The Chrome password manager will soon add a new function (small, but very useful) that will make it easier to edit them within the same administrator.
Passwords are a horrible method in both security and usability, but until more advanced methods that are coming under biometric identification technologies are consolidated, we have to continue using them. As massive violations of Internet services are recorded month after month, millions of passwords are exposed, complicating the situation.
Password managers are a good tool to manage access to the large number of services where we are registered. And avoid the hassle of using multiple passwords. Its operation is known. The user only needs to remember a master password and the manager will do the rest. They usually work on multiple platforms, they can work offline and online, they help against phishing attacks and ultimately save us time and facilitate their use.
Chrome password manager
The Google browser has its own administrator. Logged in with their account, a user can add the passwords of applications and services they want at will. The manager stores them safely, allows their management in chrome: // settings / passwords and uses them to fill in the username and password fields the next time you visit a website.
This automatic “fill” works well normally, but often gets confused when a password has changed, which means that many times it must be completed manually. And you may not remember or have the password written down. Hence the usefulness of a new feature that has been enabled in the Chrome Canary trial version and that we hope will soon reach stable versions.
If you use Firefox, it will sound familiar, because the free browser already offers this type of password editing function in its ‘Password Manager’. If you want to try it, you can do it now because Google has enabled it in the trial version of the browser. As follows:
- Launch Chrome Canary.
- Visit chrome: // flags page from the navigation bar.
- Look for “Edit password in Settings”.
- Activate the function and restart the browser.
- Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> Autocomplete> Passwords or go directly to the administrator using chrome: // settings / passwords.
- In saved passwords, click on the more actions dropdown and you will see the new “Edit password” function.
To update or edit your password, you may want to see the saved password first. To do this, click on the eye icon and enter the operating system password. Once the authentication is successful, you can change the password and save it in Google Chrome.
Small novelty, but very useful to better manage the Chrome password manager. The new feature is available in Chrome Canary for desktop versions of Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Google will transfer it for all users in the next stable versions of its web browser.