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Firefox using FIDO2 Security Keys

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communi… (read more)

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communicate with the USB port, as it doesn't make any difference whether the USB Security Key is plugged in or not, the error returned is always the same and the Security Key does not light up.

I believe Firefox's WebAuth code must be fine, as it works on Windows, which is why I think it's some kind of permissions problem. Chrome works perfectly with the Security Keys on my computer.

I've used a number of sites (I've listed a couple below) where you can test your Security Key with Firefox on KDE Neon and the error is always "UnknownError: The operation failed for an unknown transient reason":

https://www.token2.com/tools/fido2-test/ https://demo.yubico.com/webauthn-technical/registration

I cannot log into Bugzilla with GitHub as my GitHub login uses a Security Key as the second factor.

Asked by dave353 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Credit Card info does not autofill

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofi… (read more)

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofill. In Settings, the box to autofill is checked. This has worked a hundred times before, but stopped working a few months ago. Also, I've checked the 2 relevant items in about:config an they are enabled. How do I get the autofill to start working again?

Asked by Steve Ediger 1 year ago

Answered by Steve Ediger 1 year ago

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Can't use touch ID for passwords.

My macbook is a 2019 16", running Monterey 12.3.1, and has the touch ID sensor on the top right of the keyboard. I love having it for all my log-ins, but can only make i… (read more)

My macbook is a 2019 16", running Monterey 12.3.1, and has the touch ID sensor on the top right of the keyboard. I love having it for all my log-ins, but can only make it work in Safari. When I look online I'm told to go into settings> privacy > and then just choose the toggle to turn it on. My version of Firefox (which says it's up to date) does not have that option in the Privacy and Security section of settings. Any thoughts? I'd rather use Firefox than Safari, but that is a HUGE feature to me. Thanks!

Asked by ppetrocc 1 year ago

Answered by Infinity__ 1 year ago

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Change prefered google login

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly … (read more)

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly to this account. Switching to my personal account requires me to log in to a VPN, do DFA, then switch accounts. How can I ask Firefox to log in to my personal account first instead?

Thanks!

Asked by marcell.zimanyi 1 year ago

Answered by JBou 1 year ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Red striped address bar?

Why is my browsers address bar red striped? From what I have found online, dev tools has something to do with it; something about the browser being remote controlled. … (read more)

Why is my browsers address bar red striped? From what I have found online, dev tools has something to do with it; something about the browser being remote controlled.

How to I remedy this?

Asked by jeffcren 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Import Certificates button not functioning

I am attempting to import server certificates into Firefox. But the "Import" button does nothing when viewing certificates. Any work around? I need to import our serv… (read more)

I am attempting to import server certificates into Firefox. But the "Import" button does nothing when viewing certificates. Any work around? I need to import our server certificates into the Authorities section.

Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox installed through snap. Version 104.0 just upgraded this afternoon.

Thank you, James

Asked by James Finnall 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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can not access web interface with router

Up until the last update of Firefox I was able to access my router, 192.168.1.1, enter password and check it. Now I get an error message "connection not secure" "Your co… (read more)

Up until the last update of Firefox I was able to access my router, 192.168.1.1, enter password and check it.

Now I get an error message "connection not secure" "Your connection to this site is not private. Information you submit could be viewed by others (like passwords, messages, credit cards, etc.)

None of this is part of looking at my router, Asus GT-AX11000.

Asked by focuspuller 1 year ago

Answered by focuspuller 1 year ago

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2FA login on web sites does not work with Firefox (Linux)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux) Present setup: Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox … (read more)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux)

Present setup:

Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox 110.0 on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS 5.15.0-58 (x86-64)

Works chromium 109.0.5414.119 on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64)

I am able to register and authenticate with security devices Yubikey NEO (without FIDO2) and Yubikey 5 NFC (FIDO2 compliant) on several sites (eg. pypi, google..) using Chrome or Chromium but now not with Firefox at all. It has not worked for at least the last few updates. Changing settings in about:config or plugging/unplugging keys, stopping every Firefox plugin etc. don't help. Neither does a fresh Firefox install without any super-security-settings.

