Password manager 1Password makes it easier to share passwords with anyone, with Psst! (password-secure sharing tool), a new link sharing feature that the company is releasing today. Instead of using 1Passwords pre-existing sharing settings, which require an account, or just copying and pasting login information, which is inherently insecure, Psst! makes sharing a password a bit more like sharing a Google document with someone.
You can create a link to share password information, specify when it expires (when the first person sees it or in an hour, a day, a week, 14 days or 30 days) and share the password with specific people (via their email – mails) or for anyone with the link. The whole process is very similar to sharing a link to a Google Drive folder or a Google document. You can get an idea of how it all works by watching the video 1Password created:
The experience of a person receiving a link may vary depending on the sharing settings. If you specify what you share so that everyone can see it, the link just opens for a copy of the credentials at the time they were shared. If what you shared is only for a specific set of people, they need to verify their email and then receive a one-time code to log in and receive access. It is worth noting that the link only provides access to a copy of the information that was shared when you created the link. If you change the password stored in your vault later, old links will not show the new password.
The extra security Psst! brings is partly dependent on the security of the e-mail that receives these verification codes (one can imagine a scenario, the recipient’s account has been compromised), but this method keeps the rest of your vault information secure, provides a way to track, who has access to login, and access to login expires when you decide to do so.