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Author's profile photo Lawrence Liang

How to disable Single Sign On (SSO) and enter user manually

It is in most cases good to have SSO to avoid entering user and password manually, however, sometimes, it is required to logon with another user instead of the default, or you want to change the logon language. In order to do this, please follow the steps as below. Have fun.

  1. Set Internet Options Security as below screenshot to Disable ‘Don’t prompt for client certificate selection when only one certificate exists.
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  3. Set Internet Options Security as below screenshot to Select ‘Prompt for user name and password’ in User Authentication.
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  5. To disable the Auto Select Certificate for URLs feature for Google Chrome, complete the following steps:
    1. From your Start menu, choose Run.
    2. Enterregedit and choose Ok.
    3. ExpandHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Google -> Chrome -> AutoSelectCertificateForUrls.
    4. Delete the entry named 1.
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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Option1 is not there in Chrome, but it still SSO in Chrome. Your screenshot above also does not show option1, and I dont see it either.


      Any other ideas?

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      Former Member

      anyone out there to reply? its been almost one year with no reply, and I just checked this today again . same issue.

      Author's profile photo Michael Appleby
      Michael Appleby

      Hi Sartaj,

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      Author's profile photo Kiran Venkatarama
      Kiran Venkatarama

      Very helpful, though the IE settings were in place SSO login was taken by default.

      regEdit entry did helped !!

      Thanks a lot


      Author's profile photo Martin Hoecker
      Martin Hoecker

      I had intermittent luck with the solution where you edit the registry to disable SSO in Chrome. One problem was that several patterns matched the URL that I wanted to exempt from SSO, another problem was that sometimes SSO was active again. I think this is related to a script that “occasionally” (at least once per day, I think) runs through and “fixes” certificate problems.

      Also, when editing the registry, you get a pop-up to choose a certificate, and it seems you cannot disable or interact with this pop-up with Browser automation tools (Selenium/START).

      The workaround that is best for me is:

      • open certmgr.msc 
      • navigate to Personal -> Certificate
      • double click on the certificate in question (your D- or I-number)
      • under the “Details” Tab, click on “Edit Properties”, then “Disable All Purposes for this Certificate”

      To enable the certificate again, repeat the procedure but click on “Enable All Purposes for this Certificate”.


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      Author's profile photo Sukanya SR
      Sukanya SR

      Very Helpful. Thanks a lot 🙂

      Author's profile photo Davide De Luca
      Davide De Luca

      Hi Lawrence,

      as per 2022, in order to disable it properly I deleted the whole content of AutoSelectCertificateForUrls folder and it was the only way to make it work.

      As I don't use Google Chrome as web browser of choice, this procedure worked for me without any issue in my workflow.

      All the best,