Data Breach Scanner is a security feature designed to help you detect whether any of your company's email domains or passwords have appeared in a data breach. NordPass Breach Scanner gives you a TXT verification record to add to your domain host’s DNS records (the record does not affect your website or email). Once NordPass sees that your record exists, your domain ownership is confirmed and the domain can be verified in the NordPass Admin Panel.
A domain host is an internet service that manages your domain name, such as http://example.com/. Domain hosts use Domain Name System (DNS) records to connect your domain name with email, websites, and other web services. Popular domain hosts include GoDaddy, enom, DreamHost, and 1&1 IONOS, to name a few.
You can add up to 2 domains for breach scanning. If you’d like to add more, please contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the steps to set up the NordPass Data Breach Scanner from the Admin Panel:
- Open Admin Panel and go to Settings.
- Scroll down and select the Data Breach Scanner.
- Select Add Domain.
- In the new window, enter the domain name you’d like to add. DNS TXT entry will be automatically provided for you.
Copy the exact DNS TXT entry from NordPass Admin Panel and contact your administrator to add generated DNS TXT entry into your domain DNS configuration. The domain is verified through your domain host (usually where you have purchased the domain from). The domain host supports settings called DNS records that send internet traffic to your domain name.
Adding the DNS TXT entry might take up to 72 hours. Usually, the time frame is shorter and your domain host should provide this information to you.
You can manually check if the TXT entry was added using tools like DNS Lookup. Here you need to enter your domain and check if you can see NordPass under the TXT records section.
- Once the TXT entry is added, return to the Admin Panel and select Verify to finish your domain ownership confirmation.
If you lose your DNS TXT record, you can view it again by selecting More Options and Show DNS TXT entry. You can also permanently stop domain scanning by deleting the domain from here.
Changes usually take place within a few minutes. However, there are cases where it may take up to 72 hours to complete.
That’s it! You have successfully set up Data Breach Scanner for your organization. To learn how it works, check out our guide on how to use Data Breach Scanner.