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Manage Your Vault

The LastPass Vault is where all of your Sites, Form Fills, and Secure Notes are stored, and is a locally-hosted file so you can access your stored data securely and quickly. You can also access the Sharing Center, set up Emergency Access, manage your account settings, and much more.

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:

About local and online Vaults

Access your local or online Vault

Use the Vault menu

Access your Vault offline

About local and online Vaults

There are 2 different ways to access your LastPass Vault, each having their own benefits:

  • Locally by using the LastPass web browser extension (active LastPass icon Open my Vault).
    • The local Vault that you launch through the web browser extension gives you access to all features of LastPass, as well as Preferences and Settings as they apply to the extension. This method is preferred.

  • Online by logging in to https://lastpass.com with your account email address and Master Password.
    • The online Vault that you access by logging in via the LastPass website allows you to control global account Settings, and is optimal for situations where you cannot install the LastPass web browser extension (on a public or untrusted computer).

LastPass securely syncs the data stored in your account, so that the information you see within your local and online Vaults is the same.

Access your local or online Vault

Once you have opened your local or online Vault, you can organize your folder view or manage your Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fills.

Organize

Your Sites and Secure Notes within your Vault are organized by folders (groups) with your Favorites and Recently used at the top for easy access. You can organize your folders by using the Sort By drop-down menu, and customize how your folders display the entries within by using the Grid View icon or List View icon in the top navigation. To view a folder's entries, click the Arrow icon to expand/collapse each individually, or click the Expand All icon to expand all of your Vault folders.

As you type in the "search my Vault" field in the top navigation, LastPass searches and filters your Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fills in the main window of the Vault.

Manage

Several advanced features are available to help administer your Sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fills easily. You may select multiple entries (by clicking on the check box in the upper-right corner of each entry), and then drag and drop your items to new folders. You can also select multiple entries and right-click to perform various tasks on all of your selected items.

My Account

Use the My Account drop-down menu in the upper-right navigation of your Vault to view your Identities, toggle your visual experience, access Account Settings, visit the Help Center, or Log out.

Use the Vault menu

In the left navigation, you can use your Vault menu to do the following:

Access your Vault offline

Offline access to your LastPass Account can be an important component to using LastPass. You may find yourself in a situation where you need access to your secure information, but do not have an internet connection readily available. You can gain offline access to your data using almost any web browser extension or application you would normally use to access LastPass. We also offer LastPass Pocket, a standalone app dedicated to providing secure offline access to your data.

How to Utilize Offline Access

The key to gaining offline access in your LastPass browser extension or mobile app is to have logged into the extension or app at least one time while you have had an internet connection. This ensures that your computer or device has cached a local version of your encrypted data to the local drive. This is the data that LastPass loads when you log in to LastPass while offline. Any LastPass web browser extension or mobile application can be logged into without an internet connection, and will default to this mode when no connection is present.

Please note that in each web browser extension, if you clear your LastPass Local Cache (active LastPass icon > More Options > Advanced > Clear Local Cache), you will have to log in online once more to recreate your cache before you can log in using offline mode again.

How to disable Offline Access for Multifactor Authentication

Note: The ability to perform these actions may be limited or prohibited due to policies enabled for your account by your LastPass admin.

  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault.
  2. Go to Account Settings > Multifactor tab.
  3. Locate your enabled Multifactor Authentication option, then click the Edit icon .
  4. For the "Permit Offline Access" field, use the drop-down menu and select Disallow.
  5. Click Update when finished to save your changes.

For more information about Multifactor Authentication, please see Enable Multifactor Authentication (Users).