Question: stored passwords

  • Where are the passwords of websites stored?

    Although I checked "store passwords" in preferences vivaldi sais "no passwords stored" and in the macOS keychain I can't find anything too. But if I open e.g. this site, a username and password is set by vivaldi.

  • Moderator

    @meisterleise - This is usually the result of a corrupted "Login Data" file in the folder named "Default" in your profile path found at the About screen of Help.

    You will probably have to delete that file, let Vivaldi replace it, and start over.

  • okay, I've quit vivaldi, deleted this file and restart – didn't change anything.

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    @meisterleise - very sorry. I misread you. I don't use Mac, and can't be sure if Vivaldi can display in Mac keychain at all. That's what I get for staying up past my bedtime.

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    @meisterleise Which UI did you use to clear the passwords in Vivaldi, "Tools / Clear Private Data..." on the Menu Bar or the "Clear Browsing Data..." button on the History tab of the Start Page? Try purging passwords using both UIs and using "Everything" / "since the beginning of time" for the deletion time interval.

    You can also try storing a password for a web site then clearing passwords.

    Note also that some websites also use stored cookies to authenticate you so Vivaldi may not even be submitting a stored password on your behalf. "Logging out" of the web site should clear the authentication cookie.

  • @xyzzy
    I don't know what "UI" is and I didn't use anything to clear or delete anything. I just wanted to know where vivaldi stores the passwords because in the apple keychain I can't find anything and in the vivaldi preferences it sais: "no passwords stored" although vivaldi uses stored passwords to log in.

    So the question is: Where can I manage the stored passwords?

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    @meisterleise UI = User Interface. Sorry for using that (English) acronym.

    Vivaldi uses the same password storage scheme as Google Chrome. It does not use the Keychain like Safari or other native Mac applications. However, it does use (and either creates or shares) the "Chrome Safe Storage" key in the Keychain. Vivaldi can coexist with Chrome and stores its corresponding profile data separately in its own directory.

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    @meisterleise Sorry, I forgot to answer your question, "Where can I manage the stored passwords?"

    You can selectively delete individual passwords by going into Preferences... / Privacy / Passwords. If no passwords are stored, Vivaldi will display "No saved passwords found." Otherwise, Vivaldi will list each stored password; hover your mouse pointer on the password entry and click on the (X) to delete the password. When you delete a password in this way, the entry is immediately deleted from the "Login Data" file in your Vivaldi profile.

    (The Privacy Settings information doesn’t update dynamically if you leave the Preferences window (or tab) open in the background. If you log into a new web site and save the password, the new password entry won't display immediately. Close the Preferences window and reopen it, then go back to the Privacy Settings section to refresh.)

    If you want to delete your passwords in bulk, you can use either "Tools / Clear Private Data..." on the Menu Bar or the "Clear Browsing Data..." button on the History tab of the Start Page, tick the box next to Passwords, and select the desired timeframe.

    Even if you do not save passwords, some web sites still provide an option to "keep you signed in" by saving an authentication token as a Cookie. Vivaldi allows you to selectively delete cookies in Preferences... / Privacy / Cookies / [Display Saved Cookies].

    Like passwords, you can also delete cookies in bulk using either "Tools / Clear Private Data..." on the Menu Bar or the "Clear Browsing Data..." button on the History tab of the Start Page.

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    FULL password management, including being able to read passwords you forgot, can be done at chrome://settings/passwords.

  • Moderator

    @Ayespy Thanks... Totally forgot that's still active! 🙂


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