AccessURL Allows You To Share Your Online Accounts And Still Keep Your Password Safe

AccessURL Allows You To Share Your Online Accounts And Still Keep Your Password Safe

Chrome: Maybe you’re working with someone who needs access to your accounts, or maybe you just want to share your Netflix with someone. Whatever the reason, if you want to share your online accounts without giving out your password, AccessURL allows you to do just that.

The Chrome extension lets you grab the URL of your account and share it with anyone. You can set it to expire in a day, a week, or never. The extension generates a URL that the other person can use to access your account for that time period or until you log out of your session, which is useful if you want to kick them off.

The tool’s website explains it this way:

AccessURL does not rely on or have access to usernames or passwords. AccessURL relies on cookies instead. On most websites, that means if you sign out, everyone using your Access URL will get signed out too. This is one of the ways AccessURL prioritises security above everything.

By design, AccessURL’s server cannot read user’s data. It doesn’t have the password (which is unique for each Access URL). The Chrome extension encrypts the data before it reaches the server and doesn’t give the server the password.

Since it relies on cookies, though, it may not work with every system (for example, accounts that require your IP address for verification). They use AES, the industry standard for encryption, to keep the data safe. To check it out for yourself, head to the link below.


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