saved logins do not automatically authenticate as pages load




14 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: argon, Assigned: bryner)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Firefox/1.0.1

Websites with logins do not automatically log on when a page is loaded when
Firefox is started. For example, sites such as the New York Times
( and Slashdot ( with free logins
will load, but the login will not authenticate. Password manager will fill in
the user name and password, but the user has to click login to send the login
request. On sites necessitating passwords to access, the user is forced to login
before the sites will grant access (including the Wall St. Journal site 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to New York Times (
2. Login using free registration
3. When prompted, save using Password Manager
4. Quit Firefox. Restart.
5. Go to NY Times site

Actual Results:  
Website loads, but login is not submitted. This means that when the user
attempts to open a story, they are prompted for their login. The password
manager fills in the username and password, but the user still must submit the

Expected Results:  
The site should have loaded already logged on under the saved username. 

The bug does not occur using Firefox in MS Windows XP, nor does it occur using
Mozilla on OS X. It has occured thus far on Macs in every version of Firefox
I've run on OS X.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Does this have anything to do with users with disabilities, such as users with
visual or physical impairments?


14 years ago
Component: Disability Access → Password Manager

Comment 2

14 years ago
When I entered the bug it was listed under Password Manager, not Disability
Access. I must have inadvertently changed the component. It was intended to fall
under Password Manager. Can someone sufficiently empowered reassign it?

Sorry for the inconvenience. 


14 years ago
Assignee: aaronleventhal → bryner
QA Contact: bugzilla → davidpjames

Comment 3

14 years ago
Is this a dupe of Bug 221634 [pwd-mngr] password manager needs to fill in forms
before the page finishes loading?
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