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Princeton OIT offers software to store passwords securely

June 11, 2019 3:48 p.m.

Princeton University faculty and staff may now store and secure all of their passwords in one place with the LastPass password manager. 

Employees will receive a personalized email from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) on or around June 12, inviting them to join LastPass. More information and instructions can be found on OIT’s Information Security website

“Managing passwords can be difficult, but a secure password manager can help you be more efficient by generating, remembering, organizing, and filling in your passwords,” said David Sherry, OIT’s chief information security officer. 

LastPass is an encrypted password manager that integrates with web browsers and makes it easy to log into websites. Features of LastPass include: password storage, password generator, ability to share passwords securely, and access from any computer or device. 

Faculty and staff may sign up for a University Enterprise account to store University passwords and a Premium account to store personal passwords. Both accounts are free for Princeton University employees. 

Students can sign up for free LastPass Premium accounts when they return to campus for the fall semester. 

OIT will also offer LastPass training sessions and office hours. More information is available on the OIT Information Security website.