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Pitt Password Manager (LastPass)

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Weak passwords continue to be the greatest security risk to individuals and organizations. Pitt Password Manager (LastPass) makes it easy to generate strong, unique passwords for every service you use, helping to protect your Pitt-related services, as well as your personal services.

Pitt Password Manager simplifies your online life by saving your passwords in a secure vault that you can access from any device, using a single, strong master password. You no longer have to remember unique passwords for every site you visit. Pitt Password Manager remembers them for you.   

7 Key Benefits

  • Never forget a password
    Store all your important passwords in a secure, searchable vault.  
  • Simplify logging in
    Pitt Password Manager fills in login fields for you—no typing required.  
  • Create stronger passwords
    Pitt Password Manager detects when you are creating or changing a password and can generate a strong, complex password for you.
  • Take it with you
    You can use Pitt Password Manager at home, at work, or on the go with the mobile app.  
  • Streamline transactions
    When you're ready to make a purchase online, your profile will fill all your payment and shipping details for you
  • Protect important information
    Pitt Password Manager can also keep your insurance cards, memberships, Wi-Fi passwords, and other notes safe and easy to find.
  • Share securely
    Conveniently and safely share passwords and notes. 

Pitt Password Manager: Account Types

University students, faculty, and staff can enroll in an Enterprise account, create a Premium account, or both.

  • Enterprise accounts are recommended for storing and sharing your University-related passwords and information.
  • Premium accounts are recommended for storing your personal passwords and information.

You can link your Premium account to your Enterprise account so that you can easily manage all of your passwords from one convenient interface. 

Similarities

Both Enterprise and Premium accounts offer the following features:

Differences

The table below summarizes some of the key differences between Enterprise and Premium accounts:  

 

Pitt Password Manager - Premium

Pitt Password Manager - Enterprise

Multifactor authentication Yes, but must be manually configured and cannot use the University's enterprise Duo service Yes, protected automatically by the University's enterprise Duo service when you enroll
Link a Personal or Premium LastPass account for simpler management No Yes
Reset your master password if you forget it No Yes
Unlimited shared folders to customize sharing permissions No Yes
Pre-configured and optimized security settings for Pitt's environment No Yes
Recommended for storing University-related credentials No Yes
Recommended for storing personal credentials Yes No
Remains active after you graduate (students) or retire (faculty and staff) Yes No

Get Started in 5 Easy Steps

Enterprise Account

  1. Log in to accounts.pitt.edu, click Enroll in Pitt Password Manager (LastPass), and follow our step-by-step instructions
    Note: Already have a LastPass account? Learn more here...  
  2. Download the LastPass plug-in for your web browsers, then install the LastPass mobile app (see links to the right).
  3. Click the LastPass icon in your web browser and log in with your University email address and master password.     
  4. Set up SMS recovery in case you ever forget your master password.
  5. Disable your browser's built-in password manager to enhance security and avoid confusion.  

Premium Account

  1. Visit lastpass.com/pitt and follow our step-by-step instructions to create a new Pitt Password Manager Premium account. 
    Note: Already have a LastPass account? Learn more here...  
  2. Download the LastPass plug-in for your web browsers, then install the LastPass mobile app (see links to the right).
  3. Click the LastPass icon in your web browser and log in with your personal (non-Pitt) email address and master password.     
  4. Set up SMS recovery in case you ever forget your master password.
  5. Disable your browser's built-in password manager to enhance security and avoid confusion.  

More Ways to Get the Most from Pitt Password Manager

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