Disable Chrome from Asking Windows User Login Password

One of the latest security related feature in the recent versions of Chrome browser is that it asks for your Windows user login password if you try to access the passwords saved in the browser. If you do not know how to view the saved passwords in Google Chrome, then you can read our previous article about viewing saved passwords in Chrome. In the newer versions of the Chrome browser, it asks for the Windows sign-in password before finally revealing the saved passwords. However, if you have not assigned any Windows sign-in password, then it does not ask for one.

If you do not want Chrome to ask for your Windows login password when you access saved passwords, then you can either remove the Windows user login password from your account or you can disable the password manager re-authentication feature in Chrome.

Chrome Password Manager Reauthentication

Here is how you can disable the password manager re-authentication:

  1. Open Google Chrome browser, type chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Scroll down the list of all the features available until you see the flag labeled Disable Password Manager Reauthentication.Chrome Password Manager Reauthentication
  3. Click on the small Enable link given below this feature’s description to enable this feature.
  4. Click on the button labeled Relaunch Now to restart Chrome with new settings.
  5. That’s it. After this, Chrome will not ask for Windows user password when you try to access the saved passwords.

While disabling the password manager re-authentication feature can make it a little easier for you to view the saved passwords, it actually exposes your saved passwords to just about anyone using your computer. So you should not disable this excellent security feature in Chrome unless you are absolutely the only user working on your computer.

  • Cheryl

    Yay thank you, it’s been annoying me on Windows 10 preview.

    Should also add to click on relaunch after making changes.

  • HBJax

    How will that ‘tip’ help you when ‘anyone else’ is working on your computer (they do it themself)?

    • Why would you want someone else to access your saved passwords so easily?

  • Shan MacNob

    Great Trisha… however : “Disable Password Manager Reauthentication”… does not exist any longer in chrome://flags! Is there an other way? thanks.

    • lord74

      yes, you right, i’ve searched very well but nothing found, is there any trick to stop that annoying thing

      • Rishab

        I was also trying this, but could not find any flag to disable password manager reauthentication..

        • lord74

          so there is no hope

        • lord74

          so there is no hope for us.
          damn that chrome in their stupid f**king ideas

  • how can i find my windows password, because the Disable Password Manager Reauthentication isn’t there anymore and now im not able to see my saved passwords im using windows 10…i need help please