LastPass is an incredible tool that is letting me use really secure and unique passwords on the many sites I have accounts set up.
Many times when I use the Generate Secure Password tool LastPass fails to record the password anywhere I can find. Later when I return to the site and try to log LastPass doesn't recognize it at all. Sometimes I can find an entry that says "Generated Password for xyz.com" for example. Then I can use it to manually log in by copying the password from the LastPass vault and pasting it into the site login form ... as long as I remember what user ID I used.
(I can understand that it may not always be possible to extrapolate the web site where the account is first created with the place where you normally sign in once the account is established. In fact I operate such a system where the accounts are established using one domain but the login security is provided to many other domains from the one central database.)
But sometimes I find no evidence that a password was ever generated. An example is what happened today. I created a new account at http://fora.tv/
and used the Generate Secure Password tool to create a nice random password. That done, I logged out of LastPass and went home for the day.
At home, I found that their system sends an email to my in-box with a link to prove that the email address I used is real. When I clicked on that I was returned to the Fora web site page that says I'm now a member and to please log in.
LastPass did not auto fill the login and I could not locate the Fora domain or any record of the generated password. (I was able to recover the password by following Fora's "forgot my password" procedure and LastPass dutifully recorded the new password when I entered it.)
1. So can you tell me, or point me to a place, exactly what I should expect of LastPass when using the Generate Secure Password tool?
2. Since I did the first part at work, how do I make sure my home browser had the latest LastPass vault data?
3. Will a new generated password show up in the "recently used" list at the top of the vault? (If not, that would be useful for a case like this.)
Thanks for a great product at the perfect price.