emergency contact access

user208347user208347
Community Member

Has 1Password added the capability to create an Emergency or Contingency Access for a person which will automatically contact that person and give that person access to my 1Password if I don't block such access within a designated period of time? (Such as LastPass provides)

Can't find anything about this in !Password app or on line.

Thank you.
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  • joshua_1pjoshua_1p

    Team Member

    Hey @user208347

    Digital inheritance is something we've been looking at as previously mentioned, the catch is it's just a very hard problem to solve while meeting the needs of you now, as well as future you and your loved ones.

    We'd like to implement it in 1Password but we want to make sure we do it right, which when comes to something like sharing the keys to your most sensitive data in a way that is both reliable in the event of your death or incapacitation and not subject to tampering/easy to hack/phish under normal circumstances, while also not being overly complicated to use, is not as easy as it might seem.

    Until such time as we're ready to roll out a comprehensive strategy for legacy management of 1Password data, our recommendation is to used a trusted physical solution such as a safety deposit box containing your Emergency Kit, or providing it to a family attorney with any other end of life documents they may store for you as well.

    I hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other questions! :)

  • user208347user208347
    Community Member

    Understood. Thank you.
    Also as an added thought: we have been told that legally speaking, for someone other than the registered owner to access digital "media" without the legal prerequisites being done is technically considered to be "hacking" . Just something to think about.

  • joshua_1pjoshua_1p

    Team Member

    Hey @user208347

    Understood. Thank you.
    Also as an added thought: we have been told that legally speaking, for someone other than the registered owner to access digital "media" without the legal prerequisites being done is technically considered to be "hacking" . Just something to think about.

    Thank you for adding that, and I would be glad to pass your feedback along. Let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions. In the meantime, have a great day! :)

  • siegesavesiegesave
    Community Member
    edited September 11

    I think others use the emergency contact's public key to encrypt the vault before releasing it at a predefined time.

    this would be great to have in 1pw.

  • Dave_1PDave_1P

    Team Member

    @siegesave

    Thank you for the suggestion! I've added your comment to the feature request so that our product team is aware. 🙂

    ref: IDEA-I-320

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