Description: This passage is mainly about lastpass login. In this passage, the writer tells us how to install and use the LastPass, which is a free password manager available at lastpass.com and we can use it for smart phones.
This is Paul Richardson at rich Bros dot-com and what we’re going to do in this article is that we are going to install and use the LastPass, it’s a free password manager available at lastpass.com, now they have a premium edition which you can use for smart phones and they also have an Enterprise Edition.
But we’re going to take a look at the free version, now they’ve got recommended, if you want to take specific Windows or Mac download, you can do that but this is LastPass for Windows, it knows that mount on Windows machine, so we’re going to go ahead and download it and we’re going to save that file.
Once it’s saved, then you want to go ahead and run that file, I already have this installed, this little star shaped icon is up here, it’s dark because I have not logged in, if you have logged in, it will be red, but we’ll go ahead and go through this and see how far I can get through, it is to show you how it works during the installation.
There are some advanced options here, which browsers do you want to add? I’m want to add an icon on the desktop, we don’t keep a history of logins and form fills, if it’s a laptop, that might get stolen and you want to make sure that nobody’s logging in, now you can go ahead and do that, it automatically log you in when your browser starts.
We don’t like that because if somebody steals your machine and they get access to all of your passwords, then we go to install LastPass and we’re going to need to close our browser, I’ll go ahead and close them and I have an existing account, the great thing about test is that originally when I have a PC, it isn’t a big deal.
Then I have a PC and I am using Firefox and Chrome, then he has a laptop and I have browsers on that, and the advantage of this is that no matter what browser you’re in, you have access to all of your passwords which are secure strong passwords, and all you have to do is to remember one password to have access to all of them.
So let’s start going through the steps for creating a new account, so your email is your username and then your master password, now this master password has to be a strong password, it should have capitals and small letters and numbers and symbols, but you have to be able to remember it because if you lose it, the only thing that LastPass can give you is a reminder.
So you can put a cryptic reminder in here on this password, I also advise you to write this down and have it in a safe place, whether it’s safe in your home or a safety deposit box at the bank, if something happens to you, then your heirs or whoever may have access can get access to all of your passwords and access your accounts to close them out.
So let’s fill in some information here, I already have an account, so I don’t want to create another account, we should go through the first step, it’s going to ask you if you’ve been storing passwords in any of your browsers, in the past they used to use Firefox to store passwords and then had a master password within Firefox.
But when I start moving into chrome and other computers, it’s easier to do this, so when I go through this installation for the first time, it asks me if I want to bring in passwords from Firefox and I say Yes, and what’s your master password? I have brought those passwords in, do you want to delete amount of Firefox now? I say Yes, I’ve been using this for several years now and this is a handy way to do it.
So once you get through this system, it’ll open up your browser, it’ll install the the plugins anton’s into all of your browsers that you have selected, now let’s go ahead and show you how it works, now this is here and it has been installed, when you open it up, it’s going to have your email address and you have to put in your master password and you can have it remember the email.
You don’t want to remember the password because that defeats the purpose and the show vault after login, that’s normally checked but I unchecked this, I’ll show you one reason why you might want to have that check, so let me put in my master password, and now you see that this is turned red.
By clicking on that, you’ve got a drop-down and we’ll go through some of these, let me show you the vault first, within your LastPass vault, this is where all of your web logins are stored and you can create folders to group these, however, if you want them, you can add secure notes, now there are also form fills in here.
So you can set up a profile such as your basic name, address, phone number and so on, when you come across a form, you can click the drop-down and we’re going to squeeze this over, so when you click the drop down and go to form fills, it’s going to bring up your different profiles that you have created, we’ll show you this generate secure password here in a few minutes.
So as I have said, you can go ahead and fill out, it might be your business address, it might be your home address, and if you know someone else who is using LastPass, you can share passwords, when you go into your vault, if you open up one of these, you can click on the edit button and it’s going to have the URL.
