Manage your Credentials with Windows Credential Manager on Windows 10

In this world of increasing cyber threats, it becomes really important to manage your confidential information properly. Although Windows Credential Manager is not a new concept as we have been using it for quite a while, we will tell you how to manage your credentials on Windows 10. Whenever you use Windows, it stores certain important information of yours, like your password, username, information about apps, websites (using Microsoft Edge), network credentials (for example – shared folders and mapped drivers), and some other login details. Also remember, Windows saves these entire details only when you grant it permission by checking the option to save your details.

Role of Windows Credential Manager on Windows 10

Basically, Windows Credential Manager on Windows 10 saves your information in two parts Web Credentials and Windows Credentials. In web credentials, it saves your Website logins and Windows Credentials save the information used only by Windows services and apps. It does many other things than saving information. For example- it allows you to view, delete, back up, add and restore login credentials.

Now, let’s get straight to the guide:

How to edit your existing sign-in information?

If you want to edit or update the information already stored in the Windows Credential Manager, then follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel on your Windows 10
  2. Now click on User Accounts
  3. Click on Credential Manager
  4. Choose if you want to edit your Windows Credentials or Web Credentials
  5. Select the account
  6. Now click the Edit button
  7. After updating your username and password, click on save button

Now your information will be updated with the new credentials. You will not get any login prompts if the originally saved credentials were wrong or the sign-in information has changed.

How to delete your sign-in information?

If you want to delete your stored information, follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel on your Windows 10
  2. Now click on User Accounts
  3. Click on Credential Manager
  4. Choose if you want to edit your Windows Credentials or Web Credentials
  5. Select the accountNow, click the Remove button and then Click Yes.

Now your information will be deleted from the device which means you have to enter username and password for future logins.

How to add new sign-in information?

If you want to add new sign-in information, follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel on your Windows 10
  2. Now click on User Accounts
  3. Click on Credential Manager
  4. Then click on Windows Credential Tab
  5. Click on “Add Windows Credential”
  6. Now you have to specify the network address that corresponds to the app/network resource.
  7. After specifying username and password, click on OK button.

Now the new information will be saved to your device and you will be signed in automatically the next time you access the app.

Follow all  these steps and manage your credentials safely!

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Jasmeen Kaur

A Content Writer, who never stops preaching and practicing every day in order to add interest and value to the readers' lives.

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