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We have a login form but lastpass does not detect it as a login form. The form is using an onclick event to call a php script via jQuery.

<form name="myform">
<table class="table" width=500 align="center">
        <tr>
                <td><b>Username:</b><br><input type="text" name="uuname" placeholder="User Name" size=20></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>                <td><b>Password:</b><br><input type="password" id="password" name="uupass" placeholder="Password" size=20 onkeypress="if(event.keyCode==13) { loginfrm(this.form); return false;}"></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td><center>
                <input type="button" value="Forgot Password" class="btn btn-warning" onclick="document.location.href='index.php?section=forgot_pw'">&nbsp;&nbsp;
                <input type="button" name="login" value="Login" class="btn btn-primary" onclick="loginfrm(this.form)"></center></td>
        </tr>
</table>
</form>


<script>
function loginfrm(myform) {
        $.get('ajax/login.php',
        $(myform).serialize(),
        function(php_msg) {
        $("#main_element").html(php_msg);
        });
}
</script>

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How would I modify the onclick to tell lastpass this is a site that should be saved for auto fill.
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Question by:Robert Saylor
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Chris Stanyon earned 2000 total points
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LastPass advise that you don't use AJAX for your Login. It also advises that you don't use GET - you're using both.

Regardless of LastPass, you REALLY shouldn't be passing the users login details as part of the query string! That's a security problem just waiting to happen. At least use POST.

I think it would also help LastPass if you name your fields a little more in line with convention (username / password, rather than uuname / uupass)
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by:Ray Paseur
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Agree with Chris (I usually do).  Use POST because this changes the state of the server.  Use HTTPS because this contains sensitive information.
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by:Robert Saylor
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Thanks I am rewritting the login to use a form post instead of AJAX.
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by:leakim971
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If you don't want to reload the page, you may use an iframe to post your form. Just set the target attribute of your form with the name of your iframe

<form target="my_iframe_name" method="post"

</form>
<iframe name="my_iframe_name"

You should be able to read content of the iframe using its load event as he share the same origin and protocol than with the page.
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