When connecting to some wireless networks, the first webpage that I try to load redirects to a login screen. It becomes possible to access the internet only after logging in. I'm sure most people here are familiar with the situation.

It seems that OS X is smart about this and it brings up this login screen in a separate window as soon as I connect to the wireless network. I don't need to open a browser and log in separately. The system show me the login page as soon as I connect to the network, which is quite convenient.

Question: is it possible to coerce this special window to remember the username and password, like browsers are able to?


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The special window is an instance of Safari, just without all the navigation bits.

Why don't you try copy-pasting the URL of the login screen to your browser, typing in your password, and telling safari you want to save it when it asks?

  • This sounds very reasonable but unfortunately it doesn't actually work. While Safari does remember the password and offers to fill it, the auto pop up window does not. I guess this is just a limitation to live with.
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 18:07
  • Well, logic was worth a shot. Sorry! Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 18:47

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