Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2003 09:38 am
Do any of you know where I can get a script to turn the auto-complete option off and clear passwords on Internet explorer when my users log in? Confused
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Craven de Kere
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2003 12:54 pm
You can do this with a few clicks, I'm not sure it would help but I don't ahve time to figure out whether I know enough to write that script.

To disable password saving in Internet Explorer on Windows:

Launch Internet Explorer.
Select Tools > Internet Options > Content.
Under Personal information, click on AutoComplete.

To stop password saving, click the check box to uncheck "User names and passwords on forms".

To clear all existing saved usernames and passwords, click on Clear Passwords, then click OK in the warning dialog box.


To disable password saving in Netscape on Windows:

Launch Netscape.
Select Edit > Preferences.
Under Category, expand Privacy & Security, then select Web Passwords.
To stop Netscape from saving passwords, click the check box to uncheck "Remember passwords for sites that require me to log in."
To delete a saved site, username, and password, click View Stored Passwords.

Under the Passwords Saved tab, select the site and username you want to remove and click Remove. Click Remove All to delete all saved passwords. (Note: The Passwords Saved list does not show the passwords themselves, just the web site name and the username.)

Netscape has the option to never save passwords for specified sites, which are listed in the Password Manager under the tab Passwords Never Saved. To add sites to this list:

Enable "Remember passwords ..." in step 3, above.
Go to the site in question.
When prompted to remember the password, click Never for this site.
Result: The site is listed in the Password Manager, under the tab Passwords Never Saved.

Lemme know if ya need info for other platform/OS combos.
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Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2003 02:39 pm
Windows scripting

I would like to automate this via a one time script that executes when a user logs in. What I am wanting is for the script to clear out all user's autocomplete password information and then disable the check boxes that allow users to use autocomplete.

The method you gave me works well, but I would have to do it at each user's workstation, so that is my reasoning behind trying to automate it.

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Craven de Kere
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2003 05:38 pm
I do not know how to make the script you are interested in. I might be able to learn but I do not have the time. A script to change windows settings is very complicated.

But I may be able to help you out.

It sounds like you are on a intranet and you want the log in to be protected against AutoComplete.

If you have control over the forms you want to protect this will be simple:

Here is an example forum with AutoComplete turned off on specified form fields. Note the autocomplete="off"values.

Name <input name="name" autocomplete="off"><br>
Email <input name="email" autocomplete="off"><br>
Comments <textarea rows="10" cols="60" wrap="virtual" autocomplete="off"></textarea><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit"><br>
<input type="reset" value="Wipe">

Or you can do this for an entire form like this:



Here is another way to turn it on and off that I am not too familiar with.

Code:<script language="JavaScript"><!--


Here are the registry entries that deal with this. I'm not sure they would be helpful.

Disable Using AutoComplete Forms in Web Browser Internet Explorer 5.0 Only
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Use FormSuggest
Data Type : String = "no"
Disable Using AutoComplete Password in Web Browser Internet Explorer 5.0 Only
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FormSuggest Passwords
Data Type : String = "no"

Disable AutoComplete in Explorer - Win98/2000 Only

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete\Use AutoComplete

Data Type : String = "no"
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Reply Thu 1 May, 2003 07:01 am
Windows Scripting
Thanks I will try this. :wink:

BTW: Shrinks have been known to be wrong! Very Happy
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Craven de Kere
Reply Thu 1 May, 2003 11:00 am
Let me know if it works or not. I was hoping I'd find a simpler way to resolve your problem.

As to srinks I don't pay attention, I just thought it was a wicked awesome quote.
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Reply Tue 23 Nov, 2004 10:27 am
Turning off AutoComplete on All Forms
You can turn off AutoComplete on all forms by including this JavaScript:

for (i=0; i<document.forms.length; i++)

Cheers! Laughing
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