What is the binary component in LastPass?

What is the binary component in LastPass?

    The binary component (i.e., Native Messaging) is included in the LastPass Universal Installer for Mac and Windows, and is supported on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera desktop web browsers.

    Which features does the binary component support?

    Before you begin:

    How do I know if I have the binary component installed?

    About this task: To determine if the binary component is installed, do the following:
    1. Click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar.
    2. Select Account Options OR < your LastPass email address > at the bottom of the menu.
    3. Select About LastPass.
    4. In the Binary Component section, one of the following will be listed:
      • True = installed
      • False = not installed but if desired, click Enable Native Messaging to install it. Once installed, you will need to restart your web browser in order for changes to take effect.
        Note: You can also install the binary component by using the LastPass Universal Installer for all supported web browsers.

    What are the limitations and compatibility?

    Before you begin:
    • Not available for the Chrome Operating System
    • Not available for Opera 12 on Mac OS X due a bug
    • For Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), the LastPass Menu Bar must be enabled. To enable the LastPass Menu Bar, go to Safari View > Show LastPass Menu Bar after installing
    • If you are experiencing issues with the binary component disappearing in Safari, be sure that "Stop plug-ins to save power" is disabled by going to Safari Preferences > Advanced