Safari asks for a username and password when logging in to a website. But did you know that you can view and manage the passwords saved by Safari on a Mac?
Usernames and passwords are stored on a Mac in the keychain application. This is an application that manages data such as certificates, secure notes, encryption keys, usernames, and passwords. Safari consults the Keychain application to automatically complete usernames and passwords when you try to log in to a website where username and password are required.
The login credentials for web pages can, of course, be viewed and edited in Safari on a Mac.
View and Manage Saved passwords in Safari on Mac
View saved passwords in Safari
Open Safari, open the menu in the top bar of your Mac, go to Settings and open tab: Passwords. Enter your password or Touch-ID to unlock Keychain.
You are now presented with a list of saved usernames and passwords. When you want to see the password, click on the username and the password will be visible. Double click the username to edit.
Turn off automatic save the password in Safari on Mac
If you do not want Safari to ask you to save the username and password when logging in to a website, you can disable this option by unchecking “AutoFill usernames and passwords”.
Manually add usernames and passwords in Safari on Mac
It is also possible to manually add a username and password in Safari and link it to a URL that requires a login. This way, Safari will ensure that the username and password are automatically filled out when you visit the website and want to log in using the username and password.
In the list with login credentials, click the Add button and enter the login website, username, and password. Click Add password to confirm. Safari will now automatically login when you visit the URL you provided.
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