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Get Started as a LastPass Teams User

    Welcome to LastPass Teams! Now that your LastPass admin has added you as a user on your organization's LastPass Teams account, let's take a moment to review what LastPass is, and why you should start using it.

    What is LastPass?

    LastPass is a secure password manager that stores all of your usernames and passwords in one safe place, called a vault. After you save a password to your vault, LastPass always remembers it for you. When you need to log in to a website, LastPass enters your username and password for you!

    LastPass does many other things, including:

    • Creates new passwords for you
    • Shows your security score and dark web monitoring alerts
    • Stores information such as PIN codes and membership IDs
    • Allows you to share passwords with others
    • Fills out addresses and credit card forms automatically

    Why should I use LastPass?

    As a password manager, LastPass will help you in your day-to-day work while improving the overall security of your company.

    Key benefits of using LastPass include:

    • Convenience – No more forgotten or mistyped passwords
    • Time saved – Instantly log in to websites
    • Stronger security – Long passwords that you don't have to remember
    LastPass vault Displayed on All Device Types

    Now that you understand the basics, let's walk through the next steps to help you get started.

    Step #1: Create your master password

    Once you have been notified that your organization has added you as a LastPass user, you will need to create your own strong, unique master password. This password should never be reused for any website or application, as it is intended only for logging in to your LastPass account. Learn more.

    Tip: We recommend using the following best practices when creating your master password:
    • Use a minimum of 12 characters, but the lengthier the better
    • Use upper case, lower case, numeric, and special character values
    • Make it pronounceable and memorable, but not easily guessed (e.g., a passphrase)
    • Make sure that it is unique only to you
    • Don't use personal information
    • A good example is: Fidoate!my2woolsox

    Create Master Password

    Step #2: Install LastPass on your devices

    Now that you have created your master password, you can access your account by downloading and installing LastPass on all of your devices, including the LastPass app for iOS or Android for when you're on the go.

    Step #3: Log in to the LastPass browser extension (at least once)

    Once you have installed the LastPass browser extension, it is strongly recommended that you log in to the extension at least once to access your LastPass vault, which is the central hub within your account where all of your data will be stored.

    This is important for a few reasons:

    • Allows you to use some recovery options (Recovery One Time Password, SMS recovery or reverting to an old password) if you ever forget or need to reset your master password.
    • Allows your LastPass admin to reset your master password (if the policy is enabled) if you ever forget to or need to reset your master password.
    • Creates a snapshot of your vault data in the form of an encrypted, locally stored, cached file.
    • Automatically generates a Sharing Key so that you can create and use shared folders.
    Logged in to LastPass extension

    What are the login states for the LastPass browser extension?

    Step #4: Learn how LastPass works

    Next, you can learn how to use LastPass to help you manage your usernames and passwords. We've created a very simple but robust training portal where you can learn about the key features of LastPass by attending a live training, viewing a recorded training, and/or using a self-paced tutorial.

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