Closed Bug 1534290 Opened 1 year ago Closed 1 year ago

Edited usernames not synced on Nightly


(Firefox for Android :: Android Sync, defect)

Firefox 67
Not set



Firefox 68
Tracking Status
firefox65 --- unaffected
firefox66 --- unaffected
firefox67 --- verified
firefox68 --- verified


(Reporter: mirabela.lobontiu, Assigned: eoger)



(Keywords: regression)


(4 files)

Attached image not-synced.png


  • HTC 10 (Android 8.0);
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Android 8.0);
  • Huawei P9 Lite (Android 6.0);
  • Sony Xperia z5 Premium (Android 7.1.1).


  • Nightly 67.0a1 (2019-03-11);

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Log in with the same account on desktop (Windows 10), and Android.
  2. Create some "Saved logins" (i.e.,,,
  3. Sync all devices.
  4. Edit a username for one of the saved logins, then sync.

Expected result:
The login username displayed on Desktop is edited like on Android.

Actual result:
The username is not changed.

Not reproducible on Samsung Galaxy S8 (Android 8.0), OnePlus 5T (Android 9.0), iPhone SE (12.1.4).
In the attached screenshot, the first image is from desktop, the second is from Android.
On Release and Beta 66.0b13, the behavior is filed in issue

See Also: → 1532098

eoger: fallout/follow-up from Bug 1532098. Can you investigate?

Flags: needinfo?(eoger)
Flags: needinfo?(eoger)

I posted a patch that does two things:

  • Disallow the host to be edited: allowing it triggers a ton of bugs because hostname is different from formSubmitURL. Probably for the same reasons on Desktop users can't change the hostname for a login item. Let's do the reasonable thing and follow suit.
  • Forces a sync of the item by touching timePasswordChanged (Desktop does that too).
Assignee: nobody → eoger
Pushed by
p1 - Make login item host read-only. r=nalexander
p2 - Touch timePasswordChanged on password modification. r=nalexander
p3 - Use correct search criteria to find original login. r=nalexander
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 68

Should we uplift to 67 to avoid shipping with this regression?

Flags: needinfo?(eoger)

Yes I believe we should as the patch introducing the regression is in 67

Flags: needinfo?(eoger)

Comment on attachment 9050473 [details]
Bug 1534290 p1 - Make login item host read-only.

Beta/Release Uplift Approval Request

  • Feature/Bug causing the regression: Bug 1532098
  • User impact if declined: Edited logins usernames on Android will not be synced
  • Is this code covered by automated tests?: No
  • Has the fix been verified in Nightly?: Yes
  • Needs manual test from QE?: Yes
  • If yes, steps to reproduce: 1. Connect Android and Desktop a Sync account.
  1. Create login on Desktop, sync all devices.
  2. Change username of the login, sync all devices.
  3. Desktop should show the change.
    [Do the same test with the password instead]
  • List of other uplifts needed: None
  • Risk to taking this patch: Low
  • Why is the change risky/not risky? (and alternatives if risky): Not too risky as it's contained in a content page.
  • String changes made/needed:
  • Do you want to request approval of these patches as well?: on, on
Attachment #9050473 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Flags: qe-verify?
Flags: qe-verify? → qe-verify+
QA Whiteboard: [qa-triaged]
Keywords: regression

Verified as fixed on the latest Nightly 68.0a1 (2019-03-20) on:

  • HTC 10 (Android 8.0);
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Android 8.0);
  • Huawei P9 Lite (Android 6.0);
  • Sony Xperia z5 Premium (Android 7.1.1).
QA Whiteboard: [qa-triaged]
Flags: qe-verify+

Comment on attachment 9050473 [details]
Bug 1534290 p1 - Make login item host read-only.

Contained fix for a Syncing regression on Android, uplift approved for pour next 67 beta given our work on exposing Firefox accounts and syncing in our primary UI in the 67/68 timeframe. Thanks!

Attachment #9050473 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta? → approval-mozilla-beta+

Hi, I can confirm that this issue is fixed on the latest version of Beta 67.0b4 using Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (Android 8.0) and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Android 9).


I confirm also the fix on the latest Beta build (67.0b4) using the following devices:

  • HTC 10 (Android 8.0);
  • Huawei P9 Lite (Android 6.0);
  • Sony Xperia z5 Premium (Android 7.1.1).
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