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:

15 comments:

  1. So I am still confused after reading this post. Can I save a password and username that are on different pages, or not? This post didn't really make it clear, unless I am just missing something.

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    1. Yes, you'll need to use Save All Entered Data once on the username page, then again on the password page, and LastPass should then be able to correctly fill the data on each page when you next login to the site.

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    2. Sweet! You guys rock!

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  2. Thanks. I never knew what that was for.

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  3. I'm not clear on that either!

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  4. Will this work for my credit union website that uses flash on the log in page?

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    1. Unfortunately LastPass can't save Flash-based logins at this time, manual copy-paste is the only solution.

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    2. Unfortunately, my credit union also disables paste in the password field. Very annoying.

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  5. This is actually really useful, I use it quite often myself.

    The big issue for me is that the "save all entered data" prompt doesn't allow you to UNCHECK or REMOVE fields that are not necessary. One has to go in the Vault, again, and remove the unnecessary fields one by one (sometimes over 10 different fields), this process is really boring, tedious and not user-friendly at all.
    Please add the option (like it has when you are editing a specific entry in the Vault) to remove fields that you don't want to use, when you are "saving all entered data".
    Thank you

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  6. https://home.capitalone360.com has a pretty secure login process. It asks for the username on one page and the password prompt on the next page has a virtual keyboard to enter the numeric PIN and while it offers a keyboard option which presents a text box to type in the password, clipboard paste using Ctrl-V is disabled.

    Any idea how to get LP to do its thing here? Thanks

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    1. I have the same question... any solutions to this?

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