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Standard User spranglebolt
(committed) Mon 22-Aug-16 13:23:45
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LastPass on Edge


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Can someone please tell me if LastPass is available through Edge yet?

Seems strange still to have to go through IE!
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 22-Aug-16 13:39:05
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You can get it via the Windows Insider program.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Aug-16 13:49:40
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No need for Windows Insider

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 22-Aug-16 14:01:25
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The reviews don't look too promising. Also, Edge is telling me that to install any extension, I need to upgrade to Windows despite the fact that I'm using Windows 10. I think I'll pass.
Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Aug-16 14:34:21
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Windows 10 Version 1607), then you can install extensions in Edge including LastPass.

Version 1607 is the latest mainstream version of Windows 10 - as has been said, there is no need to join Windows Insider. That said, it is worth checking the compatibility of any software that hooks into the OS at a low level before your upgrade, such as antivirus software or VPN client software, also for any relevant driver updates for your machine.

I've had no problem upgrading to Version 1607 on my laptop and Windows 10 VMs.



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Standard User spranglebolt
(committed) Mon 22-Aug-16 17:45:41
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Thanks for these responses. I will persevere.

Have already done the Win10 anniversary update and am fully UTD but LastPass' own forum still seems to give a confusing picture. It's odd that some posts seem to think it's LastPass fault that it hasn't been working.

Would have thought that it was a MS responsibility to make sure that all established and current software they promised would continue to work with Win10 would actually do so! Am I being na´ve - or just cynical as usual?.
Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Aug-16 19:43:11
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I have LastPass installed in Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 and have been able to log in to LastPass (including 2FA with a Yubikey), display my vault and log into these forums using LastPass. However, I don't use Edge as my primary browser, so am not best placed to know about any installation or compatibility issues.



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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Aug-16 21:14:17
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Stupid that you have to go through MS store for extensions for Edge.

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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Aug-16 22:15:57
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Stupid that you have to go through MS store for extensions for Edge.

Any reason why you object? Browser extensions are an obvious route to introduce malware, so all the major browsers have moved to a trusted extension ecosystem for non-developer/development editions of the browser.

Chrome extensions must now be installed via the Chrome web store. Chrome has already discontinued support for binary extensions other than the Flash plug-in bundled with the browser, which is already due to be be removed in the future.

Firefox add-ons for the release version of the browser must be digitally signed by Mozilla; I'm not sure if the about:config work-round to allow the use of unsigned extensions still works in Firefox 48 as I no longer have any need for my old unsigned extensions. Mozilla are in the process of deprecating the external binary extensions API; the only non-bundled binary extension that works in the relatively new Windows x64 version of Firefox is Flash (so you cannot use Java with the x64 build of Firefox), this restriction is due to be extended to the x86 version in a future version of Firefox, and Flash support will eventually be discontinued entirely.

As the move to trusted browser ecosystems with no external binary extension support (beyond Flash for a limited period) has or is taking place in other browsers, also Microsoft had the advantage of a clean start when implementing Edge extensions, it seems obvious for Microsoft to use a trust system based on the Microsoft Store infrastructure for Edge extensions. The barriers to getting a Microsoft Store account to distribute an extension are fairly low.


I would rather we lived in a world where trusted computing was still unnecessary, but I think the case for technologies like UEFI Secure Boot and closed browser ecosystems is now compelling considering what we know about the threat environment. Unless security is either mandated or the default, most users will stick with insecure default options out of ignorance, lethargy and/or performance concerns.



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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Aug-16 22:55:46
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I agree 100%. It makes a huge amount of sense for programs like this to be closely controlled rather than accepting any old malware.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Aug-16 09:08:26
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i do not have to have any account to get extensions for Chrome or Firefox, I just pop onto their site, click onto the extension I require and it installs. With Edge you need an MS account to get extensions. At the moment as far as i know you can still keep your computer on a local account and acess the store, but how long will that stay for? Give it time and Ms will require you to have your computer linked up a MS account permanently to acess the store.

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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 23-Aug-16 11:15:17
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As you say, you can still sign into the Microsoft Store whilst remaining on a local account.

We can only speculate what the future might be. I don't find cloud based accounts as threatening as you clearly do, though it is certainly true that Microsoft try their best to move people onto connecting their Windows account to their Microsoft account.



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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Aug-16 12:39:48
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Yes you can sign on to the store on a local account, but you still need a MS account to get the extensions, not sure if you can get them while on a local account.

We know what the future is, certainly in operating systems like Windows, Microsoft have already showed us how they want to do things with Windows 10. they want us to be connected to their services every time we turn on our computer or tablet. Look at the way Ms is pushing their cloud system, the way they are sending data back from Windows 10, which is why I will not install windows 10.

You say you do not find cloud based accounts threatening, well maybe you should, it is all about getting to know more about us, selling more and more of our data and taking more of our privacy away.

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Standard User spranglebolt
(committed) Tue 23-Aug-16 13:37:39
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David & Tiny
Yep for new apps I completely take your point. But here we have a splendid app which had already been used happily and safely by hundreds of thousands, including me, for yonks. Further, before I upgraded an online MS check reported that all my HW and SW was OK and, as far as I know, are still telling punters that 'everything is the same'. It wasn't until I tried to use LastPass through Edge that it became apparent that, as you guys have recorded here, it would be necessary to jump through a few hoops.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 23-Aug-16 13:39:50
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Also monetising everything we use the computer for.

Once all data is in the cloud, free space will be a gonner. Put the apps up there as well instead of programs on our machines and that's "job done". Permanent high margin app and space rentals.

And what then when our internet connection or a random server somewhere falls over?

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 23-Aug-16 15:49:37
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In reply to a post by spranglebolt:
But here we have a splendid app which had already been used happily and safely by hundreds of thousands, including me, for yonks.
No.

No-one had used a LastPass extension for Edge before now.

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Standard User spranglebolt
(committed) Tue 23-Aug-16 18:24:15
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Precisely my point. If it worked perfectly satisfactorily and safely before the halcyon days of Win 10, why does this specific app need to be accessed through an extension now?
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 23-Aug-16 19:12:55
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LastPass has always been provided as an extension for web browsers. But it has never been done for Edge before now.

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