I want to change the VPN on my Samsung Galaxy S but it keeps asking me for my credential storage password. Does anybody know how I get this?

  • It's been two and a half years. Is there still no answer to this for recent Android versions?
    – f.ardelian
    Aug 9, 2014 at 23:09
  • I know this is six years old, but the password (which I don't ever remember setting) ended up being the pin I used to have on the phone, if that ever helps anyone. Aug 24, 2018 at 8:42

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Go to Settings -> Location and security -> Credential storage -> Set password to change it.

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    Do you know what the correlate for this is on recent Android versions? The menu items are not at all the same anymore. Nov 28, 2013 at 5:28

On recent versions of Android (since 4.3, at least) you have to set a password as your device unlock method. If you have a pin or pattern unlock configured, it seems that there is no way to access VPNs. Dumb, but it is what it is.

Just go to settings > security > screen lock, and choose password.

  • argh, this didn't work for me either. Any other ideas?
    – chrismarx
    Sep 21, 2016 at 14:12

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