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Mozilla 76.0.1 update which included Pocket.

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I did an update to Mozilla 76.0.1 and it included Pocket. I am not sure why now but everytime I log off and back on again I have to log into everything using my passwords. How can I change tis setting and where.

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Hi deannbennett2732, Firefox has included Pocket features for quite a while now. Did you want to modify the Pocket features?

There is a change related to accessing saved logins that may be impacting you:

In Firefox 76, you need to enter your OS password in order to view or copy the plain text of a password you saved in Firefox's password manager (Lockwise). So try your Windows 10 login to unlock that. Does it work?

More info: Lockwise asks for authentication (password, voice, face or fingerprint) when accessing passwords

There is a temporary way to skip this requirement if you're not interested in that extra layer of protection. By temporary I mean this probably won't be available forever.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste os-auth and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled preference has a value of true, double-click it to change the value to false

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Hi deannbennett2732, Firefox has included Pocket features for quite a while now. Did you want to modify the Pocket features?

There is a change related to accessing saved logins that may be impacting you:

In Firefox 76, you need to enter your OS password in order to view or copy the plain text of a password you saved in Firefox's password manager (Lockwise). So try your Windows 10 login to unlock that. Does it work?

More info: Lockwise asks for authentication (password, voice, face or fingerprint) when accessing passwords

There is a temporary way to skip this requirement if you're not interested in that extra layer of protection. By temporary I mean this probably won't be available forever.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste os-auth and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled preference has a value of true, double-click it to change the value to false

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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There has been a hotfix rolled out via Normandy to disable this feature. You will notice this pref on the about:config page if you have this hotfix.

  • app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = false

You can check this pref to be sure that this feature is disabled.

  • signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = false
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A detail like a website remembering you (log you in automatically) is stored in a cookie.

In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Cookies
  • do not clear the Site Preferences
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data
  • clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep

Let the cookies expire when Firefox is closed to make them session cookies instead of using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep.

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: [ ] "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed"

You can create an allow exception to keep cookies for specific websites.

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Permissions"