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Firefox 52.9.0 ESR does not remember PKCS#11 device after reopen the browser. How to fix this?

I use cryptographic module PKCS#11 to browse some sites. I load corresponding xxx.dll file : Options>advanced>Certificates>SecurityDevices>Load . The PKCS#11… (read more)

I use cryptographic module PKCS#11 to browse some sites. I load corresponding xxx.dll file : Options>advanced>Certificates>SecurityDevices>Load . The PKCS#11 device appears in the Device Manager list of devices. I can Log in this PKCS#11 reader and view data. "OK", View Certificates - I view this certificate. "OK" and quit Options menu. If I close the FF browser, these settings was lost and I have to install them manually again. How to save these settings ?

Asked by stefan9 1 year ago

Answered by stefan9 1 year ago

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Upgrade from V52.esr to V81 - no Logins imported, no Fix working

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozi… (read more)

I'm trying to upgrade from V52 ESR - kept for known and obvious reasons concerning addons compatibility - to a current V81. Copied the profile data from user/appdata/mozilla/firefox.../myprofile/*.* - including "key3.db" (in use), "key4.db" (don't know where this one originates from - shouldn't exist at all for versions < 57 or so) and "logins.json".

So far stumbled upon:

  • No Logins in new system visible. No master password set. After setting a new master password, still no logins visible.
  • This very forum here suggests - in many threads for version upgrades from somewhere in the 50s to up to the 70s - to simply copy the "key3.db" and "logins.json" and to delete the "key4.db" on the new system's profile. That does not change anything at all.

Am i forced to keep the V52, now not only by means of addons compatibility, but also by means of login manager compatibility?

What would the correct path to upgrade be? Would i have to install each and every in-between-version from 52 to 81 to be able to migrate? Will i run into the exact same trouble doing it that way, only burning daytime for nothing? Or is it guarantied to somehow get the logins data transfered to the current version? How did all the Millions of other users fare with that aspect? Is that an extremely rare case where users set a master password, so that developers decided to not care anymore about those nasty paranoids?

Asked by White-Gandalf 1 month ago

Answered by White-Gandalf 1 month ago