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Turn off the built-in password manager in a browser on multiple computers

Learn how to turn off the built-in password manager in a browser on multiple computers for your team, so they save their passwords only in 1Password.

If you’re a team owner or administrator, you can turn off the default browser password manager for your team, so their passwords are only saved in 1Password. You can use these steps to turn off the browser password manager in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

On Mac, use mobile device management (MDM) to turn off the built-in password manager in the browser for your team:

  1. Open your text editor and create a new file. Enter the following information:

     <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
     <plist version="1.0">
     <dict>
         <key>PasswordManagerEnabled</key>
             <false />
     </dict>
     </plist>
    
  2. Save the file as a property list (.plist) for the browser you want to manage. For example:

    • Chrome: com.google.Chrome.plist
    • Firefox: com.mozilla.Firefox.plist
    • Edge: com.microsoft.Edge.plist

    If you have an existing property list for the browser, add the PasswordManagerEnabled key and turn it off.

  3. Convert the property list file to a configuration profile using your preferred conversion tool, such as mcxToProfile , and deploy the profile using MDM.

    If your team doesn't use MDM, you can add the profile to each Mac locally by double-clicking it.

To verify that the built-in password manager is turned off:

Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu   in the toolbar.
  2. Choose Settings > Autofill > Passwords.

Firefox

  1. Open Firefox and click the Firefox menu   in the toolbar.
  2. Choose Preferences > Privacy & Security.

Edge

  1. Open Edge and click the Edge menu   in the toolbar.
  2. Choose Settings > Autofill > Passwords.

Tip

If your team isn’t using Windows Pro or Enterprise, you can still turn off the built-in password manager in the browser.

On Windows Pro or Enterprise, use Group Policy Objects (GPO) to turn off the built-in password manager in the browser for your team:

Chrome

  1. Press the Windows logo key   + R and enter the following line to open Group Policy Management:

     gpmc.msc
    
  2. In the Group Policy Editor, open Administrative Templates > Google > Google Chrome > Password Manager.

  3. Choose “Enable saving passwords to the password manager" and click Enable > Apply > OK.

To verify that the built-in password manager is turned off, open Chrome, click the Chrome menu   in the toolbar, and choose Settings > Autofill > Passwords.

Firefox

  1. Press the Windows logo key   + R and enter the following line to open Group Policy Management:

     gpmc.msc
    
  2. In the Group Policy Editor, open Administrative Templates > Mozilla > Firefox > Password Manager.

  3. Choose “Enable saving passwords to the password manager" and click Enable > Apply > OK.

To verify that the built-in password manager is turned off, open Firefox, click the Firefox menu   in the toolbar, and choose Preferences > Privacy & Security.

Edge

  1. Press the Windows logo key   + R and enter the following line to open Group Policy Management:

     gpmc.msc
    
  2. In the Group Policy Editor, open Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge > Password manager and protection.

  3. Choose “Enable saving passwords to the password manager" and click Enable > Apply > OK.

To verify that the built-in password manager is turned off, open Edge, click the Edge menu   in the toolbar, and choose Settings > Autofill > Passwords.

If your team doesn’t use Windows Pro or Enterprise

If your team doesn’t use Windows Pro or Enterprise and can’t access Group Policy Manager, follow these steps to turn off the built-in password manager in the browser on any Windows PC:

Chrome

  1. Press the Windows¬†logo¬†key¬† ¬†+ R and enter “regedit”.

  2. In the address bar, enter the following path for your computer:

     \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies
    

    If you don't see the Policies folder, click Edit in the menu bar, choose New, and create a new folder called "Policies".

  3. Click New in the menu bar and create a folder called Google. In the Google folder, create a folder called Chrome.

  4. Click Edit in the menu bar, choose New, and create a DWORD (32-bit) Value key named PasswordManagerEnabled.

  5. Right-click the PasswordManagerEnabled key, choose Modify, and enter 0 in the “Value data” field.

To verify that the built-in password manager is turned off, open Chrome, click the Chrome menu   in the toolbar, and choose Settings > Autofill > Passwords.

Firefox

  1. Press the Windows¬†logo¬†key¬† ¬†+ R and enter “regedit”.

  2. In the address bar, enter the following path for your computer:

     \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies
    

If you don't see the Policies folder, click Edit in the menu bar, choose New, and create a new folder called "Policies".

  1. Click New in the menu bar and create a folder called Mozilla. In the Mozilla folder, create a folder called Firefox.
  2. Click Edit in the menu bar, choose New, and create a DWORD (32-bit) Value key named PasswordManagerEnabled.
  3. Right-click the PasswordManagerEnabled key, choose Modify, and enter 0 in the “Value data” field.

To verify that 1Password is installed, open Firefox, click the Firefox menu   in the toolbar, and choose Add-ons.

Edge

  1. Press the Windows¬†logo¬†key¬† ¬†+ R and enter “regedit”.

  2. In the address bar, enter the following path for your computer:

     \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies
    

    If you don't see the Policies folder, click Edit in the menu bar, choose New, and create a new folder called "Policies".

  3. Click New in the menu bar and create a folder called Microsoft. In the Microsoft folder, create a folder called Edge.

  4. Click Edit in the menu bar, choose New, and create a DWORD (32-bit) Value key called PasswordManagerEnabled.

  5. Right-click the PasswordManagerEnabled key, choose Modify, and enter 0 in the “Value data” field.

To verify that 1Password is installed, open Edge, Click the Edge menu in the toolbar, and choose Extensions > Update.

On Linux, you can use JSON to turn off the built-in password manager in Firefox for your team:

  1. Open the Applications folder, right-click Firefox and choose Show Package Contents.

  2. In the Contents > Resources folder, create a new folder called distribution.

  3. Save the following in a file called policies.json:

     {"policies":{"PasswordManagerEnabled":false}}
    

To verify that the built-in password manager is turned off, open Firefox, click the Firefox menu   in the toolbar, and choose Preferences > Privacy & Security.

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