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Why doesn't the prompt asking for Master Password, display which tab/site/etc is needing it?

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I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then.

What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials?

Just to clarify, I've already seen it answered that FF Sync can cause password to be asked some time after start up and that there are workaround such as disabling Sync or forcing it to prompt right after start up, this question is not about that. Its about not having some indicator to what is asking the access to credentials in the first place, be it sync or the site you're on.

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then. What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials? Just to clarify, I've already seen it answered that FF Sync can cause password to be asked some time after start up and that there are workaround such as disabling Sync or forcing it to prompt right after start up, this question is not about that. Its about not having some indicator to what is asking the access to credentials in the first place, be it sync or the site you're on.

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FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

If you have the Master Password set, the Password Manager will not release the password without the master.

The master has settings to it: Ask each time, ask once, ask now and then.

If you have the Master Password set, the Password Manager will not release the password without the master. The master has settings to it: Ask each time, ask once, ask now and then.

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"Why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials?" This is the focus of this question, not the appearance of the prompt itself.

"Why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, '''which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials?'''" This is the focus of this question, not the appearance of the prompt itself.
the-edmeister
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It just doesn't tell which site is loading that needs a password, and never has.

I am curious under what conditions that would make a difference?

And if that type of enhancement is real important to you, please let Mozilla know by providing Feedback here: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback And entitle it as RFE - Request for Enhancement.

Or file an RFE Bug report about it. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Bug_writing_guidelines

Also, have you seen these two support articles? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/using-master-password-sync https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins

It just doesn't tell which site is loading that needs a password, and never has. I am curious under what conditions that would make a difference? And if that type of enhancement is real important to you, please let Mozilla know by providing Feedback here: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback And entitle it as RFE - Request for Enhancement. Or file an RFE Bug report about it. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Bug_writing_guidelines Also, have you seen these two support articles? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/using-master-password-sync https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins