Assign a default credential provider

This policy setting allows the administrator to assign a specified credential provider as the default credential provider.If you enable this policy setting the specified credential provider is selected on other user tile.If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the system picks the default credential provider on other user tile.Note: A list of registered credential providers and their GUIDs can be found in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Authentication -> Credential Providers.

    The policy is located under of Local Group Policy Editor.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKLM -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> System!DefaultCredentialProvider

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Logon


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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