Password manager for multiple users per site
When multiple login/password details are stored for the same site (in this particular case a Roundcube email client interface) and a successful password change in the interfaces is made, say logged in as 'user1', Firefox pops up a dialog box (entitled 'Confirm Password Change') asking for confirmation as to which password to update, listing all saved logins.
This is confusing to the user, who might think this dialog box originates from the Roundcube interface and seems totally unnecessary as the password being changed is that of 'user1', the currently logged in user.
This pop up box is different from the usual 'update password' drop down, which does not appear in this scenario.
Can this pop up dialog box be stopped?
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Are the username and password input fields on the same page or are they on different pages like for instance Gmail also does?
If they are on different pages then Firefox might behave differently and ask for confirmation. If they are on the same page then Firefox should know what username this is about.
Yes, all on same page and yes, Firefox should know who is looged in.
See attached image.
Oops, image attached .
I'm not seeing a username field in the screenshot (I only see three password fields), so that would be covered in my above reply for the case where Firefox would ask for confirmation.
By all on the same page I meant that all fields that are completed are on the same page. There is no username field, why would there be? The User is logged in, securely, with his username and current credentials.
Your question about the username field suggests that Firefox doesn't know who is logged in, which I hadn't considered as that is a bit weird.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
Firefox can only know the user name if there is an input field on the page that contains the user name and doesn't keep track of what credentials you used to login. Even if you have clicked Next on a page where you entered a username to go to a page where you enter the password then Firefox won't autofill the password, but might remember the user name and select the correct password (username) in the drop-down list. In theory it is possible to login with another user name in another tab and you would have to refresh other pages that were opened with another username to reflect this change.
Not sure I agree with the above. If there is only one user's credentials saved then the current password field IS autofilled. But ok, Firefox isn't so bright but I guess there could be more than one user logged in on the same PC at any one time.
So I guess blocking password saving completely is the only solution. Not such a useful feature really afterall.