[Bug 195698] Re: Password asked separately for each tab that requires it

Earl Ruby eruby at switchmanagement.com
Thu Jul 31 17:34:05 UTC 2008

I have a bookmark with 12 tabs, all corporate Intranet, all requiring
passwords. I did not notice this problem in FF2, but the first time I
started FF3 I and I opened the 12 tabs I got *12* pop-up Windows asking
me for the Master Password, which I'd have to enter 12 times. (Usually
I'd just close the window and restart FF3.)

Really annoying.

Under FF2 I'd get *one* request for the Master Password and then
separate login password requests for each of the 12 pages (for which I
could just hit Enter, since FF would fill those in for me once it had
the Master Password).

I worked around the problem by adding the first tab as a separate
toolbar bookmark.  Now I click that first, get one tab, get asked once
for the Master Password, then I log into the page, then I open the 12
tabs. Since I've already entered the Master Password before opening the
12 tabs I don't get asked for the Master Password again.

This problem may be under-reported since it only affects people who (a)
bother to set their Master Password, (b) open multiple tabs at once and
(c) need passwords for those multiple tabs. Of course if you do fall
into this category, it's really annoying, but can be worked-around.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008072820

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