Windows 10: How do I Control access to password keeper by standard user accounts

  1.    01 Sep 2017 #1

    How do I Control access to password keeper by standard user accounts

    I set up standard user accounts for my three Grandchildren. They are not proficient but are capable of using a PC. My concern is that I use Google Chrome & have a password keeper extension that is set to automatically log me into my bank & PayPal accounts as well as Amazon & other such sites. I have always been the sole user on my PC & no one has ever been allowed on it without my supervision. I think I am going to have to change some things but I don't know where to start to do this. The kids are 17, 15, & a pretty savvy 9-year-old.

    Many Thanks,
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  2.    01 Sep 2017 #2

    Which password manager are you using ? I use Lastpass which has an add on for Chrome, Firefox and Edge, all of which I use and it works across all 3. For financial sites like bank, paypal or eBay, etc I have those set up to prompt for a master password so guests can't access without it.
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  3. Posts : 850
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       02 Sep 2017 #3


    Have you tested your password keeper's behaviour by logging in to one of your grandchildren's user accounts then going to your banking website? It may well be designed to do what you want and not execute its normal login behaviour in other user accounts.

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  4.    02 Sep 2017 #4

    Hi Guys,

    I have been using True Key but find it very intrusive so I am in the testing stage with Last Pass Free. I have not tested it on their accounts but will do that with both True Key & Last Pass. I will post the results later today.

    Many Thanks,
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  5.    02 Sep 2017 #5

    Okay, I tried logging in to their accounts. The good news is, they would need my master passwords to get into my personal sites. The bad news is that when I change settings or disable chrome extensions on their account, I have to re-enable everything when I go back to my account. They also have the option to 'run as administrator'. I am assuming they would need to log out of their account & log into mine to do that. I am not comfortable with having to redo all my settings in chrome & then undo them before I log out.
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  6. Posts : 850
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       02 Sep 2017 #6

    To Run as Admin, a Standard user has to select an Admin account and enter the Admin account's password. So you are safe unless they find out where you have written it down [as I hope you have].

    What settings are they able to change that also affect your user account?

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