Testing sites like Yubico's own or Okta's works fine using Chromium but not Firefox.

From what I can see this is not especially related to FIDO2 (Webauthn). pypi seems to use U2F which should work just fine with Firefox since way back.

I haven't tested Firefox for Windows but Chrome browser for Windows 10 works fine (which I tested first when Firefox didn't cut the mustard), I therefore expect it to work also on Chrome browser for Linux. Just to check if this was related to a debian bullseye package, I tested it on Ubuntu MATE too, which didn't do the trick. Haven't done any more testing than that on MATE.

This seems like a strictly firefox problem. -What to do?

Yours, Kaare

Asked by kaare 1 year ago

Answered by kaare 1 year ago

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connecting thunderbird to microsoft 365 email account

I have upgraded to the Microsoft 365 Business Professional email service which should allow me to continue with Thunderbird, now that basic authentication is no longer su… (read more)

I have upgraded to the Microsoft 365 Business Professional email service which should allow me to continue with Thunderbird, now that basic authentication is no longer supported.

I have enabled Exchange settings. Also, POP/IMAP and SMTP are authorized in the MS 365 account, and those setting are correct in T-Bird. From within Thunderbird, a login screen for the MS 365 email account is generated when T-Bird attempts to log in to the server, but the log in just takes me to the server page in the browser.

This help article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/microsoft-oauth-authentication-and-thunderbird-202 advises that Thunderbird may need to be authorized. I followed the link, but was not able to make it work.

Given the following provided link, what is to be used for {tenant-id} ? https://login.microsoftonline.com/{tenant-id}/adminconsent?client_id=9e5f94bc-e8a4-4e73-b8be-63364c29d753

Any other advice? Thank you very much!

Asked by mgedde 9 months ago

Answered by mgedde 9 months ago

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How to make Thunderbird 91 work with Yubikey 5? Works with 32-bit Thunderbird, but not 64-bit.

Hello, I received a Yubikey 5 and all is working fine using GPG with it, except integration with Thunderbird on Windows. I followed this guide: https://wiki.mozilla.org/… (read more)

Hello, I received a Yubikey 5 and all is working fine using GPG with it, except integration with Thunderbird on Windows.

I followed this guide: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:OpenPGP:Smartcards including 64 windows section

I was able to successfully send mail to myself, but then thunderbird failed at decrypting this message: Thunderbird is indicating that key is not available and I see no prompt from gpg-agent. Key is correctly declared as GPG external.

If I try to decrypt tis email by storing it on file and using gpg in command line, it works fine: agent is asking for Yubikey PIN and gpg is decrypting the message. But this is an awful workaround, not user friendly at all.

I also did sanity check by sending to myself a message encrypted with a key generated by Thunderbird: all is working fine, the message is decrypted within Thunderbird.

=> How do you make Thunderbird decrypt message encrypted with key stored in Yubikey? How do you make the gpg-agent called by thunderbird?

Asked by AVsociaux 2 years ago

Answered by AVsociaux 2 years ago

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Safe search

Hello. There is an issue that I have faced whith in Firefox android browser and that is I can not find safe search option in order to have safe browsing I mean like block… (read more)

Hello. There is an issue that I have faced whith in Firefox android browser and that is I can not find safe search option in order to have safe browsing I mean like blocking inappropriate and unmoral sites and contents... I am thankfully waiting for your answer please Have a nice day

Asked by hajiheh8 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Password missing for default outgoing SMTP server

Network Solutions upgraded their email, and I multiply-checked all my settings in Thunderbird (102.3.2) and can retrieve mail but the outgoing mail hangs and time out wit… (read more)

Network Solutions upgraded their email, and I multiply-checked all my settings in Thunderbird (102.3.2) and can retrieve mail but the outgoing mail hangs and time out with an error. I just discovered it's not my settings, but there's no password listed for the default outgoing SMTP server (my own domain). (I have 2 email accounts, and listed in the "Saved Passwords" are 2 passwords for incoming IMAP plus one the other account outgoing SMTP, 3 total.)

Is there any way to add a password without deleting the default server and then adding it back in, or some other solution?

