(In reply to Bodea Daniel [:danibodea] from comment #19)
After further investigation, I have observed the following:
- bug 1191175: Password Import from IE not available for HTTP basic authentication
- I don't know if this is the issue that is blocking Firefox from importing passwords saved in IE11
That's not relevant since I was asking you to test form logins, not HTTP auth dialogs. As I said in comment 16, import of those was implemented in bug 682069.
- The error displayed in the Browser Console when attempting to import passwords saved in IE11:
"We failed to decrypt and import some logins. This is likely because we didn't find the URLs where these passwords were submitted in the IE history and which are needed to be used as keys in the decryption."
Thank you, can you please file a bug blocking bug 682069 with this information so we can fix it.
- Windows 7 and/or IE11 does not have the features that Windows 8 and 10 have with IE11/EDGE.
- More exactly, when going into Control Panel/Credentials Manager, there's no separate section for Web Credentials, only for Windows Credentials, which does not cover the credentials saved for the web.
- Furthermore, when going into IE11/Internet Options/Content tab/AutoComplete section, Settings button, there is no Password Manager button to click and check the saved web credentials.
-> So basically, there's no other way to see the saved credentials then go into the webpage and see that the credentials are being autocompleted into the input boxes.
Right, that's expected and why we need to test there separate from the other IE/Windows versions.
- The complete testing process I followed is this:
a. Firstly, I have saved the passwords into IE11 using the auto-save feature ("User names and passwords on forms" is CHECKED and "Ask me before saving passwords" is CHECKED, settings foundin IE11 at Internet Options, Content tab, Auto-Complete Settings button), logged into some websites and chose to save the credentials in the automatic pop-up.
b. I have confirmed that the passwords were saved by logging out and reloading the page to see whether the credentials were actually saved, then again after a browser restart.
c. I have confirmed that the login attempt was saved in the IE11 browser history.
d. I have attempted to import the credentials into Firefox using Firefox's import feature.
-> Did not work. Also, History was also not imported from IE11.
If history isn't imported then that's the problem (as mentioned in the error message above). Please include that in your new bug.
- To answer your remaining questions from comment 16:
- "Does importing of IE history work on that computer?" -> Yes, it worked correctly when importing passwords from Chrome to Firefox on the same machine and Windows 7 OS.
Sounds like a no to me.
- "The login you want to import has to have been visited in your IE history. Can you test again with a form password and make sure that it's in your IE history and that that IE history is successfully imported." -> Does the process in point 4 above cover this?
Yes, that's likely the reason it doesn't work.
The only way to manage passwords saved in IE11 on Windows 7 is like described in this Microsoft forum answered question:
Per request from [:jaws], I have also attempted to import the passwords from IE11 on an older Firefox build (Build ID: 20190215045130), prior to the patch, and the reproduction was the same. No passwords imported, no history imported, error (point 2) in Browser Console.
I hope this covers everything. If not, feel free to NI me to test other scenarios. Thanks.
Thanks. I think we can call this verified (even though we can't test the IE portion which is already broken due to not importing history).
I would also like to understand how QA never reported broken IE history import before? We can discuss that in your new bug.