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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 whom you trust.

Interested in shared folders? You can learn more about this feature for LastPass Families, Teams, and Enterprise/Identity accounts.

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Limitations of the Sharing Center

  • Once an item has been shared, if the owner updates the shared item since the last time it was shared, the owner must share it again to ensure the recipient has the latest version of that item.
  • The recipient of a shared item cannot edit the shared item. If the recipient wants to make changes to a shared item, they must clone the item (creates a separate item entry) and make the changes locally within their Vault. For this reason, if the sharer would like recipients to make changes to shared items, they should use a shared folder.
  • A single item can be shared with up to 30 LastPass users. When attempting to share with a 31st user, a message informs the sharer to use a shared folder.
  • 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 password you share. Learn more below.
  • 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 entry, 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/Identity 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.

Share an item

Please note that once you share an item, if you update it since the last time it was shared, you will need to share it again to ensure the recipient has the latest version of that item.

Note: If the sharer would like the recipient(s) to make changes to shared items, it is recommended to use shared folders instead of sharing single items.

  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault by doing either of the following:
    • In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon LastPass then click Open My Vault.
    • Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your username and Master Password.
  2. Locate and hover over the relevant site or secure note, then click the Share icon .
  3. Enter the email address for the LastPass user (recipient).
  4. If desired, check the box to enable the Allow Recipient to View Password setting.

    Tip: If you choose to allow the recipient to view the site password, it is recommended that you read About hidden passwords for shared items section for important information.

  5. Click Share.

View shared items

To see what information you have shared with others and what has been shared with you, do the following:
  1. Within your LastPass Vault, select Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  2. You can select either the Shared with Others or Shared with Me tab to view shared items.

Accept a shared item

If someone you know has shared an item with you, do the following to receive the shared item:
  1. Within your LastPass Vault, select Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  2. Select the Shared with Me tab, and under the "Pending" section, one or more items are listed. Hover over the pending item and click Accept.

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

Revoke a shared item

  1. Within your LastPass Vault, select Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  2. Select the Shared with Others and find the shared item in the "Pending" or "Accepted" section.
  3. Hover over the entry you want to stop sharing, and click the Remove icon .
  4. 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 remove an item that someone has shared with you, do the following:
  1. Within your LastPass Vault, select Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  2. Select the Shared with Me tab.
  3. 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 .
  4. Click Yes to confirm removal.

Clone a shared item (for editing)

The recipient of a shared item cannot edit the shared item. If the recipient wants to make changes to a shared item, they must clone the item (creates a separate item entry) and make the changes locally within their Vault.

Cloning an item can only be done from the online Vault at https://www.lastpass.com, as follows:
  1. Within your LastPass Vault, select Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  2. Select the Shared with Me tab.
  3. Click Accept for the shared item.
  4. Locate the item(s) in your Vault.
    • To clone a single item, right-click on the entry you wish to clone then select Clone.
    • To clone multiple items, check the boxes for each of your item entries, then use the Action drop-down menu and select Clone.
  5. If desired, you can make changes to the site password or secure note entry, otherwise if no changes are made the entry will be an exact copy of the original.
  6. Click Save.
    You can now make changes locally to your cloned shared item(s).

About hidden passwords for shared items

When you share an item, regardless of whether you 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 the account's 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.