How to Migrate Your Logins from LastPass to Firefox Lockwise

With LastPass limiting their free tier to one device type only on March 16th 2020, I decided it was time for a new password manager. As an avid Firefox user for the past few years, I figured it was natural to migrate over to the Firefox Lockwise solution. With a mobile app that I could browse my logins, the in-browser solution could do everything I was personally using LastPass for. Finding information on how exactly to make the move proved a tad difficult, so I am putting out this article to describe how to migrate your logins and passwords from LastPass to Firefox Lockwise step-by-step!

Step 1: Export Your LastPass Logins as CSV

To get your logins from LastPass, you can export them as a CSV file. This will give you all your logins in a plain-text format that Firefox can work with. There’s nothing wrong with doing this momentarily on a computer you trust, but make sure you delete the file afterwords.

Lastpass account options screenshot

In the LastPass extension, the export option can be found under Account Options.

Lastpass advanced screenshot

Then advanced.

Lastpass export screenshot

Then export.

Lastpass CSV file screenshot

Finally, choose export as LastPass CSV File. Save the file to a location you remember and only you have access to (i.e. don’t save this on a network drive, or somewhere on a public computer).

Step 2: Import the Logins from the CSV File into Firefox

The next step is to get the logins from the CSV file into Firefox. You can see the official Mozilla documentation on this step here.

First, make sure you have the import from file feature enabled. This feature has been available since Firefox 80, but wasn’t enabled by default on my copy of the browser.

Turning on file import in about:config in Firefox screenshot

Browse to about:config and search for signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled. Make sure it is set to true. If not, just clicking or double-clicking it should flip it to true.

Logins and passwords option in firefox screenshot

Next, open Logins and Passwords from the Firefox menu.

Import from file in firefox screenshot

Click the three dots in the upper right corner and choose Import from a File… Browse for the CSV file saved in step 1 and open it. If everything went right, Firefox will import the logins and give you a summary of how many it imported. That’s it! You will now be able to access your logins from any device synced with your Firefox account. You can also download the Firefox Lockwise app to access your logins from your mobile device.

Step 3: Delete the CSV

As a final step, make sure you remember to remove the CSV file from your computer. Delete it, then clear the trash or recycle bin to make sure it can’t be easily restored. You’re done!