macOS 12.3 will stop Safari from saving passwords without usernames


iCloud Keychain is a great tool for store access passwords for web pages that we visit regularly and that require some type of identification. Although there are more complete applications such as 1Password, for most users with iCloud Keychain it is more than enough.

However, he has always had a bad habit of allow the user to store passwords without a username, preventing the user from finding the website password to log in correctly. Although late, the solution to this problem will arrive with macOS 12.3.

If you usually use Safari, both on iOS and iPadOS or macOS, surely on more than one occasion you have encountered this problem. Insurance policy.

And, it is not that the user does not want to store the username, but directly the keychain omit that information when storing the password, so we find ourselves with a large number of orphan passwords that we do not know to which website they belong.

With the release of macOS 12.3, iOS 15.4, and iPadOS 15.4, if we create a new password and the app is unable to identify the associated username, it will show us a pop-up window for us to enter it manually.

Although this is a small change, this fixes one of the most annoying iCloud problems. With this change, we will avoid storing userless passwords in the keychain as well as making it easier to create new unique and strong passwords for each website.

In addition, it will also allow the user add login notes to passwords, a functionality that password managers already offer and that, for many users, is more than enough reason not to use Apple's solution and continue to rely on their usual password manager.

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