Lastpass emergency access
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It’s important for a small business using LastPass Teams (which I think is the primary focus of that offering) for a trusted colleague to have access to my credentials in the event of an emergency, if I’m unable to fulfill my position as President/CEO. I was hoping LastPass Teams would have a “Emergency Access” feature similar to what is available in the Personal and Family levels of LastPass. Putting all of my “executive passwords” in a common folder that a trusted colleague might access 24 hours a day, seven days a week isn’t a feasible option.
I believe that your larger customers who use LastPass Enterprise don’t have this feature as well. As a rule, I’d expect a CEO to want their COO to have emergency access to credentials that are otherwise held private.
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More and more of my clients are inquiring about transferring their properties, including digital assets and access, as time goes by. While both 1password and LastPass have advantages, LastPass’s unique feature is likely the most important.
This is how it goes. You designate an Emergency Contact, such as a spouse or loved one, to whom you will ultimately entrust your LastPass details. If anything happens to you, the person would ask for access to your account and personal information. If you don’t reply to an email after a certain number of days, your Emergency Contact will gain access to all of your passwords. This gives them access to your bank accounts, insurance, documents you’ve uploaded to their vault, and any digital logins you’ve saved on LastPass.
Other password management applications can include defaults for exchanging passwords for family accounts, as well as “emergency packs” that you can print and send to a friend or family member in the form of a physical or digital copy. LastPass is special in that it offers an additional layer of security in case those emergency copies go missing, haven’t been checked in a while, or you don’t want people to have access to your accounts unless it’s absolutely essential.
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LastPass allows you to grant one-time access to your Vault (which includes all of your passwords, safe notes, form fill objects, and other information) to one or more LastPass users, as well as specify an access delay. This ensures that if someone you appoint tries to access your records, they must wait for you to specify a time period (e.g., 3 hours) within which you will be informed and have the option to refuse the request. The emergency access user will be able to access your Vault if you do not refuse the request within the agreed time span.
Emergency Access is a one-time usage feature that allows you to share all of the data in your Vault with another active LastPass user. Use the Sharing Center if you want to share objects with another LastPass user on a regular basis while maintaining control of what is shared.
Please bear in mind that being granted emergency access to someone’s Vault is not the same as being granted full access to their LastPass account. That is, if the LastPass account owner has authorized emergency access, the emergency access user will have a new folder in their Vault containing all of the LastPass account owner’s Vault items.
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In my home, I’m the digital guru. My wife is competent with email and message boards, but she entrusts me with all of our valuable digital information, including online banking and other password-protected services, as well as family photographs and the myriad of other digital items found in today’s home. We talk about what we can do, but it’s always me who does it.
My wife would be utterly stranded if I were to become incapacitated unexpectedly: she would have no idea what digital files are on our computer, how to access them, what online accounts we have, or what their login credentials are. It will also leave unresolved my numerous public appearances (personal websites, email accounts, social media accounts, etc.).
To make it even more complicated, I’m one of those people who doesn’t use the same password everywhere; instead, I use a combination of SuperGenPass and LastPass, as well as two-factor authentication wherever possible. In a stressful scenario, I don’t think she’d be able to get through a written clarification of anything.
I should only tell her to ask my tech-savvy twin brother and then hand over my LastPass master password to him. That has a good chance of succeeding, but it’s inelegant and leaves my wife in charge of the facts.