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How do I manually add a password to Chrome? For some reason, it doesn't ask me if I want to save my password for a website after I log in. I think I answered No the first time that it asked me, and now it's become a pain in the neck.

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    See if this helps>>>>stackoverflow.com/questions/56917140/…
    – Moab
    Jan 22 '20 at 23:30
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    Go to Chrome, Settings, scroll down for Passwords. See if your site above is in the list and delete the entry (... more)
    – John
    Jan 22 '20 at 23:35
  • Were you able to try this? Once deleted, of course you can r-add it in the normal way.
    – John
    Jan 23 '20 at 2:40
  • @John, some web sites have a forwarding step in them, so after you enter your password, the page that comes up forwards to another page immediately, and then the Chrome password save never shows up. So your recommendation works often, but not always.
    – Aganju
    Jan 23 '20 at 4:10
  • Chrome has its own credential manager (does not use Windows), so you may need to live with the current situation or use a third party password manager as suggested in the answer provided here. I have one or two (of many) in Edge that do the same thing.
    – John
    Jan 23 '20 at 11:11
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If you want to save a password from a page where there is no password input field, you can simply add a password input field anywhere on the page and start writing into that field. Google Chrome then adds a small key icon into the navigation bar which allows you to store the password onto that domain.

How to add a password-input field into the page with the Chrome DevTools

  1. Go to your desired web site.
  2. Hit F12 on your keyboard to open the Google Chrome DevTools or right click on an element and click on Inspect.
  3. Select the tab Elements.
  4. Select any (small) HTML tag and hit F2 to edit it (or double-click).
  5. Append the following element: <input type="password">.
  6. Click on another HTML tag to save it.
  7. Enter some password into the newly created input field on the website.
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    This worked for me, I added <form><input type="password"><input type="submit"></form> I cannot believe that this is necessary. Why can we not add passwords manually. Like storing a password for something other than a website.
    – Martijn
    Dec 5 '20 at 15:19
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    This doesn't work for me. The place where I want Chrome to save a password and it is not saving it, is already an <input type="password"> element. Jan 14 at 19:46
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    @ssc-hrep3: nope, it's not there. It does appear in all other websites where I log in, but not in this one. The only thing that maybe makes a difference is that it is my router's page, so the address is local and the certificate invalid; could that prevent the mechanism from working? But now that I think about it, Chrome did save the password with my previous router. Jan 14 at 21:42
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    @MartinArgerami Chrome does not allow passwords to be saved from insecure websites. See e.g. superuser.com/q/1241132/515892 to circumvent that behavior.
    – ssc-hrep3
    Jan 14 at 22:56
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    this works and a plus is that you can also use a faek website like my-bank-secret-pin.fakedomain edit page to add input, compile input and click on key icon on address url and save password and user
    – Migio B
    May 10 at 5:31
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At the moment there is a beta-feature which can be activated on the following chrome settings page: chrome://flags/#password-import-export

Import Passwords

It can be used to import a list of passwords.

Furthermore, I found this solution also on another question.

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As stated here https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/PasswordCredential:

const cred = new PasswordCredential({
  id: id,
  password: password,
  name: name,
});

navigator.credentials.store(cred)
 .then(()  => {
   // Do something
 });
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There is no direct way to add a password to Chrome without using third party software. If a website no longer asks you to save the password after selecting the "No" option, you can reset this choice in the settings.

To do this:

1: First open Chrome.

2: Then go in the password settings. Either copy/paste this link:

chrome://settings/passwords

Or click the three dots on the top right, and select settings in the drop down menu. Then select the first choice in the Autofill section: Passwords

3: On this page you will find a list called "Never Save". The website you cannot add will be in this list. Click on the X on the right to remove it.

4: Go back to the website you want to add a password to chrome (log off if needed) and then re-enter your credentials. Chrome will once more ask you if you want to save the password for this website.

Note: Be sure the "Offer to save passwords" choice is active in the passwords menu.

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    The site is not in Never Save. Actually that list is empty
    – Milkyway
    Jan 24 '20 at 0:01
  • Weird...I think the easiest way then is resetting Chrome completely. Save all your passwords and data using sync beforehand.
    – Natsu Kage
    Jan 24 '20 at 0:11
  • Would you know of a third party software that achieves that?
    – Qwerty
    Apr 23 '20 at 8:29
  • @Qwerty: as Chrome doesn't ask for saving the password, it might not even recognize there is a password. So even if you add it manually it might still not work. Jul 24 '20 at 7:47
  • @MátéJuhász Right...
    – Qwerty
    Jul 24 '20 at 8:34
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I tried a simple technique and it worked for the websites that never prompts you save passwords.

Go to the password setting page. follow the blue link : View and manage saved passwords in your Google Account

Click on the password option icon at the right side of the text "Password manager" Export the password.csv file. Open it in excel. Add your website, username and password according to the existing entries in the file. save it in the same .csv format. Go to that password setting in google account again. Import the edited .csv file. Refresh the webpage.

That's it. Now browse your desired website and see the id password are auto filled in.

Thanks.

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You can also change the passwords by pressing the view button near the link and change it.
Here is the pic for it below:

Here is the pic for it below.

After that, you may change the password.

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    The question about adding a password - so there is nothing to change. Jul 24 '20 at 7:45
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I came here looking for an answer but most seemed a bit hacky... I used this method instead, nice and easy...

  1. Use the export passwords option to get the CSV template.
  2. Delete everything in the CSV except the header row.
  3. Add the details in the second row with the details for the password to add.
  4. Import the CSV (might need to use the chrome://flags#PasswordImport flag to get the import option)
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Ok, so this actually works on all the things. I stumbled across this by trial and error. I had a site that I signed up for under an alternate account, but wanted to access using my main account and save the PW/Username for.

  1. Logout
  2. Go to site's login form
  3. When Chrome/Google offers a suggested password, select that. This will add an entry to your passwords (although the incorrect password obviously.)
  4. Go to your google account to manage passwords.
  5. Search for and update to use the correct password.

Completely "manual" but works every time.

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