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How do I avoid browser saving passwords?

asked 2014-04-01 19:38:06 +0200

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updated 2014-04-02 09:52:58 +0200

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When I enter a username/password into a form on a web-page, I am served a big screen asking if I want the browser to remember the password. I can press "Save" in the top right corner, or I can use a gesture to go back to the form, but I cannot log on without having the browser save the username/password.

In itself that is quite annoying, but it gets worse: Going to Settings -> Apps -> Browser and selecting Clear private data does not clear the username/password!

If possible, I would also like to be able to disable the ability of the browser to save username/password entirely. Is there a workaround to avoid the credentials being saved, e.g. modifying a hidden settings file on the phone?

I am using a Jolla phone updated to Sailfish OS version 1.0.4.20.

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Webcat does not try to save passwords. Thanks for the tip, Hans!

Zumbs ( 2014-04-01 21:23:49 +0200 )edit

Not that i know of. Maybe you can try the Webcat browser. You can download it from the Jolla store.

Hans ( 2014-04-02 13:52:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-04-02 09:52:29 +0200

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Cancelling of saving of password should not cancel log in. Do you have an example of site where this is not working? Clearing private data apparantly has an issue with removing saved passwords if browser is not running. I was able to clear my passwords by having browser running, then going to settings and "Clear private data". After the remorse timer had run out I went back to browser and restarted it. It no longer remembered passwords.

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This is strange. Cancelling save password consistently did not work yesterday, but works like a charm today. Also verified that Clear private data works if the browser is running, which is a kind of strange requirement, but a reasonable work-around, so I'm marking your comment as the correct answer. Thanks!

Zumbs ( 2014-04-02 21:11:53 +0200 )edit
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