LastPass Getting Started

This service is for faculty, staff, and students.

LastPass is a secure password manager that stores all of your usernames and passwords in one safe place, called a Vault. After you save a password to your Vault, LastPass always remembers it for you. When you need to log in to a website, LastPass enters your username and password for you!

Setup LastPass using the steps below.

Setup your LastPass Account

  • For Students: To create an account visit the St. Thomas LastPass request webpage. You will need to verify that you are a student with your St. Thomas email account.  
  • For Faculty & Staff: Request an invite from ITS using the Request Service form in the Service Catalog.  Once you have been added look for an email invite from LastPass and follow the remaining instructions.

Create Your Master Password

You will need to create your own strong, unique Master Password. This password should never be re-used for any website or application, as it is intended only for logging in to your LastPass account. 

We recommend using the following best practices when creating your Master Password:

  • Use a minimum of 15 characters, but the lengthier the better
  • Use upper case, lower case, numeric, and special character values
  • Make it pronounceable and memorable, but not easily guessed (e.g., a passphrase)
  • Make sure that it is unique only to you
  • Don't use personal information
  • A good example is: Fidoate!my2woolsox

How to Access your LastPass Account & Passwords

Now that you have created your Master Password, you can access your account in a variety of ways:

  • Online: Open your LastPass Vault, online at any time. Your Vault is the central hub within your account where all of your data will be stored.
     
  • Web Browser Extension: Install the LastPass web browser extensions to auto-fill passwords into sites you choose to remember. Download the web browser extension from the LastPass website.
     
  • Mobile Apps: Download the mobile apps for iOS or Android to save and enter passwords on mobile websites in a breeze. Download the mobile apps  from the LastPass website. Enter your email to have the download link sent directly to you.

How to Use LastPass

  • Store all of your passwords in LastPass so that you only need to remember your one master password.
  • Create different passwords for every account you create online.
  • Copy and paste saved passwords into websites
  • Auto-fill your account credentials into websites using the web browser extension
  • View more Frequently Asked Questions for LastPass in our Knowlege Base.

 

 To report a problem or receive additional troubleshooting, please contact the Tech Desk

 
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