This post is part of our RoboForm 8 Feature Highlight series.

While sometimes we may think otherwise, we are neither immortal nor invincible. And in situations that prove such, providing a trusted contact with secure access to our passwords can help ensure peace of mind and eliminate future frustration.

RoboForm’s Emergency Access feature allows you to select a trusted contact or set of contacts to securely obtain access to your RoboForm data in the event of death, incapacitation, or simply as a method of account recovery. Emergency Access uses public-private key encryption; a method similar to the RoboForm sharing and sending features. This grants secure access by your emergency contact without the need of your Master Password. More than one emergency contact can be selected and emergency access can be revoked at any time.

To set up Emergency Access, click on “Emergency Access” in the RoboForm menu and enter the email address of your Emergency Contact and desired timeout period for that contact.


Give yourself and your loved ones some peace of mind by setting up Emergency Access today. For detailed setup instructions, visit the Emergency Access category of our Help Center.

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Posted by Simon Davis

Simon Davis is the VP of Marketing for RoboForm.