I log into an internal website multiple times a day. In the login form, I am required to enter a password.
The password I must enter is (ex. "boat123". Upon hitting the "Login" button, the code on the page changes the password to some other encrypted version then submits the information. Thus, the password I entered and the password submitted are different. Firefox sense this change and asks me if I want to update the password every single time. I find this behavior very annoying since I can't use the site with the "updated version" of the password, only the one I type in.
Is there a way to tell Firefox to not ask me to update my password OTHER THAN disabling password saving altogether ?
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FredMcD : Thanks for lighting a spark in my head!
Here's how I solved the problem :
MAGIC! Firefox will auto complete the website's information AND will not ask for an update to the password.
It's a shady workaround for an option that should be included, but it works!
Hello, Can you please confirm if
I am trying to determine if Firefox wants to update the saved password that is stored in Firefox.
Yes, the password is saved in Firefox's Password Manager. I had to download and use the "Saved Password Editor 2.7.1" addon to manually change the remembered password from the encrypted version to "boat123" so the login would work.
So the logical order would be :
I understand this is an acceptable and normal behavior. I just want to disable it to fit my intranet's webpage very situational quirk.
You can change the remembered password from the dialog itself. Once you changed the password, are you seeing the prompt to update the password?
From what I can tell, I can't change the password from the prompt itself. I have the option to either "Update password" (which I don't want to do) or "Not Now".
If I do accept to update the password, it saves the encrypted version which gets reencrypted thus leading to an "access denied" on the next login attempt.
Firefox Options > Security. Look for Remember Passwords. To the right is a button called Exceptions. If you tell Firefox to save passwords, it will always ask about new passwords.
Rather a clumsy workaround but try this.
Take advantage of the fact that Firefox may store multiple passwords for a single site.
Set up an additional username and password in Firefox. Use that day today by deleting the last character of the username when signing in. It is then irrelevant what password is stored with the true user name; you do not actually use it.
FredMcD : Thanks for the heads up. I see that I can't disable the prompt now.
john99 : Thanks for the effort, but between removing/adding a character to submit and pressing X on the "Update password" prompt, I see less downsides using the current method.
Until there is an option to "Never ask to update password again" available in Firefox, I don't see this problem being resolved. I can't mark this problem as solved since the option is unavailable, but I see I won't get the answer I'm looking for.
Thanks everyone for the efforts!