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Use the Sharing Center

You can share an item (e.g., username, password, Secure Note, etc.) with another LastPass user by using the Sharing Center to notify your recipient, which will then allow them to accept the shared information. If you change your mind after you've shared an item – don't worry! You always have the ability to revoke access to your shared item once it's been sent. it is highly recommended that you only share items with those that you trust. For more information about creating a shared folder, please see Manage LastPass Families Shared Folders.

Please be aware of the following limitations when using the Sharing Center:

  • If you choose to allow the recipient of a shared item to view the password, we highly recommend that you generate a secure password for each Site you share. Learn more.
  • We recommend that all of your passwords be random and generated. This ensures that the recipient of a shared item cannot guess your other passwords based on the one(s) you've shared with them.
  • If the sharer or recipient of the shared item deletes the shared Site, the share will be revoked and disappear from the recipient's Vault
  • Secure Notes do not offer the ability to hide the password from the recipient of a shared item.
  • To add a new shared folder or convert a standard folder to a shared folder as a new user, you will be prompted to join a LastPass Families account. Additionally, shared folders are supported in Teams and Enterprise accounts.

Note: If you have not yet verified your LastPass account email address, you will be prompted to do so before you can share an item or folder.

Topics in this article:

Share an item

View shared items

Accept a shared item

Revoke a shared item

Remove shared items

About hidden passwords for shared items

Share an item

To share a Site or Secure Note with another LastPass user, do the following:

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. Click the Expand icon in the left menu, then click Sites or Secure Notes in the left navigation.
  2. Locate and hover over the relevant Site or Secure Note, then click the Share icon .
  3. Enter the email address for the other LastPass user. If you wish the person you're sharing the password with to be able to see that password (instead of just use it), check the box to enable the "Allow Recipient to View Password" option, then click Save. Before doing so, it is recommended that you read About hidden passwords for shared items section for important information.

View shared items

To see what information you have shared with others and what has been shared with you, do the following:

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. In the left pane, click Sharing Center.
  1. When the Sharing Center opens, you can click on either the Shared with Others or Shared with Me tab to view shared items.

Accept a shared item

If someone you know has initiated a password share with you, do the following to receive the shared password:

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. In the left pane, click Sharing Center.
  1. Click the Shared with Me tab, and under the "Pending" section, 1 or more items are listed. Hover over the pending item and click Accept.

  1. By default, all accepted shared items are stored in the Sharing Center under the Shared with Me tab in the "Accepted" section. Optionally, you can click the Edit icon and define a specific folder.

Revoke a shared item

To revoke a password you've shared with someone, do the following:

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. In the left pane, click Sharing Center.
  1. Click Shared with Others and find the shared password in the Pending or Accepted section.

  1. Hover over the entry you want to stop sharing, and click the Remove icon .

  1. When prompted, click Yes to confirm.

Remove shared items

Your Vault contains items that others have shared with you, as well as items that you have shared with others. To revoke a user's access to an item you have shared with someone else, see revoke a shared item. To remove an item that someone has shared with you, do the following:

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. In the left pane, click Sharing Center.
  1. Click the Shared with Me tab.

  1. The items shared with you are in this section. Hover over the item you do not wish to have shared with you anymore, then click the Remove icon .

  1. Click Yes to confirm.

About hidden passwords for shared items

When you share an item and choose to enable the "Allow Recipient to View Password" option, you should be aware of the following:

  • Savvy end users could potentially access the password if they capture it using advanced techniques, but LastPass will never be able to access this data because it has been encrypted using their public key.
  • It is also possible to obtain shared passwords using another password manager.

For these reasons, LastPass recommends that you generate a secure password specific to the Site that you’re sharing in order to avoid sharing any passwords that you’re uncomfortable with the recipient obtaining.