All UC Merced students, faculty, and staff with an active @ucmerced.edu email address are elgible for FREE LastPass Premium account to manage their personal passwords and account credentials.
What Is LastPass?
LastPass is an online password vault that simplifies your online life by creating and storing strong, unique passwords and remembering them for you. With LastPass to manage your logins, it's easy to improve your online security. You can share, manage, and control your passwords and keys from a central location.
How do I get started?
LastPass is simple and easy to use on mobile or desktop. To set up your account, visit our LastPass Getting Started page.
What is a password manager?
A password manager is a software application that stores, retrieves, and manages passwords, keys, bank accounts, and other personal information. This data is encrypted and then stored in the LastPass cloud system for your use.
Why use a password manager?
A password manager helps you to better protect your digital identity and make your online experience easier and safer. With a password manager to manage your logins, it's easy to have a strong, unique password for every online account and improve your online security. It stores login information of various accounts and automatically enters them into web forms to save you time. This helps prevent:
1. The need to remember multiple passwords.
2. Poor password behavior such as low complexity or one repeated password for multiple sites.
3. Attacks like keystroke logging.
Have more questions?
Check out our LastPass Frequently Asked Questions for more information!