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  • When you add LastPass to Google Authenticator, you get an extra layer of identity authentication and protection from hackers and bad actors.
  • To add LastPass to Google Authenticator, you will need a computer and mobile device at the ready.
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LastPass supports Google Authenticator, which is officially available as an app for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and BlackBerry devices. Unofficial apps are also available for Windows Phone, webOS and Symbian. After you’ve installed the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device, click here and log in with your LastPass account. Now, LastPass Authenticator has an even easier option, by adding support for one-button logins on many services. Android/iOS: Using an authenticator app on your phone is one of the better ways to.

  • When prompted, enter the verification code displayed in the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device, then click OK. Click OK on the confirmation message. Result: The Google Authenticator has been successfully set up to be used when you log in to your LastPass account.
  • Once the QR code is captured, Authy will display your LastPass account with the appropriate icon. If you desire you can also change the logo or the nickname you give the account right on the Authy app. When ready, click ‘Save’. Return to the LastPass screen showing the Google Authenticator.

LastPass is a locally encrypted way to store all your passwords and other essential data securely in one place. Despite all its security features, for some, LastPass's master password system isn't enough protection for their most sensitive information and data.

That's where Google Authenticator, the alphabet company's software-based mobile freeware that implements two-step verification services, can help. The Authenticator lets you add another layer of protection for your bank accounts and passwords you've uploaded to your LastPass Vault by generating one-time-use, time-sensitive codes that will confirm you are the account holder.

Coupling LastPass's native security system with Google Authenticator can offer another layer of protection for your cyber identity and the data in your Vault. To link them, you'll need access to an internet browser, mobile device, and your master password on hand. You will also need to download and install Google Authenticator on your mobile device if you haven't already.

Here's how the security savvy can connect their LastPass account to Google Authenticator.

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How to add LastPass to Google Authenticator

1. Login to your LastPass account at LastPass.com using your username and master password.

2. Select 'Account Settings' — represented by a gear or cog icon — from your Vault's left-side menu.

Lastpass Authenticator Google© Emma Witman/Business Insider The LastPass vault, where all your passwords and files uploaded, are compiled and organized. Emma Witman/Business Insider

3. Choose 'Multifactor Options' from the top 'Account Settings' menu bar.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider You'll see other multi-factor authentication apps, including LastPass's proprietary program, listed. Emma Witman/Business Insider

4. Locate the Google Authenticator option and click the pencil icon to the far right in the 'Action' column.

5. Enable Google Authenticator in LastPass by selecting 'Yes' in the 'Enable' dropdown. Then press 'Update.'

© Emma Witman/Business Insider You must click 'Update' before you move on to any other step. Emma Witman/Business Insider

6. To the right of the 'Private Key' row, click 'View.'

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7. When prompted, enter your master password.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider You'll frequently need to re-enter your master password during this process, so make sure you have it on hand if it's not committed to memory. Emma Witman/Business Insider

8. Write down the 16-digit Private Key that's generated.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider If your mobile device is lost or stolen, this code will ensure you can regain access to your LastPass Vault, despite lacking the two-factor authentication. Emma Witman/Business Insider

9. In the same window, next to the 'Barcode' tab, click 'View.'

10. Enter your master password to summon the Google Authenticator QR code.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider The QR code will be read by the mobile device that you have Google Authenticator installed on. Emma Witman/Business Insider

11. Open the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device.

12. Tap 'Begin Setup' when you launch the Google Authenticator app.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider The mobile app interface of Google Authenticator. Emma Witman/Business Insider

13. Select 'Scan barcode.'

© Emma Witman/Business Insider After this screen, your camera will pop up and ask you to authorize the app's use of your camera. Emma Witman/Business Insider

14. Hold your device to the QR code on your computer screen.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider The code should scan reasonably quickly. Emma Witman/Business Insider

15. Go back to your computer and select 'Update' in the LastPass pop-up window. Then enter your master password.

16. Using the current visible Authenticator 6-digit code on your mobile device, enter it into the dialog box on your LastPass browser screen.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider If you miss a code, don't worry. You can use the next code that appears. Emma Witman/Business Insider

17. Click 'OK' on your browser screen.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider This window will automatically pop up after you enter the Authenticator code. Emma Witman/Business Insider

18. Select 'Update' again to save and close.

© Emma Witman/Business Insider When Google Authenticator has been enabled, a green box will appear next to the option in your 'Multifactor Options' list. Emma Witman/Business Insider

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Install Authy

The best way to manage all your 2FA accounts is to use the Authy app. It enables you to have a single mobile app for all your 2FA accounts and you can sync them across multiple devices, even accessing them on the desktop. Install Authy on your device by searching for it in your device’s app store.

Important: If any sites prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, note that you can always substitute the Authy 2FA app instead. Although they work in similar ways, Authy is more feature-rich and allows for multi-device syncing, cloud-backups, and easier account recovery should you change or lose your phone or device. Read more information on the features of Authy here.

Locate 2FA

When logged into your Lastpassaccount, click on the “Down” arrow to the right of your account icon (or the generic image if you haven’t added an image yet.). Then click “Account Settings.”

In the next window, Click “Multifactor Options” in the top Navigation. This will present you with multiple 2FA tools to choose from. If you are an Authy user, click the ‘edit’ or ‘pencil’ image to the right of Google Authenticator.

This is a good example of how other sites will prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, but remember that you can always substitute the Authy 2FA app instead.

On the next page, select YES next to “Enable” and choose if you want the 2FA service to be available to you when you are offline. Then, select to view the “Barcode,” or QR code. You will have to re-enter your LastPass password to view it.

Enable 2FA

The next screen will show you the QR code. Keep this window open as you reach for your phone.

To capture the QR code, launch Authy on your device. Click ‘Add Account’ at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be prompted to hold your phone up to your computer to ‘Scan QRCode’ and capture the QR code provided by LastPass.

Once the QR code is captured, Authy will display your LastPass account with the appropriate icon. If you desire you can also change the logo or the nickname you give the account right on the Authy app. When ready, click ‘Save’.

Return to the LastPass screen showing the Google Authenticator set-up and click “Update.” You will once again need to enter your LastPass password.

Finish Setup

Now you will be prompted to open your two-factor authentication app on your trusted device and enter the 2FA code for LastPass.

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You will see that #2FA setup is complete.

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Now your Lastpass account is secured with Authy 2FA. From now on, you will need to use the Authy app when you login.