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Manage Your Secure Notes

While most people think of LastPass as a password management tool, it can also save non-password information — like the ultimate secure sticky note repository. Can't remember your online membership or Wi-Fi password? No problem! You can save them in LastPass as Secure Notes.

Note: Your LastPass Vault has an unlimited capacity of items that can be added, however, you can expect to see performance degradation when 2,500 items or more are stored.

Topics in this article:

Navigate to Secure Notes

Create Secure Notes

Edit Secure Notes

Delete Secure Notes

Share Secure Notes

Search Secure Notes

View Secure Notes History

Add Attachments to your Secure Note

Manage your Secure Notes settings

Navigate to Secure Notes

You can navigate to your Secure Notes in either of the following ways:

Directly via the web browser extension:

  1. Log in to LastPass.
  2. Click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar.
  3. Go to Secure Notes.

From within your Vault:

  1. Log in to LastPass.
  2. Click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar, then click Open My Vault.
  3. Click the Expand icon in the left menu, then click on Secure Notes.

Create Secure Notes

LastPass can save any of the types of information (shown below), including a generic Secure Note.

To save any of these types of information, do the following:

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Click Add Note (from your web browser extension menu), or click Add Secure Note (from your Vault, shown below).

  1. Enter a Name for the Secure Note, and choose a Folder to store it in (if desired). Depending on the Note Type that you select, the new fields that populate will vary (e.g., selecting Membership will populate relevant membership data fields). If you want to create a custom sticky note, select Generic from the "Note Type" drop-down menu.
  2. Fill in the data fields. If desired, click Advanced Settings to enable the "Require Password Reprompt" option, or click Add Attachment to save file(s) to this Secure Note entry. Learn more about adding attachments.
  3. When finished, click Save.

Edit Secure Notes

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate the Secure Note you want to edit (via the web browser extension menu or your Vault).
  3. Hover over the relevant Secure Note and click the Edit icon .
  4. When the Secure Note is displayed, make your desired changes. You can also use the drop-down menu to select a Folder where you'd like to store the Secure Note. Click Save when finished.

Delete Secure Notes

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate the Secure Note you want to delete (via the web browser extension menu or your Vault).
  3. Hover over the relevant Secure Note and click the Delete icon .
  4. When prompted, click Yes to confirm.

Share Secure Notes

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate the Secure Note you want to share (via the web browser extension menu or your Vault).
  3. Hover over the relevant Secure Note and click the Share icon .
  4. When prompted, enter the e-mail address (or select an e-mail address from the drop-down menu) of the person you want to share this information with, then click Share.

Search Secure Notes

If you wish to have the ability to search within your Secure Notes when searching for a term in your Vault, you can enable the option as follows:

  1. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon .
  2. Go to Preferences > Advanced then check the box to enable the "Search within secure notes" option.
  3. Click Save.

Note: Enabling this option considerably slows down searching due to the decryption process required.

View Secure Notes History

You can review changes made to your Secure Notes by utilizing the History feature.

Note: The Secure Note History only shows a record of the last 5 changes made to each Secure Note.

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate then hover over your desired Secure Note and click the Edit icon .
  3. If any changes have been made to the Secure Note, you can click the History icon on the Edit window to review the changes.
  4. Click Show to view the Secure Note as it had appeared prior to the saved changes.

Add Attachments to your Secure Note

Like all stored data, Secure Note attachments are locally encrypted and decrypted with a key that is never sent to LastPass, providing a secure storage option with the convenience of universal access. Adding attachments can be helpful in maintaining access to important documents in case they are misplaced or you lose access to a printed copy, such as a lost passport when traveling abroad.

LastPass users can add various file types as attachments to their Secure Notes 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).

Compatibility

  • Attachments are supported on all web browser add-ons and platforms, including the Premium user iOS and Android mobile apps. Note:  While the LastPass mobile apps are free, a Premium user account requires a paid subscription. Learn more.
  • For Attachments in Chrome, Safari, and Opera, you must install the Binary Component via the LastPass Universal Installer.
  • Attachments are downloaded on demand so it takes some time to download from the LastPass servers. If you encounter an error opening an Attachment when trying to open it the first time, close the error message pop-up and leave the Edit window open for a few minutes and then retry. The max waiting time is 5 minutes, but it should be less than 1 minute if your internet connection is strong and stable. Note: You cannot save an attachment to your machine/device unless you can open it first.

Limitations

  • 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.

Add an Attachment

  1. Navigate to your Secure Notes.
  2. Locate then hover over your desired Secure Note and click the Edit icon .
  3. Click Add Attachment, then browse to your desired file and click Open. You can repeat this step to upload multiple attachments. Each attachment will be displayed in the Edit Note window.
  4. Click Save when finished.

Manage your Secure Notes settings

You can also change your settings to be prompted for your Master Password when viewing your Secure Notes. Your Secure Notes can be password-protected in either of the following ways below.

To enable for individual Secure Notes:

  1. Click the Edit icon on your desired Secure Note.
  2. Click Advanced Settings.
  3. Check the box to enable the "Require Password Reprompt" option.
  4. Click Save.

To enable the Account Setting for all Secure Notes:

  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. Click Show Advanced Settings, then locate the "Alerts" section.
  4. In the "Re-prompt for Master Password" section, check the box to enable the "Access a Secure Note" option.
  5. Click Update.