search cancel

Adding a view password button to the Web Email Protection login page


Article ID: 228438


Updated On:


Encryption Management Server Gateway Email Encryption


A view password button can be added to the Encryption Management Server Web Email Protection login page.

This allows Web Email Protection users who use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer to view the passphrase they have entered prior to clicking on the Login button.

The login dialog appears like this when Microsoft Edge version 79 or above is used (the Chromium based version) and when the view password button is enabled:

When legacy Edge or Internet Explorer is used, the login dialog appears like this. The view password button is much smaller:

The view password button does not appear with Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox.


Symantec Encryption Management Server release 10.5 and above.


The view password button is disabled by default. To enable it, please do the following:

  1. ssh to Encryption Management Server.
  2. Run the following command:
    sed -i 's|true</disable-passphrase-reveal-button>|false</disable-passphrase-reveal-button>|' /etc/ovid/prefs.xml

Additional Information