Exporting Safari passwords?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xrc6, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. xrc6 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2016
    Is it possible? Moving to another browser and would be convenient to have a list of all the passwords for my sites.
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  3. MC6800 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2016
    It would be convenient, but I'd think it would also be a serious security liability. They'd have to take great care to only pass them directly to another well-vetted app.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Not easily. Those Safari passwords in OS X are stored in the Keychain application. I have seen work arounds like this that use a script to export the passwords to a text (CSV) file.
  5. Digger148 macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2010
    Safari is the browser I use 95% of the time. On occasion I'll use Opera and Firefox. In both, under Preferences, there is an option to sync saved passwords from other browsers (hence, probably from the Mac Os Keychain). I have not used it personally, but, I notice that both Opera and Firefox require you to set up a personal account, first, before the password sync will work.

    I don't know anything about Google Chrome as I do not use it.

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