product icon

Grant users or groups access permissions for shared folders

    Once you have assigned your user and group memberships to your shared folder, you can grant access permissions for each.

    1. Log in to LastPass and access your vault by doing either of the following:
      • In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon active LastPass icon and select Vault or Open My Vault.
      • Go to and log in with your email address and master password.
    2. Select Sharing Center in the left navigation.
    3. Hover over your desired shared folder and click Manage.
    4. Choose from the following permissions for each user:
      Read Only
      Prohibits the user or group from adding/removing items to/from a shared folder. It also prevents them from saving any updated username, password or Secure Note information to the folder. However, we cannot block the update from transpiring at the Site level. This option could, therefore, result in a lockout by the rest of the team.
      Tip: It is our recommendation that you articulate a "no update" policy outside of LastPass and that you do not select "Read Only" as the permission option. If the user still updates the credentials, then the change will save back to LastPass, and the event will be captured in the reports so that you are able to track it back to the owner.
      Grants the user equal admin rights over the shared folder, including adding and removing users and restricting access to individual site passwords in the folder. Please note that a shared folder admin is not the same role as a LastPass admin. Learn more about the shared folder options available to LastPass admins.
      Restriction:  An invited user outside of your company account cannot be an admin for a shared folder – they can only have "Read Only" access.
      Hide Passwords
      Prohibits the user from seeing the credentials. They will be able to utilize the tools via Autofill or Autologin, but they will be unable to see the actual credentials. Learn more about hidden passwords.
      Note:  The "Hide Passwords" feature does not apply to secure notes.
      Warning: In LastPass Families accounts, the "Hide Passwords" feature is not available for shared folder items. This means when you create a shared folder that includes password items, any family member with access to that shared folder can view the password associated with each shared item.
      No access
      Users do not have access to any items in this shared folder.
      Note: This option is only available for LastPass Families accounts.
    5. Once you have made your desired selections, click Save.
    Results: The users and/or groups will be granted the permissions that you designated for your shared folder.