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Import Passwords from Other Sources

If you are coming to LastPass from another password management program, you may already have spent a considerable amount of time storing your user names and passwords in that program. LastPass gives you the ability to import those saved credentials so you do not have to enter them all over again.

Topics in this article:

Import from another password manager

Password manager sources

Import from a generic CSV file

Using a passive import method

Import Wi-Fi passwords

Import passwords without admin privileges

Autofilling after import

Import from another password manager

Since importing from each password manager is different, and changing, we have provided instructions for each. To import passwords from another password management program into LastPass, do the following:

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.

  1. Click the Expand icon in the left menu, then click More options.

  1. If the Advanced menu is not already expanded, click it.

  1. Click Import.

  1. Select a Source from our list of supported sources to import from, and follow the on-screen instructions displayed.

Password manager sources

LastPass supports importing passwords from the following password manager sources:

  • 1Password
  • Clipperz
  • Darn! Passwords!
  • Dashland
  • eWallet
  • FireForm
  • HP Password Safe
  • KeePass
  • LastPass
  • MSI PasswordKeeper
  • MyPasswordSafe
  • Passpack
  • Password Agent
  • Password Corral
  • Password Depot
  • Password Dragon
  • Password Keeper
  • Password Safe
  • Passwords Max
  • PINs Password Manager
  • Revelation Password Manager
  • RoboForm
  • SPB Wallet
  • SplashID
  • Sticky Password
  • TurboPasswords

Import from a generic CSV file

If LastPass does not support importing from your current password manager, you may be able to import using a Generic CSV file. Try seeing if your current password manager has an option to export to a CSV file.

If you use your own spreadsheet instead, it is important that the title of the columns match those in the template. The column titles can include any of the following: url, username, password, extra, name, grouping, type, hostname.

Fill the columns with the values you’d like for each entry (leave blank if the value is not relevant). Please note that ‘extra’ means either (1) the notes section of a Site entry or (2) the body of a Secure Note, and ‘grouping’ is the group (or folder) where you would like the item to be stored in your Vault.

To import a generic CSV file, do the following:

  1. Click the LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar.
  2. Go to More OptionsImportGeneric CSV File. Note: If you are prompted to copy/paste the data instead of selecting a file on your computer, please install the Binary Component via the LastPass Universal Installer for your specific device.
  3. Select your desired CSV file, then click Import. Note: On Mac computers, please be sure you edit your content in your Mac's native TextEditor app or another text editor app, as reformatting issues can occur if you use Microsoft Excel.

Importing Sites

To import Site data you must define at least the following values: “url” (typically this will be the login url), “username”, “password” and “name”. “Extra” and “Group” are other fields that you might consider. To import data from a CSV file, we suggest you use our Import Template found here.

Importing Secure Notes

To import Secure Note data, enter the values as follows: “url” = http://sn, “extra” = the contents of the note. Give the note a “name”, and then consider adding “group”. It is important to leave the username and password columns blank. Please refer to the example import formats found here.

Importing Server Logins

To import data as a Server Secure Note, enter the values as follows: “url” = http://sn, “type” = server. You must also populate “hostname”, “username”, “password” and “name”. In this case, you must enter the username and password in the actual username and password columns of the template, rather than the ‘extra’ section. Consider adding “group”. Please refer to the sample import found here that encompasses all aforementioned data types.

Importing Form Fill Profiles

To import Form Fill Profile data, you’ll need to setup a CSV file with specific headers. Please download the sample file here for the headers needed, then follow these steps:

  1. Populate your data into the import sample file and save data.
  2. Open the file with Notepad or a related text editor.
  3. Separate the headers with the first profile name value.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of your data and add a carriage return.
  5. Make sure you save the data as using ANSI encoding and add .csv extension to the file name.
  6. Click on the LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar
  7. Go to More Options > Advanced > Import > Generic CSV File and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Using a passive import method

Certain password managers do not support export functions. In these cases you can still use LastPass to pick up this data through a ‘passive’ import. This entails running both password managers simultaneously, having your former password manager enter your login credentials into a Site, and then using LastPass to pick up the filled website entry. Running LastPass side by side with your current password manager can accomplish this.

Import Wi-Fi passwords

On Windows, Mac OS X, and macOS, LastPass has the ability to import Wi-Fi passwords stored within your computer into LastPass as Secure Notes. On Windows, LastPass also has the ability to export Wi-Fi passwords stored as LastPass Secure Notes to your computer.

Note: In order to use this functionality on Windows, you must allow Windows to manage your Wi-Fi connections. Third party Wi-Fi connection managers such as the one provided by your Wi-Fi adapter’s manufacturer (e.g., Intel, etc.) are not supported.

Set Up

In order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords, your computer must have a Wi-Fi adapter installed. To determine if you have a Wi-Fi adapter installed, Windows users can find instructions here, and Mac users can find instructions here.

If you would like to import and export Wi-Fi passwords from the LastPass web browser extension, you will need to run the LastPass Universal Installer to ensure a utility is installed that requires administrator privileges in order to perform an import or export. You will also need to ensure you're running the binary version of the LastPass web browser extension.

You can download the Binary Component, depending on the web browser you're using:

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

To import and export Wi-Fi passwords on these versions of Windows, you must be running the latest service pack (Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2).

These versions of Windows require the Wireless Zero Configuration service to be running in order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords. If it’s not running, you may encounter an erroneous “No Wi-Fi adapter was detected on this computer. This feature requires a Wi-Fi adapter.” message. Please see the Microsoft article for instructions on starting it.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

These versions of Windows require a third party utility named PsExec (part of Windows Sysinternals and published by Microsoft) to decrypt Wi-Fi passwords. PsExec’s license prohibits LastPass from embedding it, but you can download and install it yourself:

  1. Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.  
  2. Click Download PsTools to download PsTools.zip.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the PsExec.exe file and copy it to the LastPass installation directory located in either the custom installation directory you specified when you installed the LastPass Universal Installer, or either of the following default locations:
    • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\LastPass\
    • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\

Importing

Importing is supported on Windows, Mac OS X, and macOS. Instructions will vary depending on the web browser you're using, as follows:

  • Internet Explorer: LastPass icon > ToolsImport FromWi-Fi Passwords.
  • Chrome/Firefox/Opera: LastPass icon > More optionsAdvancedImport > Select Wi-Fi Passwords from the "Source" drop-down menu > Import.
  • Safari: LastPass icon > AdvancedImport > Select Wi-Fi Passwords from the "Source" drop-down menu > Import.

Import passwords without admin privileges

LastPass Installers (Universal and Full*) on Windows now include a separate password importer that could be run independently without admin privileges to import passwords stored insecurely in local web browser password managers. This option is helpful especially for LastPass Enterprise end users who wish to migrate their passwords from the web browser password managers into LastPass but do not have admin privileges on their companies’ computers to run the LastPass installer, which is also capable of importing passwords.

* The LastPass Universal Installer includes LastPass for Applications.

  1. Download the LastPass Universal Installer or the LastPass Full Installer from the Admin Console > Setup.
  2. Go to the Windows Start Program menu and open the application called Import Passwords.

  1. Once launched, log in with your Email address and Master Password.
  2. LastPass password importer will search for and present you with a list of passwords stored insecurely on your browsers. Click Import to proceed.
  3. When the import has finished, click OK on the "successfully imported" confirmation message.

Autofilling after import

Once imported, you might notice that some websites do not autofill right away. This is because LastPass needs to “see” the website in order to capture the exact username and password fields, as they differ from website to website. When you visit the website for the first time after importing, use the Field icons to force fill the credentials and log in. It will autofill every time after that.