What is the difference between my local, online, and offline Vault?

The LastPass Vault is the central hub where all of your passwords and data are stored. There are three different ways to access your Vault – locally, online, and offline – each having their own benefits. LastPass securely syncs the data stored in your account, so that the information you see within your local and online Vaults is the same. All of your items (passwords, notes, addresses, payment cards, etc.) are displayed in the left navigation of your Vault for easy access.

Note: Your LastPass Vault has an unlimited capacity of items that can be added, however, you can expect to see performance degradation when 2,000 items or more are stored.

Local Vault

You can access your local Vault via the LastPass web browser extension. Click the active LastPass icon then go to Open my Vault.

The local Vault gives you access to all features of LastPass, as well as Preferences and Settings as they apply to the web browser extension.

Online Vault

You can access your online Vault by logging in with your username and Master Password at

The online Vault that you access by logging in via the LastPass website allows you to control global account settings, and is optimal for situations where you cannot install the LastPass web browser extension (on a public or untrusted computer).

Offline Vault

The offline Vault allows you to access your stored data even when you don't have an internet connection readily available. You can access a locally cached version of your offline Vault if you have logged into the web browser extension or app at least once while you had an Internet connection. Learn more.


How do I permit offline access to my LastPass Vault?

How do I disable offline access for Multifactor Authentication?

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