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.

Windows

  1. Click the menu button and choose Preferences.
  2. Switch to the Security tab.
  3. Click on Saved Logins….

To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click  Remove all.  To eliminate specific saved passwords, locate the site within the Site column and click on it once to highlight it in blue. Then click the Remove button below. You can also remove all saved passwords by clicking the Remove All button. If you wish, deselect the option to Remember logins for sites. 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 Firefox menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  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.

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.

  1. Open the Chrome menu using the button on the far right of the browser toolbar.
    Chrome Menu button
  2. Choose the Settings menu option (highlighted in blue).
    Chrome Menu settings option

  3. Click the Show advanced settings… link located at the bottom of the page.
  4. In the “Passwords and forms” section, click the Manage passwords link.
    Chrome Manage passwords option

    • 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.
      Chrome passwords removals

    • 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.

  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.

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