Enable Multifactor Authentication (Users)
Multifactor Authentication is an added layer of security that you can enable within LastPass, and requires a second step before you can gain access to your account. Enabling this security feature helps protect your account from keyloggers and other threats, even if your Master Password was compromised, your account could not be accessed without this second form of authentication.
Alternatively, you can disable multifactor authentication in your Account Settings.
Are you a LastPass admin for a LastPass Teams or LastPass Business account? It is recommended that you complete the steps for enabling Multifactor Authentication in the Admin Console.
Enabling a Multifactor Authentication option to access LastPass
- Log in to LastPass and access your Vault by doing either of the following:
- In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon and select Open My Vault.
- Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your email address and Master Password.
- Select Account Settings in the left navigation.
- Select the Multifactor Options tab.
- Click the Edit icon to the right of your desired multifactor option.
Result: A window will pop-up for your selected authenticator option.
- For the "Enabled" option, select Yes.
- For the "Permit Offline Access" option, use the drop-down menu to choose from the following:
- Select Allow if you wish to allow access even when you are offline. This will store an encrypted Vault locally so you can log in without using Multifactor Authentication in case of a connectivity issue.
- Select Disallow to prevent offline access, which requires the use of Multifactor Authentication and to be connected to the internet when using the selected authenticator.
- Depending on the authenticator you have selected, the next steps will vary. For next steps, see Which multifactor authentication options does LastPass support?.
Enabling more than one Multifactor Authentication option
You can enable more than one Multifactor Authentication option to be used when accessing your LastPass Vault. It is recommended whenever possible to enable multiple authentication options (even on multiple devices) in case you ever lose access to one device, you will have a backup.
Once you have enabled your first Multifactor Authentication option, you can repeat the same steps in Enabling a Multifactor Authentication option to access LastPass to enable as many alternative multifactor options as needed.
Please note that when you have more than one multifactor authentication option enabled for your account, you must select your desired default authentication option from the drop-down menu at the bottom of your Multifactor Options window in order to be prompted to authenticate with your preferred option when logging in to LastPass.