Just like any other web browser, Microsoft Edge also committed to providing new features for its users to enhance the productivity and performance of the browsing experience. One such feature is “Password Monitor” that helps the users to detect a password and notifies the status of the same. It is used to enhance the security level towards the browser and thus the device. This specific Password Monitor for passcode details is available on Canary and Dev versions of Microsoft Edge.
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The Password Monitor detects every uncompromised and weak passcode and then notifies to the user about the same. It is slightly similar to Firefox’s “Lockwise Password Manager.” The feature also enables the user to detect the password strength and helps the device from being attacked by online attackers and malicious elements.
Password Monitor and its Tasks
The Password Monitor on Microsoft Edge is normally disabled by default, but you can turn it on to make the passcode more secure. Once you have enabled it, the browser will begin checking saved account credentials into the large database platform having leaked passwords kept into the cloud. In case any of the available username and password combination located into the cloud matches to the saved one as duplicate passcode, then the browser will inform you about the same.
To access the Password Monitor page on your screen, follow these instructions:
- First of all, choose the Settings tab.
- After that, go to Profiles and then hit on it.
- Next, tap the Password section there.
- Press the option “Password Monitor.”
Note: It is recommended to modify your passwords regularly in order to make it secure from all online threats. You can do the same via navigating the section of Password in the Password Monitor page.
- In case you wish to enable or disable this new feature of MS Edge “Password Monitor,” then pursue these instructions:
Using Manage Profile Settings
- First and foremost, launch the MS Edge browser by performing a double click on the respective icon located at the taskbar.
- Then, move to the homepage of your browser and then hit the People icon situated at the uppermost right-hand side edge of your screen.
- After a bit, an options listing will appear, and you have to hit the link “Manage Profile Settings.”
- Once the profile setup page expands on the screen in a separate section, hit the Passwords tab there.
- Sometime later, the Passwords page will load on the device, and you will see a toggle bar having the slider to enable or disable the feature.
- You have to navigate to the option “Show Alerts when passwords are found in an online leak” and turn it on.
- Changes will appear after some time. You may also enable the feature by navigating to the Browser Settings page.
Using MS Edge Settings
- First and foremost, expand the browser related to MS Edge. Then tap the combo keys at one go: Alt and F. Alternatively, you may hit the menu tab representing “Settings and More” situated at the uppermost right-hand side edge of the screen.
- Once the options list appears on the screen, then search the Settings tab and then hit on it.
- Go to the next page and then choose the option Profiles situated at the left-hand side section.
- Move to the right-hand side panel and then tap the Passwords option.
- Once the respective page loads on the screen move the slide bar towards the option “show alerts when passcodes are found in an online leak.”
- After a while, you will find the Password Monitor is enabled on the Microsoft Edge Browser.
- If you wish to launch the Password Monitor page directly, then enter the path into the address section:
- Next hit the Enter key to proceed.
Disabling Passcode Monitor on MS Edge
In case you wish to turn off the feature “Passcode Monitor” on MS Edge for any reason, then you may do so easily:
- At the start, open Microsoft Edge browser and then tap the Settings and More icon located at the top-right edge of the screen. Then, press the Settings option.
- After that, choose the Profiles section situated at the left side of the display.
- When the Profiles Settings section prompts on the screen towards the left-hand side, you have to move towards the right-side panel.
- Hit the Passwords option situated there.
- Now, move to the option “Show Alerts When passwords are found in online leak.”
- After that, move the slide bar towards off mode, and once you have done it, the respective Password Monitor will be turned Off on your browser.
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