Thanks

Asked by bnruben 1 year ago

Answered by david 1 year ago

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Firefox flags MP4 file as malware

Hi, Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately? The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4. There seem to be no mp4 related zero days… (read more)

Hi,

Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately?

  • The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4.
  • There seem to be no mp4 related zero days.

Does Firefox perhaps just treat all downloads from suspicious domains as malware? Is there a zero day I missed? Is this based on some missing metadata on the file or something?

Thanks for any advice you can give here, I'm scared.

Asked by jordanfilipovski 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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How to recover passwords from logins.json-1.corrupt?

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder. Renaming it … (read more)

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder.

Renaming it back to logins.json with restarting the computer does not work.

There are no previous versions of these two files available in the system.

Please let me know how I can recover passwords, may be with a special software.

Thank you!

Asked by DVS75 1 year ago

Answered by DVS75 1 year ago

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Firefox not saving cookies for websites with exceptions

Firefox is not remembering the cookies and data of websites that I have saved under Exceptions. These sites are saved under Exceptions but I still have to log in every si… (read more)

Firefox is not remembering the cookies and data of websites that I have saved under Exceptions. These sites are saved under Exceptions but I still have to log in every single time I access those sites, regardless of the fact that are saved to the list.

Asked by cvwest 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to disable Enhanced Tracking Protection on all sites and for every FF session. Choosing Custom, and deselecting all check boxes doesn't work.

I have tried the suggestions as described in the following article: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1273784 However, am still having the issue. It's as if the s… (read more)

I have tried the suggestions as described in the following article: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1273784 However, am still having the issue. It's as if the settings are totally ignored. I am using version 108.0a1 of Firefox developer edition. Ideally what am trying to achieve is away to disable all features of ETP. I figured setting it to custom with all values unchecked would have done the trick but it's not working. What works is if I add the site to the list of Exceptions for Enhanced Tracking Protection, then I will see all Ads loaded just fine on the page. However, this is not viable for me as I have a large list of sites that I visit, and I need to see the ads on them.

Does anyone know of a way to get around this feature in FF?

Is there another setting am missing from the previous article?

Asked by bjorn22 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Stay logged in?

Ever since updating to the current version of Firefox (112.0 64-bit, according to the settings), every time I close the browser, I'm logged out of every single service I'… (read more)

Ever since updating to the current version of Firefox (112.0 64-bit, according to the settings), every time I close the browser, I'm logged out of every single service I'd been logged into. This was not an issue with previous versions of the browser, and old forum posts on the subject don't seem to contain correct, up-to-date information. Is there some setting I'm missing, that I need to update?

Asked by baphijmm 10 months ago

Answered by Terry 10 months ago

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E-mail provider dropping TLS1.0 and 1.1 Support

I received the following from my e-mail provider, and as a total dumbo about this, want to ask if I need to do anything about this in Thunderbird (Linux). As far as I can… (read more)

I received the following from my e-mail provider, and as a total dumbo about this, want to ask if I need to do anything about this in Thunderbird (Linux). As far as I can see, my e-mail account in Thunderbird is set to POP3, encrypted using SSL/TLs, normal password - can anyone tell me if this is OK - Thanks.

Quote: "We are contacting you because one or more of your devices or programs uses the TLS 1.0 and/or TLS 1.1 encryption protocols to connect to our mail.com email servers, or is using an unencrypted connection. This involves either access via SMTP (sending emails) or retrieval via POP3/IMAP (receiving emails).

Unfortunately, the TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 encryption protocols are outdated and no longer meet current security standards. To protect your email communications, soon we will no longer allow access to our mail.com servers with these outdated protocols. Unencrypted access will also no longer be possible.

After the protocols have been deactivated, the transfer of emails between your affected device or program and our mail.com servers will no longer work; i.e. no emails will be transmitted to or from your mail.com email account using TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. Furthermore, unencrypted SMTP/IMAP/POP3 connections will no longer function. In other words, as of Oct. 5, 2022, it will only be possible to connect if TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3 encryption is in place." Unquote

Asked by an_other 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago