Internet Explorer was once one of the biggest players in the browser game, but now it’s coming to its end of days. Starting June 15, 2022, Microsoft will end support of Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11), the last major version of Internet Explorer, and will discontinue the security updates used to maintain it.
Microsoft says customers should move to Microsoft Edge with IE mode. This mode enables backward compatibility and will be supported through at least 2029. Microsoft has promised to provide one year’s notice before retiring IE mode.¹
This change has an effect on not only Internet Explorer, but also any applications used in tandem with it, such as LastPass. LastPass has also announced that as of June 15, the LastPass browser extension for IE 11 will no longer be supported. The company recommends users transition to a different, supported browser in advance of the June date.²
LastPass says it recommends “you access your LastPass vault by logging in using a supported LastPass browser extension on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and/or Opera going forward. You can also access your LastPass vault via the LastPass website, LastPass mobile apps for iOS or Android, or LastPass desktop application for Windows.”²
LastPass users may continue to access their accounts using any of the supported alternative options:
- Download the LastPass for Microsoft Edge web browser extension
- Download the LastPass browser extension for a different web browser
- Download the LastPass app for iOS or Android
- Use the online web vault by logging in to the LastPass website with your email address and master password
IE 11 has been in use since 2013 and since then, online capabilities have become much more sophisticated. Open web standards and more recently issued browsers have enabled faster web access and greater sets of features. This change will enable Microsoft users more ease of access and use of everyday tools like Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and more.³
Microsoft Edge provides support for legacy and newly developed websites and apps. For organizations with a dependency on legacy Internet Explorer-based sites, they will need to be configured to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer (IE) mode.