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Logins & Passwords: Can I save multiple different logins on same webpage

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For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the same web page? Thanks TS

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Yes, it should allow plenty of logins/passwords for one page.

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You can create new logins manually in Lockwise via the "Create New Login" button at the bottom of the left panel.

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Thanks but this does not solve my problem. Let me re-state my problem with an example. I have subscriptions to several journals from the same publisher. The login pages differ only in the name of the journal. For example, one of them is

https://www.editorialmanager.com/ACCINF/default.aspx  

and another one is https://www.editorialmanager.com/ISYS/default.aspx.

When I create a login for the first one, it drops the ACCINF/default.aspx part from the website address. This means, that when I try to create the second one, I get the following error message: " An entry for editorialmanager.com with that username already exists. Go to existing entry?"

Any suggestion on how to fix this? Thanks TCS

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so it would be the same account name but different passwords on the same domain (editorialmanager.com)?

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Firefox Lockwise logins are attached to only the domain part of the website (editorialmanager.com), not the specific page. The reason is because you can often log into your account from various different pages.

Take, for example, the Facebook website. You can login from the www.facebook.com page, but you can also log in from www.facebook.com/login. If you were to save a login in Firefox Lockwise from the www.facebook.com/login page, it wouldn't appear on any other page. Therefore, it wouldn't display for the www.facebook.com page.

You can have multiple logins saved for the same website, but not if the usernames are the same.

Unfortunately, if the usernames are the same and the passwords are different, you won't be able to save both into Firefox Lockwise. Nor would you really want to so this, since they would both appear identically in the drop-down list, so you'd have no idea which one is which.

In this case, my recommendation is usually to save the usernames for those accounts to Firefox Lockwise with some identifier appended to the username. This will allow you to save more than one entry into Firefox Lockwise (since the usernames would technically be different) and it would also help you to see which username belongs to which account. All you would need to do, is remove the text you have appended to the username after you have selected the account and Firefox has filled it into the login page for that website.

Using your specific case as an example (just pretending that your username here is the same as your username on those websites, for the sake of this example), you could save one entry into Firefox Lockwise as t.stratopoulos-ACCNIF and the other as t.stratopoulos-ISYS. Some people even go for something like t.stratopoulosa and t.stratopoulosi because there's less to remove from the end of the username after it's filled in.

Hope this helps.

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A possible workaround is to edit the login and prefix the username with the folder path (ACCINF:username). Then you would have to remove this leading part before submitting the form. That way you have at least the login in the Password Manager and can select the login from the drop-down list or via "Fill Login" and "Fill Password" in the context menu. You also need to create a login block exception to suppress the dialog to update/store the modified login.

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