If you’re trying to learn how to transfer your passwords and other information from LastPass to 1Password, you’ve come to the right place.
Recent security breaches by LastPass may have created concern about the safety of your sensitive information. Or it could be the fact that LastPass operates from the heart of the Five Eyes Alliance (FVEY) which is unfortunate news for your privacy. Or it could be something as simple as an outrageous cost, an outdated dashboard, or slow customer support.
Whatever the reason, the transfer from one password manager to another should be done with the utmost care.
Fortunately, you can import your passwords effortlessly (Opens in a new tab) to 1Password from all popular web browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge), as well as some other password managers (Opens in a new tab) (including LastPass, RoboForm, and Dashlane). And if you want to import from other apps, you can always use the Comma Separated Values (CSV) file format.
Although all popular password managers (1Password included) provide general instructions on this process, it can be difficult in a very short time. That’s why we’ve come up with this simple step-by-step guide – to help you successfully transfer your passwords from LastPass to 1Password without compromising your security.
Export your passwords from LastPass
Before creating your first movies, make sure you are using a secure PC. Since you will be exporting/importing your sensitive data via a CSV file, not using a secure device may compromise your security and leave your data vulnerable.
Also, if you are using any backup software, turn it off until this process is complete so that the unencrypted export file is not backed up.
There are two main ways you can use to export your passwords from LastPass – via the LastPass browser extension or the official LastPass website.
However, since the process is so similar, we will combine these two methods into one and point out any potential differences.
1. Sign in to your LastPass account
If you’re doing this via LastPass’ official website, go to it and log into your LastPass account. You will be asked to provide your email address and account password. Once done, hit the “Login” button, and that’s it.
Meanwhile, if you want to do this via the LastPass browser extension, go straight to your browser and click the “Extensions” button at the top right – it looks like a puzzle piece. Once the dropdown appears, choose LastPass from the list, and that’s it for this step.
We should also note that if you allow multi-factor authentication (Opens in a new tab) (MFA) to your account, you will have to pass that as well.
Once you’re in your LastPass dashboard, take a look at the left sidebar and select “Advanced” on it.
The next thing you’ll want to do is click the “Export” button – you can’t miss it.
3. Enter your master password and download a new CSV file to your computer
Clicking the “Export” button will take you to another page where you will be asked to enter your master password. After you are done, click on the Continue button.
After that, a CSV file titled “lastpass_export.csv” with all store data will be automatically saved to your computer.
And that’s it, your passwords and other data have been successfully exported from LastPass.
Import your passwords into 1Password
Now it’s time to import your precious passwords into your new password manager – 1Password.
1. Sign in/Login to your 1Password account
For this, you will be asked to provide your email address, account password and secret key.
If you can’t remember your secret key, you can find it in your emergency kit. It’s a PDF called “1Password Emergency Kit” that was created and saved to your device when you created your 1Password account in the first place. It contains all of your account information.
Once you find yourself in the 1Password dashboard, find your name in the upper right corner and click on the arrow next to it. Among the other views, you’ll see an “Import” button in the drop-down menu – so go ahead and select it.
3. Choose LastPass from the list of supported platforms
It’s time to choose the platform your passwords come from – you’ll see a couple of web browsers and password managers to choose from. Fortunately, LastPass is one of them — so go ahead and click it.
4. Drag and drop the CSV file you just created and click “Import”
First, choose the vault you want to import your data into – so, the private vault or the shared vault. If you are importing personal information, you will probably want to choose the private safe.
Then, drag and drop the CSV file you created and click the “Import” button above. Alternatively, you can select a CSV file from your computer or copy/paste the content from your CSV file.
If the import was successful – and it should be – you will receive the above message. Under it, you have the option to view your imported items. If something goes wrong, you will have the option to undo the last import – just click the “Undo Import” button.
On the other hand, if everything looks fine, congratulations, you’ve successfully imported your passwords from LastPass into 1Password.
Finally, it’s time to delete your old LastPass account
If you don’t plan to continue using LastPass, the smartest move would be to delete your old LastPass account and do so immediately.
To do this, go back to your LastPass dashboard and navigate to Account Settings (located above Advanced) and click on it. When a new window pops up, select “My Account” and then choose the “Delete or Reset Account” option.
This will open another window with another Delete Account button, and yes, you will have to click on it. Finally, enter your master password and confirm your choice – your LastPass account will then be deleted.
However, you should still get rid of any LastPass apps you have installed, whether it’s a desktop app or web browser extensions – and don’t forget to do so.
Now, you can finally say goodbye to LastPass and warmly welcome our new password manager – 1Password.