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How do I utilize multiple instances of firefox utilizing different credentials, and retain full functionality.

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Recently my company made some "in the name of security" changes. One of these was to give local IT two windows accounts, one for e-mail and day to day activities, and the other for when administrative privileged is required.

I have been using Firefox for years with out problems. I have made the tweaks for auto authentication to the domain as well as few others and everything has been working fine. Problem I am having is that now with my second credentials I have to have multiple browsers open so that the internal sites that require my privileged account authenticate properly. i have successfully gotten both Firefox (29.0.1) and Firefox portable (29.0.1) to run with my other credentials. (Love that -no-remote switch) My problem is any time something requires a plug-in YouTube(flash) The Firefox session started with my secondary (privileged) credentials starts displaying unresponsive script errors. This is a huge headache as several of my companies internal websites require both my secondary credentials, but they require flash as well?

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The unresponsive script can be troubleshooted or prevented with this recommended add on mentioned in this knowledge base article However it is strange that when you access the youtube site the other windows that are authenticated seem to timeout? or do they just hang? One way to narrow this down is to check what script is running in the web console tool found in the web developer menu. The warning will normally tell you what script is running and should give a hint. Other questions have mentioned it was this script: questions/982169

You can also try the new Firefox player being developed to play instead: It would replace the default Flash player Youtube uses.

For further investigation if this still happens after trying shumway:

  1. What are the credentials being authenticated with? Both are windows accounts, however when visiting websites each authenticated windows account are logged in at the same time, how?
  2. Autoauthentication is implemented how?
  3. Multiple browsers? Does each browser only have one of the two authenticated accounts logged in?

Thank you for your posts!