Use a different password for ProtonPass
I don't use ProtonMail as my default mail service, therefore my Proton account is protected by a generated password that I can't and don't want to remember (using Bitwarden).
Having a way to use a completely different password than the one of my proton account to unlock Proton Pass will be a dealbreaker for me.
Totally supporting the other comments about separated password for ProtonPass
No switch to Proton for me until this is implemented. I'll stay with Bitwarden.
Joe Velson commented
Support all the other comments that point out the poor level of security around Pass access vs. Mail access. I have 2FA implemented for Mail but as currently configured I would have to come up with some 2FA method for web browser (which accesses Pass via a browser extension) to achieve similar security. Separate login credentials with 2FA options for ProtonPass is essential to make this an effective and competitive password solution.
Not having completely distinct credentials and sessions for Protonpass and all other Proton products is an absolute non-starter.
This is just crying for a complete account lock-out, especially when you have 2FA enabled for your account (as you should).
At the moment you can either use Protonpass or the other Proton products, but not both at the same time.
Nadi Tsui commented
This is kind of stupid to use the same password as ProtonMail when the password is randomly generated. I will be unable to login to ProtonPass as the password is stored in ProtonPass which I am unable to reach because I don't have the password. Please consider allowing user to setup a seperate password for ProtonPass
Using an alternate method like the YubiKey would be great! YubiKey is available for many device types; PC, Android, iPhone, and possibly others.
Update: Proton Mail has the option to use "Google Authenticator" - this should be an option for other Proton systems too. (I could have missed the option for other Proton systems, if so, sorry)
I want to set a masterpassword to unlock proton pass instead of the biometric PIN (on mobile) or on desktop only a simple 6 digit PIN.
I mean the proton pass can generate secure passwords, but the app has only a 6 digit PIN to unlock?
We got to ramp up the security to all our passwords here!
Gonzalo Mena commented
After purchasing Proton Pass, you realize you’ll NEVER be able to access your email account from a public computer again for fear of giving away your master password. That is how critical this feature is.
Proton in general and Proton Pass specifically have been a colossal disappointment to me. I read the info and was enamored w the privacy aspects and purchased two year Unlimited. It's things like this that drive me around the bend. How could engineers not anticipate something like this? Separate Pass password yes, absolutely. I'll stay on topic here, but there are so many other issues with Pass that prevent me switching from Keeper even though I have Pass license.
A different password and login session is an absolute requirement for switching from LastPass and Authy to using ProtonPass.
What also would be nice, with this option, is a recovery method for the family.
In case something happens defined members can access the vaults.
Tim Z commented
This missing feature is keeping me from using your service for passwords. I do not presently have a need for encrypted emails yet (no other people to send to) I have to login to Proton with a very long random password from Bitwarden. I am wanting to get away from them. But I cannot remember the 20+ character password.
Sonia Ruiz commented
No brainer NEEDS separate password ASAP!
Joshua Courson commented
A user post wisely suggested Proton Pass should be a separate app from the other suite of Proton products. I 100% agree, but the problem may at least be resolved somewhat with an option to have a completely separate password for Proton Pass. Similar to the advanced mail 2nd password option. For instance, I only put the password manager on my phone...here's one reason: If a keylogger compromises my email password, the last thing in the world I need is to give away the keys to my kingdom also. But it doesn't matter, if it's attached to the same password! This is a very, very bad design. Somewhat remote scenario, but super high impact if it happens. Please address this very soon!
2ND----WORSE and MUCH MORE LIKELY scenario: Many people leave their emails logged in on shared profiles all the time. Someone could easily switch over to Pass and grab whatever credentials they want, completely undetected. This completely defeats the purpose of a password manager. It's like having a sticky note with your passwords under the desk.
(Additionally, this is such a problem that in addition to buying all five of my family members promo-priced premium Proton Pass, I'm considering having to pay for two additional ones for my wife and myself to use non-Proton emails. Because while my kids can wait for this problem to be solved, we can't. I don't want to put everything at risk.)
Critical for security reasons to have unique seperate password/phrase to get into our Pass-similar to 1Password-that only the user has access to and is encrypted. Thanks.
Thomas Wagner commented
This is essential, so that we can set up a Pass-Phrase or password which is easier to remember(And potentially less secure) than a generated one, but still enjoy the security of a generated password for our general proton account.
An option to turn using a different password as on our proton account with a toggle would be nice as well. Till then i will continue using Bitwarden.
Mayra Morales commented
The fact that Protonpass remembers my password all time is so bad. My master password is rather complex, I want to type at least once a day so I don't forget it.
so having a different password for protonpass and the option to unlock it with the master password or a pin
Til Goepfert commented
Absolutely. In the same vain I'd like to see better security on the browser extension allowing for it to be unlocked with something more secure than a 6-digit pin.
It's absolutely critical to have password manager and email passwords as separate things, don't think using Proton Pass is a viable option until that's possible to do.