HELP FILE

Change Site Passwords

    To keep up with best security practices, it is recommended that you update your stored passwords regularly to minimize security compromises. First, change your password directly on your desired website within the website's settings, then update within LastPass.

    Tip: Vault items flagged with red "Password at risk" indicator are password strength alerts that encourage you to change the item's weak or reused password, or add a missing password to the item.

    Update automatically using the LastPass browser extension

    1. In your web browser toolbar, click the inactive LastPass icon inactive LastPass icon.
    2. Enter your email address and your LastPass master password, then click Log In.

      Result: An active LastPass icon active LastPass icon indicates you logged in successfully.

    3. Go to your desired site and log in with your current username and password.
    4. Change your password within the site's account login settings.

      Tip: You can have LastPass create a strong password for you by clicking the Generate Password icon using the in-field LastPass active icon LastPass active icon or by selecting Generate Secure Password in the web browser extension.

    5. Once your changes are saved, click Update on the prompt from LastPass to automatically update the stored password in your LastPass vault.

      Update password automatically

    Update manually

    1. Go to your desired site and change your password within the site's account login settings.

      Tip: You can have LastPass create a strong password for you by clicking the Generate Password icon using the in-field LastPass active icon LastPass active icon or by selecting Generate Secure Password in the web browser extension.

    2. Log out of your site.
    3. In your web browser toolbar, click the inactive LastPass icon inactive LastPass icon.
    4. Enter your email address and your master password, then click Log In.

      Result: An active LastPass icon active LastPass icon indicates you logged in successfully.

    5. Select one of the following options:
      Update method Instructions
      Using the in-field active LastPass icon active LastPass icon
      1. In the login field of your site, click the active LastPass Field icon .
      2. Hover over the entry you want to update, then select the Edit icon Edit icon.
      3. Make your desired changes. To reveal text as you type, click the Show Text icon . You can also click the History icon to view the username and/or password history for this stored site.
      4. When finished, click Save.
        Update using in-field icon
      Using the web browser extension
      1. Click the active LastPass icon active LastPass icon, then do one of the following:
        • Hover over your desired entry from the list of matching sites at the top of the web browser extension menu and select the Edit icon Edit icon.
        • Look up your stored site using the Search field and select the Edit icon Edit icon.
      2. Make your desired changes. To reveal text as you type, click the Show Text icon . You can also click the History icon to view the username and/or password history for this stored site.
      3. When finished, click Save.
        Update using LastPass browser extension
      Within your vault
      1. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon active LastPass icon and select Open My Vault.
      2. Select Passwords in the left navigation.
      3. Locate your site entry, then hover over it and click the Edit icon .
      4. Make your desired changes. To reveal text as you type, click the Show Text icon . You can also click the History icon to view the username and/or password history for this stored site entry.
      5. When finished, click Save.
        Edit password screen