Since LastPass has been hit with several security breaches over the past year, many security-conscious users have decided to ditch LastPass for a more secure password manager. (Opens in a new tab). Since you might be one of them, you must have stumbled across Keeper while searching for a more secure solution.
If the answer is yes, then it’s not surprising, given that Keeper has been around for over a decade and has never been hacked or had any security incidents. It takes the security of your logins and other sensitive information seriously thanks to powerful security features including 256-bit AES encryption, advanced authentication methods, a data breach checker, a password strength tester, and a “no-trust/no-knowledge” architecture.
Yes, Keeper sounds like a safe bet, but how do you securely export your LastPass passwords to it? Well, it is simpler than you think and you can do it without any special technical skills.
Thanks to this step-by-step guide, you’ll discover how to migrate all your data (including passwords, folders, and secure notes) from LastPass to Keeper in just a few clicks.
Now, let’s get things started by exporting your passwords and other data from LastPass.
Export your passwords from LastPass
While you may be in the mood to delete your old LastPass account, don’t do it until you’ve exported your LastPass passwords to your new password manager. If you delete your LastPass account before exporting a CSV file with all your vault data, you risk locking your account and erasing your vault data with it.
Next, make sure that you are using a secure PC. After all, you will be exporting/importing your sensitive data via a CSV file, and not using a secure device may compromise your security and leave your data unprotected against cybercriminals.
Also, if you are using any backup software, turn it off until the export/import operations are complete. If you don’t, the unencrypted export file will be backed up.
Before we start, we have to mention that there are two ways you can export your passwords from LastPass: Via the browser (Opens in a new tab) LastPass extension and web vault. However, the last method is more straightforward, so we’ll take advantage of it.
1. Sign in to your LastPass account
If you’re doing it via the preferred method—LastPass web vault—go straight to the official website and log into your LastPass account. For this, you will be asked to hand over your email address and master password. Once done, click on the “Login” button and you will be entered.
At the same time, if you want to do this via the LastPass browser extension, go directly to your browser and click on the “Extensions” button – the button on the top right that looks like a puzzle piece. Then, once the dropdown appears, select LastPass from the list, and that’s it for now.
Also, if you have enabled multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your account, you will have to verify your identity before moving forward.
When you find yourself in the LastPass dashboard, take a look to the left and find “Advanced Options” on the left sidebar – now, click on it.
Once the other options appear on the right, choose the Export button and hit it.
3. Enter your master password and download the CSV file with the store data to your computer
That’s it, you have successfully exported passwords and other data from LastPass
After clicking the “Export” button, you will be taken to another page where you will be asked to enter your master password. Once you do that, click on the Continue button.
The CSV file named “lastpass_export.csv” with all store data will be automatically saved to your computer, so go ahead and check where it is. Also, make sure that the file has the correct CSV extension because it cannot be used without it.
Import your passwords into Keeper
Before importing your passwords via a CSV file, you will first need to ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Keeper on your computer.
1. Sign in to your Keeper account
To do this, you will be asked to provide your email address and master password. Once you do that, click on the “Sign In” button and wait for a second before you get to the Keeper Dashboard.
Right off the bat, you’ll be asked to transfer all your existing passwords over to Keeper, and this can be done via the Keeper import tool – you’ll have to download it though. However, although this method will capture most of your existing passwords and transfer them to Keeper in less than a minute, that’s not what we had in mind.
It’s much easier and less messy to do this step by step via a CSV file, so that’s how we’ll do it.
2. Click on your email address and select “Settings”
Once in the control panel, click on your email address in the upper right corner and select “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
3. Click the “Import” button and select “LastPass” from the list
First, click the Import button in the bottom left corner, just below the Export button. Next, a list of supported web browsers and password managers will appear, so go ahead and select “LastPass”.
4. Drag and drop/browse your CSV file, click Next and then the Import button
Before importing the CSV file you exported from LastPass moments ago, it’s a good idea to check if everything looks OK.
Also, if you want to import your passwords and other vault data into the shared folder, you can select this option in the lower left corner. Then, click the “Import” button and you’re all wrapped up.
Once the import process is complete, you will receive the above message.
Finally, let’s delete your LastPass account and any installed apps
Next, click another Delete Account button, enter your master password, confirm your choice, and say goodbye to your old LastPass account. Next, locate all the LastPass apps you have installed, and do the same with them.
To do this, go back to your LastPass dashboard, and select Account Settings. Once a new window appears, select “My Account” and then choose the “Delete or Reset Account” option.