How To Generate A One-time Password On LastPass
Last Updated: April 13, 2023
Are you planning to use your LastPass account on a shared device? Do you want to login to your account without using your master password? If so, you can generate one-time passwords on LastPass and use them to sign in to the website. In this article, we’ll teach you how to create OTPs on LastPass.
By default, you need to enter your sign-in credentials, including your password and email, to access your LastPass account. Although there’s no problem using your login information on your devices, it’s a different thing when you want to sign in on a shared or public device.
If you’re hesitating about using your sign-in credentials on a new computer, you can create one-time passwords on LastPass. One-time passwords, or OTPs, allows you to access your account without using your master password.
Here’s our guide about generating OTPs on LastPass.
How to create a one-time password on LastPass
If you worry about using LastPass on a shared or public device, you can use one-time passwords (OTPs) for your account. With the help of this feature, you can sign in to your account for one session using a different password.
You can generate one-time passwords from the LastPass website. Here’s a tutorial to help you generate a few OTPs for your account.
On your computer:
- Open the LastPass website on your favorite browser and sign in to your account.
- Click Advanced Options on the sidebar.
- Click the “Manage one-time passwords” under the Improve Your Security section.
- Enter your master password on the pop-up window and click OK.
- Click the “Generate a one-time password” and re-enter your LastPass sign in credentials.
- Copy the generated OTP and save it somewhere safe.
That’s how you generate one-time passwords on LastPass. You can use the temporary password to sign in to the app from the LastPass OTP login page.
Once you use an OTP, you can’t use it again to sign in to your account. Signing in using one-time passwords only lasts for one session on a browser.
If you ran out of OTPs, you can always generate new ones on the LastPass website. However, please note that resetting your password deletes all saved one-time passwords for your account. With that in mind, there’s also an option to clear all your saved OTPs for your account.
To wrap things up
Now that you know how to generate OTPs on LastPass, you can sign in to a public or shared computer without using your master password. In this way, you don’t have to worry about someone getting your master password through a new computer.
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