LastPass helps you generate and manage strong, unique passwords, then keep them safe. The University of Melbourne has partnered with LastPass, providing all students with LastPass Premium, at no cost.
How does LastPass work?
LastPass offers a browser extension and standalone application, either of which you can use to save and access all your passwords. After you download LastPass, you’ll find the LastPass button in your browser toolbar where you will login to LastPass every day.
Benefits of LastPass
LastPass stores your confidential and private information in the secure 'Vault', making it easier for you to store all your important information in one place. Some key benefits of using LastPass are given below:
- Generating unique and strong passwords
- Securely share passwords and notes if you choose
- Auto-fill forms for addresses and credit card details
- Safely store digital records
How secure are passwords with LastPass?
The information in your LastPass Vault is protected by client side encryption and is sent to and stored by LastPass encrypted. This means only you can decrypt and access your data. For more information on LastPass encryption and security refer to the LastPass Technical Whitepaper.
What if I already have a LastPass account?
If you have a LastPass Free account, you can upgrade to a LastPass Premium account, at no cost.
If you have a current LastPass Premium account, you can transfer your account under the UoM licence and we will cover the costs for you as long as you are a current staff or student.
Please note that you would be required to redeem your UoM Premium licence subscription after disabling the Auto Renew subscription from your LastPass Premium account settings.
Learn more about disabling Auto Renew on your account.
What happens if I forget my master password for my Premium account?
We recommend you set up the SMS account recovery option to help regain access to your account, should you forget the master password.
In any case, if you forget your master password, see this LastPass support page. Please note that neither LastPass support nor Student IT are able to reset your password on your behalf.
Will I have access to my LastPass account if I leave the University?
Staff and students will still be able to enjoy the benefits of a having a Premium licence for a period of one year after leaving the University. Once this year has passed, their Premium account will revert to LastPass Free.
Where can I go to for support with LastPass?
Support for LastPass Premium is provided completely through LastPass. If any issues arise, please look at the LastPass Knowledge Centre.
What operating systems does LastPass support?
The LastPass browser extension supports the following operating systems:
- Windows 8.1 and newer
- macOS 10.14 and newer
- Chrome OS
What web browsers does LastPass support?
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge (including Legacy version)
- Apple Safari
To check if LastPass will work on your device, please visit their system requirements page.