How To Use Credential Manager In Windows 7


Very few Windows users know about the Credential Manager present in Windows 7 as most of users prefer third-party tools to save their user names and passwords. This tool is actually a rebranded version of the old Stored Names and Passwords feature from Windows Vista.

Windows 7 SP1

As Microsoft says, Credential Manager allows you to store credentials, such as user names and passwords that you use to log on to websites or other computers on a network. By storing your credentials, Windows can automatically log you on to websites or other computers.



At first glance, this feature looks pretty good. But please note that you mightn’t be able use this feature to log on to all applications. 


To save your credentials, follow the steps given below:

1. Type Credential Manager in Start menu search box and hit Enter to launch the same.

credential manager

2. In the Credential Manager window, you will see three sections:

              # Windows Credentials

              # Certificate-Based Credentials

              # Generic Credentials

Credential manager in Windows 7

3. Click Add a Windows credential option.

credential manager feature in windows 7

4. Type in the website address or network address, user name and password in their respective fields and click Ok to save them.

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