Why is Internet Explorer displaying my password in plain text?
The GoAnywhere Administrator and Web Client interface's require a modern internet browser that supports HTML 5. The most popular browsers that we support are Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Please note that some HTML 5 advanced features such as drag and drop will not work in older versions of browsers.
The issue you are seeing is due to compatibility mode being used in IE. By default, the doc mode that IE uses when displaying a webpage in compatibility mode is IE 7, which does not offer support for HTML5. What we have done to address this is add a system property that will force compatibility mode to display our page using EDGE. Below are instructions for applying this system property to your current version.
Steps to resolve the issue:
1. Navigate to the installation directory for GoAnywhere MFT
2. Under the [install dir]/config folder, edit the system.properties file
3. Add the following 2 lines to the bottom of this file:
4. Save the file, then restart the service for GoAnywhere for this change to take effect
This will allow users to use compatibility mode to view the page and it will behave as you expect in IE 11 or EDGE.
Now your password should appear like this!
This article from Microsoft may be outdated but it explains what enhanced security is and what it affects: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... experience
If disabling "Internet Explorer Enhanced Security" is not an option for your environment, you will need to use another HTML5 enabled browser to bypass the issue (Chrome, Firefox, Etc...)