[Bug 217300]

Gsvelto 217300 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Aug 15 10:03:20 UTC 2013


Created attachment 790711
Refreshed patch

(In reply to jhorak from comment #109)
> Okay, it seems that we're moving in circles. Who's going to decide which
> approach to choice? I can implement storing password to system keyrings but
> I won't do this without clear statement from Mozilla what they would like
> more. I still prefer storing only master password because of loose coupling.

I am also in favor of storing the master password in the keyring as it
seems the less intrusive approach and the most likely to land soon. It
might not be a perfect solution but it improves the usability of the
master password a lot. Besides once the harness is in place it will be
easier to change the behavior (to store a random password, add a salt or
whatever else). The only thing that we might want to change compared
with the existing patch (of which I'm reattaching a refreshed version
again) is probably in the UI part where we probably want the option to
be shown in the same dialog as the master password instead of on a
separate pop-up.

I've looked at the password manager log and it seems to me that Justin
Dolske comes up often both as a contributor and a reviewer so I'm
needinfo'ing him here as he's both a Firefox and Toolkit peer in the
hope he's the right person to ask. Justin could you have a look at the
approach we're taking here or point us to someone who could help out
with this?

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