Manage Passwords

Manage Passwords  #

Introduction  #

Chrome has the ability to save the login information (i.e., usernames and passwords) for the accounts you use to sign in to websites. The login information is stored within your Chrome profile and you can view, copy, modify, and remove saved passwords for specific websites. Note that viewing, copying or modifying the passwords will require you to pass a security prompt that is specific to your computer’s operating system. There is more than one way to access your stored login information, but both methods provide the same functionality.

Accessing stored passwords (method 1)  #

Step 1  #

Click the profile icon located near the upper-right corner of the Chrome browser.

Step 2  #

Click the passwords icon.

Step 3  #

A new tab in your browser will open with a list of your saved passwords (along with their associated sites and usernames).

Accessing stored passwords (method 2)  #

Step 1  #

Click the three-dot icon located near the upper-right corner of the Chrome browser. Then, click the Settings option.

Step 2  #

A new tab in your browser will open with your profile’s settings. Click the Autofill option on the left.

Step 3  #

Click the Passwords option.

Step 4  #

The tab will be redirected to a list of your saved passwords (along with their associated sites and usernames).

Viewing passwords  #

Step 1  #

To view a stored password, click the Show password icon located to its right.

Windows: A Windows Security notification will appear asking you for your computer’s PIN number. Enter your PIN number. The password will be revealed after the completion of this step.

Mac: A Mac OS Keychain notification will appear asking you for your computer’s login information. Once your login credentials are entered, press OK. The password will be revealed after the completion of this step.

Modifying passwords  #

Step 1  #

To modify a password (i.e., copy, edit, or remove), click the three-dot icon located to its right.

Step 2  #

After clicking the three-dot icon, a small pop-up window will appear with three options: Copy password, Edit password, and Remove. Select the option that you want to use.

Windows: A Windows Security window will appear asking you for your computer’s PIN number. Enter your PIN number. The password will be revealed after the completion of this step.

Mac: A Chrome notification window will appear asking you for your computer’s login information. Once your login credentials are entered, press OK. The password will be revealed after the completion of this step.