How to use Credentials Manager in Windows Seven

Credentials Manager in Windows SevenWindows Seven has a cool new feature called Credentials Manager. Credentials Manager safeguards all your Windows and other passwords that you provide to them and even auto fills them when needed. You often map network drives, go to secure websites etc that need a login and a password, credentials manager can store these for you. Whats really cool is that you can backup and restore your Credentials Manager Vault or copy it to another computer. When you copy the vault to another computer, you do not have to remember and provide credentials for resources, network drives or web pages that are already stored in the Credentials Manager. Its a completely secure way of storing your credentials. In the step by step articles we will show you how to access, use, backup, restore and move Windows Credentials Manager vault.

1. Open Credentials Manager from Control Panel by clicking on the Credentials Manager icon

 

Open Credentials Manager from Control Panel by clicking on the Credentials Manager icon

2. Credentials Manager window opens up

Credentials Manager window opens up

3. You can see the three sections in this example, categorized by Windows Credentials (Mainly represents the credentials stored for mapped network drives). Certificate Based Credentials (For website related passwords) and Generic credentials (stored credentials for things like Terminal server or remote desktop sessions)

You can see the three sections in Windows Credentials Manager

4. If you click on the drop down arrow on any of the stored credentials, you can see the details about that stored credential. In our example we can see that its a windows network password for a mapped drive using a username and password on a remote server. You can click on Edit or Remove to remove the credential

Click on drop down arrow of any stored credential

5. If you click on Edit, you can edit the credentials by re entering your information

If you click on Edit, you can edit the credentials by re entering your information