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Offline plodr

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Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« on: May 12, 2021, 04:11:01 PM »
I am in the process of switching from Palemoon to Firefox.
Palemoon has me logged in here when I click the bookmark but Firefox refuses to.
I have the site whitelisted. I have a cookie protected. In fact it doesn't expire until 2027.
This is the only site that I have a problem with; all other sites behave normally.

Yesterday I removed my login credentials figuring I'd start from scratch. That did nothing; I still have to select the username, it then fills in the password and I'm finally in.

Anyone have a clue as to what else I can try?

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Re: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 07:11:39 PM »
When you login, is "forever" selected?

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Re: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 08:19:22 PM »
I have the same problem with a handful of websites ... sometimes the user name field is blank, sometimes it's the password field.  I've tried editing the saved logins via Options/Privacy & Security/Logins & Passwords/Saved Logins, but it never seems to make a difference.   If I click on the empty field the proper info populates, but it should be 'easier' than that  :-\

On the bright side, it only affects a few sites, not a lot of them.
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Re: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 10:42:31 PM »
Yes, I have forever selected.
To compound the confusion, I'm on my laptop and it works perfect here. (Same version of FF, same theme, ).
I just checked and my desktop computer has 2 addons that the laptop doesn't. I think I'll disable them and see if one of them is causing the problem.

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Re: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 10:50:02 PM »
plodr,

Here is a shot in the dark, when you log in are you at " https://www.landzdown.com/ " instead of " http://www.landzdown.com/ "?  See my two posts at " https://www.landzdown.com/suggestions/not-saving-log-in-password-edge/msg203051/#msg203051 ".

In my case it turned out that my old bookmarks did not not have the https but only the http.  I think that I set these old bookmarks way back when I first joined Landzdown.  But I am guessing that eventually landzdown switched to https and since I had not used the firefox bookmarks since before that switch, Firefox was going to the http.  Once I switched it to "https" everything worked as it should.

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Re: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2021, 11:46:21 AM »
I did notice it was http but changed it to https. It is broken on both. (Nothing is filled in, Once I tap in the username, it offers me plodr).

Later today I'll start experimenting: first I'll disable both addons, next I'll remove landzdown from the whitelist and remove the cookies and see if I can get fresh cookie. Last, I'll remove the bookmark completely and start from square one.

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Re: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 03:50:43 PM »
Boy I just got a scare. I thought I had it fixed and then the main page comes up blank. I fired up Vivaldi and saw a 500 error so I knew it wasn't me but was the website!

I disabled the addons and that did nothing. Then I looked at the address bar, turns out I was using http on the desktop!!! I must have fixed it on the laptop but didn't on the desktop so that was the problem.

Can someone mark solved after my title in this thread? Thanks!

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2021, 06:24:36 PM »
Boy I just got a scare. I thought I had it fixed and then the main page comes up blank. I fired up Vivaldi and saw a 500 error so I knew it wasn't me but was the website!

I disabled the addons and that did nothing. Then I looked at the address bar, turns out I was using http on the desktop!!! I must have fixed it on the laptop but didn't on the desktop so that was the problem.

Can someone mark solved after my title in this thread? Thanks!

It should actually be redirecting you. I can see that stopped working.

I've just given it a go at fixing that - can you test? E.g going to http://landzdown.com (both with and without the www at the front) redirects you to the https version?
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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2021, 07:09:06 PM »
......I've just given it a go at fixing that - can you test? E.g going to http://landzdown.com (both with and without the www at the front) redirects you to the https version?
Clicking on the link you posted sent me to https://www.landzdown.com/index.php?wwwRedirect ... I was still logged in.

When I added the "www" it sent me to https://www.landzdown.com/index.php ... again, I was still logged in.

Using Windows 10 20H2 (updated yesterday) and Firefox 88.0.1 (64-bit)

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2021, 07:37:57 PM »
Firefox recently added a "force HTTPS" option, under
TOOLS / OPTIONS / Privacy & Security
(see attached screenshot)

Alternatively, you can install the HTTPS Everywhere extension from https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2021, 08:02:42 PM »
I do have https every installed for ages but I was not getting redirected when using http.

Let me test it. Yes, it works. I wonder why https everywhere didn't force the issue? If that isn't working, there isn't any point in enabling that addon because i prefer to use as few addons as possible.

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 09:17:47 PM »
HTTPS:Everywhere works in two modes.
Normally, the "S" icon is blue.   If you click on it, you'll see a note that "Encrypt all sites eligible is OFF".  You can move the slider there to the right, to turn that option ON (which is indicated by the "S" icon turning red).   At that point, it should do a better job at forcing https on all eligible sites.
[I don't know why they do this... ]

Since Firefox offers its own option to force HTTPS, it would seem that anyone using that FF option could disable the HTTPS:Everywhere extension as being duplicative.

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2021, 12:21:32 PM »
I'm not using the latest version of FF. I run FF ESR so I'm at the latest in that, but it is version 78.0.1 not 88.0.1.

I don't see an S icon. (In Palemoon the section with the padlock was blue when the site was https; if it wasn't, the blue section disappeared).

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2021, 12:33:56 PM »
I don't have the S because I probably removed it when I customize my toolbars. I like as few things showing as possible. I just checked and I could add it.

I had to look for a site I use that is not secure. In FF when I'm at a secure site, the image looks like the attachment on my previous post. When I'm at an insecure site, there is a red line through the padlock. (I'm still getting used to FF after so many years of not using it daily).

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Re: Solved: Firefox refuses to save login here
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2021, 02:07:33 PM »
The "S" icon I was referring to is where the icons for extensions appear... in my case, to the right of the address bar.