NordPass Family: What it is and why your friends and family need a password manager

Lukas Grigas
Cybersecurity Content Writer
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Whether you need to share a Netflix password or WiFi code with a friend or provide a family member with login credentials to your bank account, a family password manager can make things easier as well as more secure.

We live in a highly digitized world. We shop, bank, and spend our free time online more than ever before. We share sensitive information online, yet we rarely stop and think that the digital world – with all it has to offer – is also full of security risks and threats.

A family password manager can reduce the risk of us and our loved ones falling prey to online scams and minimize what we today refer to as password stress. Let’s take a deeper look at what a family password manager can do for you, your family, and your friends.

What is a family password manager?

First off, here’s a quick definition of a password manager – it’s a single secure place where you can safely store and access all your passwords whenever you need them. Essentially, you can think of it as your digital safe box. But there’s more. Today's password management tools usually come equipped with features designed to make online life smoother and safer.

Let’s take NordPass as an example. With NordPass, you get a secure place to keep all your passwords, credit cards, and personal information as well as advanced security tools. For instance, Data Breach Scanner is designed to alert you whenever NordPass identifies that your personal data has been compromised in a breach. It also comes with Password Health – a tool to assess your password strength. The autofill and autosave features are a core part of NordPass that ensure that new passwords are saved automatically and login forms are filled in with just a few clicks.

So how does a personal password manager differ from a family one? Well, technically speaking, the two types are not any different from each other. Think of a family password management solution as a subscription model that makes much more sense money-wise. In most instances, a family plan will come at a lower price than individual personal plans would.

The NordPass Family plan

The NordPass family plan, as noted above, is a subscription plan for families and friends that combines six separate accounts and everything else that NordPass Premium has to offer, including advanced security features. This means that equipped with NordPass Family, you and your loved ones can easily and securely share passwords, notes, and credit card information among each other.

One of the best things about the NordPass Family plan is its price. The way subscription plans work is simple.

The longer subscription you choose to purchase, the more you will save over time. For instance, if you choose to get the 2-year plan, it will cost you /mo. Keep in mind that the /mo family plan includes six Premium accounts. At the same time, a 2-year Personal Premium plan comes in at for a single account. The 1-year Family costs /mo. Please note that the price is subject to change based on your local currency and VAT laws and regulations.

Moreover, NordPass Family frequently goes on sale, enabling you to occasionally purchase it for yourself, your family, and friends at an even more affordable price.

At the end of the day, the NordPass Family plan offers better value not only for your money but also for your family members' and friends'.

How does NordPass Family work?

Let’s get technical for a moment. Let’s say you decide to get the NordPass Family plan for your loved ones or close friends and want to get started.

  1. As soon as your purchase of the NordPass Family plan is processed, you will be redirected to the Nord Account activation site. There, you’ll need to enter a verification code. Find the code in your inbox, copy it, and paste it to the Nord Account activation form.

  2. Once through the activation phase, you’ll need to create a password for your brand-new Nord Account. Please note that if you already have a Nord Account, you will not have to create a new one and will be instantly redirected to the onboarding site.

  3. The onboarding site provides further instructions on how to invite family members and download the NordPass app.

  4. Once your family members or close friends click the invitation link, they will be redirected to the NordPass Family starting page. There, they’ll be asked to create their own Nord Accounts and to download and install the app on their device to start using NordPass.

Within the Nord Account dashboard, you can manage members as well as remove or add new users at any time. However, it is important to note that no more than six members can be a part of the NordPass Family plan at the same time.

Another important aspect is that you can individually grant each member emergency access to your NordPass vault should you lose your device or forget your Master Password.

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Do your close ones need a password management tool such as NordPass?

Technicalities aside, the key question is whether your family or friends would find a password management tool like NordPass helpful. The short answer is yes, they likely would. For a clearer picture, though, let's explore major use cases where such a tool could prove valuable for your loved ones.

  • Making sure passwords are strong, secure, and easily accessible

    It's crucial to note that the average user juggles around 100 passwords, each needing to be unique for every single online account. Remembering all of them is impractical — unless you're willing to memorize complex combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols.

    NordPass improves the online safety of your family and friends by generating strong passwords for them and keeping all of their credentials safe in an encrypted vault. Additionally, it simplifies their online experiences with features such as autofill, ensuring browsing is more enjoyable and hassle-free.

  • Proactively protecting themselves from data breaches

    Password reuse is a common byproduct of password fatigue and can have disastrous consequences. Research shows that weak and reused passwords are one of the leading causes of data breaches. Having your data leaked can cause all sorts of trouble, and dealing with the outcomes is annoying, frustrating, and time-consuming.

    To tackle this issue, NordPass Family allows you and your loved ones to identify weak, outdated, or reused passwords, and to determine if any of your data has been compromised in a breach. As a result, you can proactively enhance your online security and protect your sensitive information from potential threats.

    Additionally, NordPass offers Email Masking, a feature that allows you, your family, and your friends to mask (hide) your email addresses when signing up for online services, ensuring protection against potential misuse by bad actors.

  • Securely sharing credentials, credit cards, and notes with one another

    Families and friends like sharing things, including passwords, credit card information, and secret notes. Given our tendency to opt for convenience, it's not uncommon for us to share passwords through insecure online channels. However, these channels can easily be intercepted or compromised.

    With NordPass Family, the channels through which you and your loved ones exchange credentials like streaming platform passwords or WiFi codes are all encrypted using cutting-edge algorithms, ensuring their safety during transmission. This allows you all to share credentials securely without worrying about the security of your online accounts.

There are numerous other situations where NordPass can prove valuable in your personal life, as well as with your family and friends. However, the above examples underscore how our tool can improve your cybersecurity and make online interactions much more convenient. For more details, visit our official website.

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