Apr 15, 2013

Master Those Complicated Logins with "Save All Entered Data"

Did you know that there are over 600 million websites on the Internet, with over 50 million added in the last year alone? That's a lot of information - and a lot of potential usernames and passwords!

Although LastPass is designed to efficiently save your logins for the majority of websites, it's inevitable that a few prevent LastPass from properly auto-saving your credentials.

There are three common reasons why LastPass is not able to save your credentials:
  1. Extra security: Bank and financial websites have added security measures, including preventing auto-filling of data, requiring keystrokes before data can be entered, and more. They're designed to prevent malicious activity but also make it hard for LastPass to appropriately detect and fill your logins.
  2. Additional form fields: Sometimes LastPass will pick up extra fields on a page that will complicate the login process, or LastPass can't detect additional fields that you do want it to save and fill.
  3. Multi-page logins: Websites may prompt you for your username or email address on one page, then after you submit that information will ask for your password or code on the second page, which LastPass cannot always string together.
We continue to work to improve our accuracy on common types of login forms, but if you run into any of these obstacles, you should try our "Save All Entered Data" feature. This feature force-saves any fields filled in on a login page, giving LastPass better accuracy next time you are logging in to the site.


To use Save All Entered Data:
  1. Login to your LastPass account via the browser addon.
  2. Go to the website whose login you need to force-save with "Save All Entered Data".
  3. On the login page, fill in your credentials (username, email address, password, etc) but do not press login.
  4. Click the LastPass Icon and select the "Save All Entered Data" option at the bottom of the menu.
  5. Confirm the information in the save site dialog.
  6. Once saved, when you return to the login page LastPass should fill the data for you.You can also "force-fill" the login from the LastPass notification bar, or from the LastPass icon by selecting the site name at the bottom of the menu and then clicking "autofill".
Our video tutorial shows this feature in action: