User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050531 Firefox/1.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050531 Firefox/1.0+ cached master password get lost under tools > options > privacy > passwords with "view saved passwords" => "show passwords" => "cancel" Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. set a master password if not done yet 2. go to: Tools > Options > Privacy > Passwords 3. click: "view saved passwords", enter master password, click then "show passwords" Actual Results: cached master password is lost Expected Results: should stay cached if we click "cancel" and not "ok" on "show passwords"
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Sorry, steps to reproduce above are a little bit unclear/incomplete Here again: 1. set a master password if not done yet 2. go to: Tools > Options > Privacy > Passwords 3. click: "View Saved Passwords", enter your Master Password if not done on a webpage earlier, and then click "Show Passwords" 4. click "cancel" (don't enter a password here) 5. close Password Manager 6. click on "View Saved Passwords" again or visit a Master-Password protected page Actual Results: Master Password isn't cached anymore (we have to re-enter it again) Expected Results: Master Password should stay cached if we click "cancel" and not "ok" on "show passwords" Can you confirm that?
The problem is that the "show passwords" button logs the user out of the browser's PKCS#11 "internal key slot". (The Master Password logs the user into that slot. The show passwords button logs the user out of that slot.) The only reason that the user is prompted for the Master Password when he clicks the "show passwords" button is that he has already been logged out of that slot. So, the real bug is that the user is logged out of the slot when the "show passwords" button is clicked.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: cached master password get lost with "view saved passwords" => "show passwords" => "cancel" → Password Manager's "show passwords' button logs out the internal key slot, forcing another master passwor request
Bug 383229 explains the problem in some detail. So I am marking this bug as a duplicate of it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 383229
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