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Use RSA SecurID Multifactor Authentication

LastPass Business supports RSA SecurID as a form of Multifactor Authentication for user access to their LastPass account. A second factor of authentication can protect your LastPass Vault against replay-attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and a host of other threat vectors.

Note: Feature availability may vary depending on your account type.

To get started, LastPass admins must complete the steps for enabling Multifactor Authentication in the Admin Console.

Limitations and compatibility

RSA Authentication Manager Supported Features with LastPass Business RSA Authentication Manager Supported Features with LastPass Business
RSA SecurID Authentication via Native RSA SecurID UDP Protocol No
RSA SecurID Authentication via Native RSA SecurID TCP Protocol No
RSA SecurID Authentication via RADIUS Protocol Yes
RSA SecurID Authentication via IPv6 No
On-Demand Authentication via Native SecurID UDP Protocol No
On-Demand Authentication via Native SecurID TCP Protocol No
Risk-Based Authentication No
RSA Authentication Manager Replica Support Yes
Secondary RADIUS Server Support Yes
RSA SecurID Software Token Automation No
RSA SecurID SD800 Token Automation No
RSA SecurID Protection of Administrative Interface No

Configure the agent host

To facilitate communication between LastPass Business and the RSA Authentication Manager / RSA SecurID Appliance, an agent host record must be added to the RSA Authentication Manager database. The agent host record identifies LastPass Business and contains information about communication and encryption. Set the Agent Type to “Standard Agent” when adding the authentication agent.

Since LastPass will be communicating with RSA Authentication Manager via RADIUS, a RADIUS client that corresponds to the agent host record must be created in the RSA Authentication Manager. RADIUS clients are managed using the RSA Security Console.

The following information is required to create a RADIUS client:

  • Hostname
  • IP addresses for network interfaces
  • RADIUS Secret
Note:  The RADIUS client’s hostname must resolve to the IP address specified.

LastPass Business employs a distributed architecture which encompasses many similarly configured servers. As a result of this architecture, RSA Authentication Manager administrators will need to configure agent host records and/or RADIUS clients for each LastPass Business server. There are a few different methods for achieving this with varying amounts of administrative effort. These options are:

  • Configure an agent host record and corresponding RADIUS client for each LastPass Business server.
  • Configure an agent host record for each LastPass Business server with a shared RADIUS client.
  • Configure a shared RADIUS client that does not use an agent host record (Global change).
Note:  Refer to RSA Authentication Manager Administrators Guide for information on configuring shared RADIUS clients.

Set up and configure in LastPass

  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault by doing either of the following:
    • Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your username and Master Password.
    • In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon LastPass then click Open My Vault.
  2. Select Account Settings in the left navigation.
  3. Click on the Multifactor Options tab.
  4. Click the Edit icon Edit option for RSA SecurID.
  5. For the "Enabled" option use the drop-down menu to select Yes.
  6. For the "Permit Offline Access" option, use the drop-down menu to choose from the following:
    • Select Allow if you wish to allow access to RSA SecurID even when you are offline. This will store an encrypted Vault locally so you can log in without using Multifactor Authentication in case of a connectivity issue.
    • Select Disallow to prevent offline access, which requires the use of Multifactor Authentication and to be connected to the internet when using RSA SecurID.
      Note: If this option is selected and you are not connected to the internet and/or https://lastpass.com is not available, you will be unable to access your Vault. Learn more about offline access.
  7. For the "More Information" section, you can choose to be directed to the mobile app download or this article.
  8. Click Update when finished, then enter your Master Password and click Continue.
  9. When prompted, enter the verification code displayed in the RSA SecurID app on your mobile device, then click OK.
  10. Click OK on the confirmation message that RSA SecurID has been successfully set up.

Using the RSA SecurID Authenticate app to log in to LastPass

  1. Open the RSA SecurID app on your mobile device.
  2. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault by doing either of the following:
    • Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 then enter your username and Master Password and click Log In.
    • In your web browser toolbar, click the inactive LastPass icon then enter your username and Master Password and click Log In.
  3. When prompted for multifactor authentication, your default multifactor option is served (if multiple). If desired, you can tap or select Use Alternative Multifactor, then select your desired multifactor option from the list at the bottom.
    Note:  If you are part of a company account and a policy has been enforced to only allow one multifactor option, the "Use Alternative Multifactor" section will not be displayed.
  4. On your web browser, you can verify your login by doing the following:
    1. Enter a passcode on the login screen, then click Authenticate Login.
    2. Enter a new PIN (4-8 alphanumeric characters), then click Authenticate Login.
    3. Enter the system-generated pin, then click Authenticate Login.
    4. Finally, enter the next PIN. If desired, check the box to enable the option, "Trust this computer for 30 days" and provide a computer name, then click Authenticate Login.

      If this option is selected and you are not connected to the internet and/or https://lastpass.com is not available, you will be unable to access your Vault. Learn more about offline access.

About using multiple multifactor authentication options

Please note that if you have more than one Multifactor Authentication option enabled for your account, you must select your desired default authentication option from the drop-down menu at the bottom of your Multifactor Options window in order to be prompted to authenticate with your preferred option when logging in to LastPass.

Enforcing RSA-related policies

With LastPass Business, you can leave the Multifactor Authentication decision up to your end users, or you can mandate its use with our configurable security policies. Here are some policies that you might consider implementing relative to RSA SecurID: