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Get Started with the LastPass Web Browser Extension

For the most seamless experience, it is highly recommended that you download and use the LastPass web browser extension, which can be used for all of your password management needs without ever having to navigate away from the website you're visiting.

This extension offers:

  • Filling usernames and passwords automatically
  • Saving new passwords
  • Updating changes to existing passwords
  • Generating secure passwords on the spot
  • Adding and using form fill items (notes, addresses, payment cards, bank accounts, etc.)
  • Accessing your Vault instantly
  • Customizing settings and preferences

Step #1: Create your LastPass account

If you haven't already, create your LastPass account to establish a username and Master Password.

Step #2: Download the LastPass web browser extension

Once your account has been created, you can download the web browser extension based on your desired preference:

  • Click Quick Install to download the extension instantly for the web browser you're actively using, OR
  • Click Download next to your preferred web browser, OR
  • Click Download next to the LastPass Universal Installer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to install for multiple supported web browsers. This installer also includes a recommended binary component, which is responsible for several key LastPass features outlined here

Note: For more information, please see our System Requirements for Users.

Step #3: Log in to the LastPass web browser extension (at least once)

Once you have installed the LastPass web browser extension, it is strongly recommended that you log in to the extension at least once to access your LastPass Vault, which is the central hub within your account where all of your data will be stored.

This is important for a few reasons:

  • Allows you to use some recovery options (SMS recovery or reverting to an old password) if you ever forget or need to reset your Master Password.
  • Creates a snapshot of your Vault data in the form of an encrypted, locally stored, cached file.
  • Automatically generates a Sharing Key so that you can create and use shared folders (if applicable).

What are the login states for the LastPass web browser extension?

– Grey or black
Status – Inactive
Login State – Not logged in
– Yellow
Status – An error occurred - Click the icon to view error message
Login State – Not logged in
– Red
Status – Active
Login State – Logged in

Safari app extension login states

The Safari app extension displays with the following login states:
– Light grey with light grey dots
Status – Inactive
Login State – Not logged in
Light grey with dark grey dots
Status – Active
Login State – Logged in

Step #4: Manage your web browser extension preferences

Manage your LastPass web browser extension preferences to set up your LastPass account in a way that works best for you.

Step #5: Manage your Account Settings

Manage your Account Settings to tailor various security and account configuration settings to your needs.

Step #6: Use the web browser extension

Now that your LastPass account has been set up, you can start using the LastPass web browser extension menu to easily search for and access items within your Vault, view and copy your usernames and passwords for websites, manage your items (addresses, payment cards, etc.), and so much more! Learn how to use the LastPass web browser extension.