"Use master password" is broken

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

()

Toolkit
Password Manager
UNCONFIRMED
a year ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: ramin.honary, Unassigned)

Tracking

52 Branch
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Build ID: 20170317144518

Steps to reproduce:

Go to: Under Preferences -> Security tab

1 "Use Master Password" is DISABLED.

2. In command line, "ls -l ~/.mozilla/firefox/fox.default/key3.db ~/.mozilla/firefox/fox.default/logins.json" confirms files DO NOT EXIST.

3. Confirm read/write permissions of "~/.mozilla/firefox/fox.default/key3.db".

4. Click to ENABLE "Use a master password", dialog to enter new password appears.

5. Enter password (password quality meter is at 100%) twice.

6. Click OK to set new master password, dialog "Master Password successfully changed." appears.
    "Use a master password" check box REMAINS DISABLED.

7. In command line, "ls -l ~/.mozilla/firefox/fox.default/key3.db" confirms file DOES EXIST.
    "ls -l ~/.mozilla/firefox/fox.default/logins.json" file does not exist.

8. Click to ENABLE "Use a master password", dialog to enter new password appears.
    "Current password:" field is NOT SET

9. Enter password (password quality meter is at 100%) twice.

10. Click OK to set new master password, dialog "Unable to change Master Password" appears.

11. Repeat steps 7-10 indefinitely.

No matter what I do, I cannot use a master password.

I am using Gnome Seahorse and GPG deamon, RedHat Enterprise Linux.



Actual results:

"Unable to change Master Password" dialog box appears after trying to enter a new master password. Cannot enable "Use master password," even after successfully creating a password.


Expected results:

Clicking "Use master password" should prompt me for a new password, then it should be enabled and make use of the encryption key.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

a year ago
EDIT: Step 3 should read:


3. Can confirm read/write permissions of "~/.mozilla/firefox/fox.default" directory.

Updated

a year ago
Component: Untriaged → Password Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.