Is there a way to be able to set a short memorable password for my chromebook user, rather than have to type my 50 character full alphanumeric password generated with by my password manager ?

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    does your password manager come with a chrome plugin and a master password? If so, you have your answer right in that password manager. – LPChip Feb 10 '17 at 18:11
  • @LPChip: do chrome plugins work in the ChromeOS login screen? – user1686 Feb 10 '17 at 19:34
  • That might be the only place where it doesn't work, actually... – LPChip Feb 10 '17 at 22:56

I'm not sure about the stable channel, but in the dev channel you can enable the pin login flag at chrome://flags

It doesn't work on the initial login, but is able to be used when the chromebook is locked

I will get you more info when I use my Chromebook again


Enable two factor authentication for your Google account. For ultimate security use a Yubikey. Now you don't need the giant password. Combine this with enabling PIN login as suggested by @DanHolli.

Also, Chromebooks use very little power with the lid closed. I leave mine on and therefore rarely have to log in.


Have you tried Smart Lock? You just unlock your Chromebook when your unlocked Android device is near and has Bluetooth enabled.

  • Unfortunately we all use iOS devices, only "google" device on the network is this chromebook – sam Feb 11 '17 at 16:10

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