Several master password prompts upon submitting a form




Form Manager
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Kevin Chen, Assigned: Stephen P. Morse)


Windows 2000

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16 years ago
I'm using 2002072104 (1.1 beta) on Windows 2000.  I'm not sure this is the right
component, but I don't know where to put it...

Here's a summary of what I did (some of which may be irrelevant, but just for

I logged into my company's intranet, an https site using Basic Authentication.
I clicked a link to a non-secure page (URL listed), where I submitted a form.
I submitted a form on the resulting page (after I submitted the first form).

At that point, I was presented with a master password box.  Considering that
this was a non-secure site (so it did not need any certificates), I was rather

I pressed Escape to clear the dialog 9 times.  After that, the form submitted

I clicked back to try again, and it did the same thing.  I saved the form to my
computer and tested it, with the same results.

I edited the local file to try to create a test case.  I was able to reproduce
it many more times while attempting to create the test case.  Each time exactly
9 master password prompts appeared.  One time, I entered the password instead of
pressing Escape, and the form submitted immediately.  After logging out
(Tools->Password Manager->Log Out), the same things still happened.

At one point, with continued editing of the file, the problem stopped
reproducing, so I reverted to the previous version.  It still would not reproduce.

For reference, I have two certificates (one of which expires today), and
password manager is turned off.

Comment 1

16 years ago
This also just happened on the Bugzilla login page.  I've changed the URL to
that one, since the other one was inaccessable to everyone else.  This time,
only 3 prompts came up.

BTW, I am now using 2002080108 on Windows 2000.
Summary: Nine Master Password Prompts when None Necessary → Several master password prompts upon submitting a form

Comment 2

16 years ago
Changing component to form manager, as that seems to be the problem...

I found another way to reproduce the problem.  Make sure you have a master
password, and that you have logged out of it.

Prefill some form manager information
Click Debug->Form Manager Samples
Pick a sample
Double-click some fields to have the fields filled in.

Note that Mozilla prompts for the Master Password 3 times, even after you click

In the previous cases I reported, though, I did NOT use form manager to fill any
fields in.  I simply typed in the appropriate information and clicked the submit
button.  Maybe Form Manager activates on the submission of a form as well?
Component: Password Manager → Form Manager

Comment 3

16 years ago
Just found a consistently reproducable method that deals ONLY with submitting a
form, and not retrieving any information prefilled.

Go to the URL (which I just changed).  That's Form Manager Sample 8.

Make sure you have a master password, and that you are logged out.  Do not
pre-fill any of the fields--leave them as they are.

Click Submit.

Mozilla then prompts you for the master password several times (even after you
click cancel), even though there's no reason for it.

Maybe comment 2 deserves its own bug?
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

16 years ago
very annoying bug...cannot cancel or close thus disabling the browser.  Site
where encountered does not require it so not sure how this is triggered

Comment 5

16 years ago
Updating URL.  The samples are no longer in chrome but have been moved to the server.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Reporter, are you still able to reproduce?  I just tried it and it worked for me.

Do you have previously-saved form-manager data?  I observed that if I had
nothing save, that I didn't get any prompts at all.  If I did have something
saved, then I got exactly one prompt when submitting.  I cancelled it and got no
further prompts.

Marking this as WFM.  If you are still seeing this behavior with a fresh
profile, then reopen and indicate all the steps necessary starting from the
fresh profile
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 7

14 years ago
I'm getting this or related behavior in Mozilla 1.6.

I filled out one form on the Macromedia site (bug/wish) and told Mozilla to save
the form data.  It prompted me for my Master Password (good).

Now I get prompted for my master password even if I did not ask for Mozilla to
save or fill in that form.  Furthermore, I get the master password prompt if I
submit Macromedia's search form, even though I never asked that this form's data
be filled in or saved.

I have prompt for password set to unused for 5 minutes.


10 years ago
Component: Form Manager → Form Manager
Product: Core → Toolkit
QA Contact: tpreston → form.manager
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