Force Google Chrome to Remember Username and Password for Particular Websites

Whenever you enter your username and password to log into a website, Google Chrome will usually prompt you to remember the password, which you can either Accept or Decline. If you accept, Chrome will save the password internally in its memory, and the next time you open that site, it will auto-fill the username and password fields for you.

This password-saving feature is available in all modern browsers, but some websites, maybe for security reasons, disable this option for their login forms. For example, Paypal won’t allow any browser to remember your password, for security reasons. Hence, you’re forced to enter the password every time you open PayPal. Some bank websites do the same. This can be a real problem, especially for those who frequently log in to these sites.

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However, with a simple click or two of your mouse, you can work around this limitation and force your browser to remember the password on these uncooperative sites.

Websites can easily disable the auto-fill option for login forms in browsers by setting autocomplete=offfor the password field. For instance, in Paypal’s login screen’s source code shown below, the browser will never prompt the user to save the password field because form auto-completion is turned off.

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Fortunately, there’s a quick fix for this in Chrome: an extension. This particular extension is named “Remember Password,” and does what it’s name suggests: it allows you to save your passwords on Paypal-like sites.

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What it does is set autocomplete to on for each website, hence letting you save passwords. Once you install Remember Password, log in with your username and password on a Paypal-like site, and the browser will now prompt you to remember the password. It’s that easy.

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Did this work for you? Be sure to tell us in the comments below.

16 comments

  1. “some websites, maybe for security reasons, disable this option for their login forms. ……………… This can be a real problem, especially for those who frequently log in to these sites.”
    While having your account hacked and compromised is not a “real problem”?! I guess the convenience of not having to type in one’s password is worth having one’s bank account cleaned out and one’s identity possibly stolen.

    The sa dthing is that there are going to be idiots out there who read your article and take your advice.

    • We’re referring to those who have personal computers or laptops in this guide. They know the risks while using such an extension.

      • “They know the risks while using such an extension.”
        You hope and pray that they do. The name of this site is “Make Tech Easier”. To me that indicates that it is aimed at those who have trouble dealing with technology. They come here to get advice from “experts.” When one of the “experts” recommends an extension, they will install it and use it. Make no mistake about it, if you write article for a site such as MTE, you are considered an “expert” by the technologically challenged. You have an obligation to those people not to make them do something they will regret later. If you were writing for slashdot or GeekStuff then you can assume that your readership is knowledgable.

    • You are more likely to be hacked from being forced to retype your password over and over because it encourages users to use weak, easy to remember passwords which are also much more susceptible to dictionary and bruteforce attacks. You should probably actually know something about cryptography and internet security before you make condescending comments about it.

  2. Now that I have been using LastPass.com for a while, I set all my browers, home and work) to never store passwords.

    LassPass has a chrome/firefox extenstion that will autofill passwords (even banking ones like the what you are talking about in the article).

  3. For important sites such as your bank or Paypal it would be safer to use KeePass (or LastPass) than using an extension to force the browser to save the password. Plus, it’s only slightly less convenient.

  4. My chrome does not ask for saving password at some sites even though the sites asked before.
    Is it javascript problem?

  5. i have been looking for solutions to have google chrome save my passwords for 2 days. i had to do a system restore and it wiped everything out… then chrome stopped asking me.. i had the check box checked in the settings but nothing was happening….. this absolutely worked and was so easy!! thank you thank you thank you!!

  6. it doesn’t work. i go this specifically because gmail isn’t prompting me to save my password (yes, chrome is properly set up to do that) and THIS isn’t even doing it. not happy about that.

  7. From Don Boulton
    Google has updated hash algorithms away from SHA1 to validation=”HMACSHA512″ decryption=”AES” and most web sites are still SHA1 so until everyone updates their hash algorithms this will continue. See Google Page Insites.
    Try donboulton.com and Chrome will save your username and password.

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