Passpack offers password sharing, password sending and message sending features. To use these features, you must activate Secure Collaboration (it's not active by default) then add people to your People tab. You will need a Nickname that people can recognize you by, so that you can invite each other to connect.
When choosing your Nickname please remember:
- You will not be able to change it later;
- It's the only way friends can add you to their People tab;
- It is how you will be identified in all Passpack collaboration features: messaging, sending and sharing passwords.
So check the spelling twice before pressing Ok.
Why Can't I Just Use my User ID?
If you would like to use the same thing for both your User ID and your Nickname, that's ok. Technically though, Passpack considers them two different things.
While you can change your User ID in Passpack whenever you wish, Nickname never changes. Also, the User ID can be something like 'j*'', whereas the Nickname is limited to letters, numbers, dashes, dots and underscores so as to be easily recognizable to the people on the receiving end.