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jkosturik
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Questions about Emergency Access

I would like to be able to grant a member of my family (or more) access to my Last Pass Vault in the event something happens to me and I am not able to grant them access using "Emergency Access". For example if I have an accident and am unconscious, or if I die.

 

I know of the "Shared Folders" option, but that doesn't fully satisfy what I need. Basically, there are website logins that I want to keep private while I'm alive, but would like to share if I pass away - my email account, for example. In these cases, I can't put the email account in the shared folder.

 

Thank you!

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RachelO
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Re: Grant Access at death

Hi @jkosturik,

 

LastPass' Emergency Access feature offers this functionality. Emergency Access gives you the ability to grant access to your Vault (including all of your passwords, secure notes, form fill items, and other information) to one or more designated LastPass users, and specify an access delay. This means that when a designated person attempts to access your information, this person would have to wait a specified time period of your choosing (e.g., 3 hours) during which you are notified and have the ability to decline the requested access. If you do not deny the request within the specified time period, the emergency access user will be able to access your Vault data via a shared folder that will appear in their Vault after the specified waiting time period (or sooner if you manually grant access.)

 

https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass/help/set-up-and-manage-emergency-access-lp030013




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RachelO
Retired LogMeIn Contributor

Re: Grant Access at death

Hi @jkosturik,

 

LastPass' Emergency Access feature offers this functionality. Emergency Access gives you the ability to grant access to your Vault (including all of your passwords, secure notes, form fill items, and other information) to one or more designated LastPass users, and specify an access delay. This means that when a designated person attempts to access your information, this person would have to wait a specified time period of your choosing (e.g., 3 hours) during which you are notified and have the ability to decline the requested access. If you do not deny the request within the specified time period, the emergency access user will be able to access your Vault data via a shared folder that will appear in their Vault after the specified waiting time period (or sooner if you manually grant access.)

 

https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass/help/set-up-and-manage-emergency-access-lp030013




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Yensmp
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Executors & attorneys

Why doesn’t LastPass have an option to enable an account holder’s executor or attorney under a power of attorney to have access to the account if the account holder dies or becomes incapacitated? The emergency access is not really set up for this because it’s one time access only. As I see it, the only option is to pass on one’s master password by writing it down somewhere, which obviously then introduces the possibility of a security breach that the account owner may not even be aware of. For instance, an executor could be given a special login like emergency access but it would be ongoing.