What to Add to Password Manager

We’re fans of password managers here, not only because they help create and save more secure passwords, but also because they have a few more tricks up their sleeve. If you use a password manager like 1Password or Lastpass, you can use it as a digital twin for your physical safe (you have one, right?).

Why should you use one

You should already be using a password manager to store your usernames and passwords for all of your online accounts. Each one should contain a password, randomly generated by your password manager, as well as a list of fabricated security questions, if applicable . Of course, login information is not the only information you need to protect. The Wi-Fi password you put on a sticker next to your desk, documents to prove your puppy has been photographed so you can travel safely, and even your driver’s license and passport information should be easily accessible and accessible at your fingers. instead of wallowing in a filing cabinet or getting lost in a pile of papers.

Information to store in your password manager

Job Information

Save your login on your company portal to easily access information such as recent paychecks, your 401 (k) account, and health insurance information.

Medical records and information for emergencies

Keeping health information close at hand is easy, but finding a safe place to store it can be challenging. You can store scanned documents, medical records, prescriptions and other important information as attachments to the password manager entry that contains your personal information (phone number, shipping address, email address) that you use to fill out forms on the Internet. This way, choosing your name will display all the prescription information you need to buy from your local Lenscrafters or to buy a drug from a new pharmacy.

Child account information

Does your child have trouble remembering their login passwords? Add them to your password manager and tag it with an identifying marker so you and your kids can easily remember how to get back to your Club Penguin account.

Purchase records

Want to write off the desk you bought for your home office? Save your receipt for tax day . If you have a physical record of the transaction, take a picture or scan the receipt and then upload it to your password manager. Have you received an email? Save this email as a PDF attachment and upload it to your manager.

Wireless Router Information

Chances are, you’ve had to reboot or even reset your router if you have intermittent problems with your internet connection. This means that you probably had to pull it out of its dusty hiding place to re-enter the default username and password that give you admin access. Save this information in your password manager along with your updated Wi-Fi login (with that smart name you came up with) so you can easily have and share it with guests.

Share with others

There are several passwords that can apply to everyone in your home, be it the password for your router, your utility account shared with your partner, or your Netflix login that you send to your little brother or sister.

Sharing in Lastpass

You can exchange passwords on Lastpass using the app’s Sharing Center . Click the + symbol and select Share. Enter the person’s email address and select the accounts you want to share with them. You can even choose to show them the actual password or not. This requires both users to have at least a free Lastpass account.

Sharing in 1Password

To share items in 1Password, you must add users as guests. Standard 1Password users can have up to five guests. Sign in to your 1Password account and create a vault for your guests. You can create a vault , essentially a folder, with sensitive information that you want to share with your guests without giving them access to all of your personal passwords. In the list of passwords, select the item you want to share, right-click and copy it to the new vault.

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