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Arguably a stupid question, but is there a way to 'force' Firefox to retain user login data (IE: username and password) for a 'trusted' internal LAN address ? (such as a security camera live video feed available from a security camera)... We have a small series of security cameras that 'offer up' a live video feed when accessing the statically assigned LAN address of each camera, yet despite my best efforts, I routinely get 'support calls' from network users who want to view a camera feed, but seem unable to retain their login username and password (which is another 'internal' problem I continue to address in other regards...). If there were a way to use the Firefox password manager for each of the static addresses of these cameras, I could avoid about six calls a day, and maybe a few irate voices on the phone.

Arguably a stupid question, but is there a way to 'force' Firefox to retain user login data (IE: username and password) for a 'trusted' internal LAN address ? (such as a security camera live video feed available from a security camera)... We have a small series of security cameras that 'offer up' a live video feed when accessing the statically assigned LAN address of each camera, yet despite my best efforts, I routinely get 'support calls' from network users who want to view a camera feed, but seem unable to retain their login username and password (which is another 'internal' problem I continue to address in other regards...). If there were a way to use the Firefox password manager for each of the static addresses of these cameras, I could avoid about six calls a day, and maybe a few irate voices on the phone.

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WestEnd
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I would think the software you use to connect to the network feed would keep that login for quick access. Did you check with the security company how their software works to keep login secured and active. I would think such hardware would have software to connect the network with secure logins from constantly having to login.

I would think the software you use to connect to the network feed would keep that login for quick access. Did you check with the security company how their software works to keep login secured and active. I would think such hardware would have software to connect the network with secure logins from constantly having to login.
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My bad... Guess I should have mentioned that these are simple PoE IP cameras we bought and installed ourselves, so no "security company" involved. But, via the "mini-webpage" served up by the 'micro-kernalized Linux' system (which implements Adobe Flash for video on these inexpensive cameras), a simple level of configuration and monitoring can be done . Maybe what I'm looking for isn't possible, but I'd hoped there was a way to store username and password in Firefox, so that one or more of these six static IP addresses are accessible easily by our users (which consequently might alleviate 'retention requirements' of UN & PW by a few users that are reluctant to retain this data). These cameras are not 'Internet facing' so definitely not available outside the LAN (per my insistence); meaning only the 'approved' users on our LAN can access them in any case. I should have been a bit more detailed in my description, no doubt, but was hoping someone had some knowledge about how this might be achieved... or not.

My bad... Guess I should have mentioned that these are simple PoE IP cameras we bought and installed ourselves, so no "security company" involved. But, via the "mini-webpage" served up by the 'micro-kernalized Linux' system (which implements Adobe Flash for video on these inexpensive cameras), a simple level of configuration and monitoring can be done . Maybe what I'm looking for isn't possible, but I'd hoped there was a way to store username and password in Firefox, so that one or more of these six static IP addresses are accessible easily by our users (which consequently might alleviate 'retention requirements' of UN & PW by a few users that are reluctant to retain this data). These cameras are not 'Internet facing' so definitely not available outside the LAN (per my insistence); meaning only the 'approved' users on our LAN can access them in any case. I should have been a bit more detailed in my description, no doubt, but was hoping someone had some knowledge about how this might be achieved... or not.

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cor-el
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Are you using an IP address to access the cameras?

I have passwords saved for my router that uses IP 192.168.178.1, so an IP shouldn't be a problem. If this is a login that uses basic authentication then I think that shouldn't be a problem as well.

Are you using an IP address to access the cameras? I have passwords saved for my router that uses IP 192.168.178.1, so an IP shouldn't be a problem. If this is a login that uses basic authentication then I think that shouldn't be a problem as well.
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Most definitely using a 'straight-forward', static IP address on our 'internal' LAN. All six use IP's in the 10.0.1.x IP range. Users must now access each camera as a 'guest' (no ability to alter settings), by entering a 'username' (IE: "bob", or "joan") and THEIR preferred password. Both username and password for each camera have been configured identically in all six cameras by the 'administrator' of the camera (myself and up to two others use a standard 'admin' login and password). It was my thought this might be 'simple' to achieve, but even with a new, "clean" installation of Firefox, it does not prompt to save username or password, so of course does not 'retain' it... which from that point onward, then makes it mandatory to complete username and password EVERY TIME a camera is accessed. This was why I thought there may be a way to 'manually' add these 'credentials' into the Firefox browser password manager.. But I guess I'm not aware of how to achieve this. At my insistence, we use only Firefox for all 'web browsing' as well as access to the video stream of each camera - mostly this is because I'm not a fan of either Google Chrome or (especially) any Microsoft browser (just sayin'..). By 'basic authentication', I'd take it this form of logging into any camera in this way would qualify..(?) Possibly this "mini-webpage" is the actual culprit in this mandated login process...(?)

Most definitely using a 'straight-forward', static IP address on our 'internal' LAN. All six use IP's in the 10.0.1.x IP range. Users must now access each camera as a 'guest' (no ability to alter settings), by entering a 'username' (IE: "bob", or "joan") and THEIR preferred password. Both username and password for each camera have been configured identically in all six cameras by the 'administrator' of the camera (myself and up to two others use a standard 'admin' login and password). It was my thought this might be 'simple' to achieve, but even with a new, "clean" installation of Firefox, it does not prompt to save username or password, so of course does not 'retain' it... which from that point onward, then makes it mandatory to complete username and password EVERY TIME a camera is accessed. This was why I thought there may be a way to 'manually' add these 'credentials' into the Firefox browser password manager.. But I guess I'm not aware of how to achieve this. At my insistence, we use only Firefox for all 'web browsing' as well as access to the video stream of each camera - mostly this is because I'm not a fan of either Google Chrome or (especially) any Microsoft browser (just sayin'..). By 'basic authentication', I'd take it this form of logging into any camera in this way would qualify..(?) Possibly this "mini-webpage" is the actual culprit in this mandated login process...(?)

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Can you attach a screenshot?

Can you attach a screenshot? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
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Most assuredly.. Screen shot of login window attached:

Most assuredly.. Screen shot of login window attached:
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cor-el
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This is a login form created by a web page and not a basic authentication login.

Firefox may not offer to save the login data when the form is submitted via JavaScript (AJAX) and not by submitting the form.

You can check this in the Inspector via the right-click context menu.

This is a login form created by a web page and not a basic authentication login. Firefox may not offer to save the login data when the form is submitted via JavaScript (AJAX) and not by submitting the form. You can check this in the Inspector via the right-click context menu. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Tools/Page_Inspector
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