The QuickBooks accounting software lets you manage your company finances online thus making it faster and easier to track payments and prepare reports. Since users are required to provide private business and financial data while using QuickBooks you must take the necessary steps to ensure your account is secure. In order to improve collaboration, many users can access and work on the company files as long as they are given permission by the admin. That is why it is so important to maintain your QuickBooks Admin account well. This article will guide you on the steps involved if you need to change the QuickBooks Admin password or the password of other QuickBooks users. If can also call the QuickBooks customer support number to get a more detailed guide as well as some helpful tips to keep your account safe.
Information required while changing QuickBooks Administrator Password
QuickBooks takes several precautions to verify your identity before changing your Admin password. Hence you should have the correct account details given below if you want to reset your password:
- Your QuickBooks 15-digit license number
- Full name of an authorized contact using the QuickBooks account
- The email ID of that specific contact
- Your registered business contact number
- Your Zip code as registered with QuickBooks
These details should be entered exactly as they appear in your Intuit Account. To be on the safe side you can log into your Intuit Account to retrieve the details mentioned above before you reset the QuickBooks Administrator password.
Steps to “Reset the QuickBooks Administrator Password”
Step 1: Open QuickBooks and enter ‘Admin’ in the username field. Leave the password blank and click the ‘Forgot password’ option.
Step 2: In case you enabled the Challenge Question option on QuickBooks you can simply enter the answer to your question and follow the steps to reset the Admin password.
Step 3: If you do not know the answer to the Challenge Question you can click “I forgot my password” and open the Reset QuickBooks Administrator Password form.
Step 4: As discussed in the previous section enter the details as they are in your Intuit Account and click OK to proceed to the next step.
Step 5: You should receive a password reset code that will be sent to your registered QuickBooks email account. You can look for the subject line ‘QuickBooks Automated Password Removal Service.’
Step 6: Enter the QuickBooks reset code in the form provided and create a new QuickBooks Administrator password. You can also take this chance to review and edit your QuickBooks Challenge Question.
Steps to change the password of other QuickBooks users
Once you reset the admin password you can follow the steps given below to change to the password for other QuickBooks users:
- Login into your QuickBooks company file as admin
- Open the Company menu and select the QuickBooks user
- Select Edit User and enter the new QuickBooks password in the password field
If you have any difficulty with the steps mentioned above you can call the QuickBooks support number and consult a certified expert to fix the problem.