How to set a permanent password in TeamViewer

The point of TeamViewer is to provide remote access to another device and complete control over it, including setting up, deleting, rebooting or sharing data. The program is easy to use, and you only need to enter a device’s ID and password to gain access to it. Many users are wondering if it is possible to make a permanent password and not enter a temporary one each time? Yes, you can do it, but you need to follow certain rules.

Why you need a permanent password in TeamViewer

Each time you start a new session, you must enter a password to gain access to another device. But the peculiarity lies in the fact that with each subsequent login a new password is generated, and it is temporary only for the current session. Yes, this is a kind of confirmation of security, but at the same time it is very inconvenient, especially if you often use the program and do not provide access to the system to anyone else, that is, you act as the sole owner and user.

This is where the unattended access function comes to the rescue, where one password is generated for all subsequent sessions and is not lost when the computer is restarted.

How to set a permanent password in TeamViewer

Installation order

Now let’s move on to the most important thing – changing the password settings. You can grant easy access for yourself (to access this machine from another device): just tick the “Grant easy access” box on the home screen. Or you can set a permanent access.

To do so:

  • Launch TeamViewer.
  • Open the Menu (hamburger button in the top left corner).
  • Go to Extras – Options.
  • Select Advanced and press Show advanced options.
  • Scroll down to Personal password and fill out the blanks.

How to set a permanent password in TeamViewer

After you complete all the steps described, the program will prompt you to create an account. If you have previously used TeamViewer and you have an account, then click “I already have an account” and, by going to the main menu, you will log in with your data. And if not, you can immediately log in. Account – login and password, allow you to freely connect to a remote device, regardless of your location.

How to undo changes

Untick the “Grant easy access” box. Go to the Advanced settings and erase your password.

Also, you can go to the Security options, find the “Random password (for spontaneous access)” section, and tick the “Enable One-Time Access feature” box there.

This will guarantee that nobody, starting from now on, will be able to access your computer without your permission.

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Mike Lombardi/ author of the article

QA engineer, head of automated software testing department. Knowledge of Java, C/C++, JSP, HTML, XML, JavaScript, SQL and Oracle PL/SQL. Journalist and columnist in the IT field. Website creator and administrator.

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