Jan 07 2022 10:20 AM - edited Aug 01 2022 01:03 PM
Jan 07 2022 10:20 AM - edited Aug 01 2022 01:03 PM
Microsoft Edge is committed to making web browsing safer for its users. Threats to a user’s online safety grow with each passing year, as does the value of the parts of our lives we spend online. It’s more important than ever to be sensitive to good online security habits. And although it can all seem a little overwhelming, Microsoft Edge is here to help.
Over the past few months, the password manager in Microsoft Edge has undergone a complete transformation. It now offers a host of new capabilities that make your browsing experience more convenient and secure, to the extent that it will make any external password manager seem unnecessary. The best part? It comes with none of the concerns of adopting a third-party application, and it’s free! Read more about the comparison between a browser-based password manager and standalone password managers here: Password Security Blog
If you’re short on time, or simply prefer watching a video on what's the latest in the Microsoft Edge password manager, we’ve got you covered: Microsoft Edge | How to keep your passwords safe with Microsoft Edge - YouTube
The built-in Microsoft Edge password manager has helped millions of users save their passwords in Microsoft Edge, autofill them in web forms, and sync them across all their signed-in devices. Microsoft Edge autofill offers free and secure storage of users’ most sensitive data and makes it available on all your signed-in and syncing devices, no matter the platform.
Another benefit of using password autofill is that it is capable of defending you from phishing sites, because the password manager will only autofill passwords on the sites to which they belong. We’ve also added more capabilities to the password manager to let you edit passwords directly in Settings, view and copy your passwords, and control when the 'password reveal' icon appears inside password fields.
Using the Microsoft Edge password manager is the best way to easily manage and help protect your account information.
We’ve added a host of powerful capabilities to keep you safer and more productive online. Many of you might already be familiar with several of these (and using them every day), but here's a summary of what they do:
All your passwords are scanned automatically the first time you enable this feature. Thereafter, any password you use, save or update is scanned automatically. Of course – you can run a scan yourself anytime for all your saved passwords by going to edge://settings/passwords.
Recent enhancements to this capability include improvements in manual scans (triggered using the 'Scan now' button in Settings), which includes a real-time progress indicator, a 'Stop scan' button, and a helpful summary at the end of the scan. Password Monitor alerts also offer new and more insightful information in every notification, to be more helpful with fewer interruptions.
We’re also making investments to help reduce the time it takes to complete tedious tasks on the web, such as updating passwords and creating new online accounts. For details, see Create safer passwords in Microsoft Edge and Using auto account creation in Microsoft Edge. (Please note that these capabilities are still new and currently available on a limited number of websites.)
We’re constantly working to improve security and convenience for everyone using the Microsoft Edge password manager. We hope you continue to choose Microsoft Edge as the password manager of your choice, that you use strong and unique passwords for each of your accounts, and that you update any passwords that are found to be unhealthy. Microsoft Edge can help you complete each of these tasks quickly to help you remain safe and productive online.
Jan 07 2022 10:48 AM
@MissyQ I'm still using Bitwarden, because it has an important feature that Edge doesn't have yet. That is a built-in 2FA code generator. When it autofills a password, it will add the 2FA code to your clipboard, or you can open the extension popup and copy it from there as well.
Jan 07 2022 12:34 PM
Nice to see you again, it seems that Password Mointer is still failing to scan my passwords ever since it was released :)
May you please inform the engineers!
Merci and thank you!
Jan 08 2022 07:46 AM
Jan 12 2022 05:49 AM - edited Jan 12 2022 06:40 AM
Your idea seems impossible to execute in real time - without saving in Edge.
"When you turn on Password Monitor, Microsoft Edge checks passwords stored in your browser under a large database of known password leaks stored in the cloud. If any of the pairs username and password match the pairs"
Jan 12 2022 07:46 AM
Why I do respect your opinion , just share a tip from my experience in IT and Software Engineer and it is there is no impossible in our field. It might be technically difficult but not impossible.
Technically, it is possible to do it with caching like when you enter a password place it in a temporary cache as hash and then it send over the network and then remove it from this cache. However, it required some research on privacy , security and technical perspective.
Jan 12 2022 08:21 AM
I understand, but the creation of more processes - this is another threat,
Edge currently I think is well secured, but you should not overcomplicate the user experience - this is the reason for often giving up using this browser.
Jan 12 2022 08:36 AM
Jan 12 2022 08:47 AM
Yes, but Edge's market share is not growing dynamically - despite improvements!
I like in Edge that I can turn off almost everything - because I don't need it, of course security is a priority!
Jan 13 2022 07:19 AM
Jan 13 2022 03:32 PM
How about adding a quicker way to get to the password manager?
In Firefox it's two clicks - hamburger-menu>Passwords. In Chrome it's two clicks - Profile toolbar button>Passwords button. In Edge it's More...>Settings>Profile>Passwords. Very irritating. Should be a way to get there in one or two clicks.
Jan 13 2022 10:18 PM
Yes Edge is great, but for many people difficult to use, this is one of the reasons for using inferior browsers, but simpler to use!
Jan 13 2022 10:30 PM
Jan 16 2022 01:47 AM
" It depends on the complexity too. "
I still think that if someone really needs to check the security of their Password, they will save them in Edge!
If he doesn't want to – there's no need to build a very complex and dangerous process in real time!
Jan 16 2022 07:23 AM
Jan 16 2022 07:43 AM
Even computers in a large organization are not public outside of isolated environments, so it would be strange to check if the password is secure!
But thank you very much for the clarification.
Jan 16 2022 04:58 PM - edited Jan 16 2022 05:00 PM
@DavidGB I recommend doing what I did: add a Passwords page shortcut to your Favorites bar. You're there in one click! Easy-peasy.
Jan 17 2022 07:36 AM
Jan 17 2022 07:44 AM
I'm very sorry, the whole Edge team is supposed to work to ensure the safety of people who do not care about it themselves?
Jan 17 2022 07:46 AM