Most modern web browsers offer a password manager that stores usernames and passwords of websites and services in the browser so that users do not have to enter them over and over again.
Mozilla Firefox and Opera provide access to a password manager in the browser that offers exactly that functionality. It is a convenient semi-automated option that may save you time when you are signing in on the web.
Google's new browser Chrome too ships with options to save user passwords to an internal database. Unlike Firefox, it does not come with options to protect the storage with a master password.
ChromePass is a new software program by Nirsoft that can display the most relevant authentication-related information that have been saved in Google Chrome.
The browser provides a basic password manager. The Google Chrome password manager displays the url of the website and the username by default and provides a Show Password button to display the password as well, but that is about it in terms of functionality.
The data cannot be copied which is one of the major disadvantages of the Chrome password manager. Chromepass displays the data that has been stored in Google Chrome. The application displays additional parameters like the action url, data and the values of the user and password field.
The passwords can be saved to a text,csv or XML file or displayed in an HTML report. The program can save the information in a format that the popular password manager KeePass can import.
Several command line parameters are available that can be used to save the list of passwords automatically. Chromepass is a portable application for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
ChromePass picks up the first Chrome installation under the current user account by default. You can click on File > Advanced Options to load passwords from another user account. You do need to supply the profile path and log-on password though for that to happen.
Update: Google recently announced that it will add a master password to Chrome, so that passwords cannot be revealed by anyone using the browser.
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