Sometimes you need to share credit card or login information with a coworker, friend, or family member, but the more convenient options like texting or emailing aren’t very secure. Also, if you want to share a connection that uses two-factor authentication with a one-time password, that’s pretty much impossible to do. 1Password fixed these limitations with a new feature that allows customers to securely share just about anything with anyone.
In the latest version of 1Password, customers can now share any recording in their password manager vault with a private link.
When a 1Password record is shared, the user must first specify how long the link will be active. 1Password provides a spectrum from a single view to unlimited views for up to thirty days.
By default, private links can be shared with anyone, but they can also be available only to specific people. To choose Only certain people asks for each recipient’s email address. When the recipient visits the link, they are prompted to enter their email address. After submitting their email address, they are given a one-time code that they must enter to view the record.
The recording is viewed in a browser, allowing sensitive data to be shared without requiring the recipient to have a 1Password account. Secure Sharing also addresses the issue of not being able to share one-time passwords as they are fully supported by the new feature.
Secure sharing is one of the many innovations launched by 1Password over the past year. They recently teamed up with Fastmail to integrate hidden emails into the app. The company continues to strive to remain the best cross-platform password manager on the market.
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