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Firwefox 76 Beta 7: Windows Hello only asking for password, not fingerprint or PIN

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Hello,

I am testing Windows Hello support in Firefox 76 Beta 6 and 7.

Windows Hello is fully working in Windows 10 using my fingerprint reader to authenticate. When trying to show a password in Firefox password manager (w/o Master Password) Windows Hello is being triggered but only with the option to enter the Windows account password and no option to authenticate with other already set up Hello methods like fingerprint or PIN.

Is there any setting which needs to be modified in about:config to support all Windows Hello methods available on this machine?

Thanks in advance.

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I don't believe there's an integration with windows hello so you can use fingerprinting or the pin for unlocking anything in firefox, unfortunately.

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Hi Chockity

We do support integration with Windows Hello but there is a bug for some users where it doesn't work (and it happens on Chrome too). (Eve wasn't wrong, we don't integrate with Windows Hello directly but we integrate with Windows authentication which includes Windows Hello indirectly; Windows Hello i.e. PIN, Face, fingerprint does work for some users)

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1624255#c15

Cheers!

...Roland

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Hello, we are talking with Microsoft about this issue but don't have a definitive solution yet. In my experience, some of the issues with Windows Hello integration seemed to be fixed after upgrading to Windows 10 version 1909. Are you perhaps on an older version like 1809?

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No, it's already 1909.

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