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How do I log in to my Mac using LastPass Workstation Login?

Once you have complete the setup of LastPass Workstation Login for Mac, you can use the LastPass Authenticator's stored biometrics (facial recognition or fingerprint identification and PIN Code) to log in to your macOS user account – no password required!

Note: This feature requires an account with the LastPass Business + Advanced MFA add-on. How do I upgrade my LastPass Business account with an add-on?

Alternatively, you can log in using any of the following methods (if your policies permit you to do so):

  • Using a One-Time Passcode, which is generated within the LastPass Authenticator on your registered device.
  • Using Touch ID (if it has been set up)
  • Using your usual macOS user account and password

Please note that if you change your user account password or reboot your Mac, you will be required to log in with your macOS user account and password to authenticate at least once before you are able to log in using the LastPass Authenticator again.

Log in using Touch ID

Before you begin: You must set up Touch ID for macOS before proceeding.
  1. Access your Mac login screen.
  2. Scan your fingerprint on the sensor of the Touch Bar (as indicated by the Touch Bar notification).
You have authenticated using Touch ID and are now logged in to your macOS user account.

Log in using a verification request

Your mobile device must be online (connected to the internet) in order to use this login method.

  1. On your mobile device, open the LastPass Authenticator.
  2. On your Mac login screen, click Authenticate with LastPass MFA App.
  3. On your mobile device, tap or select Accept when prompted.
  4. Verify your identity using stored biometrics (facial recognition or fingerprint identification) or PIN Code on the app.
You are now logged in to your Mac via Workstation Login – no password required!

Log in using a One-Time Passcode (OTP)

You can log in to your Mac using a One-Time Passcode generated from the LastPass Authenticator, which is a login method that can be used if your computer is online or offline.

Note: To log in to your Windows workstation while your computer is offline, you must be assigned to a Workstation Login policy that allows offline access.
  1. On the Mac login screen, click within the "Enter Password, OTP, or Use Touch ID" field.
  2. On your mobile device, open the LastPass Authenticator.
  3. Locate the One-Time Passcode displayed for your Mac.
  4. Back on your Mac, enter your One-Time Passcode, then proceed to log in.
You are now logged in to your Mac using the LastPass Authenticator's One-Time Passcode in Workstation Login.