Aardvark ask a question you probably don’t really want to think about, but should. After all, barring a dramatic medical breakthrough, it’s going to happen and somebody will have to deal with this.
If you get hit by a bus tomorrow, could your family access your computer and your essential online accounts so as to tidy up your affairs…
The next question is where do you store these passwords? A physical record would invalidate many user agreements but would a digital record be any better? My bank offers a “Digital Vault” which can store non-banking information such as passport numbers, insurance policy and drivers license details with the same level of security as their own financial data. That seems ideal but the problem is it explicitly states:
‘Remember, it is important that you never disclose passwords to anyone. We recommend you do not store passwords in the Vault.”