Description: This passage is mainly about lastpass login. In this passage, we can know how to use the LastPass, which is a password manager that makes it easy to save passwords and use them when we are circling the internet.
Thanks for joining me on a tutorial of LastPass, this is a password manager that makes it easy to save passwords, sort them and use them when you’re circling the internet, and it also makes it very easy to generate secure passwords, so I’m going to start at the beginning, but we’ll go through the installation process quickly.
So if you already know what you’re doing here, don’t get too bored, so you’re going to pick the operating system and download it, then what you’re going to do is to run it, so what I’m going to do is to log out of my actual LastPass account so that I can show you what it looks like, so I’m going to go ahead.
Next I have both of these installed chrome and Explorer, if you have Firefox installed, it will offer to add to that one as well, I’m going to go ahead and I want to specify Advanced Options, so everything here looks good, I don’t need a desktop shortcut or a quick launch icon, so I’m going to uncheck those and go ahead and hit next.
It tells me that I have to close my browser, because it’s going to install a plug-in in my browser, so I already have this plug-in installed, so you’re not going to see exactly what happens, but what will happen on your computer is that when you open your browser back up, you will see a message that says that you have to enable the plug-in, so I’m going to say that I don’t have a LastPass account.
Let’s go ahead and create one, I’m starting to run out of email addresses, because I’ve run through this a couple of times, so I’m going to go ahead and use this email address, and for my LastPass password, this has got to be a good password, because if you use a weak password here, it defeats the whole purpose of having a password management tool, because all it does is to make it easy for somebody to get into all of your passwords.
So you want to use a good password typically, what I would recommend is something that’s multiple words, it can be a line of a song or a line out of a book or a line from a poem or a quote from a movie or something that you’re going to remember. I’m going to make one up, I’m going to say that this is my pass.
For the reminder, I’ll type to pretend password, so I understand that my encrypted data is going to be sent, I’ve already read these, you should read these, go ahead and hit next, now it’s telling me how to type that password and it says that don’t forget it in huge red letters, then I’ll go ahead and hit save.
So I’m going to click done, and it tells you that a browser window is going to open that, you’re going to have to finish installing the extensions, as I have said, mine is already installed, I’ve already done it, but if you haven’t, it will pop up and say that you need to enable this, so it should be long strong password that you have made.
Now you can add this, I believe that by default it is checking this show bolt after login, but if it isn’t, you can shut it off, it depends how you want to use it, so you’ll see what that looks like, so I’m going to go ahead and login, and now what you can see is that my Lastpass icon up here is red, it means that it’s active and ready to go.
If it’s got a message for me, it will turn gold, and when I have logged out, it’s gray or black, so what I’m going to do is that I’m going to go to a website, I’m going to use CNN and I’m going to sign up for an account, so I’m going to type in some craziness here, this is a pump, they’ll let me use that, this is fake.
Then I’ll go ahead and type in an email address here, and if you can see that, it’s a little Refresh icon around padlock, it means that I can use LastPass to generate a secure password, so what I can do is to click on that and it brings up this window, then I even have more options, so if I open this up, what you can see is that I have all these other options.
It has to have capital letters, it has to have small letters, it has to have numbers, and this is good because some websites require you to have different things, so you can come in here and pick, if you are on a website, you have to have two numbers, I’ll come in here and change two numbers and then hit the refresh button, and it generates a new password that has two numbers in it.
I can have special characters, all of this stuff is totally customizable, so I’m going to go ahead and use that password, and then I’m going to try and type in this CAPTCHA code which is ridiculous, I do not want to receive offers and I’m going to sign up, I have entered an invalid PO, somebody must already have this account.
Let’s make up something else, how about that? We’ll go ahead and make that, and I’ll sign up, I have made it too long, I have made the account, so I can change this bag, so this is a perfect example, make it six to ten characters with no spaces, I’ll change this down to ten, I’ll hit refresh, here’s the password that I can use, I’ll use it.
I’ll go ahead and click sign up, screen name is already taken, go ahead and hit sign up, how do you suppose that somebody has already taken that screen name? Let’s try that one too, let’s try this sign-up, I think that I have picked a bad website as an example, this is a little more complicated and it’s not even the password.
You need to get your act together, this is tough, so I’m going to go ahead and try one more time, now you can see that I have logged in, I’m going to go ahead and log out, so now I can go to a different website to show you that, we have logged out, now we’ll go back, what you see up here is that I’ve got this little thing.
