Monday, April 07, 2014

Password Saving in Web Browsers

Most recent versions of web browsers prompt you to save usernames and passwords for various sites on the Internet. In most cases your browser will be set to save or prompt you to remember passwords. If your browser is not prompting you or saving your password, and you want it to, try this:

Internet Explorer for Windows

To enable password saving in Internet Explorer on Windows:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools > Internet Options > Content.
  3. Under "Personal information", click AutoComplete.
    Internet content options 
  4. To ensure password saving is happening, check User names and passwords on forms.
You may have websites for which you wish to save the username and password, but you do not want Internet Explorer to prompt you on any future sites. In this case, in the AutoComplete Settings box, leave User names and passwords on forms checked, but uncheck Prompt me to save passwords.

Safari for Macintosh

To enable password saving in Safari on Macintosh:
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Go to Safari > Preferences.
  3. Click the Autofill icon and check User names and passwords.
  4. Click Done and close Preferences.


To enable password saving in Firefox on Athena, Linux, Macintosh, and Windows

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Go to Preferences > Options, as follows:
    • Athena and Linux: Edit > Preferences
    • Macintosh: Firefox > Preferences
    • Windows: Tools > Options
  3. Click the Security icon.
  4. Check Remember passwords for sites.
  5. To quit Preferences/Options:
    • On Athena and Linux, click Close.
    • On Macintosh, click the Close button.
    • On Windows, click OK.