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Browser Extensions

mSecure's new Browser Extensions provide seamless auto-login functionality in Chrome and Firefox (and other Chrome-based browsers like Brave and Edge). This tool allows for more streamlined signing-in when browsing and keeps your mSecure records secure in the process. Here are a few notable features you can take advantage of:

  • Search your records or use the favorites and recents filters to quickly find the Login you need, then open it in a new browser tab.
  • Auto-fill usernames and passwords from records in your mSecure database.
  • Auto-capture credentials when logging in to a new site or updating the password for an account and save them directly to mSecure!

IMPORTANT: The data in the mSecure Browser Extension is from the database stored in the mSecure app and not from a server or online location. Whenever data is added or edited using the Browser Extension, those changes will immediately affect your mSecure database on your device.

Browser Extensions are only available for Mac OS, but are soon to be added to Windows as noted in our roadmap of upcoming features.

If you use Safari as your web browser, find out how to enable Password Auto-Fill on Safari for your Mac. Those using Safari can enable third-party app Auto-Fill in their device's System Preferences but will not have the same features listed below.

Installing the Browser Extension

Currently, the mSecure browser extension is only available for Firefox, Google Chrome and other Chrome-based browsers (like Brave and Edge). To install mSecure's browser extensions, use the links below to find the mSecure Browser Extension based on your browser's web store:

Chrome - Chrome Web Store

Firefox - Mozilla Add-Ons Store

Note: To acquire the extension in Edge or Brave, it needs to be installed from the Chrome Web Store.

Installing for Chrome

  1. Once visiting the mSecure 6 page in the Chrome Web Store, click "Add to Chrome"
  2. You will receive a pop-up to add the extension to your browser. Here you will click "Add Extension".
  3. The extension is now installed on your browser! To verify the mSecure browser extension is active in your browser, you can:
  • Click on the puzzle piece icon in the top right of your browser window
  • Select "Manage Extensions"
  • Find the "mSecure 6" extension in your list of installed extensions
  • Make sure the toggle switch is enabled as pictured to the left

Installing for Firefox

  1. Once visiting the Firefox Store, click "Add" in the pop-up
  2. The extension has been added to your browser! To finalize this, click "Okay".
  3. The Browser Extension can now be used. If you want to make sure the mSecure extension is active in your browser, you can: 
    • Click on the ☰ in the top right of the window
    • Click "Add-ons and Themes"
    • In the Menu on the left side, click "Extensions"
    • Under "Manage Your Extensions", make sure mSecure 6 is enabled and the toggle switch is on

Using the mSecure Browser Extension

There are several ways you can use mSecure while browsing the internet. This section will show and explain the components of the mSecure Browser Extension. There are several features to use as well - whether you are logging in to an online account, signing up for a new account, or updating a password for an existing account.

Using the Lock Screen

Initially, the Browser Extension will be locked. It must first be unlocked with your mSecure account's password before any of its functions can be used. The lock screen can be shown by clicking the mSecure icon in your bookmarks bar or using the hotkey combination "⌘ + Shift + E" (or Ctrl +Shift + E). This combination can be changed:

  1. In the top right of your browser window, click the three vertical dots on your bookmarks bar and click Settings.
  2. In the Settings screen, click Extensions (This will open a new tab).
  3. In the Extension screen on the left-hand side, click the ☰ and hit Keyboard shortcuts.
  4. Under mSecure and next to Activate extension, tap the pencil icon. This is where you may change what you would like the shortcut to be.
  5. Preform the shortcut within the text field. This will save the keyboard shortcut automatically.

You will be prompted to enter your mSecure account password when unlocking the extension. Once your password is entered, it will unlock so you may begin to use the features of your extension. By unlocking the extension manually, you will be brought to the Main View.

Using the Main View - Records

Upon unlocking the Browser Extension manually, a list of login records will appear. This view can be accessed on any webpage. There are three ways to filter your records in this view which are listed at the top right:

  • The Star button allows you to filter all of your records to only show your favorited records.
  • The clock icon button will filter your database to show your most recently used records.
  • The dice icon allows you to generate a password.
  • The lock icon will lock your mSecure extension.
  • Use the search bar to search your records for a specific term, website, email address, etc.


A key function of the mSecure Browser Extension is the ability to automatically log into sites using your mSecure credentials. The extension identifies the username and password fields on a webpage and finds a matching record in mSecure by finding the corresponding URL. Once mSecure finds a matching record, the extension will auto-populate the corresponding fields on the webpage with the values from the matching record. 

