FIX: Microsoft Edge server asking for username and password

Aleksandar Ognjanovic
by Aleksandar Ognjanovic
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  • Microsoft Edge is a great browser, and it’s the default browser on Windows 10.
  • All browsers can encounter issues, and many Edge users reported that Edge server keeps asking for their credentials.
  • To fix this issue, scan your PC for malware and check the Credential Manager.
  • This article is just a part of our Edge hub, and if you’re looking for more useful information, be sure to check it out.
how do i find my microsoft edge username and password

Since its introduction on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge has had more downs than ups. This built-in browser is far from being a same-level competitor with Chrome and Firefox.

Every good few traits are shadowed by a few issues, which isn’t something anyone wants to deal with on daily basis.

Not necessarily deal breakers, but things like Edge server asking for username and password every time you run it can be a drag, to say the least. Don’t worry, we have a fix for you.

How can I stop Microsoft Edge server from asking for username and password?

1. Scan for malware and remove PUPs

This is quite a rare occurrence on any personal computer. On the other hand, it can happen from time to time on a shared PC.

Of course, it’s of utmost importance to know whether this is a legit Windows prompt or some adware is trying to hijack your PC. That shouldn’t be that hard, as the prompt windows shouldn’t be distinguishable from the Edge interface.

If you’re still not sure, and we prefer the better safe than sorry approach, make sure to uninstall all suspicious third-party applications and scan for malware.

For the better grip on possible adware infection, you can use any of numerous anti-PUP solutions.

Some third-party antimalware solutions have dedicated tools so there’s no need to use Malwarebytes AdwCleaner or any other extra software.

Once you’ve checked the presence of third-party programs and scanned for malware, you should reboot your PC and check Edge again. If Edge server is asking for username and password, make sure to move to an additional step.


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2. Check the Credential Manager

  1. In the Windows Search bar, type Credential and open Credential Manager.credentials manager
  2. Open Web Credentials.
  3. Remove the password from credentials and you should be good to go.

With that said, we can conclude this article. In case you have any questions or, possibly, an alternative solution, feel free to post them in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Microsoft Edge

  • Is Edge better than Internet Explorer?

Yes, Microsoft Edge is better than Internet Explorer in almost every way. However, Internet Explorer might offer better for support of legacy applications.

  • How do I find my Microsoft Edge password?

To find Edge password, go to Credential Manager > Web Credentials. From there you should be able to find the desired password.

  • How do I password protect Microsoft Edge?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to password protect Microsoft Edge at the current time.

  • Where does Microsoft Edge save passwords?

Microsoft Edge saves all passwords in the Web Credentials section of the Credential Manager in Windows 10.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.