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[This topic is for archival purposes only, as some users may still be using TntMPD 3.0. The password controls were removed in TntConnect 3.1, because it is more important to protect your whole computer than just this database.]

Password Controls

In TntMPD 2.1, a password was only implemented to keep casual prying eyes out; it was never designed to secure your database. In 3.0, TntMPD introduces a secure password system. This reflects that many people are now storing their database in cloud storage systems (such as Dropbox) and that most databases are now used on laptops.

The new password structure is highly secure, so secure that if you forget your password, no one can get into your database. To reduce the risk of password loss, TntMPD 3.0 offers a password backup that is stored in your personal TntMPD web-site login as well as encrypted and stored with your database. You create 3 security questions, and your password can only be recovered by you (not by anyone at TntWare.)

When you upgrade your database, TntMPD will walk you through creating a password.

Creating a New Database Password

1.Upgrade your database. Once you install the latest version of TntMPD, you will then need to upgrade your database.

2.Create a new password.

TntMPD encourages you to create a strong password. As you enter your password, the check boxes at the bottom will check automatically if the requirements are met. Note: These are recommendations, not requirements. You can enter any password you choose.

3.Press the <Next> button.
4.Select where to save your database password.

NOTE: TntMPD will store your password both on the TntMPD website and on your computer. In both cases, the password is encrypted—as are the three questions.

NOTE: You can choose NOT to backup your password. TntMPD alerts you to the danger of not backing up your password and questions.

5.Enter your answers to the three questions.

6.You can also choose your own questions.

7.TntMPD will confirm your password entry.

8.Once your password steps are complete, TntMPD will move you on to the create user page.

Note: A new feature of TntMPD is to record which user completed tasks. For this reason, you may want to only use your first name.

Tip: Because your TntMPD database is so critical to the operations of your ministry, we recommend you actually write down your password and store it in a safe place, such as with your passport.

Comments on this Help Topic

Kenneth Klay wrote re: New Password Controls
on 30 Jul 2013 8:28 PM

I would recommend saving your password and answers to the questions on Keepass, Lastpass or a similar password storage program.

Kenneth J. Klay

Scott DeBruyne wrote re: New Password Controls
on 30 Sep 2013 5:48 PM

I have an issue. I have my password but want to change my security questions. Where can I do this?

Troy Wolbrink wrote re: New Password Controls
on 3 Oct 2013 5:05 PM

Under the "File" menu, click "Database Password" and then "Change Password".  Change it to the same password.  But you'll be prompted to backup your password again, so you'll be given the chance to modify the 3 questions.

BradStewart wrote re: New Password Controls
on 21 Nov 2013 2:46 PM

Is it possible to skip the password creation? I already keep my TNT database on an encrypted hard drive volume, and without integration into my password store, it's pretty inconvenient to have to use a password for TNT.


Bob Mac Leod wrote re: New Password Controls
on 21 Nov 2013 10:29 PM

I also encrypt my hard drive. Our organization has made it clear they want our donor databases password protected. However, since there is a "Remember Me" checkbox, you only need to enter the password once for any given computer.

John Weidman wrote re: New Password Controls
on 29 Jan 2014 12:15 AM

I saved my password and I answered all my security questions and tried them today and nothing worked.  Anyway I can start over?

Bob Mac Leod wrote re: New Password Controls
on 29 Jan 2014 12:43 AM

Hey, John. Sorry about the confusion--this comments page is about the article itself. It sounds like you're stuck, so the best place for that question is the Forum. More people will see your inquiry and hopefully get you up and running again.

Colby Weinhofer wrote re: Version 3.0 only Password Controls
on 26 May 2016 2:08 PM

How does it work with the conversion from 3.0 to 3.1?  Since passwords are no longer supported in 3.1, is the password simply removed from the database when it's converted to 3.1 format? (i.e Can I throw away the paper where I have it written down?)

Troy Wolbrink wrote re: Version 3.0 only Password Controls
on 8 Jun 2016 9:07 PM

The password is simply removed.  You can destroy that scrap of paper!

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