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Password Sheet Templates: Keep Track of Your Online Accounts and Subscriptions in 2024

Timothy Ware brings his education and experience into his writing to simplify complex topics in cybersecurity, physical security, and all things B2B SaaS. His work has appeared on many prominent websites including TeamPassword, Solink, Security Today, Baremetrics, Cova, and Databook, among many others. He welcomes you to reach on LinkedIn about anything and everything. You can find out more about Timothy at https://b2b-saas.io/.

February 28, 20248 min read

Password Management

The average person has 200 online accounts. Many of them come with a monthly subscription. To save money, businesses try to share these accounts as much as possible. With different email addresses associated with the different accounts, different renewal dates, and even different credit cards being used, this can be an organizational (and budgeting) nightmare. Here are two password sheet templates you can use to keep track of all of your web logins. 

Be warned though, a Google Sheet or Excel file is never a safe option for storing sensitive login credentials. While it can be helpful to track all the other information, from who owns the account to whether it’s still active, it’s always recommended you use a password manager to safely store your usernames and password.

TeamPassword makes it easy to keep your accounts safe and organized. Don’t believe us? Sign up for a 14-day free trial today and try for yourself.

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What is a password sheet?

A password sheet is a place to store all information related to the varied accounts an organization, team, or individual uses to perform their job. It can help keep track of important renewal dates, who on the team owns the account (and therefore pays the subscription), whether the account is active or dormant, the email associated with the account, the login page for easy access to the tool, and any other relevant information. 

Disclaimer: While some people use password sheets to also keep track of login credentials (usernames and passwords), TeamPassword strongly discourages this action. An unencrypted password sheet is a very dangerous place to store a password.

Google Sheets vs Microsoft Excel vs CSV password sheet

The choice between Google Sheets and Excel is one of access. Google Sheets can be easily accessed and edited by everyone on the team, so there is a single version of the password sheet. However, that access can also be seen as an even greater security risk, which is why some people may prefer to use Excel password sheets. 

In this case, a single owner maintains all of the relevant information and shares it when necessary. This makes it a bit more time-consuming to share passwords with teams, but it also adds another level of security.

To make it easier to use the spreadsheet program of your choice, our password sheet templates are in CSV (comma-separated values) format, which is fully compatible with both Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.


Password sheet pros and cons

It’s unquestionable that storing all of your passwords in one place provides huge value to your business. It makes it easier to share needed accounts, reduces the likelihood of being locked out of an account due to a forgotten password, and it gives you visibility into the cost of all your subscriptions. 

That being said, there are better ways to store passwords, online and offline. Here are the pros and cons of using a password sheet to store web login credentials.

Password sheet advantages

Here are some of the main advantages of using a password sheet:

  • Keep data together: All of your information is one place, making it easy to find account information.

  • Easy to share information: Google Sheets can be shared with your entire team. While this isn’t the best way to store passwords, it is very convenient.  

  • Helps with budgeting: Keeping track of which accounts are active, how much they cost, and when they renew can help with budgeting and burn rate analysis. It can also prompt regular meetings about which accounts are still providing ROI to your business.

Password sheet disadvantages

While there are many disadvantages to password sheets, especially when compared to a password manager, here are three major reasons this is not a good password solution for teams:

  • Password sharing isn’t granular: You either give an employee access to all logins or none of them.

  • Password sheets aren’t secure: If someone gains access to the file, then they can access all of your accounts.

  • Credentials aren’t automatically updated: If someone changes a password and forgets to update the password sheet, then people may be locked out of important accounts.

TeamPassword’s password sheet templates explained

Here are simple explanations for each column of our two password sheet templates. To get the most out of these CSV templates, we recommend adding filters to the columns and color coding to the rows based on account status for better searchability. 

Password sheet template 1

This password sheet is much simpler. It doesn’t include as many columns, so more information is left to the notes. This can make it slightly less valuable, but it also increases the likelihood every team member will fill in all needed information and be able to do so without explaining the process. 

  • Name: Place the name of the account owner here.

  • URL: This is a link to the login page.
    Username: This is the account username (or email address, depending on which is used).

  • Password: This is where you’d place the account password. Remember: TeamPassword strongly discourages this unsafe security practice. As an alternative, you can list which password manager is storing this information.

  • Notes: You can put useful information about the account here. This can include the subscription cost, whether it is billed monthly or annually, when the renewal date is, why the account is needed, who on the team uses the account and for what function, etc.

  • Organization: This is where you place the name of the business, for example “TeamPassword” for your password manager.

  • Group 1/2/3: You can put the groups that use the account here, for example, “Marketing” or “Sales.”

Click here to download this password sheet template.

Password sheet template 2

This password sheet template is a lot more in depth. It provides more columns and granular details. For larger teams with hundreds of accounts, this can make it much easier to sort the information. 

  • Owner: This is the team member who owns the account. That might be the person in the role who uses the account the most, the person who created the account, or the person who pays the subscription on their credit card. When these three people are different, you should either be consistent about what ownership means or add two more columns.

  • Create date: This is the date that the account was first created. This is usually also the renewal day for annual subscriptions.

  • Cost (annual/monthly): This is the cost of the account and whether it is billed annually or monthly. You could separate this information into two columns to make it easier to sort subscription fees from high to low. In addition, it’s worth keeping track of the previous prices in the “Notes” section. 

  • Email Address Used: The email address (whether individual or a company-wide one) is worth keeping track of separately from the username because they are not always the same. If you need access to the email address for 2FA or MFA, then this makes it easy to know where the confirmation email was sent.

  • Username: Similar to the first password sheet template, this is the account username 

  • Password: Again, this is where you’d fill in the password information for the account. Remember: TeamPassword strongly discourages this unsafe security practice. As an alternative, you can list which password manager is storing this information.

  • Login URL: Again, as with above, this is a quick link to the login page for faster access to your account.

  • Active?: This simple column allows you to sort all accounts by active/inactive to review your subscriptions on a regular basis. 

  • MFA needed?: Put a “no” here if there is no multi-factor authentication needed or the method (email, Microsoft Authenticator app, text, etc.) otherwise. 

  • Notes: Similar to the first password sheet template, this is a great place to add any other information needed. One other piece of valuable information could be a link to an internal “how to” video for complicated software. 

Click here to download this password sheet template.

TeamPasswords is the best password sheet alternative

Many companies use a password sheet because it is a cheap and easy way to keep track of and share all their web login credentials. While there is some value to this practice, the security risks far outweigh the benefits of such an unsafe password management system. 

The better method, which gives all the benefits of a simple password sheet template along with superior security, easier sharing, and better tracking of usage, is a password manager. TeamPassword is built for teams and provides all the features you need to store and share passwords securely.

TeamPassword can protect your important accounts better than a password sheet. Don’t believe us? Sign up for a 14-day free trial today and try for yourself.

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