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What is the difference between using a One Time Password and a temporary one-time passcode for LastPass?

    Review the differences between using a One Time Password and a temporary one-time passcode – each of which having its own benefits.

    Note: This feature requires an account with the LastPass Business + Advanced MFA add-on. How do I upgrade my LastPass Business account with an add-on?
    One Time Password (OTP) Temporary One-Time Passcode (TOTP)
    Used only for logging in to your workstation via Workstation Login Used for authenticating when logging in to your vault and/or SSO apps
    An alphanumeric code (containing letters and numbers) A numeric-only code
    Changes after being used to log in to your workstation Changes every 60 seconds
    Is created in the LastPass Authenticator when you set up Workstation Login on your Windows or Mac workstation:
    1. Install Workstation Login for Windows or Mac
    2. Pair the LastPass Authenticator with Workstation Login for Windows or Mac
    3. Log in to your Windows or Mac computer using Workstation Login.
    Is created in the LastPass Authenticator when you do either of the following:
    • Enable passwordless login for your vault
    • Are assigned to an SSO app (that requires "Step-up authentication") by a LastPass Business admin
    Tip: If the "Permit offline access" option is enabled when configuring the LastPass Authenticator in your Multifactor Options, you can use the TOTP code when logging in to your vault from a device where no internet connection is present (offline mode).
    Can only be used if the Allow authentication when workstation is offline Workstation Login policy is enabled – learn how to enable this policy as a LastPass admin
    Note: OTP codes cannot be used as a multifactor authentication option when logging in to your LastPass account.
    Can only be used for authentication when logging in to your vault and/or SSO apps
    Note: TOTP codes cannot be used to log in to your Windows or Mac desktop via Workstation Login.
    LastPass Authenticator displaying Workstation Login Offline Code LastPass Authenticator displaying OTP