Login To LastPass: You should have requested a LastPass account by filling out the Self-Service Form (in the “Describe your issue box,” type “LastPass”). In addition, you should have received an email with more instructions.
LastPass must be installed on your device in order to use this feature. For your mobile device, get the LastPass browser plugin and/or the LastPass app from the app store. This has already been completed for you if you use Desktop @ UCL.
1. Make a Master Password first.
An email containing an activation link should have been sent to you by the Information Security Group. This is a prompt to make a strong, one-of-a-kind master password. Pay attention to the email’s directions.
Because LastPass won’t save your password for you, choose a memorable one. You just have to remember this one password.
LastPass suggests using a “password” for your Master Password, such as tony$, growler$, or venT$15, that is useless to others and impossible for hackers to guess, but that you can memorize.
2. Login using your browser or the LastPass app on your phone.
2.1 LastPass via your browser
2.1.1 Download the LastPass browser plugin if you haven’t done so before. This has already been completed for you if you use Desktop @ UCL.
LastPass appears on your browser’s toolbar once you’ve downloaded and installed it.
2.1.2. Click the grey LastPass icon in your browser toolbar to log in to your account and begin enjoying all of LastPass’s capabilities.
2.1.3. After that, click Log In and enter your email address and LastPass Master Password.
The LastPass symbol will become red once you’ve logged in, indicating that you’ve logged in successfully.
LastPass will prompt you to store your logins when you begin checking in to websites. When you visit those websites again, LastPass will recognize them and automatically fill in the login information for you.
You can open your vault, search your stored things, generate new passwords, and more with the LastPass extension’s drop-down menu.
The Meet the Browser Extension video (from LastPass) gives a good overview of this:
2.2 LastPass with your device’s app.
2.2.1. For iOS or Android, get the LastPass Password Manager.
2.2.2. Enter your email address and master password on the app.
You must validate your email address at least once in order to be able to verify that you have access to it for your LastPass account. A verification link will be sent to you through email by the system.
2.2.3. Tap the verification link in the email.
2.2.4. Return to the LastPass app and confirm your identity by entering your email address and master password again.
Unless you opt to clear your mobile device configuration settings, these settings will continue to be kept, and you will no longer be required to verify your identity by email from this device.
3. Activate two-factor authentication.
When you login to LastPass, you’ll be asked for additional information such as your email address and master password. It is an additional layer of defence. We strongly advise using two-factor authentication with LastPass to protect yourself from threats like key logger malware. If someone gets your LastPass password, they won’t be able to access your account without your authenticator code since you’ve enabled two-factor authentication. LastPass supports authenticators like Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, and others.
3.1. Log in to LastPass using your browser if you haven’t previously.
3.3 Go to My Vault and select “Open.”
3.4. Select Account Settings from the Account drop-down menu.
3.5 Select “Multifactor Options” from the drop-down menu.
3.6. To edit your selected multifactor choice, click the Edit button to the right of it. Only the LastPass Authenticator is covered in this set of instructions.
3.7 Select Yes from the drop-down menu for the Enabled option.
3.8. Select one of the following from the Permit Offline Access drop-down menu:
- If you want LastPass to work even when you’re not connected to the internet, choose “Allow.” In the event of a network problem, this will save an encrypted vault locally so you may log in without needing multifactor authentication.
- When using LastPass, select Disallow to disable offline access, which needs Multifactor Authentication and being connected to the internet.
Note: You will be unable to access your vault if this option is chosen and you are not connected to the internet or LastPass is unavailable.
3.9. Click Update once you’ve completed.
3.10. Type in your master password and then click Next.
3.11 Click “Enroll” when requested.
3.12. Click “Set up mobile app” in a new online browser window or tab, then proceed to the next stages.
Install the LastPass Authenticator app on your phone or tablet.
3.13 Download and install LastPass Authenticator for iOS or Android on your mobile device, which requires Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.
3.14. Open the LastPass Authenticator app on your mobile device and select Next to continue with the enrollment.
3.15. Tap Add a new account if you’ve already used LastPass for another account or app on your phone. If not, take these steps:
- On your device’s screen, tap the “Add” symbol at the bottom.
- A Scan Barcode is a button that you may tap.
- Scanning the barcode on your online browser window with your mobile device’s camera
- Select Set up text messages from your computer.
- Click Next after inputting your phone number.
3.16. You will get a verification code by text message on your mobile device. Click Finish text setup after entering the code into your web browser.
3.17. Then click Done after clicking Activate.
3.18. Accept the confirmation notifications in your vault by clicking OK.
You may now use the following methods to confirm your login:
- Tap Approve in the Mobile Authenticator app on your mobile device to validate your login, and your LastPass account will be immediately logged in on your online browser. Activate the option by checking the box, if desired. Click “Authenticate” after trusting this device for 30 days and providing a device name.
- Enter the 6-digit code from the mobile app into your web browser. Activate the option by checking the box, if desired. Click “Authenticate” after trusting this machine for 30 days and providing a computer name.
- To send an SMS message with a verification code to your mobile device, go to your online browser and select Send SMS passcodes. When you receive the code, paste it into your web browser (tick the box to allow the option, Trust this computer for 30 days, and add a machine name if necessary), and click Authenticate.
The assistance is available.
- On the LastPass website, you may get support manuals.