Disable a Browser's Built-in Password Manager

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    If you’re new to Bitwarden, it’s likely that the web browser you use has been saving and auto-filling your passwords. Most web browsers enable this by default, but experts generally agree that built-in password managers are more vulnerable than dedicated solutions like Bitwarden.

    For that reason, and because an active built-in password manager can interfere with your Bitwarden experience, we recommend disabling your web browser’s built-in password manager.

    Learn how to disable the built-in password manager for major browsers:

    Tip

    Lots of modern browsers, including Edge, Opera, and Brave, use a Google Chrome framework called “Chromium”. If you’re using one of those browsers, use the Chrome/Chromium instructions.

    Chrome/Chromium

    In Chrome or any Chromium-based browser (e.g. Edge, Opera, Brave), navigate to the Passwords page by entering chrome://settings/passwords in the address bar, substituting chrome for your browser name (e.g. brave://settings/passwords).

    On this page, toggle off both the Offer to save passwords option and the Auto Sign-in option:

    Chrome Password Options
    Chrome Password Options

    This page will also list any Saved Passwords that are being stored by the browser:

    Chrome Saved Passwords
    Chrome Saved Passwords

    If you haven’t already saved these passwords in Bitwarden, export them to prepare for future import to Bitwarden. Once exported, you should delete these passwords from the browser’s storage.

    Firefox

    In Firefox, navigate to PreferencesPrivacy & Security and scroll down to the Logins and Passwords section. In this section, uncheck all the pre-checked options:

    Firefox Password Options
    Firefox Password Options

    You should also find out which Logins Firefox has already saved by selecting the Saved Logins… button:

    Firefox Saved Logins
    Firefox Saved Logins

    If you haven’t already saved these passwords in Bitwarden, export them for future import to Bitwarden. Once exported, you should Remove these passwords from Firefox.

    Safari

    In Safari, open Preferences from the menu bar and navigate to the AutoFill tab. On this tab, uncheck all the pre-checked options:

    Safari Password Options
    Safari Password Options

    You should also find out which Passwords Safari has already saved by navigating to the Passwords tab:

    Safari Saved Passwords
    Safari Saved Passwords

    If you haven’t already saved these passwords in Bitwarden, create Login items in Bitwarden for these passwords. Once all saved passwords are in Bitwarden, Remove these passwords from Safari.

    Vivaldi

    In Vivaldi, open the Vivaldi Settings window and select Privacy from the left-hand navigation. Scroll down to the Passwords section and uncheck the Save Webpage Passwords option:

    Vivaldi Password Options
    Vivaldi Password Options

    You should also find out which passwords Vivaldi has already saved by selecting the Show Saved Passwords button:

    Vivaldi Saved Passwords
    Vivaldi Saved Passwords

    If you haven’t already saved these passwords in Bitwarden, create Login items in Bitwarden for these passwords. Once all saved passwords are in Bitwarden, remove these passwords from Vivaldi by right-clicking on each and selecting Delete Password.

    Tor

    Despite sharing roots with Firefox, Tor is a unique in that it doesn’t save your Logins by default. If you haven’t manually configured Tor to save and autofill logins, you’re already all set.

    If you did, navigate to the Passwords page by entering about:preferences#privacy in the address bar, and scroll down to the Logins and Passwords section. Toggle off all the options that you had checked:

    Tor Password Option
    Tor Password Option

    You should also find out which Logins Tor has already saved by selecting the Saved Logins… button:

    Tor Saved Passwords
    Tor Saved Passwords

    If you haven’t already saved these passwords in Bitwarden, create Login items in Bitwarden for these passwords. Once all saved passwords are in Bitwarden, Remove these passwords from Tor.