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 Teams or Enterprise admin? It is recommended that you complete the steps for enabling Multifactor Authentication in the Admin Console.
Enable Multifactor Authentication
- Log in to LastPass and access your Vault by doing either of the following:
- Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your username and Master Password.
- In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
- Select Account Settings in the left navigation.
- Click on the Multifactor Options tab.
- Click the Edit icon to the right of your desired multifactor option.
- For the "Enabled" option, select Yes from the drop-down menu.
- For the "Permit Offline Access" option, use the drop-down menu to choose from the following:
- Select Allow if you wish to allow access to LastPass 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 LastPass.
- Depending on the authenticator you have selected, the next steps will vary – for next steps, see our supported Multifactor Authentication options below.
Please note that if 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.
Supported Multifactor Authentication options
LastPass offers a variety of vendors that you can choose from to set up Multifactor Authentication.
Note: Feature availability may vary depending on your account type.
Please choose from the following options to view detailed instructions for each:
- LastPass MFA Authenticator (For business accounts only. Learn more about our LastPass business solutions.)
- Use the LastPass Authenticator
- Use the Google Authenticator
- Use Microsoft Authenticator
- Use Toopher Authentication (no longer available for new users)
- Use Duo Security Authentication
- Use Transakt Authentication
- Use Grid Multifactor Authentication
- Use YubiKey Multifactor Authentication
- Use Windows Fingerprint Authentication
- Use Smart Card Authentication
- Use Sesame Multifactor Authentication
- Use RSA SecurID Multifactor Authentication
- Use Symantec VIP
- Use SecureAuth Authentication