Retrieve stored passwords from your Internet browser

Internet browsers have the ability to save passwords. These are typically kept in a non-encrypted, plain text format.  It is strongly recommended that you do not use your browsers password saving feature as it is not a secure password manager.

To view these passwords see the appropriate documentation for your specific browser:

For Chrome

  1. From the top right Chrome menu button, select Settings
  2. In Settings, select Passwords.
  3. In this menu you can see all your saved passwords.
    • To view a password, click on the eyeball image. You will need to enter your login password.
    • To remove a saved password, click on the 3-dot menu.

Link to Instructions

For Firefox

  1. Select the Firefox menu in the upper right corner
    Firefox hamburger menu
  2. Click Logins and Passwords.
  3. Search or scroll to find the login info you wish to see/change

Link to Instructions

For Safari

  1. From the Safari app, go to the Safari menu and choose Preferences
  2. Choose the Passwords tab.
  3. Click the checkbox for Show passwords for selected websites €“ this requires the administrator password to be entered for the Mac.
  4. Choose the website from the list whose password you wish to reveal, then choose to Allow when permission is requested to reveal that logins password.

Link to Instructions