Safari picks & chooses which passwords it remembers

sunking101

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My 6+ running 8.3 seems to be schizo with which sites it remembers the login details for.
I have the correct settings but with certain sites it refuses to ask whether I want to store the login details. Is this normal? One particular newspaper website asks me to login every time I visit it, and typing my email and password umpteen times per day is sooooooo frustrating.
 

ardchoille50

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My 6+ running 8.3 seems to be schizo with which sites it remembers the login details for.
I have the correct settings but with certain sites it refuses to ask whether I want to store the login details. Is this normal? One particular newspaper website asks me to login every time I visit it, and typing my email and password umpteen times per day is sooooooo frustrating.
What you're seeing isn't an issue with Safari, rather it is an issue with the method a website uses to prompt for user credentials. Some websites code their prompts specifically so that tools like iCloud Keychain aren't able to store and remind users for this type of information - they see it as a form of "enhanced security". At least this was what I was told after complaining to a particular website.
 

sunking101

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What you're seeing isn't an issue with Safari, rather it is an issue with the method a website uses to prompt for user credentials. Some websites code their prompts specifically so that tools like iCloud Keychain aren't able to store and remind users for this type of information - they see it as a form of "enhanced security". At least this was what I was told after complaining to a particular website.
I thought it might be to do with the website. It's a shame iOS can't override this and store the login details regardless.
 

CTHarrryH

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That is also my understanding - websites can make saving passwords not allowed. This isn't only Safari and Keychain but also other browsers on other OS's.