they get involved it may benefit you.

Also, in your activation the FIRST referral url is NOT editable. You have to click a Request button and then follow it up by sending administration a request to change the Bookmark link. The Admin will review and if all is ok will make the change on the service record for you. The reason why is it's yours but it's also public so any change needs to be scrutinized.

This exclusivity means as others are looking at this site they may not yet be a member, so there is a distinct possibility they may want to visit the site. Also only ONE Site domain can exist in the database by any of the members. There is only ONE of the site you are adding and for everyone else that puts in that domain they will be activating this EXISTING service.

That is the affiliate process with the Credential Manager so it is very beneficial to ADD services. Just make sure when adding services that DO have an affiliate process, to PUT IN your Affiliate link into the Bookmark slot when you are the creator. Remember: If you had to NAME it, then you ARE the creator.

Managing your credentials is the FUN part and we have made it EASY for you.

Credential Management

Managing your credentials couldn't be easier!

You do have a few links to consider (Activations, Non-Activations, Recent, Category, Favorites and Search), and we will talk about the ACTIVATIONS page to show you how easy it really is.

At the top right of the page, there is a TOGGLE button that is preceded with Display Login Info. If it says SHOW, after you click it, your user/pass credentials will openly display in the service record boxes to the right of the name AND the button will toggle to say HIDE. This will apply to ALL activations and will hold for the login or until you change it.

Now click HIDE and the credentials that were displaying will disappear or hide. This gives you a quick way to know your login credentials for your activated sites when you toggle the show.

You will also have the individual activated service displays AND... a pull-down menu to manage ALL your activations.

Using the pull-down you can easily find any one of your activated sites that are all listed in alphabetical order. Click the site you want and there will be 3 buttons to select from.

  1. Blue Edit Service Name button for editing your credentials
  2. Blue Display button with an eye on it
  3. Blue login button to get to the service login
You can Edit, Display or login to the highlighted service.

When you click the edit button you will have access to the following fields in the popup:

  1. Username ( Encrypted )
  2. Password ( Encrypted )
  3. Bookmarks (Any link)
  4. Email
  5. Any Info
  6. Start-page link
  7. Tags for searches
  8. Large notes section
You will be able to edit any field above to make any change you want. Additionally you can add unlimited Bookmark links, usernames, passwords, email addresses & any information in the Any Info area..

There is a start-page field for any link that will be tied to a button on the display page of services if entered. It was originally intended for a traffic exchange start-page link but it can be ANY link you want to use that is associated with this site. Once entered and saved a blue start-page button will appear by this service display.

Additionally you can enter SEARCH TAGS into the service record. This will provide an additional process to hone down a search pattern you want to use to find a group of sites.

The note section is for you to use for any documentation you want to add for this website. It is pretty extensive with allowance for even a welcome email.

You can also click the display button to view your Activation and the WHOIS information for the service you activated will be at the bottom of the popup. All Bookmark links will be clickable, and Any Info area is available.

Additionally the service page display has a HEART button on it for you to use to create a list of FAVORITES that you use all the time. Upon clicking the heart button that will put this site for display & use from the favorites page.

There is a visit site link button that will take you to top Bookmark link on this service or the domain if no Bookmark link was designated when it was created.

There is also a heart button for setting up your Favorites page. Just click the empty heart and it will fill up and your site was put into favorites. Click the heart when its filled and that will UN-FAVORITE the site and it will no longer display on favorites.

If you want to DEACTIVATE a service you can do so by clicking the Delete button. Just be forewarned that by doing so, you remove the information you stored and if you want to re-activate you can, but you start over.

Managing and getting to your credentials is the easy part. As you add resources just make sure you activate them in your credential manager so you can stay centralized & organized. It's a snap and being able to get what you need when you need it can be critical in Business sometimes.

Managing and growing your organization in Credential Manager is very rewarding and becomes fun because it is helping you.

You can also use the category page to manage your activations and it is a GREAT resource for new connections.

A birds eye view of your activations

The category page is a great resource for you to use for a variety of reasons. You will be able to see the ENTIRE database of services on a single page that is all categorized neat and tidy.

When you float your mouse cursor over any category link, a tooltip comes up explaining the category so you know what type of site(s) to expect for that category. This will help greatly in determining what level of interest you might have for that category.

As a resource you can't beat it, because the category page has every single website in the database all neat and tidy by category. You can easily browse the category links and see what is there that might be of interest. We use it as a resource ourselves and tag the sites we like using. It's a great way to deal with all our activations and discover new ones.

If there isn't a category to suit your needs for any site you want to add, just add the service and administration will designate an appropiate category for you. You can add it, and it will go into the Review category until it gets changed by admin.

All category creation is an Admin function so you can't create any new categories for any service you end up being the CREATOR for. During that process you can only select the categories that are already there, which for most should be sufficient.

Now if you want to see the last 30 days activities of services added just click the Recent link and see whats new!

Recent Page for the last 30 days

When you click the Recent link you will see all sites added within the last 30 days.

You will see the creation date and the display is in chronological order. The sites will display with the most recent submission at the top.

You will find activated and non-activated sites being listed on this page with their respective buttons available.

In fact you can toggle the "Display Login Info" show/hide for your user/pass to display on sites you have activated in the Recent page.

The purpose behind this page is for you to see the activity of site submission(s) and to see whats new in the last 30 days that has come into the Credential Manager. You will be provided with the date it was created as well as the category it is in.

You can manage any activation that pops up as well as click the +Service Name to activate any new service being displayed on the recent page.

We hope you find it useful and it is our intention to always be adding pertinent PRIMO sites into the Credential Manager and this page does give you a way to track the submissions within a 30-day radius.

Don't forget the Search page to find services you can activate that are already in the system which will return the sites WHOIS info for every one found.

Doing a Search to find services

Click the Search link and that will take you to the search for your Credential Manager to find the service you are looking for.

Upon arriving in the search field, key in any portion of the name of the service. If the word Star is anywhere in the name, key in "Star" and the search routine will go out and find any service with star in the name field.

On the search results page you will see the sites WHOIS info including when it was put into Credential Manager. You will also have the Visit Site link to click as well as the Activation edit or +Service Name activate button. Additionally you will have the buttons to the right of the Activation edit button for managing your activated site. For any non-activated site that appears you will have the display, login or Visit Site button.

The search is very handy for finding the service you are looking for. It's fast and works very well when you put in Service Names that are there and as said before you only need a portion of the name that stands out and the search WILL get it for you with GREAT information that is pertinent to the site.

The WHOIS information for Adobe retrieved:

  1. Category: ( Software ) Website Development
  2. Domain Name: adobe.com
  3. Domain ID: 4364022_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
  4. Domain IP: 192.150.16.117
  5. Domain creation date: 1986-11-17T05:00:00Z
  6. Domain registrar: NOM-IQ Ltd dba Com Laude
  7. Domain admin contact: [email protected]
  8. Domain Phone: +1.4085366000
  9. Domain Service Name: ns1.adobeserver.com
  10. Domain Location: 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, California, 95110, US
  11. Service created date: 22/06/2016 16:18:30
As you can see all of the information retrieved is great to know about ANY site out there. You get this information from all search results on all services in the database. you can also get the WHOIS information with the display popup box.

You also have a quick way to create a page of FAVORITES to use for your Go-To sites you visit all the time.

This is for your GO-TO Sites

On the display page of your ACTIVATED sites there is a button that has a heart on it. When you click it, that site is put to display in your favorites page. The browser will not refresh and it just gets done. Its so fast you dont think anything happened. But each time you click the empty heart it will fill and that site is also pushed to your favorites page.

