Sticky Password provides a convenient and safe way to grant family members, friends or colleagues Emergency Access to your logins and passwords in case of an emergency.
On a personal level: would your family members or a trusted friend be able to access your online web accounts if something were to happen to you?
At work: if you were incapacited because of an injury or were otherwise unable to access your computers and devices for an extended period of time, would your authorized colleagues be able to ensure business continuity by accessing the company accounts to which only you have the logins and passwords?
The Emergency Access feature allows you to invite individuals you trust to be your Emergency Contacts in Sticky Password. You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that, if anything should happen to you, your loved ones or authorized individuals will be able to access your online accounts according to the rules you set, and will be able to act on your behalf when you aren’t able to.
The Emergency Access feature is designed as a so-called enabling switch (also known as vigilance control, or the expressive kill switch) that is activated when the owner becomes incapacitated or unable to act in their own behalf. In the unfortunate event of an emergency, access will be granted to your predefined Emergency Contact. The safeguards against premature or inappropriate access are the restrictions, in the form of a waiting period, that you set beforehand.
In case of an emergency, your Emergency Contact will be able to request access to your Web Accounts. You’ll be alerted and will be able to grant or deny access. If you do not respond within the time limit you set - because you’re OK with access being granted or because you are unable to respond - then your Emergency Contact will receive access after the waiting period expires.
As the owner of a StickyAccount who wishes to set up an Emergency Contact, you will need to have a Sticky Password Premium subscription and have ‘cloud synchronization’ enabled. Invitations can be sent to anyone with an email address, however, in order to accept your invitation, your Emergency Contacts will need a Sticky Password Premium plan or Sticky Password Free.
Before sending an invitation, we encourage you to contact the person you are inviting to let them know about the importance and responsibility of the role you would like them to play.
Your Emergency Contacts can be found in the Sharing Center.
After accepting your invitation, your Emergency Contact(s) will be able to request access to your Web Accounts. As the owner of the database, you’ll be able to decline their request within the waiting period you’ve set.
Your Emergency Contacts will be able to access the Web Accounts (your logins and passwords) you select. Web Accounts that have been shared with Sharing Contacts are not included in Emergency Access.
You can have as many Emergency Contacts as you like. Note that all Emergency Contacts will have access to all of the Web Accounts that are included in Emergency Access.
You and your family members, trusted friends and colleagues can be reciprocal Emergency Contacts for each other.
Important note: You can delete an Emergency Contact at any time. However, once the conditions you set have been met and access has been granted to an Emergency Contact, they will be able to view your logins and passwords and even download them until they have been removed as an Emergency Contact.
As the person who is looking to ensure continuity of access to your passwords (i.e. the owner of the database), you will need to add an Emergency Contact and will be able to set the conditions that will need to be met before access will be granted. Have the email address of the person you are inviting ready. (Note: if the person you are inviting already has a Sticky Password Account, you will need to use the email address they use as their StickyID!)
Note: as the owner, you have the ability to reject the request for access within the waiting period, as well as to delete the Emergency Contact at any time.
For example: You set the waiting period for 1 day; your Emergency Contact requests access - you’ll be notified and will have 1 day (24 hours) to reject the request. If you do not reject the request during the waiting period, then the Emergency Contact will get access after the 24 hours have elapsed - at which time you will be notified that access has been granted.
Require your express approval - with this option, when your Emergency Contact makes a request, you must expressly confirm via the Sticky Password portal (my.stickypassword.com) that you are allowing your Emergency Contact to have access: automatic access will not be granted when this option is selected.
The first time you send an Emergency Contact invitation, you’ll be activating a new feature setting, and a new checkbox will appear within each of your Web Accounts. By default, all of the Web Accounts that are not actively being shared with your Sharing Contacts will be included in Emergency Access.
To select/deselect individual accounts:
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