Last Pass is a password management add-on for Microsoft's Internet Explorer that can store login credentials of web services in a securely encrypted password vault.
The password manager is compatible with most editions of Internet Explorer including the latest Internet Explorer 11 edition that has been released a while ago. The passwords are encrypted, and stored on Last Pass servers. This means that the password manager may be used to sync data between multiple devices running Internet Explorer.
It is for example possible to access the passwords on other computer systems without having to carry them around on storage devices like USB sticks. And since Last Pass iscompatible with Internet Explorer and other web browsers, it is handy for users who work with web browsers like Firefox or Chrome as well.
If you install LastPass in all browsers that you use and the service supports, you gain access to the same set of passwords in all of them.
The Internet Explorer plugin is provided as a universal installer that you may use to install the add-on in other supported browsers as well. It supports Internet Explorer 11 or newer, Firefox 2.0 or newer, Chrome 18 or newer, Safari 5 or newer, and Opera 11 or newer at the time of writing.
Make sure you select Advanced Options during installation to select the browsers that you want LastPass to be added to. All installed browsers are selected automatically by default.
New users can create an account during the installation, while existing users need to supply their login credentials to complete the installation procedure.
Last Pass adds a button to the Internet Explorer toolbar that provides quick access to most of the features offered by the password management. It is for example possible to open some of the recently opened websites, switch identities, edit the preferences or add secure notes.
Password Management is not the only feature offered by Last Pass. The program can store notes in the password vault and offers an option to create form profiles to fill out forms on websites more easily.
The add-on recognize username and password forms on websites automatically, and acts accordingly. It can fill out the form automatically if the login credentials are already stored in its database. New passwords can be generated with the versatile password generator, and once you submit the new password, it may be added to the LastPass database so that it is remembered from that moment on.
Internet Explorer users have access to a handful of browser add-ons and plugins only. The LastPass add-on for Internet Explorer adds better password management, password synchronization between different Internet Explorer installations and other supported browsers, and support for nice to have features such as secure note taking, form filling, and more.Advertisement
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