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 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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