HELP FILE

How do I add and manage my secure notes?

While most people think of LastPass as a password management tool, it can also save non-password information — like the ultimate secure sticky note repository. Can't remember your online membership or Wi-Fi password? No problem! You can save them in LastPass as Secure Notes.

Please note that your LastPass Vault has an unlimited capacity of items that can be added, however, you can expect to see performance degradation when 2,000 items or more are stored.

Watch Video

You can navigate to your Secure Notes in either of the following ways:

Directly via the web browser extension:

  1. From your web browser, log in to LastPass.
  2. Click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar.
  3. Go to Secure Notes in the left navigation.

From within your Vault:

  1. From your web browser, log in to LastPass.
  2. Click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar, then click Open My Vault.
  3. Select Secure Notes in the left navigation.

Create Secure Notes

LastPass can save any type of information you need to store.

Note: Each Secure Note can contain up to 450,000 characters max.

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Click Add Note (from your web browser extension menu), or click Add Secure Note (from your Vault, shown below).
  3. Enter a Name for the Secure Note, and choose a Folder to store it in (if desired). Depending on the Note Type that you select, the new fields that populate will vary (e.g., selecting Membership will populate relevant membership data fields). If you want to create a custom sticky note, select Generic from the "Note Type" drop-down menu.
  4. Fill in the data fields. If desired, click Advanced Settings to enable the "Require Password Reprompt" option, or click Add Attachment to save file(s) to this Secure Note entry. Learn more about adding attachments.
  5. When finished, click Save.

Edit Secure Notes

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate the Secure Note you want to edit (via the web browser extension menu or from within your Vault).
  3. Hover over the relevant Secure Note and click the Edit icon .
  4. When the Secure Note is displayed, make your desired changes. You can also use the drop-down menu to select a Folder where you'd like to store the Secure Note.
  5. Click Save when finished.

Delete Secure Notes

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate the Secure Note you want to delete (via the web browser extension menu or your Vault).
  3. Hover over the relevant Secure Note and click the Delete icon .
  4. When prompted, click Yes to confirm.

Share Secure Notes

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate the Secure Note you want to share (via the web browser extension menu or your Vault).
  3. Hover over the relevant Secure Note and click the Share icon .
  4. When prompted, enter the e-mail address (or select an e-mail address from the drop-down menu) of the person you want to share this information with, then click Share.

Search Secure Notes

If you wish to have the ability to search within your Secure Notes when searching for a term in your Vault, you can enable the option as follows:

  1. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon LastPass.
  2. Go to Preferences > Advanced then check the box to enable the "Search within secure notes" option.
  3. Click Save.

Note: Enabling this option considerably slows down searching due to the decryption process required.

View Secure Notes History

You can review changes made to your Secure Notes by utilizing the History feature.

Note: The Secure Note History only shows a record of the last 5 changes made to each Secure Note.

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate then hover over your desired Secure Note and click the Edit icon .
  3. If any changes have been made to the Secure Note, you can click the History icon on the Edit window to review the changes.
  4. Click Show to view the Secure Note as it had appeared prior to the saved changes.

Add Attachments to your Secure Note

Like all stored data, Secure Note attachments are locally encrypted and decrypted with a key that is never sent to LastPass, providing a secure storage option with the convenience of universal access. Adding attachments can be helpful in maintaining access to important documents in case they are misplaced or you lose access to a printed copy, such as a lost passport when traveling abroad.

LastPass users can add various file types as attachments to their Secure Notes that meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a supported file type: "csv", "doc", "docx", "odt", "ppt", "pptx", "txt", "xls", "xlsx", "pdf", "png", "gif", "jpg", "m4a", "mpg", "wav", "avi", "rtf", "html", "htm", "mov", "tiff", "tif", "jpeg", "wmv", "tsv", "zip", "rar", "log", "key"
  • Each attachment file can be up to 10 MB in size, and your total storage limits are dependent on your account type (i.e., Free users have up to 50 MB whereas Premium, Families, Teams, and Enterprise accounts have up to 1 GB).

Need help with downloading secure note attachments? Learn more.

Add an Attachment

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate then hover over your desired Secure Note and click the Edit icon .
  3. Click Add Attachment, then browse to your desired file and click Open. You can repeat this step to upload multiple attachments. Each attachment will be displayed in the Edit Note window.
  4. Click Save when finished.

Manage your Secure Notes settings

You can also change your settings to be prompted for your Master Password when viewing your Secure Notes. Your Secure Notes can be password-protected in either of the following ways below.

To enable for individual Secure Notes:

  1. Click the Edit icon on your desired Secure Note.
  2. Click Advanced Settings.
  3. Check the box to enable the "Require Password Reprompt" option.
  4. Click Save.

To enable the Account Setting for all Secure Notes:

  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault.
  2. Select Account Settings in the left navigation.
  3. Click Show Advanced Settings, then locate the "Alerts" section.
  4. Under Re-prompt for Master Password, check the box to enable the "Access a Secure Note" option.
  5. Click Update to save your changes.

Related

What is the binary component in LastPass?

Download and Install LastPass

System Requirements for Users