Fingerprint Authentication

LastPass has support for various fingerprint readers, including Windows Biometric Framework, as a Premium feature.  Please note that you have to have Windows 7 or above for LastPass fingerprint reader support to work on Windows.  You have to have Windows Biometric Framework drivers installed, and WBF is only available in Windows 7+.

Windows fingerprint readers on computers running Windows 7+ and Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.  Safari and Opera can be supported by installing an additional binary component.  For UPEK fingerprint readers, make sure you have the latest drivers and and support for Windows Biometric Framework.  You can find these drivers at UPEK’s driver website.  For Validity Fingerprint readers, download WBF support at this page**.
UPEK (now a part of AuthenTec) fingerprint readers on computers running Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.6, the latest version of TrueSuite for MAC, and Safari, Firefox, Chrome, or Opera.  Please ensure VtApi.framework is present on your system (typically in /Library/Frameworks).Please note that LastPass is not yet compatible with the new TrueSuite for MAC OS-X 10.7 (aka Lion). Unfortunately UPEK abandoned their old VtApi framework in favor of a new framework that doesn’t allow 3rd parties like LastPass access to fingerprints enrolled with TrueSuite. Until they change this, we will not support the platform.
Validity fingerprint readers on computers running Windows, the latest version of Validity’s drivers, and Internet Explorer, Firefox, or ChromePlease ensure vcsFPClient.dll is present on your system (typically in C:\Windows\System32).

NOTE: Windows 8 may require an additional component to be installed.  This component is installed by the LastPass Universal Installer.  If you are having problems swiping your finger in Windows 8, please try running the LastPass Universal Installer from:


To enable fingerprint authentication:

  1. Open a supported browser with the latest LastPass extension installed
  2. Login to LastPass as a premium user
  3. Go to LastPass button -> My LastPass Vault
  4. Click Account Settings
  5. Click Security
  6. Check the Fingerprint Reader Authentication checkbox (if this checkbox is disabled, please ensure all applicable drivers and software are installed, and at least one finger is enrolled)
  7. Enter your LastPass master password, then follow the rest of the prompts on the screen
  8. Click Update

If we don’t detect your reader in Account Settings, you should go to your computer’s Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Biometric Devices.  If it doesn’t list your fingerprint reader, you should contact your laptop manufacturer or look on their support website for Windows Biometric Framework compatible drivers.

**Important Note for Validity’s WBF Drivers

Unfortunately, the driver used for HP ProtectTools can not be combined with this WBF driver for LastPass integration. This is by design as the native drivers are secure drivers and “take ownership” of the sensor, meaning no other application can use it.  To keep HP ProtectTools and use the fingerprint features for Preboot Authentication, Full Volume Encryption, Windows logins and website logins, then they must use the native Validity drivers ONLY. If you install the WBF drivers it will interfere with the operation of the fingerprint feature in HP ProtectTools.

If that happens, you will need to uninstall the WBF package, and then Repair or uninstall and re-install the Validity native drivers, called “Validity Fingerprint Sensor Drivers” in Programs and Features. Validity suggests that if a customer wants both HP ProtectTools and LastPass, is by installing the WBF drivers and FMA from above and then installing  Lastpass in a Virtual Machine.

It can be done the other way around, however, some of the high-security features HP ProtectTools has will not work 100% from a Virtual Machine, such as Device Access Manager, Full Volume Encryption, and Preboot Authentication. Validity hasn’t verified operation of HP ProtectTools and the native Validity drivers in a Virtual Machine.