After restarting Firefox from Firefox, the master password for SSD is not remembered

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

()

Core
Security: PSM
RESOLVED WONTFIX
a year ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Vincent Lefevre, Unassigned)

Tracking

45 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

Updated

a year ago
Component: Untriaged → Password Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
(Reporter)

Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Build ID: 20160507231935

Steps to reproduce:

Restart Firefox from the menu: File → Restart.


Actual results:

Firefox asks me for the master password for the SSD.


Expected results:

Firefox should have remembered the password.
I believe this is the expected behaviour as a new process is spawned. I'm not sure if there's a secure way to do what you propose.
Component: Password Manager → Security: PSM
Product: Toolkit → Core
I agree with Matt - there's no safe way to do this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 3

a year ago
This is annoying because bug 1014979 was closed as WONTFIX, suggesting that a restart could be used as a workaround with no drawbacks.

As possible solutions:
  * The two processes could communicate before the old one quits.
  * Or there could be a (user-side) PSM daemon.
  * Or use some other service on the machine (like Gnome Keyring - bug 309807?).
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