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Password Manager Should Allow Wildcards in Domain Names



Passwords & Permissions
14 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: David E. Ross, Unassigned)


Windows 98

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925

The reference URL is for Vanguard Mutual Funds.  They apparently run several
shadow servers (which the user CANNOT choose) off a common database.  I have
already had to setup automatic ID and passowrd entry for 4 different URLs.  The
domains are <flagship2.vanguard.com>, <flagship3.vanguard.com>,
<flagship4.vanguard.com>, and <flagship5.vanguard.com>.  Picture the hassle if I
want to change my password.  

The Password Manager should allow the * wildcard character in domain, directory,
and file names.  For security, only one wildcard should be allowed per entry; a
entire domain, directory, or file name that is merely a wildcard should not be
allowed.  To make this useful, it should also allow editing of its entries (not
of the passwords).  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
See also bug #221535 for Image Manager and bug #221537 for Cookie Manager.  

Comment 2

13 years ago

Still not solved as of Firefox 0.9.1. Detailed info on bug #249115 (more recent)

Concerning you remark, the adblock extension solves the issues you mentioned but
cannot do anything for passwords.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Comment 4

12 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915

I still consider this a very useful enhancement.  The justification as
originally stated in the Description is still valid.  
Assignee: dveditz → nobody

Comment 5

11 years ago
Vanguard no longer mirrors with differing domain names, so the original rationale for this RFE no longer exists.  Actually, Vanguard (and an increasing number of other sites) now splits the entering of user ID and password between two pages, making Bug 348941 much more important.  

Unless there is objection, I now propose this bug be closed.  

Comment 6

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> Unless there is objection, I now propose this bug be closed.  

This issue is in bug 249115 in a more general sense. I see no objection to closing this specific bug.

Comment 7

11 years ago
Withdrawn by author.  
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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