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LastPass announces integration with Google Workspace
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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LastPass by LogMeIn has announced a new integration with Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite, as part of its federated login services.

With this latest addition, LastPass now has directory and federation integrations with four of the top identity providers (IdP) in the market, including ADFS, Azure AD, Okta and Google Workspace.

According to the company, this makes it easier to build LastPass into existing systems, enhancing security for businesses while simplifying the login process for end users.

Once an organisation has their directory integrated with LastPass, employees experience a login process that provides users access to LastPass using their corporate Google Workspace credentials no additional password required.

This method removes login complexities and password reset frustrations for users, as well as additional overhead costs, tools, and integrations for IT teams to manage, the company states.

Through the Google directory integration, employers can also automatically provision LastPass accounts to their employees to ease the process of adding and removing users.

The integration is setup by IT through a one-time configuration, providing users with access to their most used tools while also maintaining security, LastPass states.

According to the company, the benefits of federated login through LastPass include:

Additional security: The LastPass federation model enables best-in-class security with zero-knowledge infrastructure.

Simplified user access: Login frustrations can be alleviated and employees can be more easily connected to their work, all while leveraging technology and solutions already implemented within the business.

Elimination of additional passwords: Employees only need one password to unlock work their Google Workspace login. This simplifies access and can potentially improve productivity, the company states.

Increased adoption: Users are able to eliminate the enrolment process and the need for a master password. This provides employees with immediate access to the credentials they need to do their work, removing login frustrations.

Automated identity management: Users are able to save time and resources while scaling password management across organisations by automating provisioning between the identity provider and LastPass. This also ensures no data leaves the business when employees do.

Simple set-up: The solution enables users to sync the directory and complete a one-time, native federation configuration, providing users with access to their most used tools without compromising on security.

LogMeIn VP of product management Dan DeMichele says, "LastPass is the leading password manager on the market, providing this level of security authentication for federated login integrations with identity providers."

DeMichele says, "Between this new integration with Google Workspace, and the combination of zero-knowledge infrastructure and multi-key approach, this security model that is unique to LastPass offers a level of security uncommon with such a simple login experience.

"This ensures the keys used to unlock a user's vault only reunite locally on the end-users device.