How to Generate an App-specific Password for

2 min. readlast update: 05.14.2021

What is App-Specific Password?

App-specific passwords add an extra layer of security to your Yahoo account. They allow you to sign in to your account and securely access your information stored in Yahoo from a third-party app. App-specific passwords maintain a high level of security and help ensure your Yahoo account password won’t be collected or stored by any third-party apps you use.

How to Generate an App-Specific Password?

Step 1. Open your browser, visit, and log in to your Yahoo account using your email regular address and password.



Step 2. On the main Yahoo mail page, click on the icon next to your name (in the top right corner of the page) and choose the Account Info option.



Step 3. On the Account Info page, click the Account Security option.



Step 4. On the Account Security page, click the Generate app password option located at the bottom of the page.



Step 5. Select which app or service the app-password will be used for and click Generate.



Step 6. An app-specific password key will be generated - copy it.



Step 7. Finally, use the generated app-password key instead of your regular password, in the application where you have added your Yahoo account.

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