Closed Bug 1315207 Opened 4 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Master Password prompt uses language of base Firefox install (e.g. English), not of active language pack


(Core :: Security: PSM, defect, P2)






(Reporter: aryx, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [psm-backlog])


(1 file)

Affects all current versions, but might depend on the system (race). System is Windows 8.1, another user has openSuse Leap 42.1

The master password prompt uses the language of the base Firefox install (e.g. English), not of active language pack (e.g. German) for

CertPassPrompt=Please enter the master password for the %S.

from security/manager/locales/en-US/chrome/pipnss/

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install a language pack for the Firefox version you use, e.g. for Nightly from Be aware that the folder still contains language packs for the previous Gecko versions some time after a version bump, so you might have to scroll further down.
2. Set general.useragent.locale to the locale code (e.g. for German: de).
3. Close and launch Firefox again.
4. Open the Settings/Options > Security and enable the use of a master password and assign it.
5. Go to a page where you can sign in and do so.
6. Tell Firefox to store the login information.

Actual result:
"Please enter the master password for the Software Security Device." shown.

Expected result:
Text localized.

This is similar to bug 1236347.
Component: Password Manager → Security: PSM
Product: Toolkit → Core
See Also: → 1317129
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [psm-backlog]
Dear all,

I can reproduce this issue on Debian 8.7 only with the Debian package not with the officcial Mozilla package.

Best regards.
See Also: 1317129
This works for me in 60. I suspect it may have been addressed by bug 1424392.
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1424392
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