List cached credentials in Windows

List cached credentials in Windows

Q. How can I list credentials that are cached in Windows?
Dept - Windows

A. Often you have the option to save credentials and these are actually stored in the Credential Manager. These credentials can be viewed via the Credential Manager control panel applet which breaks credentials into:

  • Those used for the web
  • Those used for applications as a Windows credential

Information shown includes the application/site, username, if it roams with the profile and even the password.

These can also be listed with:

cmdkey /list

Note you can even add credentials that can be used automatically for connections. For example suppose I want to add a credential to always be used when connecting to a certain file server:

cmdkey /add: /user: /pass:

Now when connecting to the file server the stored credential will automatically be used.

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