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How do I set up push notifications for sites in the LastPass Authenticator app?

You can set up push notifications via the LastPass Authenticator to serve as one-tap authentication experience for supported sites.

Note: Want to set up push notifications for your Apple Watch? Please see How do I get push notifications on my Apple Watch for the LastPass Authenticator?

Supported sites

  • Amazon.com (excludes AWS)
  • Google.com
  • Dropbox.com
  • Facebook.com
  • Evernote.com
    Note: LastPass push notifications for the sites listed above are web browser-specific. This means you will need to re-enable push notifications each time you log in to these sites when using different web browsers.
Before you begin: To use push notifications, you must be actively logged in to your LastPass account via the LastPass web browser extension on a desktop web browser.
To set up push notifications for sites, do the following:
  1. In your web browser toolbar, click the inactive LastPass icon .
  2. Enter your email address and Master Password, then click Log In.

    Result: An active LastPass icon LastPass is displayed to indicate you are now logged in to LastPass.

  3. In your web browser, navigate to your desired site and select the LastPass Authenticator to be used as your authentication option within the site's security or account settings (instructions for every site will vary).
  4. When the site prompts you to enter a 6-digit code for verification, open the LastPass Authenticator app on your mobile device, then register your account by doing either of the following:
    Registration Method Steps to Register
    Scanning a barcode
    1. Tap the Add icon in the bottom of your device screen.
    2. Tap Scan Barcode.
    3. Using your mobile device's camera, scan the barcode displayed in your computer's web browser.
    Entering manually
    1. Tap the Add icon in the bottom of your device screen.
    2. Tap Enter Manually.
    3. Enter the following:
      • Service
      • Account
      • Key
  5. After adding the barcode in the LastPass Authenticator app, go back to your site's security settings and enter the 6-digit code displayed in the LastPass Authenticator to complete the set up.
  6. Once the setup is complete, log out of your site and log back in again. You will be prompted once to manually enter the 6-digit authentication code.
  7. Once you have authenticated, the LastPass web browser extension will prompt you to click Enable to allow push notifications for your site.
  8. The next time you visit your site, you will be prompted with a push notification in the LastPass Authenticator app, where you can tap Approve to authenticate.

    Note:  If for any reason you are not prompted to authenticate with a push notification, you can still manually enter the 6-digit code from the LastPass Authenticator app, or authenticate by requesting a code via SMS.

You have successfully set up push notifications for your desired site.