Closed Bug 1288663 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

User is able to login with an existing account via the Create a FxA page


(Firefox :: Sync, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
firefox47 --- affected
firefox48 --- affected
firefox49 --- affected
firefox50 --- affected


(Reporter: adalucinet, Unassigned)


(Keywords: regression, regressionwindow-wanted)


(1 file)

Attached file about:sync-log
[Affected versions]:
- Firefox 47.0.1
- Firefox 48 beta 10
- latest Aurora 49.0a1
- latest Nightly 50.0a1

[Affected platforms]:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Mac OS X 10.11.1
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Launch Firefox with a clean profile.
2. In the Create a FxA wizard via the Firstrun page, add the credentials of an already created account (_only_ e-mail and password).
3. Click on 'Create account' button.

[Expected result]:
- User is notified that the account is already taken.

[Actual result]:
- User is automatically logged in.
- 'You must enter your age to sign up' notification is not displayed.

[Regression range]:
- Also reproducible with Firefox 45.0.2; will investigate further.

[Additional notes]:
- Screen recording:
This behavior is on purpose, adding our UX guru :rfeeley for comment
It's worth noting that the user is only signed in IFF the passwords match. IF the passwords do not match it'll say "Account already exists. Sign in" where "Sign in" is a link to the sign in page.
Surely this is a feature rather than a bug?
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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