Open Bug 1119514 Opened 6 years ago Updated 1 year ago

[meta] Revisit how the password manager captures and fills login credentials during password change flows

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(Toolkit :: Password Manager, task)

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(Reporter: ckarlof, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 2 open bugs)

Details

(Keywords: meta)

When a user wants to changes her password, if we don't work properly to help her fill her old password and remember her new password, it can be a big disappointment. 

Password change flows are unique:

* Password change usually requires the user to her enter old password first, either on the same page that she chooses her new password, but sometimes on a different one.
* Password change flows vary in the number of password fields that appear simultaneously. It can range between one and three.
* When two password fields appear simultaneously, we need to distinguish whether each field is asking for the user's old password or new password (e.g., a confirmation). Some of the new autocomplete options could help with this, if the site supports them.
* Signup flows sometimes have two password fields, so we need to distinguish password change from signup.
* In a password change flow, the user rarely enters her username, so we need a way to associate a username with the captured new password.
Depends on: 551948
Depends on: 1524485
Duplicate of this bug: 1350983
Type: defect → task
Keywords: meta
Summary: Breakdown: Revisit how the password manager captures and fills login credentials during password change flows → [meta] Revisit how the password manager captures and fills login credentials during password change flows
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