User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:76.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/76.0
Steps to reproduce:
Sorry if this isn't the right place, but I was unable to find anywhere through the normal channels that I was able to get help with this, or even a semi-human response.*
Since one of the last Nightly updates, the browser has started asking for my windows login credentials whenever I try to access the saved passwords. There's no way I could find to turn this off and it only asks for my windows password.
I don't remember my windows password. I use either the PIN (recommended) to sign in, or the fingerprint reader, as I have done for several years now. I also cannot get a password change as that would require me to purchase a flight to Germany so I can sign into the domain server that would allow me to do that.
So effectively I've lost access to all of my passwords because Mozilla decided to do something that was hardly necessary or desired.
Luckily I still have an instance of FF 74 running and I can get into lockbox through that, and my work laptop (thankfully) asks for my PIN instead, though at least I do remember the password on that one so even if it does break like this I'm not totally lost.
- open lockbox
- pick an account (any account)
- click the button to copy or view the password (or username)
[*] no options for Firefox Nightly on the main site, no direct chat to reach an agent, no Discord server, no IRC link, or anything. Best I could find was a Reddit board but God knows how that works and if anyone would actually see it, let along respond.
- Firefox asked me for my windows sign in
- Firefox should have asked me for my windows PIN, or at least offered the option to switch to an alternative authentication.
The option to disable this thing completely would also be appreciated, even if it does ask me for my PIN (NOT PASSWORD) before would be appreciated. Windows itself already has a login page. I never leave my laptop out in the open, unlocked in public, so I don't need the browser double guessing me.
As-is, if this is what's going to happen every time I update, I'd honestly be better off keeping everything in an Excel spreadsheet or a plastic binder like my father does.