The Web Password Filler is a login helper that can be used on any web site with a login. To use the Web Password Filler you need to drag a link on to the bookmark bar of your browser. The link is available by going to any secret which uses the web password template or any other template that has a searchable URL.
Once you have the link on your browser bookmark toolbar, it is ready to use. Navigate to the login page of the site you wish to log in to or click the URL link in the secret. After you click the Secret Server Web Password Filler in the bookmark toolbar, a Web Password Filler dialog will open on the login page of the site. The Password Filler will show you available secrets that you may use to login. It will also permit you to create new secrets for the site.
Owners and Editors of a secret can edit the mapping of secret fields to the corresponding fields on the login screen. The mapping process ensures that secret data is going to the correct location. The login button can also be mapped. If the login button is mapped, then the Web Password Filler can log you in. Creating the mapping is done by selecting the edit button of the secret in the dialog window, then click the secret fields in the WEb Password Filler and the corresponding fields on the login form on the site page.
It is recommended that the Web Password Filler be used with Secret Server running on HTTPS. Some browsers will not permit you to use the Web Password Filler on an SSL secured web site if the Web Password Filler communicates with Secret Server without SSL.
Additional note about IE:
In older release, the Secret Server website may need to be added in the Trusted Sites Zone in order for the Web Password Filler to work in Internet Explorer.
In IE 10 and higher, the Web Password Filler may ask users to log in even after they have already authenticated to Secret Server. Until a fix is available, the workaround for this is to add Secret Server to the managed sites list in IE. To do so:
- Click the gear icon at the top-right corner of the browser window, and then click Internet Options.
- Select the Privacy tab, and then click Sites.
- Enter the full URL for your instance of Secret Server in the Address of website: field.
- Click Allow, and then OK. Click OK again to close the Internet Options window.
- Restart IE and test using the Web Password Filler. Note that if you are required to log into Secret Server by the Web Password Filler, you will need to reopen it on the page after you have logged in.
Troubleshooting common issues:
- Making the web password filler work with iframes: On the site you want to the WPF to fill, right click on one of the login fields, inspect element, and look for that login form URL. Once you locate it, test it to make sure it actually takes you to the right login page, then use it for your Web Password Filler. It will the URL for the Secret.
Found a website where the Web Password Filler doesn't work?
Please let us know by explaining the issue in the comments on this forum topic (then we can get it fixed).