Keeper Security: Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions About Keeper
Who has access to passwords?
Keeper security uses what is called “zero trust.” This means that only the user has access to their passwords. For shared passwords, only the users who are given access to a specific folder can see the passwords in that folder.
There is a feature that allows you to move all of your users’ work passwords to another user after you remove a user’s account. So if someone leaves the company, we move their passwords to someone else after disabling their account so you don’t lose all the passwords. Other than that method, there is no way to see someone else’s passwords unless they decide to share them.
Can users safely share their passwords?
Yes. Individual passwords as well as folders can be shared among groups of users, making it easy to keep everyone’s password records up to date.
Why Use a Password Manager?
With Keeper Security your company’s passwords can be centrally managed. Users can share passwords, create groups, and set up permissions on specific folders and records. We can also enforce security policies make each user’s password vault more secure.
Can we add temporary workers such as consultants and interns?
Licensing is by the month. So it’s easy to add temporary users so you can securely share passwords with them as necessary.
Once a temporary employee leaves and their Keeper account is disabled, we can move all their passwords to another account before permanently deleting the account so you don’t lose them.
What if a user forgets their Keeper master password?
Keeper allows you to designate users to whom you can transfer an account if an employee leaves, changes a password, or forgets a password. As part of your initial setup, we will enable this feature before it’s needed, since the user has to approve of the transfer access.
What if I change my password, but later I realize I need to retrieve the old password?
No problem! When you change a password, Keeper saves the old version. You can easily look back at the old versions of any password that you changed since you started using Keeper.
Does Keeper include a random password generator?
Keeper will generate strong, random passwords and automatically fill them for users. This saves them time, frustration and eliminates the need for them to reuse and remember passwords.
What devices can we use Keeper on?
The Keeper vault is available to employees from any device and location. There are keeper extensions for all major browsers and apps for Android and Iphone.
How secure is Keeper?
Keeper is a Zero-Knowledge solution. This means all information that is stored in Keeper is only accessible by the end-user. All encryption and decryption is done on-the-fly in the client’s device, and the data is encrypted both in-transit (TLS) and at rest on Keeper’s Infrastructure (AES-256). The plaintext version of the data is never available to Keeper Security employees nor any outside party. In the unlikely event Keeper was hacked, the attackers could only possibly access the worthless ciphertext.
Isn't it dangerous to have one master password for all my logins?
Can we prevent users from using Keeper outside of specific locations?
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What if a user already is using a password manager
If you choose to deploy Keeper, you should require that all your users user it as their only password manager. This will ensure that your company’s passwords are properly protected.
In addition to a company vault, Keeper supplies each user with a personal vault for their personal passwords at no extra charge. The user remains in control of their personal vault.
There is an import feature to make it easy to move passwords from another password manager to Keeper if necessary.
How long does it take for our users to set up Keeper?
It only takes a few minutes for each user to get started. Once we set up your company’s account with the proper security policies to secure your data, we will send an email invitation to each user. The email will include instructions to set up their Keeper password and download the apps (web browser extensions and, if they like, mobile and desktop apps). It only take a few minutes for each user and we can help them if they need assistance.