How do I use the LastPass browser extension?

    Once you have installed the LastPass browser extension, you can use it for all of your password management needs. You can fill your credentials and data for matching websites, search within your vault, or browse for items by category. You can also access your vault, add new items, generate secure passwords, manage account options, and much more.

    Fill stored data for matching sites

    When logging on to a website, the most closely matched login credentials are automatically filled in for you. To select a different username and password you have stored, you can click the active LastPass icon LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar to select within the extension menu, or use the LastPass in-field icon In-field icon in the login fields to make your selection. Learn more.

    View all fillable items

    If there are more than three sets of credentials for a site you are visiting, you can select the View All Fillable Items menu then select your desired set.

    Open your vault

    Select Open My Vault to view all of the items (passwords, notes, addresses, payment cards, etc.) that you have stored in your LastPass account in a new web browser tab.

    Access your Favorites

    You can select Favorites to view, fill, copy, and edit the vault items that you have marked as your Favorites in your vault.

    View your recently used items

    You can select Recent Used to view the last 10 items you accessed in LastPass; you can manage the list size in your web browser extension preferences by going to Account Options or < your email address> then select Extension Preferences > Advanced.

    View all items

    Select All items to navigate through your stored credentials and data via item categories (passwords, notes, addresses, etc.). This is the same view as the left navigation of your LastPass vault.

    Add a new item

    To add a new item to your vault, select Add item then select an item category that matches with the data you want to store. Fill in as much information as desired, then click Save.

    Alternatively, you can manually save data by visiting a login window or web form, filling in the data you want to store, then go to Add itemSave All Entered Data to create a new item entry.

    Learn more about adding new site passwords, Notes, and items.

    Generate a secure password

    You can select Generate Secure Password from the extension menu, then customize your desired settings for creating new passwords. Learn how to generate secure passwords.

    Access the Security Dashboard

    You can select Security Dashboard to open your vault and take you directly to your Security Dashboard, where you can view your security score. If you have purchased LastPass Premium or above, you can also view your dark web monitoring alerts.

    Manage your Account Options

    You can select Account Options (or your LastPass email address) to access your vault Identities, Favorites, and Extension Preferences. You can also select Support Center to view help content and videos to learn how to use LastPass.

    The following Advanced options are also available:

    • Refresh Sites forces recently made changes to be manually synced.
    • Clear Local Cache removes any locally stored files from your active LastPass session, and is recommended to be used when using a public computer.
    • Other Sessions displays all of your active LastPass sessions
    • Import allows you to import passwords from other sources
    • Export allows you to export your stored passwords and data
    • Print allows you to view your sites and secure notes and print out a copy for your records

    Log out of LastPass

    You can log out of your LastPass account at any time by selecting Log Out.