An update on using LastPass. (Part one is here.)

I’m using LastPass, a password storage program, as an extension to a portable version of Firefox which I keep on a USB thumb drive. I configured Firefox so that I can use it both at home and at my workplace computer.

However, today I’m at a different place and the network won’t let me use my portable Firefox to connect to the network. I tried fiddling with the proxy settings and port numbers, but it didn’t work, so I gave up and used Internet Explorer which is on the local computer.

Using the local computer’s IE, I could login to LastPass.com and gain access to my vault with all my passwords. However, I could not create a new one, and of course, because lastpass is not installed on this browser, it won’t pop up all those useful windows, offering to create a random password for this site, etc. It is possible to see an individual password for a site (in my LastPass Vault), and probably edit it (I didn’t try), but I could not see a way to generate a random password.

A few minutes’ reading the friendly manual taught me that what I am looking for is LastPass’ IE anywhere. I downloaded it to my USB and fired it up. It worked! ieataskbaricon2-2

This is for Premium members only but there is a 14-day free trial. And anyway the Premium option is just $12 a year. Think I should spring for it? Let me discuss it with my business partner first. I’ll get back to you.

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