LogMeIn, parent company of LastPass, announced changes to LastPass Free yesterday that will disrupt workflows of some users of the service. The company made the decision to limit access to one of two device types, either desktop or mobile, for users of the free service.
Users who use LastPass on desktop and mobile devices, e.g. the Android app and a browser extension on a desktop system, cannot do so anymore from March 16, 2021 onward. Free users have two options to go on: either upgrade to a paid account or switch to a password manager that does not impose these restrictions on its users.
Bitwarden is one of those password managers. It is open source, comes with a free account option that does not restrict device access, and, best of all, supports importing data from LastPass.
In this guide, we walk you through the steps of migrating your password data from the LastPass password manager to the Bitwarden Password Manager.
You need to export the LastPass data first, as this is what will get imported into Bitwarden.
If you use the LastPass browser extension, do the following (it is the quickest option):
You can also export the password data from the LastPass website, but it is more complicated.
Note: The data is saved without protection, all passwords are visible. Make sure you protect the file properly.
The data needs to be imported into Bitwarden. It is a straightforward process as well.
Make sure that you delete the exported CSV files after the import, as these contain the passwords unencrypted.
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