Lastpass In Safari

Time to upgrade from saving account logins and passwords in a single Safari browser and moving into a cloud-based password locker like LastPass so that account info can be securely accessed from multiple devices and multiple locations.

Add Lastpass To Safari

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Found this help MacWorld article “How to migrate browser-stored passwords to a password [ed.note: I couldn’t get this to work, but your mileage may vary]:

1Password can natively import a few text formats, like comma-separated values and LastPass exports. But it doesn’t include any tools for importing from Safari or from Keychain Access. Instead, a 1Password user has created documentation for iCloud Keychain exporting and a script that converts many password-storage formats into one compatible with 1Password.

  1. LastPass will now show in the left-hand column of the Extensions Preferences and it will show that the version is A new Safari tab or window will open and at the bottom will be a 'Log In' link.
  2. Go to Safari Preferences Extensions LastPass Uninstall. Click Uninstall to confirm. Quit the LastPass app, if it is open. Once both are closed, go to your Applications folder. Click and drag the LastPass App icon into the Trash.
  3. Getting started with LastPass for Mozilla Firefox. Go to and click the option to Get LastPass Free. Create a LastPass account, with a master password – the last password you’ll need to remember. When prompted, download the LastPass addon to Firefox. Ensure the extension is red, meaning.
  4. LastPass will store your Apple account password so you can sign onto any Apple device or platform. First download and log in to LastPass. In Safari, open up Preferences and click Passwords. Copy-paste any stored logins to new entries in the LastPass vault.

How Do I Enable Lastpass In Safari

1) Use Keychain Access on OS X to create a new keychain. User will be asked to select a password for the new keychain. In my testing it was critical that this be the same as my login password for OS X.

2) Use copy/paste to populate the new keychain with about 160 records from iCloud into the new keychain. This is actually kind of complicated because it involves all the metadata for each account, not just the password. cmd-c and cmd-v won’t do the job. I had to go through and select the records I wanted, then right-click and choose “Copy 160 items,” then go to the new keychain, right-click, and choose “past 160 items.”

3) Then comes hardest part. Either one endures the maddening series of entering the keychain password and clicking “OK” 160 times in a row, or editing and learning to use the applescript provided by another forum user. I chose the latter, and repeat the script here for completeness:


tell application “System Events”
repeat while exists (processes where name is “SecurityAgent”)
tell process “SecurityAgent”
set value of text field 1 of window 1 to “password”
click button “OK” of window 1
end tell
delay 0.2
end repeat
end tell

To use this script, the user can open the OS X application “Script Editor.” Paste the lines above into the editor, and substitute the word “password” with the user’s login password.

After I right-clicked and selected “paste 160 items,” I had to go to the open Script Editor window and click the triangular “Play” button. Then watch as my obscured login password was entered followed by a click on the “OK” button 160 times. Took less than a minute.

4) After closing Keychain access, in the OS X the command line, i typed

security dump-keychain -d new.keychain > keychain.txt

note that “new.keychain” must be replaced with whatever the user chooses as a name to hold the credentials being transferred.

5) Convert and import the keychain.txt file as per the convert_to_1p4 README file (use the keychain.txt file, or whatever you call it, as the name of the to-be-converted file instead of pm_export.txt).


How do I enable the LastPass web browser extension?

If you have created a LastPass account and installed the web browser extension but do not see the LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar, you can try each of the steps below until it appears.

  1. Reinstall or update the web browser extension – Go to to download the latest version of the LastPass web browser extension for your desired web browser.
  2. Confirm that LastPass is listed and enabled in your web browser extensions – If LastPass is listed but not enabled, you must enable it in order for the LastPass icon to display in your web browser toolbar. If it is not listed, try reinstalling. Instructions for enabling LastPass will vary depending on your web browser, as follows:
    • Chrome – Go to chrome://extensions in your Chrome address bar, then toggle the setting on to enable LastPass.
    • Firefox – Go to Menu icon or go to Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Enablefor LastPass.
    • Internet Explorer – First, you must enable the allowance of third-party extensions, then enable LastPass:
    1. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced and under 'Browsing' select Enable third-party browser extensions then click Apply > OK.
    2. Go to Tools > Manage add-ons > LastPass Toolbar > Enable.
    • Safari – Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Enable
  3. Reveal LastPass if it is hidden – If you have installed LastPass and confirmed it is enabled, the web browser extension icon may be hidden. Instructions to reveal the hidden extension will vary depending on your web browser, as follows:
    • Chrome – Click the Customize Toolbar icon then right-click the LastPass icon and select Show in toolbar, or drag and drop the LastPass icon into your toolbar.
    • Firefox – Click the Menu icon and select Customize, then right-click the LastPass icon and select Add to toolbar, or drag and drop the LastPass icon into your toolbar.
    • Internet Explorer – Right-click the web browser toolbar and select LastPass Toolbar to reveal.
    • Safari – Go to View > Customize Toolbar then drag and drop the LastPass icon into your toolbar.
  4. Confirm that another add-on/extension/theme is not interfering – Temporarily disable all add-ons/extensions/themes and re-enable LastPass. Instructions will vary for each web browser.
  5. Ensure LastPass is allowed in your security or maintenance settings – An anti-virus program, security suite, and/or system maintenance application could be preventing LastPass from being installed or launched. Add LastPass as a trusted source within your security and/or system maintenance settings.