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.
Here is how you can disable the password manager re-authentication:
- Open Google Chrome browser, type chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter.
- Scroll down the list of all the features available until you see the flag labeled Disable Password Manager Reauthentication.
- Click on the small Enable link given below this feature’s description to enable this feature.
- Click on the button labeled Relaunch Now to restart Chrome with new settings.
- 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.