The popular password manager offers YubiKey to simplify and secure their users' online identities
LastPass (www.LastPass.com) is the leading password and data management service, providing online users worldwide an easy, fast, and secure way to manage access to their digital life. It’s free to install on all browsers and computers, with Premium and Enterprise upgrades available for access to additional features and team-oriented tools. Founded in 2008, LastPass is privately held and based in Fairfax, VA.
“LastPass, when used in conjunction with the YubiKey, is a great combination for delivering simple and secure password management. A physical security token, that cannot be copied remotely, provides the best protection for online identities.”
Joe Siegrist, CEO and founder of LastPass
Password managers help users to easily manage longer passwords that are unique for every service. To ensure that hackers do not get access to the user’s list of unique passwords, LastPass offers their users the option to add different two-factor authentication methods for logging in to the password vault.
LastPass used the free WEB-API for integration of YubiCloud hosted validation service into their online service. LastPass users were then presented the option to order a YubiKey at Yubico web store, which by default are programmed to work with YubiCloud and the services supporting it. Yubico charged the users and shipped the YubiKeys to LastPass’s consumer and enterprise users around the world.
LastPass chose the YubiKey and the YubiCloud authentication service because of its ease of use, high security and low cost. Since implementation of the YubiCloud 2.0 in spring 2009, the service has had zero downtime. Support has been minimized with web-based user documentation, forum and how-to-videos. LastPass has also benefits from referral fees of YubiKeys sold on Yubico web store.