What is LastPass Authenticator?

LastPass Authenticator is an app that is considered to be a two-factor authentication app to be used for your LastPass account needs. Basically what this app does is creates a 6 digit passcode or a one tap login code in order for you to access your LastPass account securely. The setup of this feature is user friendly, and easy to use. If you are in the market for boosting your LastPass security, then this would be the right option for you. If you’re not sure whether to get the premium version, check our Lastpass Free VS Premium article.

What Is Two-Factor Authentication?
Being able to go beyond the typical password security is what LastPass Security is all about.  The Two Factor authentication ensures that you will be able to easily keep your personal information on file secured and protected to the highest extent possible. With the two-factor feature you are adding a double layer of protection versus a single layer of protection which gives you some peace of mind each time you log in. It ensures your personal information will always remain safe and secure.

The first factor that plays a role in this layer of protection is your username and your password. The second would be the choice of the user such as a code that is generated or the use of a fingerprint. If you use both of these options then attackers will find it impossible to get ahold of your personal information.

LastPass is actually known as being one of the first managers to offer the two-step authentication feature. There are 15 different options to choose from currently, with more coming to availability soon.

Why LastPass you should use Authenticator?
Please read the below reasons as to why you should use this app:

Enjoy a good experience: The experience of using the Authenticator is quite user friendly and easy to set up so many people are sure to love using it.

You can choose how to login: You have couple of options when it comes to choosing how you would like to log in. you can generate a 6 digit passcode, automated push-buttons or an SMS code.

Use it with more than Options: Where ever Google Authenticator is supported, you can enable LastPass.

  • When you have your phone with you at all times, there is no need to keep track of more than one device.
  • Know that you will always be protected from attacks.
  • It’s free!

Making things simple and convenient or the user is the goal that LastPass developers are trying to meet with the use of the authenticator option. With the authenticator you will find that it is quite easy to turn on the two-factor authentication for LastPass as well other options.

How Does LastPass Authenticator Work?
Okay, so let’s further discuss how you get LastPass Authenticator to work as an app on your computer. You can also use it on your mobile device as well.

  1. Go to the app store on your mobile phone and download the app.
  2.  Login to your LastPass account from your desktop computer or laptop computer so that you can access your vault.
  3. Launch the app and open “Account Settings.”
  4. Under the Multifactor Options choose edit LastPass Authenticator.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts, view and scan the barcode with the LastPass Authenticator App.
  6. Choose your preferences and save the changes on your account.

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