Today we’re excited to announce a new update to LastPass Authenticator, making it the first authentication app to deliver a push-based, one-tap experience to verify your identity for your favorites sites, including Google, Amazon, Evernote and more.
Using a two-factor authentication tool is one of the most reliable ways to keep your data and online accounts safe, but it can be complicated. Now LastPass Authenticator offers the easiest and most convenient way to add a second layer of verification – without adding an added layer of complexity to the login process. The one-tap push notification with LastPass Authenticator makes it extremely simple for anyone to authenticate to their online accounts – without slowing down your day.
A better two-factor experience
Rather than having to enter a six-digit code to authorize logins, anyone using LastPass Authenticator on iOS or Android (the new functionality is not available for Windows phones) can now simply tap an approval notification that has been pushed to their phone to verify their identity and complete their login.
To use push notifications for two-factor on other websites, simply ensure that you have LastPass installed in your browser(s) and that you are logged in to your LastPass account before pairing LastPass Authenticator with the website of your choice.
For more information on how to set up LastPass Authenticator, see our article here.
From multiple apps, to one
This update delivers on our mission to provide simple, secure authentication for everyone. As a LastPass user, LastPass Authenticator lets you consolidate your two-factor authentication needs to one app, with one-tap approval as well as one-time passcodes. That means you only need one authenticator app to keep you protected on all of your sites.
Even if you’re not a LastPass user, the one-time passcode option in LastPass Authenticator can be independently used on any online website or application that is supported by Google Authenticator.
The next generation of 2FA
Passwords are a reality of today’s world, and unfortunately so are threats like phishing attacks and data breaches. When security is of the utmost importance, 2FA is critical and can’t be overlooked. LastPass Authenticator makes two-factor authentication approachable and easy so you can keep attackers locked out, without taking more time out of your day.