Security implications using: Automatic Logon with Current Username and Password in Internet Explorer

Security implications using: Automatic Logon with Current Username and Password in Internet Explorer
#AKS#Tech BloggggerrrAsked:
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One sentence is not enough. Describe what you possibly fear. Without knowing anything about your setup, you cannot expect a helpful solution :-)
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Anyone with access to the machine can log into websites with the password saved
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Those passwords can be viewed by the Windows user or any Admin after elevating to SYSTEM.
Do an installation of LastPass. I like how it shows all these passwords during installation to show how insecure they are.
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Just a "by the way": System privileges are not needed, administrator privs are enough.
#AKS#Tech BloggggerrrAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot Guys for your inputs, @McKnife the detailed description is as below:

Description: Due to some internal requirements, we are thinking to enable this option in Internet Explorer. But, Not sure if there will be any major security challenge or gap after enabling this option.

I would like to know if you guys have any idea or any input on security risk involved in enabling this setting?

@David Johnson, CD, MVP
You are correct, and this what we want to achieve. If a user is already logged in with windows AD credentials, the AD-integrated portals/sites should not ask to enter the same credentials again. And, it is working fine after enabling the stated settings in IE. But the fear that, are we opening some security loopholes or gaps by enabling this option in IE?

#AKS#, you can see in what direction the suggestions are heading: if the computer is not locked when the user is absent, it should be obvious that saving passwords in the browser is a problem. If the computer is locked, but other users have administrative access to that machine, they can read the passwords at ease. Check if that applies to you.

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

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-- David Johnson CD MVP (https:#a42529600)
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