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Google Chrome is a great browser for sure, though I still see bugs there. Some of them are really annoying: my Chrome (at my work computer) does not offer to remember HTTPS authentication data, and I have to enter it manually each time I go to the secured resource for the first time after Chrome start - it simply does not offer to remember it. Sorry, I can't remember my credentials, don't ask why. :D But! The Chrome at my home computer successfully remembers these credentials after offering to remember them. I checked Chrome preferences (the according option is always set on [though it always offers to store form authentication data at simple "HTTP sites"]), I tried to clear even all passwords - Chrome still asks me to enter both username and password for that HTTPS site after I restart the browser... I don't know what I have do... Can I really force it to remember HTTPS credentials?

Thanks in advance.

UPD: My Chrome version is 6.0.472.63

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Which installation is 6, the one at home or the one at work? –  Synetech Mar 29 '11 at 0:31
    
@Synetech inc. - the one at home. But I guess that it is not reproducable anymore. Can't tell from which version. –  Lyubomyr Shaydariv Mar 29 '11 at 16:41

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If both Chrome installs are the same version, and yet are behaving differently, then there must me something messing it up at profile level.

I suggest creating a new profile from scratch, of copying your profile from the installation that does remember https credentials to the one that does not.

Creating a new profile is as easy as deleting (or renaming the folder) that contains the current one.

For guidelines on where Chrome stores its profiles, check http://www.chromium.org/user-experience/user-data-directory

PD: profile = user data directory

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Here's how. (At least it worked on a HTTPS site I tried just then - ifttt.com) - it is indeed the autocomplete=on thing, but iirc I tried that extension but it didn't change anything. Instead, use this lighter solution.

Just save a bookmarklet, with this javascript code as the url data:

javascript:(function(){var ca,cea,cs,df,dfe,i,j,x,y;function n(i,what){return i+" "+what+((i==1)?"":"s")}ca=cea=cs=0;df=document.forms;for(i=0;i<df.length;++i){x=df[i];dfe=x.elements;if(x.onsubmit){x.onsubmit="";++cs;}if(x.attributes["autocomplete"]){x.attributes["autocomplete"].value="on";++ca;}for(j=0;j<dfe.length;++j){y=dfe[j];if(y.attributes["autocomplete"]){y.attributes["autocomplete"].value="on";++cea;}}}alert("Removed autocomplete=off from "+n(ca,"form")+" and from "+n(cea,"form element")+", and removed onsubmit from "+n(cs,"form")+". After you type your password and submit the form, the browser will offer to remember your password.")})();

Then go to the login page, click on the bookmarklet and click ok, log in, then after a few seconds the save password box will pop up. Hope that helps somebody or OP.

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Thank you so much :) I was really annoyed that Safari on iOS can store my OWA password but not Chrome. –  eckes Dec 10 '13 at 3:29

Some sites also send an attribute along with the form that prevents your browser from remembering user inputs.

The Chrome extension autocomplete = on will override that and let you remember passwords for any site.

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Thanks, but autocomplete on has nothing about restricted HTTPS access. Such authorization is not performed through forms. –  Lyubomyr Shaydariv Dec 16 '10 at 8:20

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