Manage Automatic Log Out

Manage Automatic Log Out

As a security best practice, you can manage settings within your LastPass web browser extension Preferences to keep you logged in, or automatically log you out of your LastPass account when it is no longer in use and/or idle.

  1. Log in to LastPass by doing either of the following:
    • In your web browser toolbar, click the inactive (grey or black) LastPass icon Inactive LastPass icon, then enter your email address and Master Password and click Log In.
    • Go to and enter your email address and Master Password, then click Log In.
  2. Click the active LastPass icon then go to Account Options > Extension Preferences.
  3. Select the General tab in the left navigation.
  4. Under Security, check the box(es) of either of the following settings that you want to enable, or leave unchecked to disable:

    • Log out when all browsers are closed – Specify when LastPass should log out of your session upon closing all web browsers that are in session with LastPass. Check the box to enable this feature, and when you relaunch a web browser, you will be asked to enter your Master Password. If you want to stay logged in to LastPass upon browser close, leave the box unchecked. This setting is disabled by default.

    • Log out after this many minutes of inactivity – Specify the maximum amount of idle time (no keyboard and mouse activity on the machine at all, not just no activity on the browser where the extension is installed) that you want to have pass before LastPass automatically logs your account out of the active session for the web browser where the extension is installed. After the specified amount of time (in minutes), an inactive LastPass icon is displayed to indicate that you have been logged out. Please note that if any activity on the machine occurs before the specified logout time, the countdown to logout time will be reset. If you want to remain logged in to your LastPass account via the web browser extension regardless of idle time, leave this setting unchecked. This setting is disabled by default.

  5. Click Save when finished, then restart your web browser(s) to incorporate the setting change(s).