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Move your data from LastPass to 1Password in the desktop app

You can transfer your passwords, Secure Notes, and other items from LastPass into 1Password in the desktop app.

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To import your data from LastPass, you’ll need to sign up for a 1Password account. If you received an email inviting you to join a family or team account, follow the instructions in the email.

After you’ve created your 1Password account, install 1Password for Mac, Windows, or Linux and sign in, then follow the steps below to import your LastPass data.

Before you begin

Before you begin, learn more about what happens when you import your data from LastPass to 1Password:

  • Private folders will be converted to tags. Shared folders can only be imported by a person who has administrator privileges in the folder.
  • Individual items that are shared with you will be imported.
  • Password history is imported for shared items, but not private items.

If you use LastPass Families or Business:

  • Shared folders will be converted to vaults, and will include their group permissions if you create groups in your 1Password account with the same names as your LastPass groups. Learn more about how shared folder permissions are imported.
  • Shared folders can only be imported by someone who has administrator privileges in the shared folder. After a shared folder is imported, it will not be available for other administrators to import.
  • To import shared folders in 1Password Teams or Business, you’ll need permission to create vaults.

When you import your data, your item types will change:

LastPass item type1Password item type
PasswordLogin
AddressIdentity
ApplicationLogin
Custom itemSecure Note
File or one-time password attached to an itemAutomatically attached to the same item*
Bank Account, Credit Cards, and othersEquivalent item type

* If you use LastPass Authenticator, one-time passwords saved in it won't be imported, but you can manually add them to 1Password after you've imported your other data.

To make sure nothing is left behind, 1Password also imports account-related settings and other metadata as Secure Notes. These can be found in the Imported Unknown Data vault. You can review and archive them if you don’t need them.

Step 1: Prepare your LastPass account

If you sign in to LastPass with a password, continue to the next step.

If you sign in to your LastPass account with SSO, follow the steps for your identity provider:

  • If you sign in with Google Workspace, add http://127.0.0.1:18255/import/redirect as a “Authorized redirect URI” to the LastPass entry found on the Credentials page in your Google Cloud console.
  • If you sign in with Microsoft Entra ID, add http://127.0.0.1:18255/import/redirect as a redirect URI in “Mobile and desktop applications” for the LastPass application in Entra ID.
  • If you sign in with Okta, add http://127.0.0.1:18255/import/redirect as a sign-in redirect URI for the LastPass application in Okta.
  • If you sign in with another identity provider, you’ll need to import your data on 1Password.com. You can contact us to let us know what identity provider you’d like us to support next.

If you use Duo for multi-factor authentication in your LastPass account, learn how to prepare to import your LastPass data.

Step 2: Import your LastPass data

To import your data in the 1Password desktop app, follow these steps on your computer:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password for Mac.
  2. From the menu bar, choose File > Import > LastPass.

    If the Import button isn't available, you may need permission to create vaults.

  3. Enter your LastPass account details, choose the 1Password account to import your data to from the dropdown at the bottom of the window, then click Next.
  4. If you use LastPass Families or Business, select optional LastPass Admin Import Tools:
    • Select Only import folder sharing permissions to update the permissions for shared folders you’ve already imported without making other changes.
    • Select Map user email addresses to map shared folder permissions for people who have different email addresses in 1Password than they did in LastPass. You’ll only see this option if you’re a LastPass admin.
  5. Click Import to begin the import process.

    Get help if you see a message that says some data might be missing due to decryption issues.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password for Windows.
  2. Choose  > Import > LastPass.

    If the Import button isn't available, you may need permission to create vaults.

  3. Enter your LastPass account details, choose the 1Password account to import your data to from the dropdown at the bottom of the window, then click Next.
  4. If you use LastPass Families or Business, select optional LastPass Admin Import Tools:
    • Select Only import folder sharing permissions to update the permissions for shared folders you’ve already imported without making other changes.
    • Select Map user email addresses to map shared folder permissions for people who have different email addresses in 1Password than they did in LastPass. You’ll only see this option if you’re a LastPass admin.
  5. Click Import to begin the import process.

