Your LastPass Vault
The Local Vault that you launch through your browser plugin gives you access to all features of LastPass, as well as Preferences and Settings as they apply to the plugin.
We recommend that you access your stored data through your Local Vault via your LastPass browser plugin . However, if you are not on a computer that has the LastPass plugin installed, you can access an online version of your Vault by logging into https://lastpass.com:
Accessing your Vault through the website allows you to view your online LastPass account, as well as control global Settings.
LastPass securely syncs the data stored in your account, so that the information you see through your Local Vault and your Online Vault are the same.
Your sites are organized by Folders (groups) with your Favorites and Recently used at the top for easy access. If you click on the folder icon (or arrow), you can expand/collapse any folder in your Vault.
Expanding your folder allows you to see the saved entries (sites) within those folder. You can click on the name of the entry, and LastPass will open the corresponding URL in a new tab (or browser) and autologin using your stored username and password:
Each site entry in your Vault has the option to Edit , Share and Delete . By clicking Edit Icon () you will launch the ‘Edit Site Information’ dialog box, where you can view details for the specific site:
By clicking on the small column icon above the scroll bar on the right-hand corner of your Vault, you can toggle which columns of site data you wish to show and hide:
You can also drag the separators of the column names to adjust the width of each column.
As you type in the search form above your sites, LastPass searches and filters your sites shown below:
Several advanced features are available to help organize and administer your sites easily. You may select multiple sites (by holding down your Ctrl key or Shift key when you click) and then you may drag and drop your sites to new Groups. You also have the ability to right-click while multiple sites are selected to perform various tasks on all sites at once:
From the Vault drop down menu next to your email, you can view your Account status page or log out:
On the left of your Vault, you will see the Vault menu:
Add Site: Manually create a site using this option. However we strongly suggest having LastPass automatically save this data for you for the best experience.
Add Secure note: Create a secure note.
Create Folder: Creates a folder to group sites.
Account Settings: Launches your Account Settings.
Open Favorites: Launches sites that you have marked as ‘Favorites‘.
Bookmarklets: Links to the Bookmarklets dialog where you can learn how to install Bookmarklets and use the feature.
One Time Passwords (OTPs): Launches the OTP page, where you can view, print, or delete your generated OTPs.
Show Deleted Sites: Allows you to see any sites that you may have deleted. You can easily undelete sites from the deleted sites page. Deleted sites only remain available for 30 days, before they are purged automatically.
Import: Import login data previously stored with another password manager or in a file.
Export: Decrypts your data and displays it in a printable format, allowing you to view and print your data as a backup.
Select Identity: Allows you to toggle between your Identities.
Security Challenge: Run our security challenge to see how well you are keeping your data secure.
User Manual: Links to the LastPass User Manual where you can search for more information on LastPass features.
Tutorials: Links to the LastPass Video Screencasts page where you can view video screencasts on using LastPass and its features.
**Link Personal Account/Remove Personal Account: For Enterprise Users only, this button enables you to Link your Personal Account to your Enterprise account as a Shared Folder available only to you. Once it is linked, you can click the link to un-link the account.
Your Online Vault allows you to access your stored LastPass data on computers that do not have the installed plugin(s). From the Online Vault you can control many of your global LastPass settings, as well as view, edit, and delete your stored information, much the same way you would on your Local Vault.
The Online Vault is organized similarly to the Local Vault, with your sites organized by Group in a searchable interface:
Offline access to your LastPass Account can be an important component to using LastPass. You may find yourself in a situation where you need access to your secure information, but do not have an internet connection readily available. You can gain offline access to your data using almost any browser extension or application you would normally use to access LastPass. We also offer LastPass Pocket, a standalone app dedicated to providing secure offline access to your data.
How to Utilize Offline Access in Your Browser Extension or Mobile Application
The key to gaining offline access in your LastPass browser extension or mobile app is to have logged into the extension or app at least one time while you have had an internet connection. This ensures that your computer or device has cached a local version of your encrypted data to the local drive. This is the data that LastPass loads when you login to LastPass while offline. Any LastPass browser extension or mobile application can be logged into without an internet connection, and will default to this mode when no connection is present.
Please note these special options and conditions:
– In each browser extension, if you clear your LastPass Local Cache (LastPass Toolbar Icon > Tools > Clear Local Cache), you will have to log in online once more to recreate your cache before you can log in using offline mode again.
LastPass Pocket is a stand-alone application (available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) that can be installed on a USB memory device, allowing you to carry your LastPass data around with you. Pocket essentially provides backup capability and offline access for your Vault. LastPass Pocket can access your data through two main methods:
1 . LastPass Pocket can access the locally cached version of your data from your LastPass browser extension by choosing the appropriate path to the cached data. This is the same data that the LastPass browser plugin uses for offline access. LastPass Pocket can access this cache from Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
2. LastPass Pocket can access your data from a LastPass Encrypted File that you have exported from your LastPass Local Vault. You can export this file by going to your LastPass Browser Extension Icon > Tools > Export to > LastPass Encrypted File. You can then open this file using Pocket:
For more information on LastPass Pocket, check out our LastPass Pocket page.
Testing Offline Access
You can test Offline Access to your LastPass Vault by disconnecting your computer or device from its internet connection and logging in to LastPass or LastPass Pocket.
If you are using a computer, you can easily disconnect from the internet by unplugging the Ethernet cable from your computer’s Ethernet port. You will also want to temporarily disable all wireless connections you use for Wi-Fi. After this, try logging in to your LastPass browser extension or LastPass Pocket.
On your smartphone or tablet, disable all mobile data or Wi-Fi connections (setting your phone or tablet to Airplane mode can accomplish this on most devices) and log in to the LastPass app via your data in offline mode.
Using Offline Access with Multi-Factor Authentication
If you are using any form of Multi-Factor Authentication, you need to make sure that you have Enabled Offline Access in the settings for your particular authentication device. Without allowing offline access, you will not store a local cache for LastPass to access when there is no connection present.
Multifactor authentication cannot not be prompted in offline logins (with the exception of Yubikey and Sesame).
Therefore, please note, if you Enable Offline Access while using a multifactor, you will be able to log in without using your Authenticator code. And in cases of a connectivity issue, LastPass may log in offline first, before establishing connectivity to your Online Vault and prompting for your authenticator code. This may cause LastPass to autofill any login credentials you have saved in LastPass for the current page you are on, and then pop the prompt.