Re-enable log-in/password URLs

by Mohan 2012-09-22 11:39:05

Re-enable log-in/password URLs

These URLs were disabled in Internet Explorer 7 to reduce phishing attempts, however, some users will be annoyed that they can't log in to certain sites using the userRazz
assword@domain.com style format. We must emphasise if you don't know what this is, it's a better idea security wise for you to leave it disabled!

To re-enable it for the current user:

Open Regedit by clicking on the Start/Windows button, typing regedit into the run box, and hitting enter
Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\
If it doesn't exist already, right-click in the right-hand pane, choose New, then Key, and enter the name FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE
Enter the folder you created, and in the right-hand pane, right-click, choose New and DWORD Value. Enter the name iexplore.exe and hit enter
If you want to re-enable for Windows Explorer as well, create another DWORD and call it explorer.exe. Both should have their data set to 0
User/pass URLs are now active again

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