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    So I finally decided to set a screen unlock "password" on the DI... In the security folder, there's an option to set a password for "Credential Storage". I couldn't find anything about it in any of the other threads... Could someone provide a little insight as to what this is for?
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    Not sure I understand the question. Set a password you can remember and rock & roll.
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    If you look in the security option under settings, there is the screen unlock pattern, then a "Credential Storage" section in there to set an actual alphanumeric password. Underneath where you set an at least 8 digit password, there's a checkbox that says "Use Secure Credentials: Allow applications to access secure certificates and other credentials"... That's what I'm unsure of.
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    Bump... Anyone?
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    I would love an answer to this question.
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    It's for installing VPN and SSL client authentication certificates that you use to access VPNs or web servers that use certificates as logon credentials. It's fairly rare to need to use credential storage for the majority of Droid users. If you don't possess any digital certificates that identify you, it has no value to you and you're not missing out on using a feature.

    Found it on an incredible forum......
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony bag o donuts View Post
    It's for installing VPN and SSL client authentication certificates that you use to access VPNs or web servers that use certificates as logon credentials. It's fairly rare to need to use credential storage for the majority of Droid users. If you don't possess any digital certificates that identify you, it has no value to you and you're not missing out on using a feature.

    Found it on an incredible forum......
    What is this? I still not sure what that means , that would be awesome if you could break that down sesame street lol but for real I would really like to understand exactly what that means? Can u explain what those certificates are in English not computer langauge...and what exactly is credential storage was for and how I would use it because my phone did not come with a manual on this stuff
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    FYI, as part of setting up my Incredible to access my employer's Wifi network, I had to specify a password for credential storage. Now, whenever I reboot my phone and then attempt to access that Wifi network, I'm prompted to re-enter the password. So, as the earlier poster said, this feature appears to be related to client authentication certificates.
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    I think I am understanding this correctly, yet please correct me if inaccurate. I'm trying to setup my work email through the Zimbra (Their Email Provider). And, its not the corporate addition from what I am told... However, I've had the email synced via IMAP, and now its synced via POP which I do not prefer, but I'm at the end of my level of patience.

    Anyways, I can setup this email account (Using My HTC EVO 3D) and the incoming server has no problems which allows me to receive emails to this account from my phone. However, the outgoing server setup always states, "Invalid security certificate" or something similar. It then asks if I want to continue, view, or cancel. If I continue, it simply continues to state the same thing. If I hit view, I'm reading the credential certificate and it appears valid and up to date, yet it will not allow me to continue, so I cannot reply or send emails from this account via my cell phone.

    Is there a way around this? Is this what the credential in setting > security > credential storage menu is for... I don't care if the phone thinks it not secure because I know that it is... And, if a password will somehow help, is there a particular password I need; for example, my email password? I hope this helps the original poster and hopefully I'm on the correct track also in regards to what this actually is.

    Thanks in advance!
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    I have an HTC sensation but figured this out. I was trying to connect to my school's network and I was prompted to put in my credential storage password. I had no clue what it was, so I went into Settings>Security and then had the option to 'Clear all credentials.' I clicked on that and then tried to connect again, and was prompted to put in a new password, so I just made a new one and was able to connect to the network.
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    I have a problem with the lock screen. phone will not let me get away. instalriala alone application that asked me to set screen lock and now when I wiped the credentials and uninstall the application still can not remove the lock screen. what to do??
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    Quote Originally Posted by tally990 View Post
    I have a problem with the lock screen. phone will not let me get away. instalriala alone application that asked me to set screen lock and now when I wiped the credentials and uninstall the application still can not remove the lock screen. what to do??
    Go into where you wiped the credentials and see if there's a user option (mine has a system tab and user tab). I did the same as you with an app "taking control" of my lock screen. I removed the user one and it didn't fix it, but it did after I wiped all the other ones (thanks to reading this to see if I'd screw myself if I did all of them). Maybe you have to do the user ones separately?

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