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LastPass Password Manager

Do not forget your LastPass Master Password. UW LastPass administrators cannot reset your password and have no access to any of your saved passwords.

LastPass Enterprise is a UW CISO approved browser-based password management tool. All Managed Workstation customers are now eligible to use LastPass Enterprise.
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Why adopt LastPass?

LastPass Enterprise enables you to improve your password management practices, by allowing you to create secure passwords without requiring your team to remember long and complex passwords. As password cracking techniques become more sophisticated, implementing a password manager is an easy and robust method of keeping your sensitive data secure.

Implementing LastPass Enterprise provides the following benefits:

  • Provides secure methods to store and share passwords with those that need them
  • Encourages use and creation of long & complex passwords
  • Prevents password entry on spoofed websites
  • Automatically fills in passwords on websites
  • Makes it easy to reset passwords across many web-based services
  • Reports on at-risk passwords like where you have used simple passwords, reused the same password in multiple places, and in some cases when your password may have been compromised

Users of the personal edition of LastPass can also link their personal account into their enterprise account, allowing LastPass to manage both personal passwords and enterprise passwords in the same web browser. UW LastPass administrators have no access to any of your saved passwords—either personal or enterprise.

Available Platforms

LastPass is available on a wide variety of platforms, including both desktop and mobile operating systems. It integrates with most popular web browsers. For an up-to-date list, please visit: https://enterprise.lastpass.com/getting-started/system-requirements/

Saved passwords are stored securely in the cloud and can be accessed from each device that is connected to your LastPass account. In this way LastPass can manage logins on desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets simultaneously.

Losing access to your LastPass data

Do not forget your LastPass Master Password. Your LastPass master password is the only key to get access to the encrypted passwords you store in LastPass. UW LastPass administrators have no access to any of your saved passwords. If you forget or lose the password to your LastPass Enterprise account, we can not reset your password or recover any of your stored data–we can only delete your account and provision a fresh account. This configuration is intentional–it ensures that no one else has access to your secrets.

If a user forgets their LastPass password or if they leave the department, access to their saved passwords will be lost.

Leveraging the LastPass Sharing features via folders are a good mitigation for unexpected data loss due to one of these scenarios. The sharing features integrate with UW Groups, allowing you to create LastPass groups for the purpose of sharing saved passwords. See LastPass Groups for more information.

Troubleshooting and Support

Support for LastPass is available on a self-service basis through the LastPass Help Center.

The LastPass Help Center is easy to use and is fairly comprehensive; however, if you are unable to resolve an issue yourself, send a message to help@uw.edu with details.

LastPass Adoption Guide

For more information about getting started and using LastPass at the UW, please visit our LastPass Adoption Guide