At RSA Conference 2022, LastPass announced that customers can now access their vault, and all sites stored there, with a secure, password-less login using LastPass Authenticator.
As the first password manager with this offering, LastPass is uniquely positioned to provide individuals and businesses with instant access to the apps and credentials they need in a seamless, simple, and secure way.
LastPass is deeply committed to a standards-based, FIDO-supported passwordless future and has served on the FIDO Board of Directors since September 2020 to help promote the open, standards-based approach to passwordless. LastPass has spent more than 18 months identifying the best way forward to ensure customers have a seamless and secure passwordless experience.
“On the heels of tech giants and identity providers unveiling their plans to enable passwordless across their operating systems, web browsers, devices and apps, LastPass is excited to be the first and only password manager allowing users to securely and effortlessly log in, manage their account credentials, and get instant access to the accounts they use every day – without ever having to enter a password.” said Chris Hoff, director of secure technology at LastPass.
“While wide-scale implementation and adoption of passwordless is the industry’s ultimate goal, it will likely be years before people experience end-to-end passwordless login in all apps, but LastPass helps you get there faster.”
The company is actively developing FIDO2 compatible components and supports authentication mechanisms, such as biometric face and fingerprint identification, as well as the addition of hardware security keys which should be added to the offer without password later this year.
LastPass’s current and future passwordless login options replace the need for the master password as a user’s primary method of authentication when logging into a LastPass vault, providing simple passwordless access. jumps to the dozens or hundreds of sites stored inside.
As passwordless technology is developed and adopted in the industry, LastPass is committed to providing customers with a simple, passwordless future with the end goal of completely eliminating the need for a master password. while continuing to maintain the privacy and security the company is known for. , ensuring customers have full control of their credentials and all information stored in their vaults.
“Authentication is a critical component of any zero-trust architecture and bringing this to users at scale is how enterprises can enable greater security and an improved user experience. We applaud LastPass for continuing to evolve its offerings to bring a passwordless login experience to users around the world, helping to break the addiction to passwords and ushering in a safer way to interact online. line,” said Andrew Shikiar, FIDO’s Executive Director and CMO. Alliance.
As an industry leader in cybersecurity, LastPass envisions a future without passwords because weak or reused passwords create higher security risks for individuals and businesses. The key to success with passwordless, as with all security tools, is delivering on the promise of reducing user friction while simultaneously improving security. Additional highlights include:
- Filling the gaps left by other identity providers: Just as SSO and MFA don’t secure all passwords used by your staff, neither does the passwordless feature announced in May of this year. With LastPass, you can now provide immediate and consistent passwordless access to all logins based on the credentials used by employees.
- Increased productivity. When passwords are removed from the login equation, users no longer waste time resetting and re-entering their passwords, and IT teams no longer spend hours helping employees regain access and to solve trivial problems.
- Simplicity, unlocked. Using LastPass Authenticator, users can access and manage important account credentials in their LastPass Vault without ever having to enter a password. This provides users with instant and seamless access while maintaining security and dramatically reducing password friction.
- Less friction means better adoption. Reduced password friction means increased access to the LastPass Vault, driving adoption across your organization for business accounts. This higher adoption rate improves the overall password hygiene of employees and thus helps to significantly reduce the organization’s cyber risk.
- Reinforced security standards. Now users can set an even stronger master password since they won’t need to use it as often. Reducing the frequency of entering your master password helps protect your account from bad actors.