Removing a Password from a Browser’s Saved Password List

Saving your Kerberos password in your Web browser’s saved password list can expose the data it protects to anyone else who uses your computer, and possibly to others on the Internet.

Web Login detects the use of saved passwords and prevents them from being used to log in to Boston University websites. To gain access to Web Login-protected sites, you must first remove the password from your browser’s saved password list, using the instructions below.

Mozilla Firefox

Windows

  1. In the menu bar, open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Switch to the Security tab.
  4. Click on Saved Passwords.

To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click  Remove all.  To eliminate specific saved passwords, click View Saved Passwords and delete just those associated with weblogin.bu.edu.  If you wish, deselect the option to Remember passwords. This will prevent passwords from being saved in the future. In older versions of Firefox, this option is in the Privacy tab instead of Security.

Mac OS X

  1. In the menu bar, open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Switch to the Security tab.
  4. Click on Saved Passwords.

To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click  Remove all.  To eliminate specific saved passwords, click View Saved Passwords and delete just those associated with weblogin.bu.edu.  If you wish, deselect the option to Remember passwords. This will prevent passwords from being saved in the future. In older versions of Firefox, this option is in the Privacy tab instead of Security.

Internet Explorer

To delete individual passwords:  when using IE and a saved password is pre-filled on your screen, simply highlight the username that displays there, and press the Delete key to remove just that one username/password combination from IE. Internet Explorer will then prompt you to confirm that you do want to delete it.

To delete all saved passwords:

  1. Open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click Content.
  4. Under AutoComplete, click Settings.
  5. Click Delete AutoComplete history…

To prevent AutoComplete in the future, make sure AutoComplete is deselected for User names and passwords on forms, and then click on OK.

Chrome

  1. Open the Chrome menu using the button on the far left of the browser toolbar.
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  2. Choose Settings from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Manage saved passwords in the “Passwords and forms” section.
    • Windows, Linux, and Chrome devices: In the Passwords dialog that appears, hover over the site whose password you’d like to remove and click the X that appears.
    • Mac OS X: Remove the site passwords in the Keychain Access dialog that appears.

More information on managing website passwords in Chrome can be found in the Google Help pages.

Safari

  1. Open the Safari menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Switch to the Autofill tab.
  4. Click the Edit button for Usernames and Passwords
  5. Delete the entry that corresponds with weblogin.bu.edu.

Opera

  1. Open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Advanced.
  3. Click on Password Manager.
  4. Delete the entry that corresponds with weblogin.bu.edu.