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We have an application which routes a user to different modules based on the htaccess login. A client using IE8/Windows 7 claims that closing his browser did NOT reset his htaccess authentication and he was not able to switch modules. I cannot replicate it, and the frustrated client is unwilling to provide any more feedback. Does anyone know of a setting in IE8 that might make the authentication persist upon re-launch? Thanks.

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If the IE8 asked to save the password and he hit yes, the password is persistent.

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Control Panel > User Accounts > Advanced tab > Manage Passwords

Anything listed there will be persistant

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