[Bug 41179]

Jhorak 41179 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Aug 5 08:40:26 UTC 2013

(In reply to Brian Smith (:briansmith), was bsmith at mozilla.com (:bsmith) from comment #94)
> 4) Some people at Mozilla are working on this "Sign into the browser" /
> "Profile in the Cloud" thing, of which Sync is a part. See
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Identity/AttachedServices. I think it is important
> to make sure that the people working on this feature discuss it with the the
> Identity people to make sure that this work and that work is
> compatible/complementary.
AFAIK this has nothing to do with master password. Master password is not send to Sync service and user is not required to set master password on other Firefox instances, but it's good to keep Sync in mind.

(In reply to MartinSchroeder from comment #98)
> What are the downsides of completely relying on libsecret for storing
> passwords instead of a proprietary solution? Then a user had all his
> passwords in his keyring and wouldn't have to care about other locations
> where passwords are stored.
This is also an option but it requires more libsecret binding:
Getting list of passwords for Saved Passwords dialog and allow to remove individual records if we want to keep Saved Passwords and Sync working.

Personally I would stay with currently easiest solution which is storing
user defined master password to libsecret's keyring. It's up to user to
set strong password for Firefox and Keyring. They have probably weak
password now because they have to retype it frequently. If they didn't
have to they would eventually set stronger password. It's also smaller
change to introduce new bugs since we're doing lesser change.

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