Join Suzanna Kaye for an in-depth discussion in this video Backing up and syncing LastPass data, part of Learning LastPass Password Management.
- When dealing with information…as important as your logins,…it's helpful to feel in complete control of your data.…Backing up your information is a great way…to feel that extra sense of security,…knowing no matter what happens in the world…you always have a copy available.…With LastPass you'll most likely…never need your backup.…Your data is stored offsite in multiple locations…on protected equipment…that's well-monitored and secure,…this protects you from loss due to natural disaster…or equipment failure.…Your information is also available to you…while you're not connected to the Internet…just in case you're not near a secure connection.…
But, just to give you that final feeling of security,…here's how you create a local backup…through the Export feature.…Each browser handles exporting your data…a little differently,…but most offer at least some of these basic options.…LastPass CSV, which is a spreasheet format…like Microsoft Excel.…Plain Text, which is like a Word document.…A LastPass encrypted file, which can only be read…
First, learn how to set up and use LastPass on desktops, phones, and tablets; upload existing passwords and generate new ones; organize data; and work with identities and Secure Notes. Then discover how to share logins and folders with others, sync data, use the LastPass Tab and LastPass Wallet apps, and understand best practices for adjusting LastPass security settings and alerts.
- Creating a complex master password
- Creating a LastPass account
- Installing LastPass
- Uploading logins
- Using form fill profiles and secure notes
- Sharing logins
- Adjusting security settings
- Auditing your security with LastPass
- Backing up and syncing LastPass data
Skill Level Beginner
Q: My screen doesn't match the LastPass interface shown in the course. What changed?
- The order of the items in the left-hand menu is slightly different, and Settings was renamed Account Settings.
- The folder icons in the vault have a slightly different look.
- The security login option for grid authentication is no longer offered in the Account Settings' Security tab; it is only in the Multifactor tab.
- The security keyboard is no longer a grey button under the login, but a keyboard icon within the password box.
- Menus in the Tools menu open a bit differently, though all items are in the same order and have the same names.
- The popup box to share a login has a slightly different look and no longer shows the option of sharing a password only or a full login.
- In the top menu, they added a Credit Monitoring option and moved the Tutorials option to the left-side menu.
- When adding a login, the Add to Favorites option is now at the top of the dialogue box and the other settings are accessed by clicking a link at the bottom called Advanced Settings. Previously, they were always visible.