I’m going to go ahead and click login, now I’ve got these two different icons, because I have made two different passwords, so this is a good example of something that I don’t intend to show you, so what I’ve got here is that I’ve got these two different passwords for the same site, and what I can do is that I can try one of them to see if it works.
I can’t remember which email address I use, so let’s see what’s going to happen, I have got it on the first try, so what I’m going to do is that I’m going to go up here and it is this password, so I’m going to edit it, it is cnn.com, I’m going to call it CNN, I can put it in a group if I want, so I can make a group called news.
I’m going to go ahead and type in my username in some websites, this will be automatically filled out, sometimes it won’t and you’ll have to type it in, and in the most cases, the username is not so ridiculous and it’s something that you’ll be able to remember, so I’m going to go ahead and type that in, paste it in there.
I can put some notes in here if I want, I can set it to auto log-in, it means that every time I go to this site, it will automatically log me in and I don’t have to do anything, I use that a lot for specific sites, and then you can also set aside as a favorite, it means that if you set aside as a favorite, you can go in and open all your favorites at once.
So if there are five or six websites that you use every day, set them as favorites, you go in, you tell it to open all your favorites and it opens them all up which is cool, so I’m going to go ahead and save this, now if I go up here to my LastPass icon, I’ll show you the vault, so I’m going to open my vault, and you can see that I have a password in the group called news.
This is the password that we have made, I also have this which is junk that I don’t need, that’s the password for the username that didn’t exist, and you can always see what you’ve recently used, so if you’re looking for a specific password, you can find it up there, if you come up here and go to form fill profiles, this will help you a lot as well.
You can go in and set up a new form fill, so it allows you to create one, for instance I’ll create one called Dan and then I can go through and enter in all my personal information, my credit card, my bank account and I can store all this information, so when I get to a website, I can let LastPass fill it all in for me.
It’s usually about ninety-five percent of the time that it works, occasionally it doesn’t, as you have seen with that CNN site, occasionally it does not work in the way that you expect it to, but for the most parts it does, so the other thing that you can do is that you can search, if I am to find my password for CNN, I can type in CNN and it shows me all the CNN passwords, so it’s easy to use.
I have picked a bad site to use as an example, but you can see that it’s very easy to use and it doesn’t get in your way, that part is very nice, let’s try one more site, I wish that I can think of something that is easy to go in and create an account about eBay, so let’s register for an eBay account.
You can see that here I click that button, it generates a password that I use, everything’s in there, I’m going to go ahead and submit, now here this is what should have happened, it says that if LastPass should remember this password, now I say never if I don’t want to remember, or I can say save site, and when I save site, it takes me into this page.
Now you and I both know that this URL, so I’m going to change that because that’s the site that I’m going to be using for a group, I can call it shopping or I don’t have to put a group in here, I get to leave it the way that it is, if you want to see what your password is, you can click on this icon over here and it will show you what your password is.
So if you need to copy and paste it at some point, you can make it as a favorite, I can auto log-in, I’m going to go ahead and save, so now they’ve selected a username for me, that’s fun, now I have my eBay account set up, it is very cool, another thing that’s very cool is that if I need to change my password, I come in here and I want to change my password.
So I go in and edit this password, first I have to type in the current password which is there, so I hit sign-in and now I have to change it, I’m going to go ahead, and if you see that I’ve got the little star here, that tells me that I have one site that matches this, so there are some sites in my real LastPass account that I have.
There are 15 different logins because some of them remind some our customers, so I’m going to go ahead and pick the site that the password is currently in, and then I’m going to change it, so I’m going to generate a new password, this is another site that doesn’t necessarily work with the password generation tool.
I’m going to use this password, it puts it in both boxes, and now it says that a new password has been generated, I’m going to use it not for this site, and I can use this new password which will replace my old password if I say Yes, or it can say no, this is a new entry but it is for this site, so I’m going to go ahead and say Yes, I’m going to submit it.
Then what has happened here is that if I log out and then I go to log back in, it automatically fills in my information, because I’ve got LastPass running, I can uncheck that box and I can sign in, so that’s how LastPass works in a nutshell, it’s very easy, it’s fast, there are not a lot of complicated moving parts in it.
My mom uses it, she loves it, it’s a very easy way for you to store your passwords and use secure passwords, there is a little bit of inconvenience that you might have, once in a while it is certainly much better than the inconvenience of a lost bank account password or lost social media account password, so that’s my article on how to use the LastPass, thanks and I look forward to you being on more of my articles.