Closed Bug 401331 Opened 14 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Master Password Reset does not offer to set a new Master Password on restart


(Core :: Security: PSM, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: cbook, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007102605 Minefield/3.0a9pre

Found during testing for Bug 398886

When you reset the Master Password you won't be prompted to enter/change one when you launch it again. Only if you reset the MP and then save a new login in the same session !

Even this will happen in the same session everytime when you want to save a password.

Steps to Reproduce:
-> Set a Master Password
-> Reset the Master Password
-> Check the Prefs/Options "use a Master password" is unchecked
-> Go to a Site with Login and Save the Password
-> A Dialog pop up to set a new Master Password

-> Restart Minefield
-> Safe a Password
-> No Dialog for a new Master Password

I think when you reset a Master Password the expected result should be a new offer for a new Master Password when you save next time a Password, even when you restart the Browser.
Flags: blocking1.9?
Good idea, but not a blocker. -'ing per release drivers.
Flags: blocking1.9? → blocking1.9-
Wrong product
Assignee: nobody → kengert
Component: Libraries → Security: PSM
Product: NSS → Core
QA Contact: libraries → psm
Assignee: kaie → nobody
Whiteboard: [psm-masterpw]
Whiteboard: [psm-masterpw]
Unless I'm misunderstanding, resetting the master password means removing it, so I don't think there's an expectation that the browser will proactively offer to set one. Furthermore, I can't reproduce the behavior described in comment 0 with regard to the browser offering to set a new master password, so I think this is WFM.
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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