Password History: View old passwords (all platforms)
Provide an option to view previous used passwords for every login entry
This is a deal breaker for me. Not having a history that goes back far away in time (preferably to infinity) is dangerous. You will be at great risk of getting locked out of an account if your password change did not work for some reason, but you do not anymore have access to your "previous" (actual) password.
I think most people using a password manager expects this to exist, and the absence of this make it feels like Proton Pass is not really a completed product. The fact that old password are saved - but only for 24 hours - make it seem like it is not actually an oversight, but it is not understood what users actually want.
I've been using pwsafe for over 10 years and I've had numerous occasions where I needed to recover my password, but I'm not sure any were after a 24-hr period. Could someone at Proton please tell us why the 24-hr deadline is imposed?
This is one of several concerns I have with making the leap to Proton Pass. Yes, I'm a paid Proton subscriber for two different plans, but I've yet to make Proton Pass my password solution.
Also, as Joel commented on October 20, 2023, the faint (greyed?) text is a killer. You are treading on grounds of impeding the disabled and elderly from using this product.
I consider the current implementation of password history in Proton Pass to be more dangerous than good. It gives a false sense of security because it requires a user to actually click into it and read the faint text indicating that password history is only available for one day.
I have had to go back weeks & months before for passwords. Almost exclusively for internal work accounts too, when _some_ applications are hooked up to have the password change cascaded, and some aren't. You usually only find out 6 months later when you need to log into something and your password doesn't work. In this situation Bitwarden has saved me in the past, but Proton Pass will hurt me.
Not only that, sometimes humans make mistakes and will update the wrong item in the vault when they change their password. If the user doesn't realise this mistake within 24 hours they will lose access to the account they mistakenly updated.
Please store password history forever and per item in the vault.
I was unaware there was a password history in the generate password section until I read this thread. To make this more user friendly the password history should be moved to the "More info" section, especially since you may not always be generating a new password to view old password history.
The password history feature is available but lacks functionality. The current password history only records passwords generated within a day.
Normally, users tend to change passwords older than one day. However, in the current implementation, if a user changes a password older than one day, it is not recorded in the password history.
If a user changes his or her password and then is asked for the old password for confirmation, the user will not know the old password.
Also, when a user manually changes his/her password, it is not recorded in the password history.
Please implement an accurate password history feature that records the history of changed passwords, not a generated password history feature.
this exists in the current version: Go to an entry, click on edit, click on change password: At the bottom is the password history.
Dave B commented
I had to access old passwords well over 24 hours with lastpass, which keeps ALL prior passwords a click away. Saved my bacon on more than 1 occasion!
1Password has this feature and it comes in handy when changing passwords on accounts. They frequently ask for your current password and new password.
If the website doesn't accept the new password for whatever reason, maybe it doesn't meet the arbitrary requirements, then it nulls out all password fields. If I have already overwritten my old password within ProtonPass with the new password, then I'm not able to change my password and have to go through a hassle of a password reset.
With 1Password, the historical passwords allow me to snag the old password for re-entry.
This duplicates the idea with more votes for keeping old passwords when they're replaced
Password history is not implemented in the android app
Password history is already available, if this is what this request is about: https://twitter.com/Proton_Pass/status/1676986928892084224
This is important because both Proton Pass and password change froms aren't 100% reliable.This functionality provides a failsafe for password recovery, either when the user, by mistake, confirms Proton Pass prompt to update the password, but the form returned an error or when Proton Pass updates the wrong credential for the domain as Proton Pass still does not allow the selection of the credential when there are multiple credentials available for a domain.
For sure, this feature is very important, again on the security side. You need to know your old passwords for one account created in Proton Pass in case of a mistake.
Also a history of all created passwords
I create a temporary password for a website and regularly this password is not stored in ProtonPass when I register on a website. I would like to be able to manually create an entry in ProtonPass. But I can't find the password I created and saved in the website.
KeePass' functionality to view the complete history (all previous versions) of an entry has saved my bacon more than once! I cannot rely on a password manager that doesn't maintain previous versions.