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How does Online Identy Safe Vault differentiate between different user workstations ?

I am currently using a 5 device version of Norton Security and have a  local vault in each workstation. All 5 workstations use the same Norton registration key.  I am considering moving to the On-Line Identity Safe feature, and don't have a clear understanding how it works for multiple users.

There are 5 different individuals each with personal computers. Does each person have their own unique vault for password storage, or are each individuals  private passwords stuffed together in a single online vault for all users to access ?  .

I have been using the local vault for many years, but when recovering a damaged workstation I must first install the last version of Norton Internet Security that contained the local vault, then restore the local vault contents, and then update to the latest version of Norton Security.  In that its very cumbersome to manage and backup 5 unique users workstations, I am considering moving to the online vault.  But if every user has access to each others passwords, it creates an unacceptable security situation.

I am considering upgrading to the Norton Security Premium 10 device package - so that I can use the cloud storage feature.  Is the Cloud storage space separate and unique for each workstation, or  are all 5 of my workstations backed up to a common Cloud storage space ?  If all the 5 individual users workstations back up data are stuffed into the same Cloud space, it also creates an unacceptable security situation.

I have read somewhere that in order for each user to have a unique password vault, they must individually register with Norton. Please explain how this works.  I currently have one account with Norton, and under that account have a 5 device Norton Security registered.  If the individual users must register with Norton in order to have unique individual online vaults, do these users have access to the registration key ?    And using the same thought process, if each  workstation user had individual  accounts for individual password vaults, does that also provide for individual Cloud backup storage locations ??

Perhaps to ask in a different way, does access to Norton Security's Cloud storage and Identity Safe's online password vault work like a Google Account works.  When I log in to my Google  account I have access to Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, and other tools under that single account.  Does a single users log in to his Norton account give access to both the Cloud storage space and the online password vault ?

Of course I can test each of these scenarios to determine the answers to my questions, but time is not something I have a lot of, and I'm quite sure someone has else has already traveled this maze.  Your help is very much appreciated.

Thank You.

Dave54

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Re: How does Online Identy Safe Vault differentiate between different user workstations ?

I'll try to answer your questions inline, in Bold.

Dave54:

I am currently using a 5 device version of Norton Security and have a  local vault in each workstation. All 5 workstations use the same Norton registration key.  I am considering moving to the On-Line Identity Safe feature, and don't have a clear understanding how it works for multiple users.

There are 5 different individuals each with personal computers. Does each person have their own unique vault for password storage, or are each individuals  private passwords stuffed together in a single online vault for all users to access ?  .

For what you want to do, each user does need their own Norton Account that will be used to store their individual online vaults.

I have been using the local vault for many years, but when recovering a damaged workstation I must first install the last version of Norton Internet Security that contained the local vault, then restore the local vault contents, and then update to the latest version of Norton Security.

Not that you will need this anymore if you move to online vaults,  As long as you have had a local vault at some time it is possible to regain it if you have been converted to the online vault. Check the information gathered by user elsewhere in this thread.   https://community.norton.com/en/forums/retaining-your-local-vault

In that its very cumbersome to manage and backup 5 unique users workstations, I am considering moving to the online vault.  But if every user has access to each others passwords, it creates an unacceptable security situation.

Once each user sets up their own accounts, they will have their own password and will not be able to access the other users' vaults.

I am considering upgrading to the Norton Security Premium 10 device package - so that I can use the cloud storage feature.  Is the Cloud storage space separate and unique for each workstation, or  are all 5 of my workstations backed up to a common Cloud storage space ?  If all the 5 individual users workstations back up data are stuffed into the same Cloud space, it also creates an unacceptable security situation.

As far as I know, the backup space is tied to the account that has registered the product key. It can be accessed by all users using that product key. The backups would be in a separate folder within the shared backup space. Also you need to note that if your product shows 25GB of online storage, this space is shared by All users . It is not 25GB each.

I have read somewhere that in order for each user to have a unique password vault, they must individually register with Norton. Please explain how this works. 

See explanation and image below.

I currently have one account with Norton, and under that account have a 5 device Norton Security registered.  If the individual users must register with Norton in order to have unique individual online vaults, do these users have access to the registration key ?

They do not have access to the registration key unless you give them the username and password for your main Norton Account. But once the product is registered, they should not need to access the key.

 And using the same thought process, if each  workstation user had individual  accounts for individual password vaults, does that also provide for individual Cloud backup storage locations ??

As I answered above about the backup storage, I do not think so. But you might post this question to the Backup Board of this forum here.

EDIT: I just checked on my two computers that both backup to my combined storage space. I cannot see the backups from the other computer. I only see the backups made from this computer.

Perhaps to ask in a different way, does access to Norton Security's Cloud storage and Identity Safe's online password vault work like a Google Account works.  When I log in to my Google  account I have access to Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, and other tools under that single account.  Does a single users log in to his Norton account give access to both the Cloud storage space and the online password vault?

If you get the answer to the individual backup storage from the backup forum, you will have a better idea of this

Edit: The cloud storage for backups and the vault backups are not connected in any way. So the users do not even need to be logged into their individual accounts to use the backup feature. One thing you will have to check is whether the Norton Account password from the main Norton Account is required when you set up the online storage on the individual computers.

Of course I can test each of these scenarios to determine the answers to my questions, but time is not something I have a lot of, and I'm quite sure someone has else has already traveled this maze.  Your help is very much appreciated.

Thank You.

Dave54

 How to set up a separate Norton Account.

Go to www.norton.com   Click on Sign in at the top left. Then click on Create an account at the bottom of the Sign in Box. Then follow the registration process.

NOTE: Each user will need their own email address.

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Kudos0

Re: How does Online Identy Safe Vault differentiate between different user workstations ?

Thanks for the assistance.

Kudos0

Re: How does Online Identy Safe Vault differentiate between different user workstations ?

You are welcome.

Let us know if you need any help with this.

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