A password manager is a tool used to authorize access to all different online services with pre-stored passwords. Most password management services like this include settings for what happens if the primary owner passes away, which usually allow another person to be appointed to receive access.
Getting into these password managers requires a master password. If a chosen family member or executor has not been named as the new account owner or does not have the master password, it will be difficult for them to sign in.
Those who manage life after loss may need to access accounts and services to change ownership, or cancel them entirely.
To make this process easier, catalog general information about each service and its password.
These systems and services include, but are not limited to: Security
- Home security system
- Garage code
- Home / work safe
- Storage facilities
- Cell Phone
- Apple / Google Phone Accounts
- Needed Apps
- Computers / Tablets
- Social Media Services (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest)
- eCommerce Websites (Amazon, eBay)
- Streaming Services (Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Pandora, Spotify)
- Cloud Storage (Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive)
- Software (Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, TurboTax, Norton)
- Messaging (WhatsApp, Skype)