For those who use their computer too much and have a number of account on the internet, they have to remember password for all those websites. This is a great challenge for all those people. But Credential Manager, a feature of Windows 7 can make their life easier. This helps us by storing password and certificates of all the websites we enter there. You can use third party software for this purpose but this is built in feature and trusted one as well. This even can store credentials for windows drives and also Terminal server or Remote sessions. If you have stored a credential for a website i.e user name and password, then Windows will automatically log you in to that website whenever you open that website. You can even take a backup of your credentials stored and can restore any time or also can use in other computers.
- Click on the “Start” icon.
- Go to “Control Panel”.
- Click on the “Credential Manager” in Control Panel.
- You will be having a window in with three sections, “Windows Credentials”, “Certificate Based Credentials” and “Generic Credentials”.
- In “Windows Credentials” click “Add a Windows Credential”.
- Here you can provide website address and login credentials.
- Now whenever you visit that or open network, it will log you in automatically to that website or network.
- Note you can’t store login credentials for websites like Facebook, Gmail etc. because they need authentication that can’t be passed by Windows Credentials.