How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium  

    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    22 Jan 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium


    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

    The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

    Data breaches worldwide have been on the rise and the security of your data is one of our top priorities. Password Monitor on the new Microsoft Edge notifies you when your online credentials have been detected on the dark web. If Microsoft Edge uncovers a match with your saved passwords, you will receive a notification on the browser informing that your credentials have been compromised. Through a dashboard view, people can see a list of all affected accounts, visit the websites directly, and take action accordingly.

    After you turn on Password Monitor, Microsoft Edge begins proactively checking the passwords you’ve saved in the browser against a large database of known breached credentials that are stored in the cloud. If any of your passwords match those in the database, they will be shown on the Password Monitor page in Settings > Profiles > Passwords > Password Monitor. Passwords listed there are no longer safe to use and need to be changed immediately.

    When your credentials are checked against the database of known leaked credentials, powerful encryption helps prevent your information from being revealed to anyone. Information about which password has been compromised is only available to you.

     What to do if you discover your password is unsafe
    1. Go to Settings > Profiles> Passwords > Password Monitor.
    2. For each account where your password is shown to be unsafe, select the Change Password button. You’ll be taken to the relevant website. Change your password.
    3. If an entry in the list of compromised passwords is no longer relevant to you, you can ignore it by clicking Ignore.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Password Monitor for your profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

    Password Monitor is currently only available in the Microsoft Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary releases.


    Password Monitor

    Microsoft Edge is committed to keeping you safe on the web. To help keep your personal information private and secure, if you are signed into Microsoft Edge, Password Monitor alerts you if your credentials have been exposed in a third-party data breach. If Password Monitor is turned on, your saved credentials are hashed and encrypted locally on your device, sent to Microsoft servers over HTTPS, and compared against an encrypted list of known breached credentials. Your signed-in account identifier is securely sent along with your hashed and encrypted credentials to the Password Monitor service. If a credential is found in the list of known breached credentials, Microsoft sends an encrypted response back to your version of Microsoft Edge to warn you that your credential was detected as part of a hack or breach. No data is stored on Microsoft servers after the check is complete.The feature is only available for users signed into Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge asks for your permission to turn on Password Monitor. To turn Password Monitor on or off, go to edge://passwords.

    Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper - Password Monitor



    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge








    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings


    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Sign in to your Microsoft Edge profile using your Microsoft account or your work or school account.

    3 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_settings.png

    4 Click/tap on Profiles on the left side, and click/tap on Passwords on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.

    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_password_monitor-1.png

    5 Turn On or Off (default) Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak for what you want. (see screenshots below)

    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_password_monitor-2.png How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_password_monitor-3.png
    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_password_monitor-4.png

    6 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file


    You must be sign in as an administrator to do this option.

    This option uses the PasswordMonitorAllowed policy to enable or disable allowing Microsoft Edge to monitor user passwords. If you enable this policy and a user consents to enabling the policy, the user will get alerted if any of their passwords stored in Microsoft Edge are found to be unsafe. Microsoft Edge will show an alert and this information will also be available in Settings > Passwords > Password Monitor. If you disable this policy, users will not be asked for permission to enable this feature. Their passwords will not be scanned and they will not be alerted either. If you enable or don't configure the policy, users can turn this feature on or off.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

    PasswordMonitorAllowed DWORD

    (delete) = Default
    0 = Always disabled


    1 Do step 2 (disable) or step 3 (enable - default) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Force Always Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    This step will force the Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak setting in Option One to always be turned off without users being able to change this setting.
    How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium-force_disable_password_monitor_in_microsoft_edge.png

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Force_disable_password_monitor_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download


    4 Undo Force Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    This is the default setting.

    This step will allow users to use Option One to turned on and off the Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak setting in Microsoft Edge.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_default_user_choice_password_monitor_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 61,533
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #1
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 61,533
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Tutorial updated to add option 2.
      My Computers


 

Tutorial Categories

How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums