LastPass Premium is a password management service that allows you to set, store, and safely share unique and secure passwords for all of your personal accounts.

LastPass Premium is free for personal use to faculty, staff, and students (use LastPass Enterprise for work accounts).

About LastPass Premium

LastPass Premium allows you to have unique passwords - like JDga2kPMi!@# - for all your accounts without you having to remember them. 

This password management service allows you to create, store, and safely share unique and secure passwords for all of your accounts. Your passwords are safely stored in an encrypted vault accessible from any device, mobile or desktop.

(To use LastPass for Stony Brook University work account, use LastPass Enterprise.)

Generate Strong Passwords

Generate different strong, unique passwords for each account.

Store Passwords

Store your passwords in LastPass.

Access from Anywhere

Use your master password to access all your passwords on computers or mobile devices.

Safely Share Passwords

Safely share passwords with other LastPass users.

Frequently Asked Questions

With LastPass Premium for Students, no one at Stony Brook University, or LastPass, can ever see your passwords.

During activation, LastPass will ask you to convert the existing account to a LastPass Premium account, or prompt you to create a new one.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email address and a personal email address to associate with the account
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your account

Your LastPass account will persist after you leave Stony Brook, but it will be downgraded to a free account, and lose some of the Premium features. You may, at your expense, choose to continue a Premium subscription. All of your passwords will always remain available to you, even in a free account.

No, it is far and away an enhancement to security. Your passwords are encrypted locally on your computer before they ever leave it, so neither LastPass nor Stony Brook have access to your passwords in human readable form, or any form which can be made human readable.

The primary benefit of using LastPass is the ability to use unique, randomly generated, passwords on each service. Using the same password, or many variants of one password, is a serious security issue in today's landscape. Using unique passwords for each service is great security practice because if one service experiences a breach, you need not change dozens of other passwords. Users taking full advantage of LastPass don't even know their own passwords to these services, as LastPass stores and auto-fills them.

Additionally, LastPass Enterprise (and even the personal Premium version) is protected by Duo Two-Step Login, so even if your LastPass password is compromised, an attacker will still not be able to access your passwords.

When used properly, encrypted password managers can increase convenience and reduce risk by eliminating the need to reuse passwords or rely on weak passwords that are easy to remember. Even so, password managers can potentially expose our accounts to new risks that can be greatly reduced by following these guidelines.


LastPass Premium is for personal use. To use LastPass for Stony Brook University work accounts, use LastPass Enterprise.

For More Information Contact

Information Security Team