Warringah IT can setup and implement the Last Pass system to help manage your security

LastPass is a secure password manager that stores all of your usernames and passwords in one safe place, called a Vault.

After you save a password to your Vault, LastPass always remembers it for you. When you need to log in to a website, LastPass enters your username and password for you.

A password manager does many other things, including:

• Creating new passwords for you
• Showing how strong your passwords are
• Storing information such as PIN codes and membership IDs
• Sharing passwords with others
• Filling out addresses and credit card forms
• As a password manager, LastPass will help you in your day-to-day work while improving the overall security of your online life.

Key benefits of using LastPass include:

• Convenience – No more forgotten or mis-typed passwords
• Time saved – Instantly log in to websites
• Stronger security – Long passwords that you don’t have to remember

How is it Safe?

Why Should I use it?

From a management perspective, LastPass offers an easy way to manage passwords for new and existing employees in a flexible and secure system.

When new employees join, simply create a new login for your LastPass site and choose what passwords you want to allow them to use.

What happens if an employee leaves? Firstly, remove the account of the employee to stop them from accessing LastPass. Secondly, change the relevant passwords updating your vault, which in turn still allows others you have shared passwords with to access those sites.

If you’re concerned employees may know some passwords in LastPass, you can change the passwords and update them in LastPass. Employees will continue to access the passwords but not realise the passwords have changed.

How do I use it?

Warringah IT will first create a LastPass site for you. From here you will need to assign an admin person (or you can manage all passwords yourself).

This administrator will be able to view passwords, modify permissions, create users and choose which employees can and cannot access.

From there, you can setup users for your employees and shared sites.

These shared sites hold a group passwords you can share with chosen employees. For example, an Accounts shared site can hold all banking password and only shared to employees in accounting.

Further changes to permissions can be made later on to allow certain employees access to different passwords, all at the discretion of the administrator(s).