How do I manage my site passwords?
One of the great time-saving benefits of LastPass is that it remembers your passwords. When you visit a site to log in, LastPass fills the credentials for you – no typing required! You can add, edit, delete, and share the passwords stored in your Vault.
You can add a new username and password while logging in to a website automatically, saving manually, or adding directly within your Vault.
- While logged in to LastPass, navigate to your desired site.
- Enter your username and password for the site and proceed to log in.
- When the Add to LastPass? window appears, click Add.
- Navigate to your desired site.
- Fill in your login data but do not log in. If desired, you can generate a secure password.
- Click the LastPass icon > Add item > Save All Entered Data at the bottom of the menu. For Internet Explorer users, click the LastPass icon > Tools > Save All Entered Data.
- All captured fields are displayed. If desired, enter more information and specify your desired settings for the item.
- Click Save when finished.
Adding from your Vault:
- From your web browser, log in to LastPass.
- Click the LastPass icon then go to Open My Vault.
- Select Passwords in the left navigation.
- Click the Add icon .
- Enter the URL of the site, and all other information you want to store. You can also select a folder to store it within. If desired, click Advanced Settings and enable the checkbox(es) for additional security options of Require Password Reprompt, Autologin, and/or Disable AutoFill.
- Click Save when finished.
- If you have not done so, log in to LastPass, then update in any of the following ways:
- From the web browser extension, go to All items > Passwords > Edit .
- From within your Vault, click the Edit icon .
- Within the site's login field, click the LastPass Field icon , then click the Edit icon .
- Make your desired changes. You can also:
- Select a folder to store it within
- Above the Username or Password fields, click the History icon to see previously used login info
- In the Password field, click the Show Password icon to reveal text as you type
- Click Advanced Settings and enable the checkbox(es) for any of the following options:
- Require a Password Reprompt
- Disable Autofill
- Click Add Attachment to save file(s) to this password (learn more below)
- Click the Favorite icon to mark this password as a Favorite
- Click the Share icon , then enter the email address of your recipient and click Share (learn more below)
- Click the Delete icon to remove completely
- Click the Edit icon to make changes to the associated form fields
- When finished, click Save (if applicable).
- From the web browser extension, go to All items > Passwords > Edit or locate the password within your Vault.
- Click the Delete icon .
- Click Yes to confirm.
You can share a password entry, but first you must verify your email address before you will be able to share.
- In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass Extension icon , then click Open My Vault.
- Click Passwords in the left navigation, then locate the password you want to share.
- On the password entry, click the Share icon .
- When prompted, enter the email address(es) of the recipient(s). If desired, check the box to enable the "Allow Recipient to View Password" option.
- Click Share to send the password to your recipient(s).
- Once you have shared your password, your recipient will remain in a Pending status until they accept the share. You can click Resend Invitation icon or Cancel Invitation icon .
- Once your recipient accepts, that password is shared with them. If updates are made to the password, you must share again to ensure the recipient has the most updated version of the password. If desired, you can click the Revoke Access icon to remove their access.
Note: Attachment download time for recipients may vary depending on the size of the file(s) being shared.
When you share an item, regardless of whether you enable the "Allow Recipient to View Password" option, you should be aware of the following:
- Savvy end users could potentially access the password if they capture it using advanced techniques, but LastPass will never be able to access this data because it has been encrypted using their public key.
- It is also possible to obtain shared passwords using another password manager.
For these reasons, LastPass recommends that you generate a secure password for the site that you’re sharing in order to avoid sharing any passwords that you’re uncomfortable with the recipient obtaining.
Adding attachments can be helpful in maintaining access to important documents in case they are misplaced or you lose access to a printed copy.
LastPass users can add various file types as attachments 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).
- Attachments cannot be opened from the online Vault in a web browser (i.e., logging in to https://www.lastpass.com). You can only download attachments by logging in using the web browser extension, desktop app, or mobile app.
- If changes are made to an attachment, the updated version of the file must be uploaded as a new attachment.