User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 After logging into a site with HTTP auth-basic ( or other HTTP auth ), there is no way to logout ( make the browser forget the login ). A logout button ( menu , keyboard shortcut ) is missing. See same issoe on mozilla in bug 55181 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
There is already an extension that does this: http://mmcc.cx/mozilla/ http://mmcc.cx/mozilla/clearhttpauth.xpi
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55181 ***
the folks in bug 55181 are pretty adamant that it's fixed for the Suite, reopening this as the Firefox UI bug since I couldn't find another. An extension to do it is nice, but it's a legitimate request for inbuilt functionality. A further refinement is bug 260839, the ability to log out of a single site. Possibly that's all anyone would need, but one of the two would be good.
*** Bug 289960 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 296200 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mass edit: Changing QA to default QA Contact
*** Bug 298600 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is long since fixed for the "log out of all authenticated sessions" case.
Description and comment 3 are clear that this is a UI bug. There is no “logout” button in firefox that expires a particular http-auth session. You need to reopen.
See bug 260839, my bad.