Updated 29 August 2017

How to use a web browser or PlayStation App to set up ‘Require Password at Checkout’

This article explains how to use a web browser on your PC, Mac or mobile device to switch this account function on or off.


What is ‘Require Password at Checkout’?

‘Require Password at Checkout’ is an account setting that stops you from spending wallet funds unless you enter your correct SEN account password. If you switch this setting on, you will be asked for your password whenever you make a purchase with wallet funds.

As this setting is on your account wallet please note the following:

  • The setting applies whatever device you use to access PlayStation Store through your SEN account.
  • You may not be asked for your password when topping up your wallet, as opposed to spending funds already in your wallet, whether ‘Require Password at Checkout’ is switched on or off.
  • You can't apply this setting to the accounts of Family Members, even if you are the Family Manager. This means that users under the age of 18 are never asked for their password before the Family Manager's wallet is debited for their purchase - use parental controls to limit spending.

How do I switch ‘Require password’ on or off?

You can reach Account Management in a number of ways:

  • PlayStation App

Tap [PlayStation Store] on the home screen and go to [Online ID] > [Account Settings].

  • PlayStation Store

Go to PlayStation Store. Sign in, go to your Online ID at the top of the page and click [Account Settings].

  • Account Management website

Click here and sign in for the account management site.

  1. Go to the ‘Account’ tab and select ‘Wallet’.
  2. Click ‘Edit’ under ‘Wallet Settings’ and select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to turn the password requirement on or off and click ‘Save’.