Option to store passwords on external device

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
10 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: yehudadavis, Unassigned)

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14

I think that an option to store saved passwords (encrypted, of course) on an external device, such as a USB flash drive, would be an excellent way of keeping saved passwords portable, and be an added security in case the computer is stolen.

Reproducible: Always
Well, you can already set a master password to protect stored logins. Passwords on a stolen computer couldn't be decrypted without the thief knowing the MP. Alternate nsILoginManagerStorage providers to integrate with the native OS key management (OS X Keychain, Gnome Keyring) would provide similar features.

The default storage module can be configured to use a different filename, so this might already work (didn't test it, so I won't claim WORKSFORME :-).

But really, instead of piecemeal privacy solutions,  the complete answer would be for full-profile encryption, or storing the whole profile on a removable device.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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