Set Up and Manage Emergency Access
LastPass gives you the ability to grant one-time 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.
The process begins with an invitation, then after someone is invited to have access, in order to gain access, they must then request it, at which point the account owner has time to review the access request and deny it if they wish.
If the LastPass account owner (who is granting emergency access) enabled the "Require master password reprompt" setting for any passwords or items in their vault, the emergency access user will not be able to access the vault item unless they can enter the LastPass account owner's master password.
How it works
- Person 1 enables the "Require master password reprompt" setting on a password item.
- Person 1 grants emergency access to Person 2.
- When Person 2 tries to access the password item, they must enter the master password of Person 1 when prompted.