    Get help if you see a message that says some data might be missing due to decryption issues.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password for Linux.
  2. Choose  > Import > LastPass.

    If the Import button isn't available, you may need permission to create vaults.

  3. Enter your LastPass account details, choose the 1Password account to import your data to from the dropdown at the bottom of the window, then click Next.
  4. If you use LastPass Families or Business, select optional LastPass Admin Import Tools:
    • Select Only import folder sharing permissions to update the permissions for shared folders you’ve already imported without making other changes.
    • Select Map user email addresses to map shared folder permissions for people who have different email addresses in 1Password than they did in LastPass. You’ll only see this option if you’re a LastPass admin.
  5. Click Import to begin the import process.

    Get help if you see a message that says some data might be missing due to decryption issues.

After you’ve moved your data, follow the next steps to start using 1Password.

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You can find all imported items using the LastPass tag. Learn more about organizing your 1Password items with tags.

Next steps

  1. Uninstall LastPass. This is important to avoid conflicts with 1Password.

    If you turned off two-factor authentication for your LastPass account, turn it on again to secure your account, unless you plan to delete your account.

  2. Get 1Password for your browser. You’ll use the 1Password browser extension to save logins and sign in to websites.
  3. Change your passwords. If your LastPass data was part of a breach and you haven’t changed your passwords yet, use 1Password to generate and save new passwords for all your accounts. Start with your most important passwords first, like the ones for your email, financial, and social media accounts.
  4. Set up two-factor authentication for your accounts. You can use 1Password as an authenticator for any of your accounts that support two-factor authentication.

    If you use 1Password as part of a team, your administrator may require other authentication options. Follow the policies set by your team.

  5. Get the 1Password apps. Use 1Password on all your devices: Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, and Linux.
  6. Use Watchtower to find any other passwords you need to change. Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems with the items you have saved in 1Password.

Get help

If you can’t install the desktop app or you want to import a CSV file from LastPass, you can import your data on 1Password.com.

Get help if you encounter an issue with your import from LastPass.

Learn more

Appendix: Email address mapping

If people have different email addresses in 1Password than they did in LastPass, select Map user email addresses during the import process to make sure that the correct shared folder permissions are assigned to each person.

Upload a CSV file that includes one mapping per line, formatted as old email,new email. For example:

wendy_appleseed_old@agilebits.com,wendy_appleseed_new@agilebits.com
johnny_appleseed_old@agilebits.com,johnny_appleseed_new@agilebits.com

This option is only available to LastPass admins in accounts that have at least one shared folder.

For security reasons, the import process doesn’t preserve individual administrative access to specific LastPass folders for people whose email addresses have changed. You can find instances of dropped administrative access by looking in your 1Password logs for messages similar to the following:

Dropping 'manage vault' permission of user from line 10 of the user mappings CSV from vault 'VAULT-UUID'

Appendix: Shared folder permissions

When you import shared folders from LastPass, permissions will be also be imported automatically. Each shared folder gets converted into a vault, every item in the shared folder is added to the vault, and permissions for the folder are also applied to the vault.

Shared folder permissions aren’t imported if the person or group that has access to the folder doesn’t exist in your 1Password account or if the person is an external LastPass user.

If you want to re-import your folder permissions from LastPass without making other changes, you can go through the import process again and select Only import folder sharing permissions.

Shared folder permissions are mapped differently based on your account type:

Family account

Permission in LastPassBecomes
administerAllow Managing
read-onlyAllow Viewing*
hide-passwordsNot imported

* If the read-only permission isn't active, the person also gets Allow Editing.

Learn more about managing vault access in 1Password Families.

Team or business account

Permission in LastPassBecomes
administerManage Vault
read-onlyView Items
hide-passwordsRemoves “View and Copy Passwords”

Learn more about managing vault permissions in 1Password Teams and Business.

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