We had discussed about “How To Sync Google Chrome Settings Across Multiple Computers” in our earlier post. As we know Chrome sync or Google Bookmark Sync between multiple computer helps you to have all your chrome bookmarks, extensions, apps, theme, and browser preferences etc readily available across multiple computer.
Google Chrome settings on one computer are saved in your Google Account.
If you have enabled Chrome “ ” option then when you open Google Chrome from another computer after signing into your Google account the Google Chrome copies the settings to computer from your online account.
Today let us see the options provided by Google Chrome to Protect your synced website passwords. This will help you to setp a different password for Chrome sync feature rather than using your Google account password.
Protect your synced website passwords
If you have enabled Chrome Sync option, by default Google Chrome uses a cryptographic key generated from your Google Account password to encrypt your synced passwords.
If you want to avoid using your Google account password for encrypting your synced passwords you can use a sync passphrase instead of your Google Account password.
To do this follow the below steps
- Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar and Select Options. (This is different in different OS. Preferences on Mac and Linux and Settings on Chrome OS)
- Click the Personal Stuff and in the “Sync” Section click “Customize“. The “Setup” window will pop up.
- Select the “Encryption” tab.
- Select “Choose my own sync passphrase” radio button. See below
- Type the passphrase you want to use.
- Click OK.
One important thing to remember here is that if you forget your passphrase you need to reset sync. This can be done from Google Dashboard. Also you need to provide your passphrase every time you sync your passwords on a new computer. Read more about this in Google Support
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