Dashlane’s web app gives you a simpler, safer way to live your online life, available within a lightweight browser extension in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Chromium-based browsers such as Opera and Brave. Instantly autofill login credentials and forms, and automatically generate and save strong, secure passwords.
How to get the extension for your favorite browser
The Dashlane web app is officially available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, but you may also use Dashlane in Chromium-based browsers such as Opera and Brave.
To download the extension on a Linux or Chromebook machine, please visit our download page. You will be taken through our web onboarding during which Dashlane will be installed on your browser. The Dashlane extension for Linux and Chromebook is currently only compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
To install the extension, open this link in Chrome.
This will open our extension's page on the Chrome Web Store. There, click Add to Chrome, which will open a popup asking you to confirm that you want to add the extension to Chrome. Click Add extension.
Starting with Chrome 83, all extensions are managed through a puzzle piece-shaped button in the Chrome toolbar. You will still be able to pin extensions to the Chrome toolbar, but all newly installed extensions will first appear under the new extensions "puzzle icon."
So to pin Dashlane to your Chrome toolbar, follow these steps once you've installed the extension:
Click the extension icon in your toolbar.
Click the pin icon next to the Dashlane extension. When the extension is pinned, the pin icon will turn from gray to blue, and the extension's icon will show up next to the search bar.
The Dashlane icon will now remain in your Chrome toolbar for easy access.
To install the extension, open this link in Firefox.
On the page that opens, please click Install, Continue to Installation and finally Add in order to add the extension to Firefox.
To install the extension, open this link in Edge.
A window should automatically open in your Edge browser, prompting you to Get the extension. Click on the Get button and wait for the download to be complete, then click Launch. Last but not least, click Turn it on to enable the extension.
Note that if you do not already have the latest version of Edge, you will be prompted to download it at the top of your browser.
To install the extension, either click here or follow these steps:
- Open the App Store on your Mac
- Search for "Dashlane for Safari"
- Click on GET and then INSTALL to install the application
- Open Dashlane for Safari
- Click on Open Preferences to enable Dashlane
- The Extensions tab within Safari will open, and from there you should enable the extension by ticking the box next to it.
Please note: If you have the old extension enabled you must disable it in order to use the new one.
Create your Dashlane account
After the Dashlane extension is successfully installed in your browser, you will be prompted to create your Dashlane account.
If you already have a Dashlane account, simply click on the Log in button located at the top-right corner of the window. You may check this page for more information on signing in to your account from a new device or browser.
If you are creating your Dashlane account, first choose your Dashlane email address and your Dashlane Master Password.
Your Dashlane email address is what you'll use to log in. It's also where you'll receive emails from Dashlane, unless you change your contact email address.
Your Master Password is the key you use to encrypt and unlock the data you save in Dashlane. Remember, to keep security as strong as possible, only you know your Master Password. Dashlane does not know your Master Password and cannot send it to you if you forget it. See here for more information about your Master Password and tips on how to choose one that is both secure and easy to remember!
Please note that if you are a member of a Dashlane Business plan with SSO enabled, the above doesn't apply to you as you do not have a Master Password. Please refer to this article for more information on your specific login experience.
Getting started with Dashlane
Your Dashlane extension is installed and your Dashlane account is created. If you followed the steps listed above, you should already be logged in to your Dashlane account via the Dashlane extension installed in your browser. If you are, the Dashlane icon in your browser toolbar should be green, as shown below.
To access the Dashlane web app, click on the extension icon in your browser's toolbar. In the popover window, click on the three dots in the top right corner, and then select Open app.
If instead the extension icon is orange, it means you aren't logged in. Please click on it, and a new window should open, allowing you to sign in and start using the Dashlane web app.
For more advanced information, you may refer to the two articles below to learn everything you need:
- How to use the Dashlane web app and extension – Learn in details everything you can do with the Dashlane web app.
- Using Dashlane to autofill your passwords and data – Browse the web seamlessly and enjoy Dashlane's easy autofill feature.
When you first open the web app, you'll see our Getting Started hub:
This hub will guide you through some onboarding steps as you use Dashlane for the first time.
You've already installed the Dashlane browser extension, so you're already set to complete the next task—adding a password to Dashlane as you browse! Just click the box to learn how.
Adding your first password to Dashlane
Note that you will not have to add all your passwords manually if you have been storing them in your browser or in a different password manager. In this case, you could import them all directly into your Dashlane account. You can still follow the steps below in order to add your first password and test the autofill feature.
Once you click on the box, you'll first see a list of some popular websites to choose from to get you started.
Click on the website you'd like to start with, and you'll see the three short steps to add your first password.
Click Open, and you'll be taken to the selected website. If you're already logged in to the site, be sure to log out first. Then, when you log in again, you'll see a small popup asking if you'd like to save your password to Dashlane.
After clicking Save, you'll see another small window appear letting you know that your password has been saved. Click Back to app to be taken back to the web app.
Your first password has been saved!
Clicking What's next? will guide you to click the extension to see how Dashlane can log you in to the site you just saved.
From the web app, all you have to do is click on the website that you saved, and a new tab will open where Dashlane will autofill your login information.
Upon logging in, you'll see a small window appear letting you know that Dashlane has automatically logged you in. Just click the Back to app button to go back to the web app, where you can keep adding more of your passwords to Dashlane, either manually or using the import feature!
Adding your mobile device to Dashlane
If you haven't already done so, you can also add Dashlane to your mobile device from the Getting Started hub! Note that this step is entirely optional, and can be completed before or after any of the others in the hub.
Start by clicking "Get the mobile app."
You'll then see the following screen. You'll need to scan the QR code with your mobile device.
If you're having difficulty scanning the code, or it doesn't seem to be scanning, click the "It's not working" button for some tips.
Once you scan the code, follow the prompts on your mobile device to download and install the Dashlane app. Simple as that.
Now that you've added some passwords to your account, some users will be prompted to give autofill a whirl! To do that, click the Try Autofill button from the Getting Started hub.
If you're not given this prompt but want to learn more about how autofill can make the internet easier, see here.
From there, you'll see the following window, which lets you know that you'll first need to securely store your personal info in Dashlane. Click the Store personal info button to continue. You'll be prompted to enter some commonly used basic details that you're often asked to fill out on websites: Your name, date of birth, and phone number.
Fill in your info and click Continue. You'll see Dashlane prompt you to remember this information. Click Save. Then click on Continue.
On the next screen, click Try autofill. Note the Dashlane D icons in each field. Click into one of the fields, select the data you just entered from the popup, and watch Dashlane do its magic!
Click Done. You've now seen how Dashlane can quickly and easily autofill your passwords and data across the web!
How to stay signed in to your Dashlane account
You now have the ability to have your extension remember your Master Password.
By default, the extension is set to automatically log you out when you close the browser. To avoid this, you can choose to have the extension remember your Master Password by checking the box to Keep me logged in for 14 days.
Note that this is only possible when the device is already registered with your Dashlane account. This option will not appear if it is the first time you log in, or if the device is not registered.
Only enable this feature if you are certain that your computer is safe from unauthorized access. For security reasons, we will still ask you to log in with your Master Password every 14 days.
As an alternative option to using this feature or typing your Master Password, we support login with biometrics or a security key, when logging in on the Dashlane extension. For more information on this topic, click here.