User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 While the browser or mail & newsgroup reader are open, I get polled for the Master Password seemingly periodically. This happens even when I'm not at an encrypted site. I have set for the Master Password to be requested "the first time it is needed". This bug did _not_ occur in Mozilla 1.2.1 or older, and it _did_ occur in one of the 1.3 betas. Quick launch is enabled. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open the browser or mail & newsgroup reader 2. Wait a while Actual Results: The mail & newsgroup reader requested the Master Password after ~15-20 minutes Expected Results: It shouldn't have displayed the Software Security Device master password prompt.
*** Bug 197790 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can confirm this in Linux nightly build 2003051822 (as well as earlier builds). I have two e-mail accounts plus nntp account, and no passwords of those are stored in PSM. After starting Messenger, typing passwords for both mail accounts and waiting a few minutes the prompt for master password will come up. If I press cancel and wait, the pop-up will come up again. If I at any phase (either at this prompt, or go to a site with stored user/pass causing psm to ask master passwd again) enter the master password the pop-up will go away.
This might be related to bug 185786. Still, the bug happens for me without any automatic checking of a mail or news account. Mozilla just pops up the master password dialog for no apparent reason. Bug 211258 might be a dupe or related.
Update: Now I am using Windows 2003 Server and Mozilla 1.4 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624) on PC#1, and Windows XP and MZ 1.4 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624) on PC#2. PC#1 never experiences the bug (I don't use the Mail & Newsgroups reader there), but PC#2 does when I open the Mail & Newsgroups reader. The Mail & Newsgroups reader accounts are as follows: - 1 SMTP server with unspecified port number, ticked "use name and password", user name filled, and SSL set to "When available". - 1 NNTP server set to check for new messages every 3 minutes Changed the NNTP account to check every minute, and the Master Password dialog fires up accordingly, even though I do not get asked for a password at startup or when requesting a manual "get new messages".
Comment #4 leads me to th conclusion, that Bug 211258 is no dupe of this one, since I don't use Mail and Newgroup-Reader at all.
Confirming for current Linux CVS build. OS -> All
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
I (PC, Windwos XP home) am experiencing the same problem in Mozilla 1.7.1 (as was the case with Mozilla 1.6). I get prompted for the master password, whatever the timeout setting. I do not use the mail program. Location bar shows about:blank, history, mem and disk cache and location bar are all cleared. Sometimes I have to repeatedly hit the Esc.button to get rid of the dialogue box. There doesn't seem to be any regularity in the pop-ups: sometimes the pup-ups are seperated by minutes, sometimes only by seconds.
This is probably a dupe of bug #247417 - and should therefore be fixed in current nightlies. Marking WORKSFORME - please reopen if you can still reproduce the problem with a current nightly.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
I am experiencing the same problem using Mozilla 1.7.3: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Comment #8 suggests that this bug should have been fixed as of build 20040818 or earlier, so i am reopening it. The password window pops up every ~10 minutes. My setting under "Master Password Timeout" is "The first time it is needed". I actually experience this bug with only the browser open (i do not use the mail & newsgroup reader) so this is similar to bug 211258. However, i *do* use the mail compose facility, and i observed the following: When i start the mozilla browser and let it sit there unused (displaying my bookmarks page), the bug will not occur. So perhaps it gets triggered only when i start using the mail composer. However, i have not rigorously tested that. I'd be happy to, if there is interest. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #9) This is exactly what I am experiencing. No problems, so lang as I use the browser only, but after opening Mail or my Address Book, the master pass word window keeps popping up. I have to close Mozilla and reopen it to get rid of the bug. [Mozilla 1.7.3 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910)]
(In addition to comment #9) I performed a clean install of Mozilla 1.7.3. I uninstalled and rebooted prior to installing 1.7.3 (all applications closed, all security devices off, no connection open), as Mozilla suggests. But I still get prompted for the master password after I have opened Mail & News or the Addressbook. When I just use the browser, there is no problem. Some 10 minutes after having opened Mail or Addressbook I get prompted for the master password. This is repeated every 10 minutes or so. No matter what I do (give the password or pressing Esc.) . Preference for master password prompt is set at "1st time needed", but other possibilities make no difference. Reproducible = Always Steps to Reproduce = 1. Open browser and open mail & newsgroup reader or addressbook/ 2. Wait a while/ Actual Results: the master password is requested after ~10 minutes and after that at ~10-miute intervals. Expected Results = it should nót have displayed the master password prompt. > [Mozilla 1.7.3 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.3) > Gecko/20040910)/ XP SP2]
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