LastPass is a browser extension that provides an online password safe.
Update 29 January 2012: These notes refer to LastPass 1.80.5 on Opera 11.61/Linux, Windows, and Portable Apps, and LastPass 1.8.0 on Firefox 9.0.1/Linux. For the moment I’m merely testing LastPass and so am noting random observations as I get to know the extension and service. Later I’ll try to turn these notes into something orderly and useful.
Update 10 December 2015: I’ve since moved on to Encryptr. It’s not yet as full featured as LastPass but is considerably safer, which is the whole point of a password safe. To the best of my knowledge the notes below remain correct.
Attempting to install on Opera often fails with an error message. Installing it manually works around the issue.
In May 2011 LastPass servers may have suffered a data breach. There is a risk to storing passwords or other sensitive data on the net. In my case, the benefits outweigh the risk, but for some users it might make more sense to store passwords locally with a tool such as KeePass or KeePassX. If like me you decide to use LastPass, read Four things you should know about LastPass.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Some websites’ login forms have unusual coding that don’t play well with LastPass. For example, on one site if I let LastPass fill in my credentials I get an incorrect username or password error when I attempt to log in. If on the other hand I have LastPass copy my username to the clipboard and paste it into the username field, then do the same with the password, then I can log in without error.
For such websites it’s best to force-save the site with the “Save All Entered Data” feature. I opened the login page at interbanca.hn and manually entered my credentials but did not log in. Per your instructions I clicked on the LastPass icon and selected Tools – Save All Entered Data. An Add Site window popped up. I gave the new site a unique name. I logged in to the site, then logged out and closed the browser.
To check my work I reopened the browser and used LastPass to go to interbanca.hn. LastPass logged me right in, no problem.
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