Disabling the option to save a password on Internet Explorer
We run a Netscape proxy that we use to authenticate our internal users when
they go out via the firewall to browse the Web. This has its own
userid/password database. We are going to deploy a Squid Proxy that does a
userid/password look up of the existing NT SAM, this way users will use the
same password for Internet access as they do for normal NT logon. We have Internet Explorer 5 as a standard browser.My question is: Is it possible to disable the 'save
password option' on the IE browser? We do not really want the NT password
stored locally (I assume this is how IE stores it). I have asked my desktop
guys the question and they do not know of a way using the existing policy
editor, is there another way?
Yes there is, as long as none of your users has the ability to edit the registry
setting for their own machine. If they can edit the registry, then all bets are
off. See this tip below from the Virginia Tech NT User's Group.
IE 5.0 hack: Disable Password Caching
"Internet Explorer has the ability to remember the passwords you
use to log on to certain Web sites. To disable this feature --
called Password Caching -- open the Registry editor and drill down
to the following key:
Right-click the white space in the left pane and select New/DWORD Value.
Give the new value the name DisablePasswordCaching and set the value to 0x00000001."
Again, if your users have the permissions to change registry settings, or
to reinstall IE, then there is no guarantee that Password Caching will remain
This was first published in June 2001