Protect: save passwords

When you enter a password on a website for the first time, Yandex Browser asks if you want to save it. When you visit this website in the future, your saved password will be entered for you automatically.

  1. Automatically save passwords
  2. Password generator
  3. Switch usernames
  4. Password saving settings

Automatically save passwords

Attention. To protect your data, use passwords that are complex but easy to remember on all websites.

By default, the browser remembers the password you have entered on a site. If this is not what you want, turn off the Save in browser option, which opens under the box when you enter the password.

If you enter a password with no username into a form, the browser suggests earlier saved usernames.

If you previously created a master password, you will need to enter it. A master password is used in the encryption algorithm and ensures a higher protection level, since it is stored only in your memory.

Password generator

It is harder to hack automatically generated passwords. You don't need to memorize them: the manager puts the password into the form automatically, and you can view it anytime you wish. To protect passwords in the vault, use a master password.

To generate a password:

  1. Place the cursor in the password field.
  2. Click .
  3. In the drop-down list, click the generated password.
Note. The password generator opens automatically if the browser has recognized a form for registering or changing your password.

The generated password will be saved in the password manager

Switch usernames

To log in to a website using a different name, put the cursor in the field where you enter your username. The browser will display a list of usernames you have used for various websites above the virtual keyboard. Select one of them.

Password saving settings

To manage how passwords are saved in Yandex Browser:

  1. Click  → Password manager.
  2. If you already created a master password, enter it in the window that opens.
  3. In the tab that opens, click the Settings link to the left of the password list.
  4. Select the appropriate options:
    • Allow sites to save passwords in the browser and log you in automatically. Some sites (those that support the CredentialManager API) let you log in without a password. That way you can log in just by clicking and selecting your username. If you want to disallow automatic authorization, disable this option.
    • Save passwords by default — if you turn off this option, the browser will not save passwords you enter from now on, but will insert passwords you saved earlier in authorization forms.
    • Auto-fill login forms — if you turn off this option, the browser will not insert usernames or passwords into authorization forms. If this option is turned on, you can allow the browser to insert both your usernames and passwords in forms, or only your usernames.