The purpose behind this page is to give you a way to assign your favorite sites that you visit or your Go-To sites as we like to refer to them. With this page you ONLY have the sites you make a favorite.

Additionally with this page you can set up the sites you use every day.

It also gives you a way to group your sites on this page for working with the sites you are using all the time.

All sites will display in alphabetical order with 100 site display limit. If you have more than 100 favorites then a second page is created with pagination on the top and bottom of the page so you can get between the pages.

You can manage the sites as well because the blue buttons for Activated sites are all there for you to use for getting to your credentials or the site.

This page is just to compliment the system for a way to group your sites into a selection of favorites.

This keeps the Websites current in the public area

Because websites do come and go, we needed a way to MONITOR the added websites daily to make sure they are rendering and in working order.

Every 12 hours (7 days a week) all of the Websites in the public area are MONITORED and checked to make sure they are rendering so that you have sites here that are valid. This also applies to the filtered or FLAGGED website area.

If a Website from either area does go down it is put into a holding area for real eyeballs to make sure it is down. If it is down then the Website is DELETED and all activations for this website are removed. This removal also encompasses the Personal Websites area as well for anyone that has activated this site in the Personal websites database that were originally from the non-activated websites block.

It is necessary for ALL Websites in the system to be active and working. The reason why is we don't want people to activate something that is no longer there, it is just a waste of time to do so.

On the old vault system this was a MANUAL process and took a long time to administrate. Here on Credential Manager it is an automated reporting process that is not anywhere near as time consuming and keeps the database clear of Websites that are no longer operating.

While the website is in holding it is still in the system and not deactivated or anything like that. It requires a manual process to check the validity of the domain and if it just isnt there then Administration does delete it and ALL activations throughout the system are completely removed.

This is your Personal Websites Area

The "Personal Websites" area is for all levels of membership.

The personal website area works much differently than the public area. Here you can add any website and it is NOT filtered or screened in any way. In fact the sites you create here (Using +Add a website) that are not in the public area (Non-Activation's block) will not even be seen by administration or any other members at all. It is totally private and you can add whatever site you want to manage even sites that are forbidden in the public area or are against policy.

The reason for this is simple, it's a private area exclusively for YOU to use however you want to and is PRIVATE. None of the sites you create are put into the categories pages and in fact there are no categories here. The sites you create are not seen by any other members unlike the public activation's page where when you create a site it goes to the category page and is accessible by other members for them to activate. This is a totally PRIVATE area.

The sites you create will display on the Personal Websites block and right below that block are ALL the sites in the system that you can activate HERE as well from the non-activations block. Any site you activate from the NON-ACTIVATION'S block in this area will only be put here in your personal website area. They will NOT be activated in the Activation's page in the public area, only here.

If the site is an active website and resolves then the WHOIS information will be retrieved and you will see that info when you click the display button.

You will only have 4 buttons to use in managing your Personal activation's.

  1. The Edit Service Name button is for you to use to edit this record to add credentials and edit the ones there. Inside this area for sites you CREATE that are not in the system you will ALSO have control over the login link button. If you activate a non-activation's website the login link is already set for you by administration. When you are editing the user/pass (Encrypted), referral urls, banner code, or emails there is a NAME field which allows you to NAME this line. If you have multiple credentials in any area this will help you to know what each one is for by displaying its name above the line and is Bolded so you have a distinct title above the line item.
  2. The display button displays the entire record including WHOIS information. You will also see the username/password, Bookmark links, Any Info (Any HTML snippet, or anything), email associations, start-page link and your notes section.
  3. The login button. The login button is tied to the login link you specify or will default to the domain that you created when initially setting up this website if you created it.
  4. The trash button for you to use to remove this activation. When you click it, a warning popup will appear to make sure this is what you want to do. If you do deactivate this site it is removed along with the credentials you put into it. Please make sure this is what you want to do, it can't be brought back once deleted.
If you have any questions please do send in a support ticket for help with this area.

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