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Organizing Site Information (LastPass)

This article applies to: Secure Password Management


You have the option of organizing the login information for various sites into LastPass Vaults (these appear as a series of nested folders) to make it easier to maintain. Users who save information about many sites will see a larger benefit from this organization. Specifying which vault to use for each site is entirely optional.

Some people have linked a LastPass personal account to their LastPass Cornell Enterprise account. While the option to link accounts is also entirely optional, some users have found linked accounts to be beneficial. If you link your accounts, you can further organize your site information into your main set of folders and a "personal vault" associated with your non-Cornell address.

By default, every new site login will be saved in your LastPass vault at the root level, not in a folder. You can change this either while saving the site or later.

Select the vault location while saving a site

  1. When LastPass offers to save the site's login information, hover over the site and username box in the LastPass dialog box. An Edit button will appear.
  2. Click Edit. The LastPass dialog box will expand to display a Folder field.
  3. Edit the Folder field to set the desired location:
    • From the Folder dropdown list, you can select any existing folder. For your Enterprise vault, only the folder name appears. For your personal vault, your personal email address appears before the folder name.
    • If the folder you want to save in does not yet exist, you can type its name directly into the Folder field. If you want to save to a new folder in your personal vault, be sure to start with your personal email address and a backslash, then the desired folder name. For example, phil.schmertz@gmail.com\News
  4. Click Add when finished.

Move a site to a new location in your vault

  1. Click the Edit (wrench) icon on a saved site's listing.
  2. Edit the Folder field to set the desired location:
    • From the Folder dropdown list, you can select any existing folder. For your Enterprise vault, only the folder name appears. For your personal vault, your personal email address appears before the folder name.
    • If the folder you want to save in does not yet exist, you can type its name directly into the Folder field. If you want to save to a new folder in your personal vault, be sure to start with your personal email address and a backslash, then the desired folder name. For example, phil.schmertz@gmail.com\News
  3. Click Save when finished.

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