There are times that the end-user browser (and password manager) autocomplete facility is a complete disaster.

Two of these are:

  1. The Drupal user edit form, where the browser typically fills in the first password field but leaves the "Confirm Password" field blank. This is no big deal for a sophisticated user, but can drive naive users crazy because of the error they get when they save. And they *know* they didn't want to change their password anyway.
  2. The User Login form, where some security policies really want the user to enter a password, not have one cached from the browser.

Uses

This module attempts to help with those two problems by adding "autocomplete=off" to the related forms or form elements. However, browsers and password managers and the like may very well not respect the "autocomplete=off" attribute anyway. For example, Chrome seems no longer to respect it and Lastpass ignores it by default. Read a full rundown on browser support by Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Unfortunately, it seems that browsers have moved away from support, so this module will not have a future.

Please note that this module has nothing to do with the Drupal "autocomplete" function in a form, which can for example help you choose a username or city from a database of options. This module is about trying to control *browser* behavior in autofilling key user forms.

Drush commands

drush na-login
Configures the "autocomplete=off" option on the user login form.
drush na-profile
Configures the "autocomplete=off" option on the user profile edit form.
drush na-summary
Shows the variables status.

Issues

As with all contributed modules, when considering submitting an issue:

  1. Read the documentation (two or three times is better). Don't forget the home page.
  2. Review the existing issues list. (Don't forget to select "<- Any ->" for the "Status" field.)
  3. Gather all the appropriate information. This may include (but is not limited to):
    • Drupal version.
    • Browser type and version.
    • Database type and version.
    • Error messages, if any.
    • Module settings.
  4. Submit the issue. If other modules are involved, you may need to submit the issue to those modules as well.
  5. If you go to provide a patch use the following naming convention:
    [project_name]-[short-description]-[issue-number]-[comment-number]-[drupal-version].patch

And please don't forget to use the Issue Summary Template to report an issue.

Development version status

The development versions (-dev) are where the newest stuff is, including any bug fixes and new features. We try to make sure it is tested before we commit anything, but occasionally a bug will get by us. Your help on testing this code is greatly appreciated. The translation templates may not always be up-to-date in the dev releases.

Supporting organizations: 
Savas helped port the module to Drupal 7

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