Our current design with the Sync Key does not mask that field. This decision was made mostly to help reduce errors entering a random 20 character key on mobile devices. However, users entering a custom Sync Key (ie secret phrase) are now suddenly looking at their secret phrase in plain view (as we don't mask it). This causes confusion and is generally not a great practice. Can we provide an option that users can select to reveal the Sync Key, but mask it by default? This would be similar to what OS X does for your WiFi key, for example (thanks to mconnor for that idea, I'd totally forgotten about that). We should also do this for Firefox Home and the Fennec UI.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 598952
Component: Firefox Sync: UI → Sync
Product: Cloud Services → Firefox
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