Browser / Prevent password storage

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  • To provide instruction on preventing a browser from remembering your passwords
  • To provide instruction on disabling the password auto-fill function in your browser
  • To provide links to the up-to-date support sites for Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari browsers


  • Browser
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Safari
  • University-owned Computer
  • Personally Owned Computer
    • macOS
    • Windows



  1. In Chrome, select the three dots Settings button .in upper right hand corner of the browser
  2. From the drop,down, select Settings
  3. Scroll to locate the Autofill section 
  4. Click the Passwords option
  5. Toggle off the Offer to save passwords option (off = white and grey)



  • By default, Firefox will remember passwords — you must disabled this feature
  1. In Firefox, select the three-line Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the browser
  2. Select Options (Preferences on a Mac)
  3. Select the Privacy & Security panel on the left side of the screen
  4. Navigate to the Logins & Passwords section
  5. Clear the Ask to save logins and passwords for websites for sites check box


Internet Explorer

  • By default, Internet Explorer will remember passwords — you must disabled this feature
  1. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button
  2. Select Internet Options
  3. Select the Content tab
  4. Under the AutoComplete heading, select Settings
  5. Clear the User names and passwords on forms check box


Microsoft Edge

  • By default, Microsoft Edge will remember passwords — you must disabled this feature
  1. In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Passwords & autofill
  4. Turn Save passwords to Off


Safari (Mac)

  1. In Safari, select Safari on the Finder bar
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select Passwords
    • Enter your password if prompted
  4. Clear the AutoFill user names and passwords check box
  5. Close the Preferences pane





Article ID: 18740
Thu 11/17/16 3:07 PM
Fri 11/13/20 11:30 AM
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