HOWTO | get started with Last Pas

Mac Format - - IMPROVE | MAC APPS -

1 In­stall the app

First down­load and in­stall the LastPass app through the App Store. Click Open and ei­ther cre­ate an new ac­count or log in. If set­ting up an ac­count, you’ll need to pro­vide your email ad­dress and then cre­ate a strong but mem­o­rable, Mas­ter Pass­word – use a com­bi­na­tion of let­ters (up­per and lower case), num­bers and even sym­bols. Pro­vide a cryptic re­minder to jog your mem­ory in case you for­get your cru­cial code.

2 Record lo­gin de­tails

When prompted, in­stall the LastPass browser ex­ten­sion, then log into your ac­count through it. Now log into your first on­line ac­count through your browser. Af­ter pro­vid­ing your user­name and pass­word, LastPass prompts you to save your lo­gin de­tails. Click Save Site to do so, then ver­ify or edit the name and sug­gested cat­e­gory. Click Save Site again to store the lo­gin in your vault. Re­peat as you visit other sites.

3 Speed up lo­gin

Now when you visit a site with its lo­gin stored in LastPass you should see an as­ter­isk ap­pear in the lo­gin box, click this and a list of match­ing lo­gins (you can store more than one per site) will ap­pear. Click it to au­to­mat­i­cally fill in the user­name and pass­word de­tails. Re­view the pass­words in your vault via the main LastPass app, where you can also set up form fills and record other sen­si­tive data in Se­cure Notes.

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