LastPass provides a central location from which you can manage all employee and company logins and passwords. Employees are given a single username and master password which they can use to access all the sites saved to their LastPass account. Singing into LastPass gives you access to your "vault" where you can save sites, edit the login details for your saved sites and auto-generate strong passwords for sites.
LastPass remembers all the various login details of all your sites and stores it in your vault. The next time you go to login to one of these saved sites LastPass will automatically fill this form in for you. LastPass also prompts you to save new login details of sites you are accessing for the first time.
LastPass can be downloaded as an add on to any browser. By logging in with the same account, LastPass can be used on multiple devices, at home, on the go or in the office. The enterprise edition of the app provides secure password management for businesses by offering over 50 built-in, configurable policies that allow to set master password requirements, restrict access to specific devices and locations, and mandate use of features.
Further features for business users in LastPass include the ability to share folders, logins and notes among teams and departments. You can also restrict permission for individual folders and employes. With the Enterprise edition of LastPass you can disable or delete employee accounts in minutes to protect data during the offboard process. Automated alerts and reporting help to track employees proper use of LastPass.
It's very secure for supporting all of my passwords. I don't have to worry about remembering a bunch of different passwords, lastpass autogenerates secure passwords for me and remembers them for me. And allows me to access it from any device if I need to.
It allows me to share passwords with my team for products that charge extra for additional users when we don't necessarily need additional users.
It's fast and works really well all around. Not all software does that but it gives me confidence that I can trust it with my passwords.
It also allows you to auto-fill forms for saving time filling out repetitive address, email, phone #, cc info etc.
First off, with so many things to log in to it's impossible to follow good password procedure, which is important, especially with all of the hacks that go on. If a hacker gets one of your passwords, they know they can access a lot of your websites. Lastpass removes the pain of creating a secure password and having to remember it. You only have to create 1 secure lastpass password and you're golden.
One of the biggest pains it solves for my team is allowing us to share passwords/logins for software that charges extra if you need multiple users. As a small startup that can't afford to pay for each user for every software we use, this is huge for us.
It also makes onboarding new team members easier. We give them access to the services they need and can see what each service does in the notes section of the lastpass app. It also helps when my business partner signs up for a new software, I can know what it's for and viceversa.
I also feel more secure having my passwords on lastpass than on Chrome's password manager.
I think the design and user experience could be laid out a bit better, but it's good enough. The way they have it set up can make all of your passwords etc. feel overwhelming at times.
Also, there's the obvious downside that if you forget your password you could end up locked out of all of your accounts... So make sure you remember your password.
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Lastpass has 10 key pros:
1) Password generation and auto filling
LastPass generate secure passwords for every website you use. It saves them as well and automatically logs into the website. This means you can create passwords that are very difficult for hackers to guess, without having the trouble of remembering them.
2) Form fill
You can set up profiles with all your details allowing Lastpass to automatically fill in online forms for you.
You can even set up profiles for obscure details.
You can switch between profiles, which is handy if you have multiple email accounts or phone numbers.
3) Automatic password changing
For certain sites, Lastpass will automatically change your password.
This makes it a breeze to change your passwords on a regular basis, which is a good way to keep secure.
4) Alerts when a website has been hacked
If a website is known to be hacked, Lastpass will alert you to change your password. This will make sure that the hacker is stuck with an old password that is useful for them.
5) Hardware authentication
Lastpass can be linked to a hardware device such as your mobile phone.
That way, in order to login to your account, you will need your mobile, which keeps your account very secure.
6) Password sharing
You can share passwords. This is very useful in an office where multiple people might have access to the same website.
7) Excellent interface
The interface is very streamlined. It automatically pops up when you need it and then disappears when you don’t.
Lastpass works on all platforms including Windows, Mac, Android. On mobile, it can even work with apps, which is a big time saver.
9) Password audit
Lastpass can audit your passwords to search for insecurities (such as duplicate passwords, old passwords or hacked passwords)
10) It’s free
Remarkably all these features are free (apart from Password sharing which is only in the premium plan).
Lastpass has one con. On certain websites it can forget to save the password you created, which will lock you out of the site. This is very rare, but it is annoying when it happens. As a workaround you can copy the password to your clipboard when it is created. That way, if it forgets to save the password, you can just paste it back into its database of your passwords.
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Online password management tools are an important tool for anyone using the internet. They get rid of the problem of utilizing the same password for multiple websites, plus they often mean the website hacker breaching one of your accounts, or stealing your online identity.
I have been using LastPass for a few years now, so here is an overview of the app. LastPass is a cloud-based password managing solution that features many features to simplify your online experience.
This app is the ultimate set-it-and-forget-it solution. Easy and intuitive to use and very convenient.
Cloud storage might not be everyone's cup of tea. The app operates on almost any platform, (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS (Premium), and Windows Phone (Premium). LastPass stores your data on the company's servers (called the Vault).
This is different from other online password management tools which store your computer data in files on your device. This setup holds some benefits for individuals who dislike complexity: first of all, there's really nothing you must do except register and install the browser plugin. This technique has its own drawbacks, however. Individuals cautious about storing their passwords on the company's servers might feel at ease with another password management solutions. However, LastPass has taken care of immediately these concerns by making certain that information is encrypted together with your master password.
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Lastpass makes it easy to save and remember passwords. This allows you to create and save logins with complex passwords keeping your data safe. Furthermore, you can save other things in your LastPass vault such as credit card info, secure notes, etc.
Lastpass also keeps up to date by providing a variety of addional security options such as OTP authentication, multifactor authentication via your phone, master password re-prompt option, etc. Personally, I use the OTP option with my Yubikey. With that option, LastPass will exit each time I close my browser and when I re-open the browser it prompts me to push the button on my Yubikey and logs back in. If the OTP fails, LastPass immediately goes back to requiring both the master password and the OTP code making it very secure.
The app is also incredible. I use it to autofill logins in other apps and it saves me slews of time each day.
When sharing login credentials with another user, there is an option to let them view or not view the password. This is a bit misleading as, if you choose to NOT let them view the password, they can still see it in plain text by using inspect element on any browser and changing the password field from password to text. It is really, really easy to do. But, as long as you are aware of that, it's fantastic!
You can't forget passwords you don't have to remember!
Speeds up login times, reduces frustration, enhances security, reduces impact of data breaches, allows me to access all of my passwords anywhere I need them.
The time it saves me along with the additional security and peace of mind it provides is immeasurable. I love being able to navigate the web and seamlessly just be logged in. It's been years since I've used a "forgot my password" link.
One of my favorite features is the ability to reset passwords in bulk - useful for updating your passwords after converting to random password for each site or refreshing them just because. It integrates with many popular sites to perform the resets in just a couple clicks. For those without integration, it does take a few more steps but it still makes the process much more convenient.
Also the secure notes field is a wonderful place to store sensitive info not fit for forms.
My only problem with LastPass may not really an issue with LastPass.. With some sites (maybe 5% of the time) LastPass fails to properly detect the username/password fields and cannot auto-fill credentials. This could be due to LastPAss or, more likely, the code on the website itself.
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Below are some frequently asked questions for LastPass.
LastPass offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
1 – 100 users: $24
101 – 1000 users: $20
1001 – 5,000+ users: $18
LastPass offers the following features:
LastPass has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
LastPass supports the following languages:
LastPass has the following pricing plans:
LastPass supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
LastPass integrates with the following applications:
LastPass offers the following support options:
Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials