In IE6 there was a registry key hidden away that would allow you to enable autocomplete but only for usernames, not passwords.

This key no longer has any effect in IE8. I can either enable or disable autocomplete for usernames and passwords, but not just one of the two.

What I'm looking for is a way to enable autocomplete for usernames, but disable it for passwords.

Is there a way to do this in IE8?

  • I'll definitely be interested to hear this. If I had time this morning to look into it I would. I detest password autocomplete in corporate environments. – Evan Anderson Jun 18 '09 at 13:17
  • Thanks for this question, I just made the change to my GPO as well. Hadn't even thought of this. – Matt Jun 19 '09 at 17:29

I believe there is a GPO template available from Microsoft for this. Here is a listing of all the GPO settings available for IE8, they do list some entries for disabling Autocomplete under Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Settings\AutoComplete

I can't see any settings listed for just passwords though


  • 1
    There is a GPO setting to "Turn off autocomplete for usernames and passwords" but there is no equivalent for just passwords. – Simon Jun 18 '09 at 13:34

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