Microsoft details password syncing for IE11 on Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft posted some new details this week on how Internet Explorer 11 will allow users to share the same website passwords when using the browser on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

While we have reported in the past that tabs on IE11 can be shared for the two operating systems, Microsoft is now offering up info on how passwords are synced as well. The same feature can also be used for credentials inside Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Microsoft stated:

In IE11, Windows will use your IE saved credentials for that same domain hosted in Store app via the Web Authentication Broker. As always, Store apps will never be able to read the credentials stored in IE. Windows Store apps using the Web Authentication Broker today will automatically get this experience with no additional markup required. And, your site and app credentials will roam between your PC and mobile devices as well.

IE11 also automatically pre-populates username and password credentials after a secure web page has loaded. For people who are still a bit paranoid, IE11 still prompts the user to save passwords even if the autocomplete=off attribute is set on the website.

What do you think about being able to save the same passwords in IE11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1?

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham