05-23-2012 09:39 AM
The following is bits and pieces from a training guide I received from Norton last December:
The updated Log-in to Identity Safe dialog provides an option to log on to the local vault, or to the online vault. If you have an online vault but not logged on to the Norton Account that holds it, then you get the Norton Account Logon pop-up on top of the Log in to Identity Safe dialog.
You can have only one online vault with one Norton Account, which is similar to a local vault that is associated with a Windows user account.
In Norton 2012, you can also move a local vault to an online vault. When a vault is moved, the original profile is deleted after it is successfully converted to a new type. The Move to Online option is available on the Settings page of a logged in local vault.
When you convert a local vault to the online vault, it must meet the minimum password strength requirement. The process flow informs to change the password before converting to the online vault in case the password is weak. To create the online vault, the master password of the vault must be minimum of eight characters long. Also, the master password must have at least one numeral and one special character in it.
Now all that said, if I remember correctly, I did something like I Exported (backedup) my ID Safe Data, created my online vault, moved the local vault to the online vault and then created a new local vault. Then I Restored (Imported) my saved ID Safe Data into the new Local Vault.
At the moment I have all my log-ins listed on both a local and and inline vault.
Not sure if this is the way to go ro not - comments?
BTW - Dick how do you access it on your work computer - I 'm guessing you do not have Norton product installed?
05-23-2012 04:27 PM
This is exactly what I have done.
So now on both my PC's I have a local vault and in addition I have an online vault in my Norton Account. The online vault has a different password.
I have been unable to find a proper and clear explanation about syncronization. There are lots of marketing type statements but no real unambiguous procedure to follow.
Syncronization implies the following to me, and I suspect most email and mobile phone users:-
1. More that one concurrent instances of a data set.
2. The ability to merge and align the data sets to keep them upto date on a regular and perhaps automatic basis.
From what I can see Norton seem to have invented their own definition of syncronize. With significant manual reloading of back up files. This is all very amateurish and lacks the professional approach you would expect.
If the functionality is actually there the documentation is severely lacking.
05-23-2012 05:25 PM
I believe the synchronization referred to in the Norton products is between multiple PC's.
By creating the online vault, you can access it from another PC by just logging in. For those of us using more than one PC in our lives, this saves having multiple instances of the same data that may not have been updated with a new password or log in. Even though you move to another machine, you do not have to worry that your passwords are not up to date on each individual computer.
This solution is arguably better than actually having 2 separate data sets, that may be different until some synch software is run. With one data set, it is always up to date.
Even with your solution of one online vault and one local vault, they will not always be in synch.
05-23-2012 05:33 PM
I am running multiple PCs.
Using the online vault may allow access to a single source of data from all the PCs but there is no syncronisation.
I rest my case. Clearly Norton have invented their own definition of syncronisation which is not in line with the real world!