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How To Password Protect Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer is the most widely used internet browser even today when Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera are catching up fast. I usually use all the browsers for my work. There was a task assigned to me that I had to find a way to password protect Internet Explorer such that when we want to browse the internet, it asks for a password before continuing. I have found a way and want to share it here.

Basically Internet Explorer 8 has got many enhancements and one enhancement is its Content Advisor. It has been improved a lot. To enable password protection in Internet Explorer, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Tools –> Internet Options –> Content
  3. Under Content Advisor, click Enable.
  4. Create a new admin password and a hint. Hint can be a message to the user who is opening a site in Internet Explorer.
  5. Adjust the ratings slider to None so that no website can be opened without a password.
  6. In General Tab make sure you have checked “Supervisor can type a password to allow users to view restricted content.

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Now when you open any site in Internet Explorer, it will ask for a supervisor password like shown below.

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You get three options:

  1. Always allow the site to be viewed without the password.
  2. Always allow that specific webpage to be viewed without the password.
  3. Allow the site to open one time only.

You can select any option of your choice. Enjoy the “trouble free security” of Internet Explorer.

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