LastPass Glossary

    Review frequently used terms and language for LastPass.

    account recovery
    If you forget your master password, you can recover your account using mobile account recovery for iOS or Android, a password hint, a Recovery One-Time Password, SMS recovery, or reverting to a previous master password. Learn more.
    Note: Due to our zero-knowledge security model, LastPass Support cannot access your master password to reset it for you.
    Autofill is a feature of LastPass that automatically applies the information stored in your vault to the appropriate fields within an online web form, eliminating the repetitive need to manually enter information. When you add a new item to your vault (e.g., a username and a password), autofill is automatically enabled for that vault item by default (unless your settings and/or policies disallow this). For each vault item where autofill is enabled, the next time you navigate to a form field where this information applies, LastPass will automatically fill it in for you. Learn how to troubleshoot autofill issues.
    LastPass browser extension
    A small piece of software that lives within your commonly used internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). To use LastPass on your computer, install the LastPass browser extension by visiting our downloads page and following the installation instructions for the browsers you use most often. Learn more.
    Criminal activities that are carried out by means of computers or the internet. This can involve individual breaches of personal data, or larger scale breaches of corporate data.
    dark web monitoring/cyber monitoring
    This Premium-only feature allows users to monitor the online activities surrounding all email addresses associated with their digital identity. When Dark Web Monitoring is enabled, it will send alerts for any suspicious activity as well as actions to take to prevent fraud.
    emergency access
    This Premium-only feature gives you the ability to grant one-time access to your vault to one or more designated LastPass users in case of an emergency. Learn more.
    form fill
    Any type of page online where information is being entered. It can be a shipping address, personal contact information, or credit card details. Learn more.
    LastPass "business" account
    This term refers to any of the five (5) business account types, which includes LastPass Teams, LastPass Business, LastPass Business + Advanced SSO add-on, LastPass Business + Advanced MFA add-on, and a bundle package of LastPass Business + Advanced SSO & Advanced MFA.
    "LastPass Business" account
    This term refers to the core enterprise-level account type for LastPass, i.e., LastPass Business, which is a base package. There are additional offerings (add-ons) for LastPass Business, which are Advanced Single Sign-On (Advanced SSO) and Advanced Multifactor Authentication (Advanced MFA). To combine the base package with all available add-ons, there is bundle package of LastPass Business + Advanced SSO & Advanced MFA.
    LastPass Free
    This version of LastPass is available to anyone and does not have a subscription fee. This version does not have access to the Premium-only features. Learn more.
    LastPass Premium
    This version of LastPass has full access to the most advanced security features and functionalities and has an annual membership fee. See all features and plans.
    master password
    The password you used when first creating your LastPass account. This is the most important part of your LastPass account and will be the last password you’ll need to remember moving forward. Learn more.
    Important: This is the only password LastPass will not remember for you , so be sure to always keep it top of mind.
    mobile account recovery
    Reset your master password using biometrics for iOS or Android, including Touch ID/Fingerprint or Face ID, in case you forget your master password. Its highly recommended to set up mobile account recovery regardless of how you use LastPass (desktop app, web browser extension, or mobile app). Learn more.
    mobile app
    A mobile version of LastPass for iOS or Android. Visit the “Mobile” tab on our downloads page to get the app. Learn how to use LastPass for your iOS or Android device.
    Mutifactor Authentication
    A security feature that asks you for more than just your username and password when you log into a website. It requires:
    1. Something you know (your password)
    2. Something you have (like your phone)
    3. Something you are (like your fingerprint)

    Learn how to enable and use Multifactor Authentication as a LastPass user or an admin.

    one-to-many sharing
    This Premium-only feature enables you to safely share login information with up to 5 LastPass users of your choosing. You can share individual logins, or folders containing multiple logins. Learn more.
    password generator
    Create new randomized passwords to ensure you are using the most secure login credentials. Learn more.
    passwordless login
    Passwordless login allows you to log in to LastPass (or a feature of LastPass) using the LastPass Authenticator app instead of entering your master password. You can authenticate via the LastPass Authenticator app using a push notification + stored biometrics (face or fingerprint), TOTP code, SMS passcode, or a phone call. You can leverage passwordless login when logging in to your LastPass vault, SSO apps, and/or workstations. Passwordless login for your vault is a feature that is available for all LastPass account types, however, passwordless login for SSO apps and workstations requires a LastPass Business + Advanced MFA add-on. Please note that LastPass admins of LastPass Teams and LastPass Business accounts can control feature availability for their users by managing the " Allow passwordless login" policy, which is disabled by default.
    LastPass Premium benefits
    Features that are only available to LastPass Premium users and are not accessible in the Free plan. In order to access these features, you will need to upgrade to a LastPass Premium. See all features and plans.
    Recovery One-Time Password
    A Recovery One-Time Password is created for you automatically when you log in to LastPass via the web browser extension and/or online web vault (i.e., the LastPass website), and is not something you can write down. When you log in to the LastPass browser extension or LastPass website on multiple devices that you trust, you create a Recovery One-Time Password on each device. This means that if you ever make a change to your LastPass account that causes your vault to be re-encrypted, the Recovery One-Time Password will become invalidated on that device, but you could still reset your master password from another device where you had logged in to the LastPass browser extension or online web vault (i.e., the LastPass website). Learn more.
    Two-Factor Authentication/Two-Step Verification
    A security feature that asks you for more than just your username and password when you log into a website. It requires:
    1. Something you know (your password)
    2. Something you have (like your phone)

    Learn how to create and use TOTP codes from your vault for using this security authentication method when logging in to third-party apps or websites.

    Your LastPass vault is your home base for everything you’ve saved, including passwords, secure notes, payment cards, bank accounts, driver's license numbers, and various form fill items. You can import sites into your vault, add them manually, or automatically capture account passwords as you enter them on every website with the LastPass browser extension. You can also launch websites, edit login information, create secure notes, share login information, and much more from the LastPass vault. Learn more.