In short, yes. It absolutely is possible to give access to accounts without sharing passwords and being able to do this is useful for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it makes working with third parties a lot easier, for example a marketing freelancer who needs access to certain accounts, but you don’t want them knowing what the password is so you can revoke access at any time. It’s also useful for sensitive login information shared with your employees. Again, if an employee leaves the business you don’t have to stress about changing important passwords that they had access to.
To make this possible, we supply a fantastic password manager called MYKI (pronounced like, ‘my key’.
It’s great for so much more than just your business admin being able to share login credentials without the end user ever seeing what the password actually is.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at some of the easiest bad habits to fall into when it comes to password practices.
- Re-using passwords across both personal and company accounts
- Using easily guessable information, either with short passwords or personal info
- Storing passwords written on sticky notes, saved in an unsecure notes app on your phone, in emails, in your browser, or a combination of all the above
- Sharing passwords via sticky note, email, or Google sheets
- Passwords being available to people within your company who don’t need access, presenting an increased security risk.
MYKI can help with all of these things, and it doesn’t hurt that they’ve been awarded the highest rating by PC Mag for both 2019 and 2020 for its overall user experience and comprehensive features.
What’s so great about MYKI?
Company admins can share specific login credentials with specific users, so that someone in HR doesn’t have access to login info from accounts. This reduces your risk of a cybersecurity breach, because fewer people have access to sensitive information giving cybercriminals less opportunities to try and access it for themselves.
Two-factor authentication (2FA)
Not only does it have a built-in authenticator, it also allows you still to share details that require 2FA with others so that they can log in.
Secure financial info
Both the desktop application and the MYKI browser extension can securely save card details for smooth transactions.
Save secure notes
Within MYKI, you’re able to save plain text information securely. Any little notes you would usually write for yourself and hide in a word document, can actually be saved easily for your eyes only.
Excellent data practices
When MYKI retrieves your data, it pulls it locally from your device – it’s not stored on MYKI servers.
Generates passwords so you don’t have to
If you’ve run out of random words to put together for a strong password, you can use MYKI’s password generator, and save your login details just like that.
What are you waiting for?
If you’d like to know more about how MYKI can improve your overall password security, give Clearsky IT a call on 01373 768024 or send your query to email@example.com. Never enough time? Book a call at your convenience here.