OTP Codes And Simplifying Your Life!

Have you ever had the extreme pleasure of using an authenticator app that, for some completely random reason, decides it can no longer access its database.  And to top it off, you think “no problem, I’ll just restore my backup of the app”, only to find that it doesn’t allow backups of its database.

If you’ve ever been in this position you’ll have experienced the absolute “pain in the proverbial” that this causes.  There is nothing more tedious and time consuming than having to run through the process of setting up your One Time Password codes all over again.

Well, there is a better way!

Passwordstate Mobile App

The architecture of the Passwordstate native Mobile Apps is set so that the Master repository of the data is your Passwordstate instance.  The mobile app, both Android and iOS, contain a synchronized encrypted offline cache of the Password Lists and Password Records, that you have been granted access to. 

This remains available on the device for up to 30 days without re-authenticating before it is automatically deleted from the device.  Your Passwordstate Security Administration can globally set the “time to live” for 1, 3, 7, 14 and 30 days for the encrypted cache.  The settings can also be set individually under Administration -> User Accounts -> ”Selected User” -> Mobile Access Options

Each time you login to the Mobile App it will;

  • try to re-authenticate back to your Passwordstate instance,
  • if successful resets the “time to live” back to the specified number of days,
  • resynchronizes the contents of the offline cache, and,
  • transmits the contents of its internal audit database ensuring all access to offline stored credentials is merged with the Passwordstate Auditing tables in your instance.

The huge advantage here is, if you ever lose or replace your smart device, all you need to do is install the Passwordstate Mobile App on the new device, pair it with your Passwordstate instance, login to the app, and all your OTP codes will be automatically synchronized to the encrypted offline cache (meaning there is no having to rebuild you OTP list from the start – Yay!).

One Time Passwords

So how are the One Time Password records ordered within the App? On the OTP tab, all OTP codes are displayed alphabetically based on Password List name and then all appropriate Password Records within that list.  As stated before, you only have access to the Password Lists and Password Records you’ve been granted access to,

If you look at an individual Password Record, one that is setup for OTP codes, you’ll also see that OTP code shown in the record details,

And within Passwordstate, the same Password Record is shown as below.  Note that the OTP code shown is different as it has automatically rotated,

Set Your Home Page

You can specify which tab to automatically open within the Mobile App under Settings.  From here you can specify if you want to use your device’s Biometric Unlock capability, the timeout values for App Lock and Clipboard, if you want to use the Autofill Service to form-fill credentials in applications or websites, set the Homepage to either OTP or Password Lists and select the Theme for the appearance of the App,

The Passwordstate Mobile Apps allow to securely access Password Records and OTP codes.  All data is based on that you’ve been granted access to, and when you replace the device you can automatically synchronize the data to the new device.  It really is about accessing your OTP Codes and simplifying your life!

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