The popular password manager LastPass announced a month ago that users of its free plan would no longer have cross-platform access to passwords saved in the service. This March 16 the application of the restriction has begun and therefore you are probably thinking of migrating to another password manager on the market.
If so, welcome or welcome to this article where We are going to explain how to export LastPass data to another password manager so that you can continue accessing your passwords from alternatives on the market that do allow multiplatform use. That is, you can continue accessing your credentials from both mobile and desktop devices.
How to pass LastPass passwords to another key manager
LastPass allows us to export saved data (we are talking about passwords, secure notes, data to fill out forms, passwords for Wi-Fi networks, etc.) using a CSV or XML file. Both options can be useful depending on the case, although the winning option is undoubtedly the CSV. Why? Because, in general, it will be the type of file that the LastPass alternative that we have chosen will request.
To do this, the most practical thing is to use the browser extension of the manager and follow the next steps:
- We click on the LastPass icon from the toolbar of our browser
- We enter our username and password and we started session if it was not started
- With the service ready to go, we click the icon again and we are going to Account options or our username and then we access Advanced > To export > LastPass CSV file.
- It is possible that we are asked for the master password, so if this happens we must enter it and click on Continue
- Once this is done, we will indicate a name for the CSV file to be downloaded and we will save it
With it in our possession, we can go to LastPass alternatives like Bitwarden, KeePass or the new Dropbox password manager, for example, and start the password and data import process. Once the import is done it will be very important to check that it has been done correctly before carrying out any action with the CSV file. In any case, if for security reasons we do not delete it, we will have to keep it in a safe place because our credentials are only one click away.
Finally, after a while and when we check that everything is in order in our new manager, we can think about deleting our LastPass account Through the default option on the manager's website.