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Firefox not saving passwords (68.0.1 on Ubuntu)

Karl Auer
This isn't strictly Ubuntu, but:

Firefox doesn't seem to want to remember passwords any more! That is,
it doesn't prompt me to save them, and doesn't save them. My Google-fu
has failed me, too.

This happens with a completely fresh profile, and the "Ask to save
passwords" option is definitely checked.

Oddly, some of the other profiles I use have stored passwords that work
just fine.

Anyone have more of a clue than me as to why this might be happening?

Regards, K.

PS: I only store passwords for MFA-secured sites... don't recommend
doing it otherwise.

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Bekkenes
Is this for all sites or a few specific ones that are not stored?
Do you have a third party passwordmanager installed?



Fra: ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> på vegne av Karl Auer <[hidden email]>
Sendt: tirsdag 6. august 2019 05.53
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Emne: Firefox not saving passwords (68.0.1 on Ubuntu)
 
This isn't strictly Ubuntu, but:

Firefox doesn't seem to want to remember passwords any more! That is,
it doesn't prompt me to save them, and doesn't save them. My Google-fu
has failed me, too.

This happens with a completely fresh profile, and the "Ask to save
passwords" option is definitely checked.

Oddly, some of the other profiles I use have stored passwords that work
just fine.

Anyone have more of a clue than me as to why this might be happening?

Regards, K.

PS: I only store passwords for MFA-secured sites... don't recommend
doing it otherwise.

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Re: Sv: Firefox not saving passwords (68.0.1 on Ubuntu)

Karl Auer
On Tue, 2019-08-06 at 07:31 +0000, Thomas Bekkenes wrote:
> Is this for all sites or a few specific ones that are not stored?
> Do you have a third party passwordmanager installed?

Specific sites - except that the same sites work fine in other
profiles. But I can't create a working new profile for a working site.

No third-party manager.

Regards, K.


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Re: Firefox not saving passwords (68.0.1 on Ubuntu)

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In reply to this post by Karl Auer
On Arch Linux I launched Firefox 68.0.1 by

  firefox --ProfileManager

then I create a new profile named

  TEST

as it's directory I chose

  ~/Desktop

(note ~/Desktop on my installs is unused/empty) I visited

  https://www.zoho.com/

when I logged in it was automatically offered to save the password and
saving it works.

FWIW I never ever would use multi-factor authentication for anything,
at least not unless I'm really forced to do it, since it does not
improve security at all and it's just a PITA to use. However, I never
ever would save a password at all for something that really requires
security, such as online-banking, I'm only doing it for forum website,
email websites and similar.

That Firefox doesn't suffer from the same issue for me, does not mean,
that Firefox is a pleasure to use for me. Mozilla projects are
overdeveloped to death. There does not exist a Mozilla project that is
comfortable to use anymore.


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Re: Firefox not saving passwords (68.0.1 on Ubuntu)

Karl Auer
On Tue, 2019-08-06 at 10:33 +0200, Ralf Mardorf via ubuntu-users wrote:
> On Arch Linux I launched Firefox 68.0.1 by

I just followed exactly that sequence, tried logging into AWS, no offer
to save the password. Very puzzled now.

> [MFA] does not improve security at all

Every now and then you're just plain wrong, Ralf, but we love ya anyway
:-)

Regards, K.

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Re: Firefox not saving passwords (68.0.1 on Ubuntu)

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On Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:48:05 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
>> [MFA] does not improve security at all  
>
>Every now and then you're just plain wrong, Ralf, but we love ya anyway
>:-)

Multi-factor authentication is like secure boot, faking to make
something more secure, but actually it only becomes more complicated.
Something more complicated is also something more insecure. Actually
usually neither normal user accounts, nor multi-factor authenticated
user accounts are hacked, usually the servers of the companies are
hacked. This happened before the multi-factor authentication hype and
continues with multi-factor authentication.

The most funny thing is, that they asked you to use multi-factor
authentication method foo, since method bar is less secure and after a
while they drop foo, because it was terrible insecure and recommend
to use method bar, claiming it is as a brand-new method, which actually
isn't brand-new and was blamed to be less secure than foo in the past.

Regarding secure boot, actually the FBI still lock up Windows machines
and the FBI unlocks those machines, if the users pay a fee to unlock the
machines.

In short, a locked steel door does not increase security, if you still
place a ladder below the opened window. It's just window dressing.


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