Importing Passwords

Once you have installed the LastPass plugin, you can import your stored login data from your previous password manager.

 

Importing using pre-established formats

To begin, click on the LastPass Icon, click the Tools submenu….

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and click Import From:

 

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You will then be presented with a submenu for every password manager format that we support:

We continue to add formats, so check the version you are running if you do not see the format you need.

Since importing from each password manager is different, we have provided instructions for each under the name. Simply follow the instructions that we provide for the specific password manager that you use.

After updating, if you would like to organize your sites into Groups or if you would like to delete some of the imported sites, it is easiest to perform these group actions through the Online Vault via https://lastpass.com. You can then use the check boxes to select many sites at once and perform an action on them.

 

Importing from a Generic CSV File

If LastPass does not support importing from your current password manager, you may be able to import using a Generic CSV file. Try seeing if your current password manager has an option to export to a CSV file.

To import data from a csv file, we suggest you use our Import Template found here: Sample Import Spreadsheet.

If you use your own spreadsheet instead, it is important that the title of the columns match those in the template! The column titles can include any of the following: url, username, password, extra, name, grouping, type, hostname.

Fill the columns with the values you’d like for each entry (leave blank if the value is not relevant). Please note that ‘extra’ means either (1) the notes section of a site entry or (2) the body of a secure note, and ‘grouping’ is the group (or folder) where you would like the item to be stored in your vault.

**Note that on Mac computers, creating the import spreadsheet using Excel may cause reformatting issues that will prevent a proper import. Make sure to edit your content in TextEdit or another text editor.

Instructions for importing Sites

To import Site data you must define at least the following values: “url” (typically this will be the login url), “username”, “password” and “name”. “Extra” and “Group” are other fields that you might consider.

Instructions for importing Secure Notes

To import data as a generic Secure Note, enter the values as follows: “url” = http://sn, “extra” = the contents of the note. Give the note a “name”, and then consider adding “group”. It is important to leave the username and password columns blank.

Instructions for importing Server Login credential

To import data as a Server Secure Note, enter the values as follows: “url” = http://sn, “type” = server. You must also populate “hostname”, “username”, “password” and “name”. In this case, you must enter the username and password in the actual username and password columns of the template, rather than the ‘extra’ section. Consider adding “group”.
Please click here to download our Sample Import Spreadsheet, which includes examples of all 3 of the aforementioned data types.

 

Passive Imports

Certain password managers simply do not support export functions. In these cases you can still use LastPass to pick up this data through a ‘passive’ import. This entails running both password managers simultaneously, having your former password manager enter your login credentials into a site, and then using LastPass to pick up the filled website entry.