I have a password field which currently displays the current password. How can I force the input to be displayed as blank? From the documentation here, it seems that #default_value or #value don't work (so I can give them an empty string as a value). How can I do this?

  • That'll be your browser saving the password, Drupal doesn't get involved. Clear the saved passwords in your browser and it should disappear – Clive Nov 6 '12 at 18:50
  • Cleared cached, saved passwords and form data in Chrome, but the password is still shown in its input. – linkyndy Nov 6 '12 at 18:53
  • Easy test...open up the same page in another browser. Is the password still there? – Clive Nov 6 '12 at 19:31
  • @Clive, most modern browsers will honor the autocomplete attribute on forms and input elements. – mpdonadio Nov 6 '12 at 19:32
  • @MPD Yeah I just saw your answer, I've already copied it into one of my utility modules...gracias :) – Clive Nov 6 '12 at 19:32

We have a client who runs a security scan that flags login forms that have autocomplete enabled, and have been using this solution for a few years now:

 * Implements hook_form_alter().
 * Remove autocomplete from all user forms.
 * Based on http://www.midwesternmac.com/blogs/jeff-geerling/disabling-autocomplete-forms
function MYMODULE_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
  if (strpos($form_id, 'user_') === 0) {
    $form['#attributes']['autocomplete'] = 'off';
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  • It doesn't work with unsetting autocomplete on either the input or the entire form. The password field is still not empty. – linkyndy Nov 6 '12 at 19:39
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    Not sure what is going on. This approach has worked for me for a while. You may have a browser plugin or the OS may be interfering here. – mpdonadio Nov 7 '12 at 11:57

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