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Firefox autofills in username and password from ME on a form designed for person attributes (not me - anybody)
Newer release of Firefox auto-fill username and password when they should not. I have a web application that has a list of people. Optionally (form is even hidden requiring a click to see) a person can be a user (rare). My username and password are auto filled in ALWAYS now for the person (even when the form is not showing). Can I just change the field names (username, password) in the jsp and have Firefox NOT fill mine in automagically? Or if not, how do I tell the browser that these are normal fields - leave them alone PLEASE (do not auto-fill)?
Final resolution: I changed the field names in the JSP from username and password to alternate names.Read this answer in context 👍 0
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Go to tools>settings and click privacy & security on the left side, scroll down to saved logins. Now click on the 3 small dots at top right of screen and go to options. Here you can choose whether you want to save logins and passwords and whether you want to autofill them or not, and you can click on exceptions if there are just certain websites you do not ever want to save your login. Hope this helps.
Thanks, that is what we did as a short term fix. I really want to stop Firefox from auto-filling on a form and/or recognizing that this form has an input field for username and password (nothing to do with thecurrent user login, but for setting up another potential user).
I have disabled autofill as I like to control whether I want to login or simply want to visit a page. If necessary I use the right-click context menu to fill username and password.
OK, so there is no good way to programatically do this. It must be done by controlling Firefox's options.
Not so good for an application which is designed to be run by anyone (they need to be told).
Thanks for the input.
Final resolution: I changed the field names in the JSP from username and password to alternate names.