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Require Password Reprompt

Postby pat3332 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:03 pm

In LastPass Vault and Secure Notes, it gives you the option to Require Password Reprompt. Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems that if someone has accessed your Vault, and Secure Notes, they already have your master password, so would it be possible to designate a separate, second password for your most sensitive notes and vault logins?

You could have two check boxes, one to use the original master password, and another box for designating a second password.
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Re: Require Password Reprompt

Postby JoeSiegrist » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:40 am

pat3332 Wrote:In LastPass Vault and Secure Notes, it gives you the option to Require Password Reprompt. Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems that if someone has accessed your Vault, and Secure Notes, they already have your master password, so would it be possible to designate a separate, second password for your most sensitive notes and vault logins?


The feature is more meant to protect from casual access if you leave your computer unlocked (e.g. at home while letting a friend borrow your computer).

You could have two check boxes, one to use the original master password, and another box for designating a second password.


We really can't add more check boxes -- it's already way too confusing for typical users; we need a way with the UI to support these niche features people want without intimidating newer users...
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Re: Require Password Reprompt

Postby Julian » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:42 am

JoeSiegrist Wrote:We really can't add more check boxes -- it's already way too confusing for typical users; we need a way with the UI to support these niche features people want without intimidating newer users...

I have no particular views about the feature requested in this thread but, as a general observation on the comment quoted above .... Why don't you create an "Advanced" section for such "niche feature" settings. It's a real shame if various customisations are not getting done because of this "roadblock".

The concept of an Advanced section for settings is everywhere in Windows (Windows File Explorer, IE, Firefox, Chrome ("Under The Hood"), Office 2007 to name just a few) so you're staying in pretty safe territory with that one. If you want to go one step further in keeping things simple for the average user (a laudable aim) then you could have a single tickbox ("Show Advanced Settings") in the current settings that, if ticked, would either add an "Advanced" tap (or "Under The Hood" tab if you want to be Google-trendy ;) ) or possibly display an additional "Advanced Settings" icon in the Actions section on the web site.

For features local to the browser, and hence controlled by preferences in the browser plugin, I see here that you already have an "Advanced" section (at least for the Firefox plugin). You could always extend the final concept above so that one of the Advanced settings would be "Enable Expert Mode" that, when ticked, would either make an additional "Expert" tab (or some other name) visible in the preferences dialog or else make more stuff appear in the existing "Advanced" tab.

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Re: Require Password Reprompt

Postby Psywiped » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:04 pm

Another option would be to be able to just use the yubikey to reauthorize instead of typing in the password again.
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