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Guide #1: How To Set Up, Download and Install LastPass

How To Set Up Your LastPass Account

Step 1
: You should receive an email in your TC Gmail from LastPass. The email should look like this: 

Lastpass email to TC Gmail

*NOTE: Please check your Spam folder if you do not see this email in your inbox. If you have lost or deleted this email, please contact the Service Desk to resend the email.


Step 2: In the email,you should see “To get started, click here to reset your password.”  Click the link to begin the registration process.


Step 3: After clicking the link, you should see this page: 

Create a Lastpass account

From this “Create An Account” page, in the New Master Password box, enter a unique password (this should be a password that you do not use for any other account).

**All set! Your Lastpass account is now created!

Now, you're ready to download and install Lastpass


How To Download and Install Lastpass

Step 1: To download Lastpass, visit and scroll to the bottom of the screen, locate and click “Download.”

Download button


Step 2: Once you’re on the Downloads page, download the LastPass Universal Windows Installer. It looks like this:

Lastpass Universal Windows Installer


*If you’re a Mac user, click “Mac” under “More ways to get LastPass,” then download the LastPass Universal Mac Installer:

Lastpass Universal Mac Installer


Step 5: Make sure all of your browser tabs are closed during the install. Once install is complete, open your web browsers to confirm that LastPass has been successfully installed. 

  • You should see this icon in the upper-right corner for Firefox and Chrome:Firefox and Chrome extension icon
  • For Internet Explorer, the icon is a bit further down on the right side: IE extension icon
  • Here’s what it looks like in SafariSafari extension icon

**Congrats! You’ve set up LastPass! Check out Guide #2 to learn how to add sites to your LastPass vault.