A password for the browser itself

I’d like to request a feature that locks the browser itself. This feature should be an optional setting, the idea is when you open the browser it will first ask for a password. Only after entering the correct password, the user will be able to access the browser.

Why I want this feature - I have a PC at my home, which is often used by other family members too. I have my own laptop and everything, but the PC is my main machine. I use Brave on this PC (and laptop) and others use Google Chrome. But, if they open Brave, they will be able to access all my logins, see my history, and according to the default settings (which I like) the web page I was on the last time I used Brave will be the first one to open, most likely my social media. Currently, the only way to protect my logins, history, etc. from anyone else who uses this PC is to log out which, to be honest, is quite a hassle every time I have to do it. Having a password that protects the entire browser from being used would be super handy and I won’t have to worry about people using everything I’m logged into from Brave.


ditto this request - the ability to set a “Master Password” preventing usage of my saved logins is of the main reasons Firefox has been my default browser for years… admittedly, I’m not a software developer, but this seems like such a powerful feature for me that I’m not sure how/why other browsers haven’t instituted something similar… note: the iOS version of Brave DOES have a “passcode” lock, which I set right away, and searched for over an hour how to do likewise on the desktop (Windows) version…

This sounds like a use case for profiles. Another reason that leans more on the security side is password managers. A lot of people place well-found faith in these programs, I included. They save time, they generate passwords, they store identity data, they encrypt identity data, they store forms which can then be used in the future to auto-fill websites. The advantage of these programs decreases with the number of people who share the computer.

As part of this discussion I have found something rather disturbing about the password manager insofar that it is accessible to anyone using the browser. It certainly would be safer if there was a feature to password protect the saved passwords in the password manager. I have noticed that when i go to Settings / additional/privacy and security/saved passwords even though the passwords are masked anyone using the
BRAVE browser on my computer, can click on the eyeball icon and reveal the passwords thereby allowing anyone to change, copy or delete any or all passwords. Surely this area : brave://settings/passwords should be password protected!. Is that a feature coming in a future update?


Not so much a reply as an addition: BRAVE it seems will protect the passwords revealed by the EYE Icon in the manager only if you have a login passwords for your sytem (windows 10 in my case); for my convenience and for various updates I chose no to have a logon password and therefore my list of password is visible to any of my visiting guests using my computer. Surely the password protection should originate within BRAVE rather than relying on the user having an OS logon password.
Other than that a brilliant browser, but I still will keep my main passwords on FIREFOX.

i need this kind of feature too. i have exactly the same situation.please make this possible. many thanks!

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I’d like to add my input for Brave browser password functionality. What has prompted me to write is when I added a new device to my sync chain today. The Sync Chain Code screen contains this phrase: “… Treat this code like a password. If someone gets ahold of it, they can read and modify your synced data.” While I don’t use Brave for managing passwords, I would like to protect my sync’d data.

That’s the single reason I have not been able to switch from firefox.My laptop is sometimes used by my family and I delete everything from firefox and the password makes sure they don’t have access to anything.


There is a Chrome Extension which will provide you with this function it is called “LockPW”:

It would be nice to see this as a Brave feature to protect our browser from people who violate our privacy.

If they implement this I’ll have no more use for Firefox.

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If you try the Chrome Extension LockPW and are happy with it, you can then join the many happy Brave users.

I too was a long time Firefox user and like many other people I didn’t like the development path the folks at Mozilla started on many years ago.

As you would be well aware Firefox’s decline and fall began with Mozilla trying to make Firefox a Chrome clone and that was followed by the move to Web Extensions which caused a great deal of concern to many extension developers and Firefox users.

The most recent example of Mozilla shooting itself in the head is the removal of the Compact Mode which makes the user interface much bigger and is thoroughly disliked by many.

A much bigger concern is the sheer number of staff members that Mozilla has sacked, many of these staff were removed from the crucial areas of research and development.

Mozilla has brought about the downfall of Firefox by not listening to the loud and strong protests of Firefox users in the past, the ignorant folks at Mozilla still stubbornly refuse to acknowledge what Firefox users do not want.

The end result of all this is that Firefox is on it’s deathbed with quite low numbers of people actually using it.

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Still better if Brave implement their own locking feature. Adding third party extensions means more resource hog and clutter. There is no excuse for this. Everyone would want this feature whether they need it or not.



I completely agree with you on this issue, it would indeed be very nice to have a browser locking feature as a part of the Brave default configuration.

It really depends on how many people request this feature. The Brave developers also need to be convinced that there is enough demand to warrant implementing this feature, at this point in time it’s a wait and see situation.

My proposed solution is merely a temporary measure that could be implemented until Brave possibly implements their own browser locking feature.

I definitely need this feature like Firefox does.

Although it has been over 2 years by now after addressing this issue initially, the Brave tech team does not realize this issue; so the most important feature is not implemented in BRAVE yet. This is very sad. This is the most important feature for beefing up the security measure.

Any log-in sites which have been automatically saved via auto-fill feature showed the password as dots though; if the site offer the “EYE” icon to show the password, it shows without any master password. It is just like a free gift for hackers. I cannot believe why in the world the Brave tech team did not realize this until now while its competitor did it long time ago.

Please make this happen ASAP! We need this feature ASAP!!

This is WAY beyond what you described. The biggest issue right now is installation of remote desktop software on your PC using a malicious link where the attacker just waits for the right moment, learns your sleep patterns and connects to your PC using the malicious remote desktop and drain your metamask account and login to websites you have saved password for in your browser.

This is HUGE issue.

A couple of months ago, I turned on my mining PC monitor and saw the mouse was moving and a bunch of exchanges open. Luckily it was all exchanges I dont use so I didnt have anything stolen and I didnt have Metamask either.

But once they are on your desktop via remote connection, they can install keyloggers etc and once they drain your account the exchanges see that YOU connected using YOUR IP address and you will even lose in court because they have evidence that YOU exported your crypto from the exhcnage connected using your own computer and your own IP.

There is a Chrome Extension which will provide you with this function it is called “LockPW”:

Not sure if I trust the developers of the extension as many ask for unnecessary permissions. Prefer this is a built-in feature like Firefox so one can use a different password from the OS login credentials.


If one feels logging off or closing the browser a hassle then we have bigger issues. the Private browsing feature is there for a reason when one browse sites that one would rather others don’t know one is on…

OR use a local password protected account at the OS level to secure the account. With biometric support common on most laptops or a add on bio metric mouse that can be used on older systems this is non issue really…

Password protecting the Saved passwords like Firefox that’s a definite requirement. Please upvote