'Does Lastpass work with Firefox?': How to add the encrypted password manager to your Firefox browser's toolbar

Evan Lorne/ShutterstockThe LastPass add-on for the Firefox gives you control of your LastPass Vault right from your browser’s toolbar.
  • LastPass works with Firefox thanks to the password encryption company’s browser add-on.
  • To get LastPass to work with Firefox, type “about: addons” into the URL bar and search for LastPass to download the add-on.
  • You can also download the add-on by going to Firefox’s browser menu and selecting “Tools” then “Add-ons.”
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Using one password for multiple accounts is a big security no-no, even if it is tempting. Fortunately, free programs like LastPass are out there to help.

The password management program creates a vault for all your different login credentials located and encrypted directly on your device. Whenever you need one, LastPass will prompt you to sign in to use what you’ve saved in the Vault.

You only have to recall one LastPass master password to get access to your various accounts’ login information. Most browsers are LastPass compatible, and Firefox is no exception. Users can seamlessly incorporate LastPass into their browsing with the LastPass Firefox add-on.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to install the LastPass Password Manager add-on for Firefox

1. Open Firefox and navigate to its Add-ons page by entering “about: add-ons” in the URL bar.

1 Does LastPass work with FirefoxEmma Witman/Business InsiderYou can also use Firefox’s general menu. Select ‘Tools,’ and then ‘Add-ons.’

2. Type “LastPass” in the top right search bar and hit enter.

2 Does Lastpass work with FirefoxEmma Witman/Business InsiderYou can also type in ‘LastPass Password Manager’ for results.

3. The “LastPass Password Manager” add-on should be the first one listed. Click “Add to Firefox,” in the blue box.

3 Does Lastpass work with FirefoxEmma Witman/Business InsiderYou will be redirected to the LastPass ‘Add-on’ page.

4. Grant Firefox permission to add LastPass to Firefox.

4 Does Lastpass work with firefoxEmma Witman/Business InsiderLike any program downloaded from the web, Firefox will ask for your permission before it’s installed.

5. Once added to your toolbar, tap the LastPass browser button in the top right corner alongside other Add-ons.

6. Accept the permissions to use LastPass, then log in with your LastPass credentials.

5 Does Lastpass work with firefoxEmma Witman/Business InsiderYou can save your master password into LastPass if you’d like, but the wariest among us may want to keep the master key more secure.

7. LastPass for Firefox will help you get started by pulling up frequently used sites that require passwords. Select one from the list, or navigate to a website of your choosing.

7 Does LastPass work with FirefoxEmma Witman/Business InsiderLastPass will be ready to party right away, and pull up some commonly-visited sites as quick suggestions where to get started.
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