How to create a master password for your browser
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.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Go to the Chrome App Store.
- On the homepage, in the upper-left corner, you'll see a search box.
- In the "Search the store" box, type in LastPass.
- Look for LastPass: Free Password Manager, and then click the button.
- On the prompt, click Add extension.
- In the upper-right corner of the browser window, where your extensions are kept, click the LastPass icon.
- Next, you'll need to click Create an account near the bottom of the prompt that appears.
- On the next screen, type in an e-mail address and then click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button.
- Choose a master password (A), confirm it (B), create a hint (C), and then click the NEXT button (D).
- Once your account is created, follow the prompts to get into the LastPass site.
- Then, head to your password vault and follow the instructions to start adding sites.
- How to add extensions to your browser.
- How to enable plugins in the Google Chrome browser.
- See our plugin definition for further information and related links.
- Internet browser help and support.