How do I set up passwordless authentication via the LastPass Authenticator?
Passwordless authentication is an adaptive authentication feature of the LastPass Authenticator that supports using biometrics (face or fingerprint recognition) and PIN Code in place of manually entering a password for authentication when you verify your login for SSO apps & websites and/or a Windows or Mac workstation set up with Workstation Login.
Step #1: Activate passwordless authentication
Step #2: Pair the LastPass Authenticator with your LastPass account
- Log in to LastPass and access your vault by doing either of the following:
- In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon and select Open My Vault.
- Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your email address and master password.
- Select Account Settings in the left navigation.
- Select the Multifactor Options tab.
- Select the Edit icon for the LastPass Authenticator.
- For the "Enabled" drop-down menu, select Yes.
- For the "Permit Offline Access" drop-down menu, choose from the following:
- Select Allow if you want to allow access to LastPass 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 LastPass.
- When finished, select Update.
- Enter your master password, then select Continue.
Step #3: Use passwordless authentication to log in to LastPass
- Navigate to the Passwordless Authentication portal at https://identity.lastpass.com. Note: At this time, using passwordless authentication when logging in to the LastPass for Windows Desktop application is not supported.
- On your mobile device, open the LastPass Authenticator app.
- When prompted in the app, tap or select Accept for the authentication prompt (you will have one minute to respond, as indicated by the timer on the screen).
- Verify your identity using biometrics (facial recognition or fingerprint identification) or Pin Code.