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[Feedback] Sync needs simplification!

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  1. netgui75 0 posts
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    I'm taking the time to post this because I like firefox and I wish to be constructive.

    Having said that. Come on now. This is way overcomplicated.

    Mozilla server account + username + password = sync

    That should be it. I'm currently in IT Security and can understand the implications. But transferring bookmarks between 2 PC's should *NOT* be more difficult than Moses parting the red sea.

    No disrespect intended.

    I'm taking the time to post this because I like firefox and I wish to be constructive. Having said that. Come on now. This is way overcomplicated. Mozilla server account + username + password = sync That should be it. I'm currently in IT Security and can understand the implications. But transferring bookmarks between 2 PC's should *NOT* be more difficult than Moses parting the red sea. No disrespect intended.
  2. Ibai 301 posts
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    Thanks for your feedback.

    As you know, Sync allows you to synchronize all your data across devices: this includes Bookmarks, History, Passwords, Preferences and Add-ons. Because this, in general, is highly sensitive data Mozilla built a product that respects your privacy by encrypting all the information in the client side (this is, your computer).

    In order to achieve so it's necessary to create an encryption key (Recovery Key) that wraps your data in a secure and private way.

    That said, we are working on a method to make this but at the same time offer the security and simplicity of a Username and Password set up. The development team is working hard on it and it should land in the near future.

    Best, Ibai

    Thanks for your feedback. As you know, Sync allows you to synchronize all your data across devices: this includes Bookmarks, History, Passwords, Preferences and Add-ons. Because this, in general, is highly sensitive data Mozilla built a product that respects your privacy by encrypting all the information in the client side (this is, your computer). In order to achieve so it's necessary to create an encryption key (Recovery Key) that wraps your data in a secure and private way. That said, we are working on a method to make this but at the same time offer the security and simplicity of a Username and Password set up. The development team is working hard on it and it should land in the near future. Best, Ibai