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Web parameter: disableLoginAutoComplete

Web parameters change the behavior of the web clients that connect to the web tier. For more information, see Web tier parameters.




This parameter allows administrators to enable password auto-complete for the SM web client login page.

By default, this parameter is set to true, which prevents the browser from saving the user's Service Manager login password. Therefore, even if password auto-complete is enabled in the browser (for example, from Tools > Internet Options > Content > Autocomplete > Settings in Windows Internet Explorer), password auto-complete is disabled for the web client login page.

When this parameter is set to false, as long as password auto-complete is enabled in the browser, the browser will save the user's login password and automatically complete it at login.

Caution Be aware that setting this parameter to false may increase the risk of allowing unauthorized access to Service Manager through exploitation of stored passwords.

Note Due to a known issue in Firefox, if a user has already enabled password auto-complete and saved the password in Firefox before an administrator changes this parameter to true, the user needs to manually remove the saved password; otherwise the password will still be auto-completed even if this parameter is set to true.

To remove a saved password in Firefox, do the following:

  1. Click Tools > Options > Security, and click the Saved Password button.
  2. Select the password, and then click Remove. Note that clicking the Remove All button will remove all saved passwords for all accessed web sites.

Valid if set from

Web tier configuration file (web.xml and

Requires restart of the web applications server?


Default value


Possible values

true: Disable password auto-complete

false: Enable password auto-complete

Example usage