View Full Version : Disabling Windows Password Request

03-03-2005, 01:07 PM
Hi folks,

I have a website that uses a username and password to protect a secure area. Unfortunately a problem keeps occurring (shock horror!)

When users log on for the first time the site asks the user to change the password (from the default to a new secure password) However before it gets to the point of changing the password, windows asks the user if they want to store / keep the password. This means that they change the password to something secure, but its saved the default password. I realise that people should be intelligent enough to know this, but apparently not!!

Can anyone help?



03-03-2005, 01:42 PM
It's not really a windows thing. It's a browser thing.
When you first type a password in Internet explorer, it asks you if you want the password to be saved so you don't have to type it again. If you save this password, the next time you go to that page, once you enter your username and you go to the password field, it's automatically inserted for you. Now if you change your password, the first time you type in the new password, IE asks you again that "The password you entered does not match the one stored earlier bla h blah..." and asks if you want to change the stored password to the new one. If you click yes, then it's changed.
The same happens in firefox with the exception that you are not asked if you want to replace the old password with a new one. It automatically changes it.

03-03-2005, 02:27 PM
.... is there no way to prevent IE from asking that? It does seem to be causing a lot of my users a problem. mainly because I don't think they are reading it properly!!