This article explains how to enable or disable the Reveal Password Button on Windows 8. As you may have noticed that Windows 8 comes with a Reveal Password button (looks like an Eye at the end of password field) which can be used to view the password before you hit enter. This is helpful when you would like to double check the password for typo’s or keyboard errors before you hit enter. However, your Company Policy may not allow to reveal the password at all, and hence this article will help you.

A Policy setting is provided by Microsoft to enable or disable the Reveal Password button. This will help you follow your Company Guidelines for Password Policy.

Disabling Reveal Password Button using Group Policy Editor:

  • Open the Group Policy Management Console (Click on Start -> Type gpedit.msc -> and hit Enter)
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration / Policies / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Credential User Interface
  • Under the Right side pane, double-click on Do not display the password reveal button
  • Click on Enable, then Apply, and Ok.

Note: This Policy will apply to all the Windows Components, and application that uses the Windows System Controls, including but not limited to Internet Explorer

Another Option: You can use is to disable the Interactive Logon screen. In other words, you’ll have to press the CTRL + ALT + DEL to sign in to the PC. This will eventually disable the password reveal button.

  • Open the Group Policy Management Console (Click on Start -> Type gpedit.msc -> and hit Enter)
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
  • From the Right side pane, double-click on Interactive Logon: Do no require CTRL + ALT + DEL
  • Click on Disable, Apply and OK.

Hope this article helps you with the desired results. Please feel free to comment if any questions.

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