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What is Windows Credential Manager?


Windows Credential Manager is a feature in Microsoft Windows operating systems that allows users to store and manage credentials such as usernames and passwords for various applications and services. It provides a secure and convenient way to store login information for websites, network shares, and other resources, so users don't have to enter their credentials every time they access those resources.

The credentials stored in Windows Credential Manager are encrypted and tied to the user's login credentials, making them more secure than storing passwords in plain text. This feature is particularly useful in environments where users need to access multiple resources that require authentication.

To access Windows Credential Manager, you can usually find it in the Control Panel or by searching for it in the Start menu. Once opened, you can view, add, edit, or remove stored credentials. The information stored in Credential Manager is used by various Windows components and applications to facilitate automatic logins and access to resources without the need for users to remember and enter passwords manually.

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Posted: 2024-02-03
By: dwirch
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