LastPass Now Supports Transakt Multifactor Authentication

By October 23, 2013 Product Updates 32 Comments

In an effort to continue bringing great new technology to our users, we’ve added support for Transakt to our family of multifactor authentication options.

Transakt is a mobile app developed by Entersekt that provides banking-grade multifactor authentication via your mobile device. Transakt adds a second authentication layer to your LastPass account, allowing you to approve your login by responding to a simple Accept or Reject prompt directly on your smartphone or tablet.

With the ever-increasing number of online and mobile accounts amongst today’s consumers, attacks are at an all-time high as advanced technology capabilities are used to steal valuable information and personal data. Transakt protects you against threats such as phishing, man-in-the-middle, man-in the-browser, and replay attacks. It’s free to install and a snap to configure for use with LastPass.

Getting Started with Transakt

After you have completed the LastPass installation, do the following:

  1. On your mobile phone or tablet, go to
  2. Install the Transakt app.
  3. On your computer, go to My LastPass Vault and log in using your email address and your LastPass master password.
  4. From the Actions menu, click Settings.
  5. Click the Multifactor Options tab and select Transakt.
  6. From the Transakt Authentication list, select Enabled. A popup screen displays a unique sign-up code:
  7. Open the Transakt app.
  8. In the Introduction screen, click Let’s begin. In the Transakt Signup screen, do either of the following:
    Click Scan code and scan the code displayed on your computer screen.
    Click Enter code and type in the eight-digit code.
  9. On your computer, click OK when you receive the message that Transakt authentication has been successfully set up.
  10. On the Multifactor Options page, click Update.
  11. When prompted, enter your LastPass master password.
  12. Log out of LastPass. The next time that you log in to LastPass, an authentication request will be sent to your Transakt app and you can simply click Accept.

Let us know in the comments below if you give Transakt a try!


    • Seaotter647 says:

      Can anyone confirm that Transakt, like Duo and Toopher, can only work with one mobile device at a time. Consequently, if two people use the same LastPass account, they cannot each use their own mobile devices as the second authentication factor?

      • Amber Gott says:

        Yes, this seems to be the case, at least when using the “push” feature with LastPass. You might be able to use OTPs on the second device, but we have not fully tested this scenario.

      • Seaotter647 says:

        Please test it. My wife could have the “push” feature and I could use the one time password feature. I would use Transakt if that worked.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have LP Wallet on my iPad, but it only accepts a password as normal. Is the mobile app Transakt aware?

    • Anonymous says:

      bug on Ubuntu 13.10 , Chrome & Lastpass 3.0.0 :
      1. the icon stay black, as there was not conenction on the server
      2. the sites are not reported when click on the icon, and the form stay blank, even if sites were filled in before v3.0.0 …

    • Anonymous says:

      Transakt worked well enough on web/PC logins. I did have to manually activate the Transakt app on my Windows Phone device otherwise I wouldn’t receive notifications.

      Transakt seemed to do nothing for mobile LastPass. In fact, after entering my master password, I eventually get a message that says “Multifactor authentication required! Upgrade your browser extension so you can enter it.” which is a very perplexing message indeed.

    • I don’t necessarily agree. The info about the account is stored centrally, and I have to snap a QR code every time I sign in?