LastPass releases its own two-factor authentication app to the Play Store

by: Jimmy WestenbergMarch 16, 2016
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Lastpass Authenticator

LastPass, the popular password management service, has just released its own two-factor authentication app to the Google Play Store. Available for Android and iOS, LastPass Authenticator will bring two-factor authentication (2FA) to your LastPass account and other supported applications.

To setup 2FA with LastPass Authenticator, just connect the app to any supported services that you’d like. It will then send out a unique 6-digit code that will grant you access to your account. Of course, this code will only be sent to you, so you’ll be the only one that has access to this part of the sign-in process. LastPass Authenticator works with any service or app that supports Google Authenticator or TOTP-based 2FA methods, so this reaches far beyond simply protecting your own LastPass Vault.

There are a few other nifty features that come along with this new service. Much like other 2FA services, you can set devices as “trusted”, allowing you to bypass 2FA when you’re on that device. There’s also SMS support, so you can get a text message with your unique code if you prefer to receive it that way.

The app is now available for free in the Play Store. Follow the link below for the download! If you’ve given it a shot, be sure to let us know how you like it in the comments below.

Get it from Google Play
  • Choda Boy

    To use the LastPass Authenticator app with your LastPass account, you are required to have TWO SMS-capable devices, one for Primary and another for Backup. Of course, your own phone is Primary, but you are required to enter the telephone number for a SECOND phone for backup. There is no other method available for the backup method (e.g. e-mail). I only have one phone and do not have access to another for backup. NO, I will not use a friend’s phone. So, I am unable to use the LastPass Authenticator to secure my LastPass account, but I CAN use Google Authenticator, since it allows alternate backup methods.

    • RunningGreat

      Just create a free google voice account and get a phone number. Still too complicated.

    • Sk0ly

      Just use the same number twice. That worked for me.

  • RunningGreat

    Too complicated. Just sticking to Lastpass, best pw app ever.