If you’ve been losing sleep over the security of your passwords and other sensitive data with LastPass, it’s time to leave it to a more secure password manager like LogMeOnce. After all, when it comes to choosing a password manager, security should be your biggest concern.
Unlike LastPass, LogMeOnce has never been hacked and has a strong security record that is free of serious security holes. Furthermore, LogMeOnce’s vulnerability disclosure policy provides a modest monetary reward for users who find security vulnerabilities in the password manager.
Besides being wonderfully secure, LogMeOnce is one of the best password managers in terms of additional and advanced features. With it, you will be able to use QR code registrations, biometric authentication, cloud storage encryption, and a strong password generator. (Opens in a new tab)dark web scanner and much more.
Well, now that we know why you should leave LastPass behind and move your passwords over to LogMeOnce, let’s find out the easiest and most secure way to do it.
Since adding your passwords one by one can be time consuming, the smarter strategy is to change all of your passwords at once by using LogMeOnce’s import capabilities. So here is the step by step guide you have been waiting for.
First, you’ll want to export your passwords and other vault data from LastPass.
Export your passwords from LastPass
Before you export your passwords from LastPass, there are a few things you should take care of first.
For your online security, make sure you are using a secure PC. Remember that you will be exporting your sensitive data and then importing it via a CSV file, so using an unsecured device could weaken your security and leave your data vulnerable.
If you are currently using any backup software, turn it off until the whole process is complete. Otherwise, an unencrypted export file with all store data will be backed up.
As for the export itself, there are two main ways you can use it – via the LastPass browser extension or the official LastPass website. However, since the latter is less complicated, we’ll use it – and suggest you use the same method.
1. Sign in to your LastPass account
To sign in to your LastPass account, you will be asked to provide your email address and master password. Once you do that, hit the “Sign In” button and get ready for the next step.
However, if you insist on using the LastPass browser extension, go back to your web browser and click the “Extensions” button at the top right – it’s like a puzzle piece. Next, choose LastPass from the dropdown menu, and that’s it.
If you have enabled multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your LastPass account, you will be asked to verify your identity before you can proceed. This also applies to your LogMeOnce account.
Once you log into your LastPass, you will be taken to your dashboard. Here, take a look at the left sidebar and select “Advanced” on it. Once the other options appear, click the Export button.
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 re-enter your master password. Once you do that, click on the Continue button.
A new CSV file containing all store data will be automatically saved to your computer – it should be titled “lastpass_export.csv”, so check it and make sure it has the correct extension.
That’s it, your passwords and other vault data have been securely exported from LastPass.
Now, let’s see how you can import it into your new password manager.
Import your passwords into LogMeOnce
Before making any moves, make sure you have the latest version of LogMeOnce installed on your computer and that it is working as it should.
1. Log in to your LogMeOnce account
First, log into your LogMeOnce account. As with LastPass, you will be asked to provide your email address and master password.
However, unlike LastPass and other popular password managers, LogMeOnce does not require its users to rely on a master password to access their accounts. Alternatively, they can use one of the available MFA methods including selfie-2FA, QR login, and fingerprint login.
Now, let’s move on to the next step.
Once you’re in the LogMeOnce dashboard, find the “Password Manager” option in the left sidebar menu and click on it. This will bring up two new options in the center of the screen — “Add an app” and “Import passwords” — so, tap on the second one.
3. Select “LastPass” from the list of supported platforms
Now, you will be asked to select the source from which you will import the passwords and other data. So, go ahead and select “LastPass” from the rather long list.
4. Open the exported CSV file from LastPass and click the “Import Applications” button
While two import methods will be shown, let’s stick to the one that includes a CSV file for simplicity’s sake. So, click the “Click to open” button and open the CSV file that you exported from LastPass minutes ago.
After that, confirm your choice by clicking on the “Import applications” button. Before doing that, you can deselect any password that you don’t want to import.
Alternatively, you can import your passwords directly from LastPass into LogMeOnce by providing your LastPass username and master password (Opens in a new tab), then click on the “Connect to LastPass” button. However, if you have already deleted your LastPass account, this method will not be available.
It’s that simple, you’ve successfully exported your LastPass passwords to LogMeOnce.
Now is the time to delete your LastPass account
If you haven’t deleted your old LastPass account already, now is the time to do so. So, go back to your LastPass dashboard and go to Account Settings. Once a new window appears, select “My Account” and then choose the “Delete or Reset Account” option.
This will open another window with another “Delete Account” button, so go ahead and click on it. Next, enter your master password, confirm your choice, and say goodbye to your old LastPass account.
To tie loose ends, uninstall any LastPass apps you have installed—desktop apps and web browser extensions alike.