If multiple records contain the same matching URL, the extension will ask the user which record they would like to use. For example, if you have multiple Gmail accounts, mSecure will ask which Gmail account credentials you would like to use.

IMPORTANT: The mSecure browser extension will not look at any records or fields that don't contain a URL, Username, and Password type fields. If there is a record you want mSecure to auto-fill, there needs to be a URL field that stores the URL for the website you're signing into. 

For example, to have a record be matched with Google, there needs to be a URL type field containing the URL "". After mSecure finds a corresponding record, if a Username type field and/or Password type field are present in that record, the data in those fields will be auto-filled into the corresponding fields on the webpage.

Auto-Login when Extension is Unlocked

  1. On the site you wish to Auto-Login, go to their login screen.
  2. Click the type field of the username/email address.
  3. mSecure will recognize automatically which login to Auto-Fill based off of the site's URL. If there are multiple for that site, mSecure will prompt a window for you to choose the login you wish to use
  4. Sign-in to the site!

Note: You will be asked to unlock mSecure in your browser if mSecure has locked since its last use.

Auto-Login when Extension is Locked

  1. On the site you wish to Auto-Login, go to their login screen.
  2. Click the type field of the username/email address.
  3. mSecure will recognize automatically which login to Auto-Fill based off of the site's URL, but will be locked. Enter your mSecure account password.
  4. If there are multiple for that site, mSecure will prompt a window for you to choose the login you wish to use.
  5. Sign-in to the site!

Selecting from Multiple Records During Auto-Fill

If your mSecure database contains multiple records that have the same URL, the extension will ask you which account you'd like to fill the credentials for. This is activated when you attempt to sign in to a website and mSecure is looking for which username and password pair to insert in the appropriate fields.

Selecting Records from the Main View

It is possible to select a record in the Browser Extension itself. When opening the Browser Extension by your hotkey combination or by clicking the icon on your menu bar, the records screen will appear with your logins. Once you select a login record, the extension will direct you to a new browser tab and take you to the URL of the selected record. 

If the URL goes to the login screen of that site, then your credentials will be auto-filled. If not, the extension won't automatically take you to the sign-in page and auto-fill your data. The URL in your records should be the corresponding login page of that site to auto-fill your credentials.

Auto-capturing Login Information

The mSecure Browser Extension can capture the information entered on a website's login page. There are three scenarios when mSecure will detect new information and ask the user if they would like to create a new record to store this login account:

  1. Adding an Existing Account to mSecure

    If mSecure detects that new login information has been signed in to a website and can't find a corresponding record to match the URL and username used, mSecure will prompt the user to create a new record in their mSecure database. Here, you can title your record, place it in a specific Vault and add Tags to save directly to your mSecure database.

  2. Signing up for a New Account and Adding to mSecure


    If you are signing up for a new account, mSecure will detect this and prompt you if you would like to save that login directly to your mSecure database. When you enter new login credentials on an unrecorded site, you will be asked if you'd like to create an entirely new record. If you have another login for that site already, mSecure will ask if you are updating an existing record, or creating a new record. Both of these options will save the changes directly to your database

  3. Updating the Password for an Existing Account and Adding to mSecure

    When mSecure detects a password field on the webpage, the extension will prompt the user whether they are signing up for a new account or updating an existing account. If the user selects that they are updating an existing account, the matching record in their mSecure database will be updated with the new account password or username.

    This feature is great for updating the password in a record when:

    1. You forgot your password to this site and need to save it.
    2. You want to change the password on this website.
    3. You want to generate a new password using the Password Generator.    

Using the Password Generator

mSecure also includes an enhanced password generator that can provide a random password for your new or existing logins. This feature in the extension, and application, allows you to set parameters to generate a password and save for your logins on visited sites. Once generated, mSecure will allow you to capture a new login record or update an existing record's password, and save it directly to your database!

The mSecure extension can detect when an account is being created. After entering the username and password for the new account, mSecure will pop up and ask the user to create a new login record to store the credentials for this new account. This is an opportunity to use the Password Generator by clicking the dice icon in the extension window.

What if the Browser Extension doesn't Auto-Capture?

Due to how websites can be designed and created, mSecure's Browser Extension may occasionally not be able to detect a Username or Password field correctly to auto-capture your login data. While our developers are constantly trying to make sure the most common websites are covered, there may be a circumstance where you experience an issue with the functionality of the extension.

If you experience an issue with a particular site or have questions about mSecure's Browser Extension in general, please contact our support team and 'Submit a Ticket' on or email us at

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