Mobile account recovery for 1Password

MartijnnMartijnn
edited August 2 in Memberships

LastPass introduced a feature called "mobile account recovery" in May. This makes it possible to reset your master password without losing all your stored data in your vault.

Can you also bring this feature to 1Password?

https://blog.lastpass.com/2019/05/never-lose-access-lastpass-account-recovery-mobile.html/

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  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @Martijnn!

    If you have a Families or Business account, you can already use account recovery. And recovering your account leaves your data intact ;)

  • @ag_ana But what if you don't have a Families account?

  • Hi @Martijnn,

    Whilst not elegant we have assisted users where they can access their data on a single device to migrate to a new account, copying everything over. It's currently a manual process but achievable for what we hope are rare events. That doesn't mean we don't want to do something better. I'm unable to say what we've considered and eliminated or what we're hoping has promise but we do realise that users with a 1Password Individuals account would love to have that extra layer of protection that our Families and Business accounts already have.

  • Some other password managers really do seem to focus on convenience over security, which for something that is supposed to lock down and secure your digital life, really does astound me.

    1Password doing it the right way for me.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    @Zaka_7

    Thanks for saying so. :) We're hopeful that we'll be able to improve the convenience here without negatively impacting security, but it is a fine balancing act which is part of why we're not rushing into anything.

    Ben

  • The way it should be @Ben
    These convenience features just lure people into a false sense of security in my mind, it negates the whole purpose of having a password manager, whilst i'm all for convenience, security is definitely my priority! so that's very reassuring to hear :D

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    :+1: :)

    Ben

  • MartijnnMartijnn
    edited August 3

    @Ben

    If this feature has a negative impact on the security, can you then make it possible for 1Password to automatically create encrypted backups on all your devices?

    Then I also would like to be able to determine how often these automatic backups are created.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @Martijnn:

    Certainly, that's why we already include automatic backups ;)

  • MartijnnMartijnn
    edited August 3

    @ag_ana

    That's right, but I also want to be able to make automatically local backups of my vault on the 1Password server.

    For example when I make a typo when changing my master password.Then I can reset my account and use a local backups to restore my vaults to an earlier state.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @Martijnn:

    If you are afraid of that happening, you can export your data at regular intervals. Just make sure to protect it properly, as exported data is not encrypted, so you might want to put it on an encrypted volume if you want to keep a copy around.

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