Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autofill TFS password on Codeplex

TFS login  I hate filling in TFS credentials every time I connect to TFS server on Codeplex. I’ve just found an easy way to automate it.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 have a new component called Credential Manager. You can store Windows, Certificate-based and Generic credentials. It means these credentials can be automatically provided by Windows on request. So you just simply don’t have to type them in every time you log on somewhere.


These are the steps to automate the Codeplex login process:

  1. Open Credential Manager
  2. Choose Add a Windows credential
  3. Specify the Codeplex server name at Internet or network address, fill in the rest
  4. Click OK
  5. Open your TFS project

You won’t be prompted for credentials anymore.

Credential Manager