Is there any way to "read" a saved steam password?

I have my password set in steam for ages and recently I wanted to log into my account from my mobile device, but I just cant remember my password so far.

In addition I want to upgrade to Windows 10 the next days but before I do that I need to know my steam password.

Anyway to do this?



Only an extremely poorly-written program will provide a way to view its own stored password1, as this is a major security risk. If you could view your saved password, then it could also be accessed by a remote user over the network.

Since your password is currently saved in Steam, the best course of action is to first verify that the email address associated with your Steam account is one to which you have access, then do a password reset, and remember what you change it to.

1 While it is true that browsers allow you to view the passwords you've saved for websites, they do not allow you to view the password used to log into the browsers themselves. This is what I mean by "its own stored password".

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    All of the modern browsers allow to view saved passwords, it IS a viable strategy not only in the domain of extremely poorly-written programs.
    – Deltharis
    Aug 3 '15 at 22:19
  • @Deltharis true, except that the passwords shown this way are not those of the system showing them. Chrome will not display the password used to login to Chrome itself, for example. Aug 4 '15 at 12:21
  • I edited my answer to specify the program not displaying its own password. Aug 4 '15 at 12:23
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    The above comment is wrong. You do not transmit encrypted credentials, you transmit credentials over an encrypted channel (TLS) to prevent MITM attacks. If you encrypt and send (or more likely hash and send), the attacker can just re-send the encrypted password, thus negating the use of encryption. See security.stackexchange.com/q/4936
    – Nemo
    Dec 27 '17 at 17:19
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    Correct. However, this encryption can be defeated by an attacker to retrieve the actual password, since it is entirely client side. I spent some time figuring out if Steam does this, and it does not. It takes the more simpler route of generating a token for your computer when you click Remember Me. You can likely copy across your steam profile entirely and get it working in another computer, but you can't recover your password from that token.
    – Nemo
    Dec 28 '17 at 3:56

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