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How does the fingerprint scanner work with LastPass on the Samsung Galaxy S5?

The first step is to register your fingerprint in the settings on your Android device. Details for that can be found on CNETs page here - http://www.cnet.com/how-to/getting-to-know-the-galaxy-s5s-fingerprint-scanner/.

Please note that the Fingerprint scanner feature will NOT replace your master password for logging into the app (since your master password is needed to decrypt your Vault). It can only be used when being reprompted for your master password or pin to re-gain access to the already logged in app.

 

To enable the feature in LastPass, go to:

  • LastPass App > Menu > Preferences > and enable 'Fingerprint Reprompt'

 

When will I see the fingerprint swipe option?

  1. When you have enabled 'Reprompt for Master Password' (globally or specific entries).
  2. When you have saved your master password in the App login page, and are returning back to the app. You must have the option in: LastPass App > Menu > Preferences, 'Password Reprompt on Activate', enabled.

  3. You have a pin associated when returning to your app from the backround. You must have the option in: LastPass App > Menu > Preferences, 'Pin Code for Reprompt', enabled.

  4. Company policy (if you are part of a LastPass Enterprise) requires reprompt to edit/view.

  5. In the App Fill Window, if the re-prompt for master password setting is set.

 

 

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