Identities

LastPass Identities allows you to create different views of your LastPass account.

The Identities feature is most commonly used to hide some of your sites when you log in to LastPass from a particular location. A common example might be that you create a ‘Home’ and a ‘Work’ Identity.

Add An Identity

To create a new LastPass Identity, you can click on the ‘Add Identity’ menu item from your LastPass Icon under the Tools submenu:

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Or you can click over to your Identities tab in your Online Vault and choose ‘Add Identity’ from the left-hand menu:

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After naming your new Identity, you can then assign which sites, Secure Notes, and Form Fill profiles are visible for this Identity by dragging and dropping items from one list to another:

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Before submitting the new Identity, you can also check ‘Require Password Reprompt’ if you would like to enter your Master Password every time you switch over to the Identity.

You can also delete an Identity from your Online Vault by going to the Identities tab.  Do not delete an Identity while you are currently using it!  If you do this, you can run into issues where you may need to reinstall the LastPass plugin to default ‘All’ Identity.  This is not a hard process, but best avoided if possible.

Managing Your Identities

To use a particular Identity, simply select from the Identities tab in your Vault and your Identity will be switched:

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You can also switch your Identity from your LastPass Icon in the Tools submenu by clicking on the Identity name:

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When you switch Identities, LastPass will remember this setting for all subsequent logins into LastPass until you choose to switch back to All or to another custom Identity.

You can always quickly view which Identity you are using by clicking on your Icon and checking within the parentheses:

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Another way you can use Identities is to create separate ones for each member of your house. This is an easy way for multiple people to share a single LastPass account, but keep their sites separate.