How to Disable Password Saving in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable or disable Password saving in Password Manager in Microsoft Edge browser with Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable Password saving in Password Manager, and help protect against password leaks, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows users to save their passwords in Edge. The next time they visit the site which they have stored credentials for, Microsoft Edge will enter the password automatically.

This can be a good thing, especially if you don’t have to always remember passwords for different websites. It can also speed up the process of logging in to websites online, since usernames and passwords are automatically entered for you.

In some environments, this can lead to password breach and may go against environment policy. If you want to disable your users from saving their password in Microsoft Edge, continue below.

To get started with disabling Password saving, follow the steps below:

Disable Password saving in Edge

To enable or disable “Password saving” in Edge, open Microsoft Edge and click the 3 horizontal dots ( ) at the top right corner of your screen as shown in the image below.

When the Settings page opens, click on Profiles on the left side. Under Passwords on the right, click on Offer to save passwords and enable or disable it.

If you enable this setting, users can save their passwords in Microsoft Edge. If disabled, users won’t be allowed to save their passwords.

Disable Password saving in Edge via registry

You can also enable or disable Password saving in Microsoft Edge from Windows registry.

If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can also enable this feature via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system enable or disable Password saving. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.

regedit

When Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below. If you don’t see the Edge key, create one.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see existing PasswordManagerEnabled value already created.

If you don’t see Edge key or folder, create one.

Name the new DWORD value as:

PasswordManagerEnabled

After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value of 1 to enable. 0 to disable.

(delete) = Default
0 = Always disabled
1 = Always enabled

If you enable this policy, users can save their passwords in Microsoft Edge. If you disable this policy, users can’t save new passwords, but they can still use previously saved passwords.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable or enable “Password saving” in Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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