|Overview: Master Password
A password that is used to secure other passwords.
What is a Master Password?
John Spacey, updated on
A master password is a password that is used to access other passwords. For example, a user might store their passwords in an encrypted file that is accessed with a master password. Password management tools also typically require a master password, possibly in combination with other authentication requirements such as a smart card. It is commonly recommended that master passwords be extremely strong.
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