Create a plan for accessing/importing Safari/Chrome passwords (in OS X Keychain)

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Firefox
Migration
P4
normal
4 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: MattN, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 4 bugs, {meta})

unspecified
All
Mac OS X
Points:
13
Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
firefox-backlog +
qe-verify ?

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxgrowth] [fxprivacy])

User Story

As a new user of Firefox, I'd like to be able to access the passwords I have saved while previously using Safari/Chrome on OS X.
Bug 326698 to import passwords from Keychain was WONTFIXED a long time ago stating that the proper solution is to instead integrate password manager with Keychain (bug 106400) to avoid duplicating the passwords.

There are some things that have changed since that decision:
* Chrome now exists and also uses Keychain (plus its own table for extra metadata[1]).
* We now have Sync integrated in the browser which includes Password Sync.
* Bug 106400 has had no progress.

I think we should come up with a plan for easy migration for users with passwords saved in Chrome/Safari as they may currently feel locked into them because of the tedious task to manually migrate the passwords one-by-one.

[1] http://dev.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/os-x-password-manager-keychain-integration
Flags: firefox-backlog+
Blocks: 326698
User Story: (updated)

Comment 1

4 years ago
Doesn’t the Keychain Services Integration add-on adequately fill this requirement for the time being?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/keychain-services-integration/
Points: --- → 13

Updated

3 years ago
Whiteboard: [fxgrowth]
Moving to migration so it's easier to find.
Component: Firefox Operations → Migration
Keywords: meta
Product: Tracking → Firefox
Version: --- → unspecified
Blocks: 1121127

Updated

2 years ago
Blocks: 1193404
Flags: qe-verify?
Priority: -- → P1
Whiteboard: [fxgrowth] → [fxgrowth] [fxprivacy]

Updated

2 years ago
Priority: P1 → P2

Updated

2 years ago
Priority: P2 → P4
Fyi, the passwords aren't migrated on Windows too.
Safari 5.1.7, Fx 45b4, Win 7.
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