Disable a Browser's Built-in Password Manager

If you are 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:

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Several modern browsers, including Edge, Opera, and Brave, use a Google Chrome framework called "Chromium". If you are using one of those browsers, use the Chrome/Chromium instructions.

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

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.

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.

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.

Despite sharing roots with Firefox, Tor is unique in that it doesn't save your logins by default. If you haven't manually configured Tor to save and autofill logins, you are 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.


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