How to Save and Store Usernames/Passwords
December 10, 2010 (published)

Your Web browser can save certain details entered into online forms, such as usernames and passwords for different websites. The browser can then use this information to automatically fill-in some sign-in forms when you next visit these websites. Follow these steps to turn on/off this option in your browser.

Note: These instructions are for saving your log-in details using your browser's AutoFill or AutoComplete feature, it does not automate your VIN login. If at any time you change your username, password, or other secure information, you'll need to repeat these steps to save the new details.

Windows Internet Explorer | Firefox | Safari | Google Chrome| iPad/iPhone


Windows Internet Explorer (IE)

Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10:

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer Tools menu (Figure 1a - top).
  2. Select Internet Options (Figure 1a - bottom).
  3. In the Internet Options window, click the Content tab (Figure 1b - top). 
  4. In the AutoComplete section, click the Settings button (Figure 1b - middle).
  5. In the AutoComplete Settings window, select the checkboxes to set the types of information you want Internet Explorer to remember  (Figure 1c).
  6. In the AutoComplete Settings window, click the OK button (Figure 1c).
  7. In the Internet Options window,click the OK button (Figure 1b - bottom). 

      


 

 

             Figure 1a                                           Figure 1b                                              Figure 1c

Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer Tools menu (Figure 2a - top)
  2. Select Internet Options (Figure 2a - bottom).
  3. In the Internet Options window, click the Content tab (Figure 2b - top).
  4. In the AutoComplete section, click the Settings button (Figure 2b - middle).
  5. In the AutoComplete Settings window, select the checkboxes to set the types of information you want Internet Explorer to remember (Figure 2c - middle).
  6. In the AutoComplete Settings window, click the OK button (Figure 2c - bottom). 
  7. In the Internet Options window, click the OK button (Figure 2b - bottom).

      


 

 

                            Figure 2a                                                                           Figure 2b                                                                                         Figure 2c

Internet Explorer 6:

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer Tools menu (Figure 3a - top)
  2. Select Internet Options (Figure 3a - bottom).
  3. In the Internet Options window, click the Content tab (Figure 3b - top).
  4. In the Personal Information section, click the AutoComplete... button (Figure 3b - middle).
  5. In the AutoComplete Settings window, select the checkboxes to set the types of information you want Internet Explorer to remember (Figure 3c - middle).
  6. In the AutoComplete Settings window, click the OK button (Figure 3c - bottom). 
  7. In the Internet Options window, click the OK button (Figure 3b - bottom).

     


 

 

                  Figure 3a                                                                   Figure 3b                                                                        Figure 3c

For more Internet Explorer help and support, go to Microsoft Internet Explorer Support or contact VIN Tech Support 800-700-4636.


Mozilla Firefox

Firefox:

  1. Click on the Firefox Tools menu (Figure 4a - top)
  2. Select Options... (Figure 4a - bottom).
  3. In the Options window, click the Security icon (Figure 4b - top).
  4. In the Passwords section, check the Remember passwords for sites checkbox (Figure 4b - middle).
  5. In the Options window, click the OK button (Figure 4b - bottom).

Note: To view and remove stored passwords within this browser in the Options window, click Saved Passwords... 


 

 
 
                    Figure 4a                                               Figure 4b

Note: If Firefox does not prompt you to ask if you want Firefox to remember the username and password, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Firefox Tools menu (Figure 4a - top).
  2. Select Options... (Figure 4a - bottom).
  3. In the Options window, click the Security icon (Figure 4c - top).
  4. If it isn't already check marked, check Remember passwords for sites (Figure 4c - middle).
  5. Click the Save Passwords... button (Figure 4c - middle).
  6. In the Saved Passwords window, make sure the site you're trying to login isn't in the list. If it is, click the entry to select it (Figure 4d - top)
  7. In the Saved Passwords window with the site highlighted, click the Remove button (Figure 4d - bottom).
  8. In the Saved Passwords window, click the Close button (Figure 4d - bottom).
  9. In the Options window, click the OK button (Figure 4c - bottom).

    


 
 
                                                     Figure 4c                                          Figure 4d

Now that you've configured Firefox to remember passwords, try logging in to the site again. When you submit your username and password to a website, Firefox should now prompt you to ask if you want Firefox to remember the username and password (Figure 4e). Click the Remember button. 

 


 

                                                                         Figure 4e

For more Firefox help and support, go to Mozilla Firefox Support or contact VIN Tech Support 800-700-4636.


Safari

Safari for Windows.:

  1. Click on the Safari settings

     
     
    icon
  2. Select Preferences (Figure 5a - bottom).
  3. In the pop-up window, click on the AutoFill icon (Figure 5b - top).
  4. In the AutoFill window, check the box next to User names and passwords (Figure 5b - bottom).
  5. Click the Red X to close the window (Figure 5b - top) 

  


 

 

                Figure 5a                                             Figure 5b

Safari for Mac:

  1. Select Safari from the top menu (Figure 5c - top)
  2. Click Preferences (Figure 5c - bottom).
  3. In the pop-up window, click on the AutoFill icon (Figure 5d - top).
  4. In the AutoFill window, check the box next to User names and passwords (Figure 5d - bottom).
  5. Click the Red circle to close the window (Figure 5d - top).

  


 

 

              Figure 5c                                                    Figure 5d

For more Safari help and support, go to Apple Safari Support or contact VIN Tech Support 800-700-4636.


Google Chrome

Chrome:

  1. Click on the wrench
    Customize and control Google Chrome

     
     icon on the browser toolbar (Figure 6a). Mac users: If you don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Chrome .
  2. Select Options (Preferences on a Mac) (Figure 6a).
  3. In the Google Chrome Options window, click the Personal Stuff tab (Figure 6b - top).
  4. Select Offer to save passwords (Figure 6b - middle)
  5. Click Close to finish (Figure 6b - bottom).

   


 

 

                Figure 6a                                                       Figure 6b

For more Chrome help and support, go to Google Chrome Support or contact VIN Tech Support 800-700-4636.

iPad & iPhone

Safari:

  1. Click on the Settings icon from the iPad or iPhone main screen.
  2. Select Safari from the left pane.
  3. In the General window, click the AutoFill.
  4. Select ON for Names and Passwords. 


 



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