Installing the binary component for Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Maxthon

By manually installing a binary plugin version, the LastPass extensions in Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Maxthon can add the following functionality:

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

Please note: It is not currently possible to run the binary component in Opera 12 for Mac OS X.  We believe this to a bug in Opera 12 for Mac OS X.

Please note: If you’re having problems with the binary component disappearing in Safari, please go to Safari -> Preferences -> Advanced and uncheck “Stop plug-ins to save power”.

Please note: Opera has a preference called “Enable plug-ins only on demand”.  If you would like to use the binary component in Opera, you must leave this preference disabled.  Since the LastPass binary component is invisible, you won’t be able to click on it to enable it; it must be allowed to run at all times.


To install, simply close Safari, Opera, and/or Maxthon, then run the LastPass Universal Installer.

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