How to protect stored passwords?



  • I'm a Chrome user and I've decided to give Vivaldi a try. I've imported my Chrome settings & passwords and found out that they are displayed in the settings in plain text. Is it possible to protect them so that I have to provide a passphrase / Windows login credentials as in Chrome (chrome://settings/passwords) or is Vivaldi really giving them away to anybody who opens my settings?


  • Moderator

    @hauserv You will be asked for a master password to view your passwords: vivaldi://settings/passwords

    If you do that once, the passwords will be visible until you restart Vivaldi, then you will need to enter your Windows user login password to view them.

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  • That's odd. I've just tried restarting it (double checked that there's no vivaldi process) and it doesn't ask me for anything. Just displays a table with all my passwords. What could I be doing wrong?

    I do not mean the chrome://settings/passwords site withing Vivaldi, that one works but the Privacy tab (Menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Privacy) that, at least for me, displays a table with all my passwords without asking anything.


  • Moderator

    @hauserv said in How to protect stored passwords?:

    so that I have to provide a passphrase / Windows login credentials

    Vivaldi uses similar login database as Chrome.
    You have to open internal password page and type in Windows credential to view the password.



  • Certainly odd, I've rebooted the thing and it now only displays the account names without passwords as I guess is supposed to. Dunno what was that. (Is there a way to delete this topic as I guess it won't be relevant to anybody else?)

    Btw: the link vivaldi://settings/passwords doesn't take me to the privacy page but only to the startup. Is that supposed to happen?


  • Moderator

    @hauserv said in How to protect stored passwords?:

    vivaldi://settings/passwords

    There's no need to delete the topic, as it may help someone else searching for help on passwords.


 

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