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Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

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Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

I'm able to save and update passwords on other sites, but not on Blackboard Learn for my university. They require us to change our pw's every so often and I think I noticed this after Blackboard had done a few updates to their site. It will still load autofill with my old account and password, but not update it. I deleted the stored password and tried to get FF to remember it again on my laptop, but it didn't even ask to save it. I'm guessing there's a new code or script for the log in procedure? Is there a manual way to enter and update stored credentials?

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Re: Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

hello, websites can specify that passwords shouldn't be saved (however i don't know if this is the case on the page you're having issues with, since you haven't specified which university this is affecting). as a way to circumvent this you can use an addon like this: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/remember-passwords

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Re: Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

hello, websites can specify that passwords shouldn't be saved (however i don't know if this is the case on the page you're having issues with, since you haven't specified which university this is affecting). as a way to circumvent this you can use an addon like this: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/remember-passwords

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Re: Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

Thanks a lot. That add on worked perfectly. It was for logging into University of Louisville's Blackboard page.

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Re: Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

Note that you can also remove the autocomplete=off attribute with a bookmarklet, so you can consider this solution as you won't encounter this situation often.

You can remove autocomplete=off with a bookmarklet to make Firefox save names and passwords or other form data.

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Re: Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

I also use the Saved Password Editor add-on. With it installed I can add or edit a password. It by developer, Daniel Dawson. A really great tool.

I hope that helps.

The user info link is at The link at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/daniel-dawson/?src=api