Many Mac users may already be aware that Safari asks you to automatically save your password information when you sign in to a website for the first time. But even if you ignored the first request to save your login information, you can manually enter these details into Safari AutoFill and never have to remember your credentials and passwords again.
Most of us visit several websites every day, logging in to things like email, banking, social networking, shopping, etc., and as a result, we have many online accounts for a variety of services. While Safari does a great job of keeping track of your credentials when you sign in to a particular site, you will not necessarily visit each site individually just to store your password information. Instead, you can add and save data for all your accounts from one place in Safari on Mac.
Are you trying to configure Safari’s built-in password management all by yourself? Look no further, as we’ll walk you through the necessary steps to manually add your username and password to Safari on your Mac.
How to add logins and passwords to Safari on Mac
Manually adding login information and passwords to Safari is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure on macOS systems. Just follow the steps below to get started.
- Open “Safari” on your Mac from the Dock.
- Go to Safari settings by clicking on “Safari” in the menu bar and selecting “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- This opens a new settings window on the screen. Click the “Password” tab as shown below.
- You must enter the user’s password for your Mac to access the stored data.
- Here you will see a list of site passwords already added to Safari. Click “Add” to manually enter password details for any site.
- Now enter the URL of the website, enter the username and password details and then click “Add Password” to save the data.
- Now, if you go to the specific site, you have the option to use the login information you just saved.
Now you know how easy it is to manually add authentication details like Safari username and password on Mac.
Thanks to this, you can enter password details for all your online accounts in one place. All the passwords you enter in Safari are securely stored in the keychain. Furthermore, all the web passwords that Safari stores in the keychain will be synced across all other Apple devices using iCloud, provided you use the iCloud keychain anyway.
Depending on the keychain you use and some other variables, the password data stored in Safari can no longer be used to log in to the site (especially if it is not updated, if you have changed the password for one of your online accounts. happens with a certain regularity). Therefore, you may want to learn how to edit the passwords stored in Safari to ensure that they are not outdated as well.
There’s another way to manually add passwords to Safari, and it uses keychain access. There you will be able to see password information for all the logins you have made from your Mac and not just Safari. Either way, you can use either Safari or keychain access to recover passwords you’ve lost or forgotten in seconds.
For what it’s worth, this feature has been around in Safari for Mac OS for quite some time, so even if you run an earlier system software release, you should be able to access this handy login and password feature in Safari.
Were you able to add user login details and passwords to your Safari online accounts on Mac? What do you think of Safari’s built-in password management solution? Or do you rely on a third-party solution? Share your valuable opinions and experiences below in the comments.