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?


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
    Jun 10 '13 at 18:07
  • Well, logic was worth a shot. Sorry! Jun 10 '13 at 18:47

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