Creating your LastPass Account

After creating your new LastPass account, this account will give you access to your data anywhere you can log into LastPass since your stored data is securely synced to our servers. So downloading the plugin/app to a new browser/OS/device allows you to easily access everything in your one LastPass account.


Download

Begin by clicking ‘Download Free’ from our main page, where LastPass will recommend a package to you based on your browser and operating system:

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This will redirect you to the downloads page where LastPass will recommend the appropriate installer for you. Click ‘Download’ to download LastPass.


Installing LastPass

Windows

After downloading the recommended installer, a menu will present you with the following dialog screen:

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Click ‘Install LastPass’ to begin installation. If needed, you can alter your installation by clicking ‘Advanced Options’. This provides you with the options below:

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At the end of the installation process, you will be asked if you would like to import any passwords located on your computer. Select ‘Import’ to import the items listed. If you would rather do this later, click ‘No Thanks’. To import later, please see our Import page.

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Once successfully installed, you will see a LastPass icon in your browser toolbar.

Mac

After downloading the recommended installer, a menu will present you with the following dialog screen:

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Choose which browsers you would like LastPass to be installed for and click Install LastPass to begin. At the end of installation, you will be asked if you would like to import passwords from you computer:

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Click Import to import them.  If you would rather import items later, choose Not Right Now. You can import them later as seen on the Import Page. Once successfully installed, you will see a LastPass icon in your browser toolbar.

Using LastPass on Locked Computers

You may need to access your LastPass account on a computer that does not allow installation of add-ons, or where you do not wish to leave any files behind. In our mission to provide you with the most comprehensive access possible, we have developed the following options:

  • Website access – You can always login to your LastPass account via https://lastpass.com to securely access your decrypted data.
  • LastPass Pocket – Our Pocket application is a desktop version of your Vault that you can download to a USB drive and use to access your stored login data.
  • LastPass Portable for Firefox and Chrome – Download the Firefox or Chrome portable browsers and install the LastPass plugin. The portable browser can then be saved to a USB drive and carried with you.
  • IE Anywhere – Part of our Premium offering, IE Anywhere is a portable plugin that you can download to a USB drive. The plugin can then dynamically hook into Internet Explorer and other IE-based browsers on Windows operating systems without leaving behind a file.

 System Requirements

LastPass currently supports the following web browsers, operating systems and mobile devices:

 

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Linux

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Firefox 2+
  • Safari 3+
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera 11+
  • IE Tab in Firefox (using IE Anywhere)
  • Maxthon

**Users are strongly recommended to download and run the installer from our website on all browsers that you regularly use.

Tablets

* The LastPass app is available in the Google Play Store, as is an extension for Dolphin HD.  An extension for Firefox Mobile is also available.  While these apps should work on most Android based tablets, we cannot guarantee that they will be compatible on every tablet available.  If you have any questions or problems, contact our support team and we can let you know if your tablet will work with LastPass.

Mobile Devices

  • Android 2+
  • Blackberry OS 4.2.1+
  • HP webOS 1.4.5+
  • iPhone 3GS+ iOS4.3+
  • Symbian S60 3rd Edition and above
  • Windows Mobile 5+
  • Windows Phone 7.1+

 


Installing Binary Component

By manually installing a binary plugin version, the LastPass extensions in Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Maxthon can add functionality. Firefox and Internet Explorer automatically hosts these options by default.

Features

The Binary Component enables the following features:

Idle timeout

Copy Username/Password/Notes to clipboard (not supported on Linux)

Clear Clipboard after use (found in Advanced Preferences)

Faster encryption and decryption

Share login state between other browsers (not supported on Safari for Windows)

Fingerprint authentication (not supported on Mac OS X or Linux)

Smart card authentication

Import from a file

Export to a file

Import Wi-Fi passwords (not supported on Linux)

Export Wi-Fi passwords (not supported on Mac OS X or Linux)

Import from Safari and Opera Password Managers

Add attachments to secure notes

Install

To install, close Safari, Opera, and/or Maxthon, then run the LastPass Universal Installer. This is not compatible with Chrome OS.

For Chrome, please choose ‘Allow’ when Google Chrome asks for additional permissions. A download of the Universal Installer will automatically begin. Run the installer.

Limitations and Compatibility

- Binary is not available for Chrome OS

- Binary is not available for Opera 12 on Mac OS X. We believe this to be a bug in Opera 12 for Mac OS X

- For Opera, the preference ‘Enable plug-ins only on demand’ must be disabled.

- For Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,  the LastPass Menu Bar must be enabled. To enable the LastPass Menu Bar go to Safari View > Show LastPass Menu Bar after installing.

- If you are experiencing issues with the binary component disappearing in Safari, make sure that ‘Stop plug-ins to save power’ is disabled by going to Safari Preferences > Advanced.