In macOS Mojave, registering and logging in on websites works better than ever. Your Mac owns a complex password – and you do not have to remember that. In addition, Safari warns you if you use one password for multiple websites. This way you can immediately see which accounts deserve a unique and strong password, and in this article we will get started!
Fill in password automatically
For almost every service you need a password. And if you do it a bit safer, you can not escape a password manager. You do not need to download an external app for this, because Apple has a very secure password manager built into macOS: iCloud keychain. This is safer and easier than ever since macOS Mojave. In five steps we explain how the new password management of macOS works.
1. Activating iCloud Keychain
It has become easier to manage passwords, but iCloud keychain must be activated. Check this on your Mac via ‘System Preferences> iCloud> Key Chain.’
2. Automatically generate password
Navigate to a website in Safari to create a new account. We now choose Marketplace for a moment. Enter the details and tap the input field for the password. In both input fields you immediately see a strong password generated by Safari. At the bottom, tap “Use strong password”; this is stored in iCloud keychain
3. Automatically fill in Safari password
The convenient thing about iCloud is that you can access your passwords directly on all your Apple devices – like your iPhone. Grab your iPhone and go to the Marktplaats login page. With one tap on the account, the fields – including the impossible guessable password – have been entered.
4. Managing Safari Passwords macOS
Saved passwords are stored securely in iCloud. On your Mac you can find them in Safari by clicking on ‘Safari’ in the menu bar. Then go to ‘Preferences> Passwords’ and enter the password for the user account. With a triangle, Safari warns you that you also use the password for other websites. Surf to the website and change the password for a safer approach to Safari.
5. Safari password share macOS
If you click on an account in the previous step window, Safari will tell you the password. Do you want to share your password with others, for example because you share a social media account with someone else? Then hold down the Ctrl key while clicking, and options for sharing and copying your password will appear.