All VU students have access to a free account.
You will need to use your live.vu.edu.au email address to sign up to Dashlane and unlock your free premium account. You can then continue to access Dashlane via your VU email, or switch to a personal email address.
Follow the prompts on the Dashlane website to sign up and start using the service.
A first login, you will receive a prompt to install the Dashlane browser extension. This will autosave and autofill your passwords, as you browse the web.
You can import presaved passwords from Chrome, Edge, Firefox, LastPass and 1Password by following these instructions.
You'll need to install the Dashlane app on your phone, tablet and other devices, to access the passwords stored in your account.
For more information see the Dash in 60-second user guide.
Are password managers secure?
All the passwords saved within your password manager are encrypted. The main risk in using a password manager is if your master password is compromised.
At VU, you access Dashlane through Single Sign On (SSO/eAccount), which is protected by Multifactor Authentication (MFA). This means that even if somebody else has your password, they won’t be able to access Dashlane without authenticating your account via MFA.
To ensure maximum account security, use the following measures:
- choose a long, strong and unique SSO password
- change your SSO password frequently
- log out of Dashlane when you’re not using it
- add MFA to all accounts where possible
- always lock the screen on your device when you’re not using it.
If you forget your VU password, it can be reset through the IT Support Desk. Dashlane also has a detailed troubleshooting page if you can’t log into the app or have lost your master password.
Saving passwords on your MFA activated accounts
On first login to an account that already has MFA activated, you'll need to:
- sign into Dashlane
- save the password manually
- authenticate with MFA.
After following these steps, Dashlane should automatically prefill your credentials.