How do recovery codes for lost passwords work? For example, Nordpass.

Does it encrypt the current encryption key, so it can be decrypted using a generated key? (Like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX)

  • or it's simply a 2nd key
    – schroeder
    Nov 18, 2022 at 20:49

1 Answer 1


Generally, no, it's just a key stored in the database that acts just like a secondary password for single use.

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