How to create a master password for your browser

Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Passwords are a great way to protect your private information. That being said, using the same password for every site can leave you vulnerable, and trying to remember many different ones can be difficult. Fortunately, most browsers allow the use of a master password. That is to say, one password that is not cached, that can log you into any of your accounts. To learn how to create a master password, password select your preferred browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Chrome web browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Go to the Chrome App Store.
  3. On the homepage, in the upper-left corner, you'll see a search box.

Search apps Chrome

  1. In the "Search the store" box, type in LastPass.
  2. Look for LastPass: Free Password Manager, and then click the Add to Chromebutton.
  3. On the prompt, click Add extension.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the browser window, where your extensions are kept, click the LastPass LastPass iconicon.
  5. Next, you'll need to click Create an account near the bottom of the prompt that appears.
  6. On the next screen, type in an e-mail address and then click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button.

LastPass create an account

  1. Choose a master password (A), confirm it (B), create a hint (C), and then click the NEXT button (D).

Master password setup

  1. Once your account is created, follow the prompts to get into the LastPass site.
  2. Then, head to your password vault and follow the instructions to start adding sites.

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