How do I 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 from another password manager (please see the complete list below) so you do not have to enter them all over again. You can also import from a CSV file, use a passive import method, import Wi-Fi passwords, import without admin privileges, and use autofill after importing.
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:
- Log in to LastPass and access your Vault.
- Click More Options in the left menu, then click Advanced.
- Click Import.
- Use the drop-down menu to select a Source from our list of supported sources to import from, and follow the on-screen instructions displayed.
LastPass supports importing passwords from the following password manager sources:
- Darn! Passwords!
- HP Password Safe
- MSI PasswordKeeper
- Password Agent
- Password Corral
- Password Depot
- Password Dragon
- Password Keeper
- Password Safe
- Passwords Max
- PINs Password Manager
- Revelation Password Manager
- SPB Wallet
- Sticky Password
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 the format used in the examples within this template. Fill the columns with the values you’d like for each entry (leave blank if the value is not relevant), as follows:
- url – typically the login URL, but you can use http://sn to create a Secure Note
- type – any Secure Note type (e.g., address, bank account, server, etc.) that can be found here
- username – the username used for the Site entry
- password – the password used for the Site entry
- hostname – the DNS name used for any applicable entry (e.g., server, database, SSH key, etc.).
- extra – can be either the "notes" section of a Site entry or the body of a Secure Note
- name – the name to identify the Site entry or Secure Note in your Vault
- grouping – 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:
- Click the LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar.
- Go to More Options > Import > Generic 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.
- 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.
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.
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 sample import formats in our template.
Note: Secure note imports are limited to 45,000 characters.
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 our sample import template 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 our sample import template for the headers needed, then follow these steps:
- Populate your data into the import sample file and save data.
- Open the file with Notepad or a related text editor.
- Separate the headers with the first profile name value.
- Scroll down to the bottom of your data and add a carriage return.
- Make sure you save the data as using ANSI encoding and add .csv extension to the file name.
- Click on the LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar
- Go to More Options > Advanced > Import > Generic CSV File and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
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.
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.
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:
- Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.
- Click Download PsTools to download PsTools.zip.
- 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 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 > Tools > Import From > Wi-Fi Passwords.
- Chrome/Firefox/Opera: LastPass icon > More options > Advanced > Import > Select Wi-Fi Passwords from the "Source" drop-down menu > Import.
- Safari: LastPass icon > Advanced > Import > Select Wi-Fi Passwords from the "Source" drop-down menu > Import.
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.
- Download the LastPass Universal Installer or the LastPass Full Installer from the Admin Console > Setup.
- Go to the Windows Start Program menu and open the application called Import Passwords.
- Once launched, log in with your Email address and Master Password.
- LastPass password importer will search for and present you with a list of passwords stored insecurely on your browsers. Click Import to proceed.
- When the import has finished, click OK on the "successfully imported" confirmation message.
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.