Then for the name, when you create the name, make it as specific as possible and then the user name and the password, if you want to see the password, you click on this little eye and you can see the password, then you also have the share button down here, as I have said, with the shares if you click the share button, they’ll bring up where you put in somebody’s email address.
I click on this, it opens up inner, so you will put in the email address and allow recipients to view passwords and then click share, before we go, there’s one other thing, there is a security challenge in here, once if you’ve imported a bunch of passwords, now you can also import yours or others passwords.
You can bring in passwords through a CSV file that doesn’t have to be from your browser, so if you’ve got RoboForm or something else, go to look at how to import them and then you can take a security challenge which will go through all of your passwords, and you can see how many duplicates are, how many are weak and it will give you a status update on that.
But the other thing that I am going to show you is that if you come in here and click on this link, it will automatically open it and automatically log you in, and we have logged in, so as I have said, if you want to open the LastPass vault after you log in, if you want to use this method for accessing the sites instead of bookmarks or something else, you can go ahead and do that.
Now when you walk out on your login page, what’s going to happen with LastPass activated is that you’re going to get a drop-down list, the thing here is dealing with Home Office small business, so we’ve got a wordpress login, we’ve got my login, we have got the cPanel login, this is testing the members area.
So any passwords for this domain are all going to show up here, and this is great when you’re working with internet marketing, because you’ve got your cPanel login, you’ve got your WordPress login, you may have a members area login and it keeps track of all this, so let’s take a look at some of the other features here.
We’re within WordPress, we’re going to add a new user, now with this little thing over on the side, you can automatically bring up form fills here or you can add a profile as adding credit cards, I’m still a little leery about that, even though it’s supposedly all encrypted dies a rule, I don’t use it for that.
But what we can do is to go ahead and use it now, let’s test it, on our drop down here we’ll use fill forms and you can’t see it, but over there I clip in fill form, so we’ve got our email, the first name, last name and down here with WordPress, it’s a little bit different these days, they automatically fill one in and then send it to you, and then you will have to reset it.
I’ll show you how this works in a minute, in the meantime, we can click generate secure password and that brings up this little dialog box, and if you’re showing Advanced Options, you can say how long you want the password to be whether you want special characters to be included in there or not.
If it’s something that you are going to remember, then you might want to click avoid ambiguous characters, but now you have LastPass, you don’t have to do that, and if you don’t like that one, you can generate, another one thing that we can do is that we’re going to copy this in case and accept.
You can see that it doesn’t overwrite, then we will go ahead and add this user now, in the case of someplace else, we’re creating a Google account, if you see this little circle around a lock, if you click on that, it’s going to bring up that same password generator, so it’s easy, and then once you’ve done that, go ahead and do this.
I can show you that we’re going to add this new user, and it should have popped up a little thing here saying save new user, since I have copied that password, let me log out of here and now we’re going to put in tester and a new password that I have copied, and then we’re going to login for the first time.
Now it’s going to pop up, it’s good, it is going to say save site and never for this domain or not, if you click save site, it brings up, so I will add tester login or something to define it, and then put it in our proper folders, I’ll be in our sites, and if you’re replacing an existing site, if you click this and then click the drop down, if you’re updating a password, then you will select which profile it is that you’re updating and do it in that way.
So I’m going to delete this profile, now we’re going to say no thanks, but I want to show you the drop-down list and our drop-down options that LastPass gives you when you first log into, so it’s a great system, we’ve been using it for years and we strongly recommend this to all of our clients, and you can use unique strong passwords for each different site that you have to log into.
With all the recent hacks of everybody around the globe, it makes sense to use strong passwords to keep people from hacking in using your credentials which will give you a bad name, so as I have said, you should use strong passwords and unique passwords, and it’s all done for you in the cloud.
Now one other quick thing here is that LastPass brings out a company called X marks that’s at X marks com, and what this does is something similar, this syncs all of your bookmarks across browsers and computers.
If you bookmark a site on one browser or on one computer, you will be able to go back and access that bookmark from any of your computers or in any of your browsers, and this is free, so it’s a word to help you out here, thank you for reading.