Bug 179468 - Firefox no longer remembers passwords
Firefox no longer remembers passwords
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2006-01-31 11:54 EST by Ivan Gyurdiev
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-05 22:13:11 EDT
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Description Ivan Gyurdiev 2006-01-31 11:54:53 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060126 Fedora/1.5-5 Firefox/1.5

Description of problem:
Firefox doesn't remember my passwords anymore.
This is a rawhide system with everything installed, x86_64.
The browser is set to:
- remember passwords
- clear private data on exit
- passwords are not selected to be cleared, everything else is

This is a regression.

I can see my hashed passwords in signons.txt, but I can't access any of them via "Saved Passwords".

Also, I am no longer prompted if I want to remember the password (at least not on sites that I already have passwords remembered, haven't tested new ones)

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Comment 1 Ivan Gyurdiev 2006-02-21 05:13:45 EST
Reconfirming bug on rawhide today:

Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2006-02-24 23:44:02 EST
Chris, any progress on this ? selinux ?
Comment 3 Ivan Gyurdiev 2006-02-25 20:11:32 EST
This has recently started working on some web pages, but it still can't defeat
bugzilla pages, and Red Hat Bugzilla in particular.

I run selinux in permissive mode all the time, so it shouldn't cause any harm.
Comment 4 Christopher Aillon 2006-02-25 21:02:54 EST
I tested this on bugzilla.redhat.com and it seemed to work for me.... are you
using the latest nspr/nss packages as well?
Comment 5 Ivan Gyurdiev 2006-02-25 21:25:01 EST
Well, it doesn't even ask me if I want the password remembered.

By the way, on the sites that it does work on, I see the passwords are now saved
and shown in "Saved Passwords". However, it's not nice that all the ones I had
saved before are not accessible. This also happened with my bookmarks - at some
point they were all erased during an upgrade.

I am currently using:
Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2006-02-26 03:07:08 EST
Interesting ... could the sites have added autocomplete="OFF" to their forms
since you saved them?  Do they work properly if you

killall firefox
mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.bak

Comment 7 Ivan Gyurdiev 2006-02-26 10:37:04 EST
Yes, the sites work correctly from a fresh mozilla install.

However, when using my current .mozilla folder, they do ask to save the
password, and they are not listed in "Password Never Saved" (or "Saved
Passwords", even though I had accumulated a lot of passwords).
Comment 8 Christopher Aillon 2006-03-01 13:17:02 EST
Hm, I'm not sure what the problem is -- I haven't heard of this and I certainly
can't reproduce.  It could possibly be an issue with your profile becoming
somehow corrupted.
Comment 9 Ivan Gyurdiev 2006-03-02 18:24:26 EST
Well if you have no interest in pursuing this further that's fine with me...

Can you let me know how to un-corrupt the folder without losing the rest of my
settings (i.e. which files are relevant to password settings, so I can delete
only those).

Comment 10 Christopher Aillon 2006-10-05 22:13:11 EDT
There's no really good way to uncorrupt it, unfortunately.  Seeing how this is a
one-off and no way of fixing this, really, going to close it.

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