In the new web-first Dashlane, the extension and web app work hand-in-hand to offer you the richest and most secure experience, including our vastly improved autofill. Plus, you can still enjoy offline access to your Vault, as long as you have previously logged in, authorized the device, and do not have 2FA enabled for each login.
But you may be wondering if the web app is as secure as the desktop app. We'll try to answer this question in this article.
While this new platform may look and feel different, the underlying architecture at the foundation of Dashlane isn’t changing. More specifically, our commitment to zero-knowledge remains unwavering. Zero-knowledge means that only you can access your data—neither Dashlane nor a hacker can see the contents of your account. In order to do this, Dashlane encrypts data locally on your device rather than on a remote server, a process the web-first experience still follows.
For more information, please check out our new blog post: Building for Security in a Browser Environment.
Using Dashlane on desktop without the browser extension
If you are against the installation and usage of our browser extension, you can always access your Dashlane account and all your data in our web view at app.dashlane.com. However, note that this will not allow you to use the autofill feature and you'll have to rely on copy/paste or manual typing to access your online accounts.
We are aware that the desktop app offers some security settings that are not yet available in the web app, such as the ability to set an automatic logout, authenticating with your fingerprint or even enabling and disabling the Two Factor Authentication. In addition and for the moment, you can’t lock Secure Notes from the web app. Please use the desktop or mobile apps until the functionality is implemented on the web app.
Most of those features are going to be added to the web app in the coming months and we'll do our best to make them even more performant than in the desktop app!
Please stay tuned and check this other article for a breakdown of when you can expect certain features in the web app: What features to look out for on the web app.