ucsd single sign-on does not allow saving password

if you go to ucsd and frequently log into sites that use their single sign-on page such as my tritonlink, you must have noticed that their log on page has the username/pid field set as a password field, so it looks like you're logging in with two passwords.  this tricks browsers into thinking you aren't logging in to something but possibly just changing your password, so it doesn't prompt to save your login info.  ucsd thinks they know what's best for you, but if you keep your computer physically secure and always lock your computer (windows key + 'L') before you leave, then why not save your password?

well you can with the help of either keepass password safe (mostly for pc), or lastpass online password manager.

in keepass, you can set up auto-type on an entry.  make a new entry, type your pid (eg A09...) for the username, and type your ucsd password.  the title of the entry should be nothing other than "ucsd".  now hold ctrl+alt+'a' (for "auto") when you're at the single sign-on page.  keepass will see that you're on a window that contains "ucsd" in the title and will automatically type your username, {tab}, your password and {enter}as if you typed it on your keyboard.

if you want to use lastpass, just install their extension for firefox, chrome, safari or even internet explorer.  sign in once and it'll prompt you to save the password -- lastpass is the only one smart enough to ask.

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