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  • Life changer - Password Manager for Teams - Lastpass

    Do you work with other people yet? If you don't or do and desire to scale things up one of the main issues you'll run into is how do we maintain all our logins for all the tools, accounts, etc?

    I used to have this issue. I started in the beginning just use chrome, firefox or apple's password manager. This works great if you're a single person. There's also a lot of other great tools out there for this purpose.

    But that doesn't work so well for working with even 1 other person like an outside contractor. Now what are your options?
    1. Use the same password for everything so the team or contractor knows what it is. - I did this.... don't make that mistake
    2. Give the team and/or contractor the passwords they need manually - this becomes a nightmare quickly as things change and people come and leave the team.
    3. Keep a shared spreadsheet with all the passwords shared among team members. - When one leaves they technically can have saved the spreadsheet and have all your company passwords.
    Obviously all these ideas aren't great....

    Which is why I suggest you start organizing your logins using ASAP using LastPass.com

    Lastpass is an amazing tool that is built for all devices that uses a central store for all passwords. You can keep the passwords hidden from the user if it's a web based login system. If it's a non-web based you'd need to expose the password then develop a plan to reset those in the system as the employee left. But that would update all those people at once. We find that 98% of our password are all for web based systems. Only the developer folders we find sometimes we need to do this for.

    With Lastpass you can do things like create folders and groups of people.

    So for example we have a Affiliate Manager folder at A4D. This folder has all the tools any affiliate manager would need in it to do their job other then their personal logins.

    Just like a shared folder we actually build a group for affiliate managers as well. Then as new employees come or go from the company we add them or remove them from the group. Then we share the folders with the group. This keeps a singular point to make sure everyone has access easily to what they need.

    As I said I'd suggest using this even if you're solo. Because as soon as you hire your first VA, Designer, Developer outsourced it's great to be able to just to make a folder for what they need and share that with them.


    Anyone else use Lastpass? Been looking at LDAP which it supports but curious if anyone has implemented? As our company scales and grows I can see it becoming difficult to manage things in many places. Our on boarding and off boarding process for new staff is already 30 steps. So..... always looking for better ways to manage especially as we grow to other offices internationally.


    P.S. the UI is not a thing of beauty. Just a for warning

    Jason Akatiff, CEO - A4D Performance | Follow Me on Twitter | Read my Blog
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  • #2
    I love Lastpass. Couldn't live without it.

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    • #3
      I'm using LastPass now with both Firefox and Cyberfox with no complaints.

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      • #4
        There are things I use it for regularly: logging in to places like HTG and Amazon, and there are places I never use it: logging in to PayPal or my bank.

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        • #5
          I use LP every day and I love it, to the point where I was personally pissed off that they got sued over the asterisk trademark recently.

          I actually forgot my master password and COULD NOT get in. Managed to remember it again (hint confused me) and all is well. Even went looking for 0days and someone to sploit it with said 0day. Couldn't find any...but it did get sploited a year or two ago so do be careful.

          My password for this site is 18 characters long, with a mix of numbers, upper and lower cases and characters. There is no way I would remember it and people are lazy...you just don't create a password that long and manually use it. And I don't trust browser pass managers, so many exploits are created for Firefox and Chrome every week.. LP is pretty niche so is much better.

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          • #6
            We currently have 2100 passwords in Lastpass company wide.... To give you a bit of a perspective on things.
            Jason Akatiff, CEO - A4D Performance | Follow Me on Twitter | Read my Blog
            >> A4D - CPA Network, 8 years in business, never missed a payment. Sign Up Here! | NEW Skype: live:jasona_33 <<<

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            • #7
              You must have a lot of employees! Do you run your own product building/white label under A4D or seperately? Doesn't it all get confusing?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Consequences View Post
                You must have a lot of employees! Do you run your own product building/white label under A4D or seperately? Doesn't it all get confusing?

                We are located in 2 places. San Diego and Krakow Poland.

                41 employees in SD and 10 in Krakow. Probably will be 60 or so in SD by the end of the year.
                Jason Akatiff, CEO - A4D Performance | Follow Me on Twitter | Read my Blog
                >> A4D - CPA Network, 8 years in business, never missed a payment. Sign Up Here! | NEW Skype: live:jasona_33 <<<

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                • #9
                  We are using dashlane.com which is similar to LP but appsumo had a deal for free year so got it for the team and so far liking it a lot. I think it is little simpler then LP but has little bit less features as well. Worth it to check it out as well.

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                  • #10
                    So LP got bought out by LogMeIN which is owned by Citrix.

                    Any worries here? Apparently Citrix don't have a good reputation when it comes to privacy.

                    I am so dependent on LP now it is crazy!

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                    • #11
                      The devs I trust replaced lastpass with 1password. I switched too.

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