CHECKLIST: 10 Tips to Choosing a Password Manager for Your Team

PAPER 10 Tips to Choosing a Password Manager for Your Team        1

Pre-tips        1

0.0 Get everyone on the same page        1

0.1 Identifying team needs        1

0.2 Introducing a password manager to your team        1

0.3 Aligning a password manager with company security objectives        2

0.4 Pick the right tools (the 10 Tips list)        2

0.5 Advance your teams capabilities        2

#1 Focus on secure, shared access to sensitive information        2

#2 Look for cross-platform coverage        2

#3 Confirm all options for two-factor authentication        2

#4 Consider open-source products with vibrant communities        2

#5 Be sure products are audited and vetted by security pros        2

#6 Find simple, transparent pricing plans        3

#7 Maintain options for cloud or self-hosting        3

#8 Seek global coverage        3

#9 Find a solution your developers can work with        3

#10 Find easy, no-risk ways to get started        3

Navigating a Password Management Initiative        3

Pre-flight tips

0.0 Get everyone on the same page

0.1 Identifying team needs

0.2 Introducing a password manager to your team

0.3 Aligning a password manager with company security objectives

0.4 Pick the right tools (the 10 Tips list)

0.5 Advance your teams capabilities

#1 Focus on secure, shared access to sensitive information

Good password managers provide a full set of collaboration features

Ensure your password manager is team-capable with administrative controls

#2 Look for cross-platform coverage

Good password managers work across

#3 Confirm all options for two-factor authentication

Good password managers support all major 2FA vendors and technologies

For enterprises, Duo Security is popular, as are others

Many organizations like hardware based authentication with YubiKeys as another example

#4 Consider open-source products with vibrant communities

The wider and more active the community, the more resources available to your team

Check Reddit or Twitter or Community Forums hosted by product providers

#5 Be sure products are audited and vetted by security pros

Typical programs include

#6 Find simple, transparent pricing plans

Look for options for teams and enterprises

Free-forever get started plans are a great way to onboard users before bringing them into a collaborative group

#7 Maintain options for cloud or self-hosting

There is no need to debate ;)

When needed, be sure you have options for cloud AND self-hosting

#8 Seek global coverage

In today’s distributed work world, global coverage matters

Look for user activity in your market and beyond, include language translations and translation contribution paths

#9 Find a solution your developers can work with

Look for APIs and a CLIs

Find products you can incorporate it into your existing programmatic workflows

#10 Find easy, no-risk ways to get started

Look for free plan for individuals, so there’s zero barrier to trying it out

Look for free collaboration options such as a free 2-person team, so you can explore how to share secure information

Navigating a Password Management Initiative

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