Export Safari Passwords

The Safari web browser has some very nice features. One of those features is the ability to store website passwords inside the App. If you only have a few passwords, that system may work for you. If you have accumulated many passwords, you may need to move to a dedicated password program. There is a way to export your passwords out of Safari for import into another App. Here is how you do that.

Safari Passwords

You access your stored passwords in the Safari Preferences Passwords tab.

After entering your Mac account password, you will arrive at a window similar to this one.

The password accounts are on the left. To export your passwords, just click on that small drop down icon in the bottom-left corner of the window.

Select Export Passwords and you will see this warning message.

Choose “Export Passwords” and you will be presented with a screen to choose a location to save the passwords in a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file.

Most dedicated programs can import a CSV file. Many spreadsheet programs like Numbers and Excel can import CSV files, as well as most database Apps.


If it is time for you to move your Safari passwords into a dedicated password App, it is easy to do.