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How do I use the LastPass web browser extension?

Once you have installed the LastPass web browser extension, you can use it for all of your password management needs. You can fill your credentials and data for matching websites, search within your Vault, or browse for items by category. You can also access your Vault, add new items, generate secure passwords, manage account options, and much more.

 

Fill stored data for matching sites

When logging on to a website, the most closely matched login credentials are automatically filled in for you. To select a different username and password you have stored, you can click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar to select within the extension menu, or use the LastPass in-field icon in the login fields to make your selection. Learn more.

Use the Search field to look up specific username/passwords, notes, and items that you've already stored in your Vault.

For password entries, you can:

  • Fill your username and password for the website you're currently visiting
  • Launch the website associated with your credentials (if you are not currently visiting that website)
  • Copy each field individually
  • Edit any fields that need updating

For note entries, you can:

  • Edit any fields that need updating

For all other item entries (addresses, payment cards, driver's licenses, etc.), you can:

  • Copy each field individually
  • Edit any fields that need updating

View all fillable items

If there are more than three sets of credentials for a site you are visiting, you can select the View All Fillable Items menu then select your desired set.

Open your Vault

Select Open My Vault to view all of the items (passwords, notes, addresses, payment cards, etc.) that you have stored in your LastPass account in a new web browser tab.

View all items

Select All items to navigate through your stored credentials and data via item categories (passwords, notes, addresses, etc.). This is the same view as the left navigation of your LastPass Vault.

Add a new item

To add a new item to your Vault, select Add item then select an item category that matches with the data you want to store. Fill in as much information as desired, then click Save.

Alternatively, you can manually save data by visiting a login window or web form, filling in the data you want to store, then go to Add itemSave All Entered Data to create a new item entry.

Learn more about adding new passwords, Notes, and items.

Generate a secure password

You can select Generate Secure Password from the extension menu, then customize your desired settings for creating new passwords. Learn how to generate secure passwords.

View your recently used items

You can select Recent Used to view the last 10 items you accessed in LastPass; you can manage the list size in your web browser extension preferences by going to Account Options > Extension PreferencesAdvanced.

Manage your Account Options

You can select Account Options to access the Security Challenge, your Vault Identities, Favorites, and Extension Preferences. You can also select Help or Log Out.

The following Advanced options are also available:

  • Refresh Sites forces recently made changes to be manually synced.
  • Clear Local Cache removes any locally stored files from your active LastPass session, and is recommended to be used when using a public computer.
  • Other Sessions displays all of your active LastPass sessions
  • Import allows you to import passwords from other sources
  • Export allows you to export your stored passwords and data
  • Print allows you to view your Sites and Secure Notes and print out a copy for your records

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How do I get started with the LastPass web browser extension?

Manage Your Sites

Manage Your Secure Notes

Manage Your Form Fills

Generate Secure Passwords

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How do I clear the local cache for my LastPass Vault?