[Bug 1830416] [NEW] Firefox shows multiple master password prompts on startup when user has multiple home tabs that require passwords

Steve Chadsey schadsey at gmail.com
Fri May 24 18:01:59 UTC 2019

Public bug reported:

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

I have two URLs configured for Firefox startup.  They are for different
sites.  Each one will go to a login page.  I have a master password
configured in Firefox.  When I start Firefox, two tabs will open to the
two URLs, and up until recently, I was prompted once for my master
password.  Once I entered it, my credentials would auto-fill on both
tabs as expected.  Today I noticed that on Firefox startup, I was
getting two master password prompts.  Although entering the master
password for one would suffice, it is annoying to have to close out the
second one.  Also, the second one often pops up and steals focus from
the first when I am entering the master password (depending on the
relative page load times of the two tabs).

I was running Firefox 66.0.5+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 when I first
noticed this.  I updated to 67.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 and the problem

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: firefox 67.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-47.50-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.6
Architecture: amd64
BuildID: 20190517140819
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri May 24 12:09:21 2019
DefaultProfileExtensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfileIncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
DefaultProfileLocales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfilePlugins: Shockwave Flash - [HomeDir]/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
DefaultProfilePrefErrors: Unexpected character ',' before close parenthesis @ /usr/lib/firefox/omni.ja:greprefs.js:1151
DefaultProfilePrefSources: prefs.js
DefaultProfileThemes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-12-12 (527 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171017.1)
 default via dev enx9cebe8551508 proto dhcp metric 100 
 default via dev wlp3s0 proto dhcp metric 600 dev enx9cebe8551508 proto kernel scope link src metric 100 dev wlp3s0 proto kernel scope link src metric 600
Profile1Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile1Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1Plugins: Shockwave Flash - [HomeDir]/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Profile1PrefErrors: Unexpected character ',' before close parenthesis @ /usr/lib/firefox/omni.ja:greprefs.js:1151
Profile1PrefSources: prefs.js
Profile1Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 Profile1 - LastVersion=67.0/20190517140819 (In use)
 Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=67.0/20190517140819 (In use)
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-10-30 (206 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 09/12/2017
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1.6.4
dmi.board.name: 0FH6CJ
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: L05248
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr1.6.4:bd09/12/2017:svnDellInc.:pnLatitude5580:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0FH6CJ:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.family: Latitude
dmi.product.name: Latitude 5580
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug bionic

** Attachment removed: "DefaultProfilePrefs.txt"

** Attachment removed: "Profile1Prefs.txt"

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