Today is a big day for Microsoft as they started to rollout their new Microsoft Edge Chromium-based web browser. It’s a fantastic product: It’s fast, reliable, safe and it’s compatible with (almost) all extensions you already know from Google Chrome. However, it doesn’t work together with Dashlane out of the box. Here is a tutorial how to make them work together.

Situation

As Dashlane is of the most advanced and amazing password managers out there and the Microsoft Edge Chromium-based web browser is an outstanding product as well, you might think about using them together. Well, they don’t work together without a workaround. Our goal is to access the passwords directly from within the Dashlane extension in Microsoft Edge as soon as we login into the Dashlane application installed on your Windows PC:

Dashlane with Microsoft Edge Chromium

To achieve this, please follow the tutorial below:

Tutorial

#1 Installing Microsoft Edge Chromium

First, please install the latest version of the new Microsoft Edge. You can get it or update it either from Windows Update or download it from here:

#2 Installing Dashlane Extension

After the installation, please install the official Dashlane extension from the Chrome Web Store (make sure to allow that in the Microsoft Edge settings):

#3 Configuring the Dashlane Extension

Having installed the extension, navigate to the extension’s settings by performing a right-click on the icon.

Configuring the Dashlane extension for Microsoft Edge Chromium

Now, choose Desktop as we want out Dashlane desktop application to be connected to the Dashlane extension for Microsoft Edge. Then, restart the extension by clicking on Save and restart extension.

#4 Configuring the Dashlane Application

As a next step, we have to configure the Dashlane application in order to work together with the new Microsoft Edge. As the browser is so new, we have to deactivate the web browser signature verification which can be found in the settings:

Configuring the Dashlane Windows Client for Microsoft Edge Chromium

Please keep in mind: This is not an officially recommended way by Dashlane as it lowers the security. However, it’s currently the only way of working with both Dashlane and the new Microsoft Edge.

#5 Authenticate

Having done that, a window should popup asking you to authenticate both the Dashlane application as well as the Dashlane extension for Microsoft Edge. Confirm both messages and here you go.

That’s it. Enjoy your new Microsoft Edge Chromium-based web browser together with the best password manager out there!

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4 Comments

  • Glen
    Posted 13. März 2020 at 06:34 0Likes

    Fantastic workaround. Thank you for that but I have one comment to make.
    Getting the extension from Microsoft as per the big red button under #2 does not give you the option to run it in Desktop Mode.
    Only the Chrome Store extension will do this as the Microsoft one is still made for the old Edge.

    • Lennart Wörmer
      Posted 17. März 2020 at 23:45 0Likes

      Thank you very much for your help to improve this blog post, Glen! I’ve just updated the blog post so everyone has the chance to download the correct version of the Dashlane extension.

  • Run Buh
    Posted 3. April 2020 at 15:33 0Likes

    Now that Dashlane is available from the Microsoft Store, why do I have to re-authenticate to Dashlane in Edge each time I restart my browser (Mac and Windows)? I delete a fair amount of data each time I close my browser, which I suppose could explain it, but I have Chrome configured exactly the same way, and I don’t have this problem in Chrome (or Firefox).

    • Lennart Wörmer
      Posted 9. April 2020 at 15:14 0Likes

      Hi there, let my try to help you. First, can you check if you’re using the new Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium project as stated in my blog post? If you’re running the new version, then please double-check the source for your extension. I recommend to use the extension from the Chrome Web Store. Let me know how it goes.

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