Not the most "happy" of subjects but something AgileBits support suggested I float with the community to see if they have considered approaches to this.
Having lost my mum last Summer, I came to understand in the following months how many accounts needed to be closed, companies/people notified and online services de-registered for. This involved trawling physical correspondence, in part, but also trying to find out more about her online registrations. Fortunately, I set up her gmail so was able to dig into emails for registrations, visit the sites and trigger "forgot my password" so I could then login and delete/close the accounts.
This has left me considering my own future arrangements for when I pass, especially if that was suddenly. The majority of the information my family would need is held in my 1Password account. I would not want to share my Master Password with anyone (including family members) whilst I am alive, but I want to be comfortable I could do this securely if something did happen to me.
Obviously, AgileBits do not store the password so even if they were asked by the Executor of my will, they wouldn’t be able to provide it.
The AgileBits support team provided the following which I'm posting as is:
"_Ultimately... it depends on how comfortable you are with different levels of security and trust with those around you.
I think it will ultimately involve writing it down physically. Leaving it somewhere digitally just means having to save it somewhere that could be compromised. Or it would have to be encrypted... which then you're back into the same boat of where to keep that key.
So after it's written down... where do you keep it? A sealed envelope in a filing cabinet or locked drawer? Perhaps in a safety deposit box at the bank? These all bring the security back to a physical key. And then you're just left with... who do I trust to know where this key is and what to do with it? And how do I make sure that everyone who knows where the key is wouldn't all be involved in the same kind of accident... essentially erasing the chain that leads to unlocking 1Password. (I'm starting to think about Dan Brown movies like The Da Vinci Code as I'm writing now... hopefully you've seen it so you catch my reference.)
So ultimately, the answer comes down to your feeling of security and who you have to trust around you. Then leaving them enough knowledge that they could get into 1Password, but only after enough headache that you trust they wouldn't do it unless they had to._”
So, my question would be to the community - have others considered this matter, and what solutions have you come up with?
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