Open Bug 1629903 Opened 4 years ago Updated 2 years ago

[False Negative] Password generation is not offered for new password field on


(Toolkit :: Password Manager: Site Compatibility, defect, P3)




Tracking Status
firefox75 --- disabled
firefox76 --- affected
firefox77 --- affected


(Reporter: andrei.purice, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug, )


(Whiteboard: [passwords:generation])

Affected Versions:
Nightly 77.0a1 (2020-04-14) (64-bit)
Beta 76.0b4

Affected Platforms:
Windows 7/10 x64
MacOS 10.14
Ubuntu 18.04

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to reach the Register account form
  2. Click on the New Password field from the site

Expected Result:
The autocomplete dropdown should be displayed for the New Password field with the Password Generation option

Actual Result:
Password Generation was not offered for the New Password field

Not a regression - doesn't work in Beta 75.

Password field: <input type="password" class="input js-input" name="password" data-type="password">

Whiteboard: [passwords:generation]

According to its Tranco + Alexa ranking, this site is among the most popular (which we are currently defining to be the top 500).

Priority: -- → P1

Erik is working on a model update to potentially address this.

Assignee: nobody → erik
Assignee: erik → nobody

Assigning severity. Priority-wise we should still get to this sooner rather than later.

Severity: -- → S3

When testing the model update in bug 1638187 I found that this field was not being recognized (score: 0.21480185876822847).

It's worth noting that this is a live page, though, and these results have been somewhat flaky.

Bumping down to P2 since although this is a popular website, the issue is a false negative, not a false positive and the user can use the context menu as a fallback.

Priority: P1 → P2

Moving to P3 as this is not happening in the next release cycle.

Priority: P2 → P3
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