General Inquiries

Password Vault

  • 1.  Password Vault

    Posted 01-25-2020 12:16
    Inquiring about a password keeper / fault. This past week our staff accountant was suddenly hospitalized and unreachable. The biggest challenge was trying to track down all of his passwords (on post-it notes all over his office!).

    Is anyone aware of a password product that has a tiered structure (i.e AP Clerk does not have access to management payroll portal), is secure, and convenient. Ideally, it would automatically update as well.

    Thanks for any information or recommendations.

    Janet Mourning
    Vice President
    Tedesco Pacific Construction, Inc.
    Sparks NV

  • 2.  RE: Password Vault

    Posted 01-26-2020 01:05
    Check out 1Password. You can create multiple vaults and it is available across multiple platforms (PC, Mac,IOS).

    J. Wickham Zimmerman
    Anaheim CA
    (714) 637-4747

  • 3.  RE: Password Vault

    Posted 01-26-2020 12:11
    Hi Janet,

    We use LastPass out our firm. The IT Department does have access to the Master Password of each employee for situations just like the one you mentioned above.

    Just a few month's ago, a key producer of ours suffered ​a stroke and was briefly hospitalized - if needed, our IT department could have accessed his LastPass Vault for any necessary username/passwords.

    Hope this is helpful!

    Hunter Johnson PWCA
    Risk Management Consultant | Work Comp | Surety
    Connell Insurance, Inc.
    Springfield MO
    (417) 973-0818

  • 4.  RE: Password Vault

    Posted 26 days ago
    We use LastPass Enterprise. Each employee has an account.  Each account can be linked with a personal account so you can log in once and have access to all your passwords without having to switch back and forth.

    I would not recommend sharing individual vault passwords with IT, or anybody else for that matter. Even if you did, every account should be required to use two-factor authentication so IT wouldn't be able to get in with just a password anyways. If you need to share passwords then you can create groups and folders in Enterprise and add people to those groups and the groups to folders.

    It works easily on the phone and the browser on the computer. Probably depends on the browser, but we use Chrome which is the best browser... I'm sure that will get some people going :)

    No matter which password vault you choose, please use two-factor authentication. Your company is at risk when you don't require two-factor on accounts.

    Eric Lesch
    PCL Contract Bonding Agency
    Grapevine TX
    (972) 459-4749