On 5/2/2009 12:53 PM, John wrote:
> David E. Ross wrote:
>> On 5/1/2009 12:38 PM, John wrote:
>>> David E. Ross wrote:
>>>> On 4/24/2009 11:26 AM, John wrote:
>>>>> The password manager in SeaMonkey doesn't always offer to save a 
>>>>> password, depending on the site being visited. I have noticed in 
>>>>> particular that it frequently won't save a password for a secure website 
>>>>> having an https://... address. And yet this is not always the case. It 
>>>>> will save the password for some secure sites. Is there any way to get it 
>>>>> to save the passwords for all sites? Thanks!
>>>>> John
>>>> I found that putting the following into the user.js file for my profile
>>>> significantly expands the scope of the Password Manager:
>>>>    user_pref("wallet.crypto", true);
>>>>    user_pref("wallet.crypto.autocompleteoverride", true);
>>>> Don't forget the semi-colon at the end of the line.  You must then
>>>> completely terminate SeaMonkey and then restart it for this to become
>>>> effective.
>>>> There will still be a few sites remaining where this doesn't work.
>>>> Also, nothing in SeaMonkey 1.1.x will help if the user ID and password
>>>> are entered in separate Web pages; I was told that the Password Manager
>>>> for SeaMonkey 2.x will indeed handle that situation.
>>> After adding these two lines to my user.js file, I now am getting a 
>>> popup "Change Master Password" (current password (not set)) every time I 
>>> login where a password is being stored. I want to understand this better 
>>> before I add a master password. I have never seen this popup before. Advice?
>>> John
>> Someone else will have to answer this.  I've never seen this.
> I added a master password. Now, anytime I go to a site where I have
> stored a password, I get a popup asking me for the master password.
> Strangely, if I click cancel instead of giving it the master password,
> it still lets me login to the site with the stored password.

On the SeaMonkey toolbar, select [Edit > Preferences].  On the left side
of the Preferences window, select [Privacy & Security > Master
Passwords].  On the Master Passwords Pane, in the middle under "Master
Password Timeout", is the radio button for "Every time it is needed"
selected?  If so, select one of the other two radio buttons.  (I have
"The first time it is needed" selected, which means the first time for
each session.)

> Apparently when I added those two lines to the user.js file, it caused
> some other setting to change, because restoring the original user.js
> file has failed to revert the browser's behavior to what it was before I
> started messing with it.
> I have backed up my profile and would like to try to get things back to
> where they were. Before I try anything else, does SeaMonkey store any
> settings anywhere other than in the profile, e.g. in the Windows Registry?
> I notice in Firefox 3, there is a box under security to check or uncheck
> top tell it if you want a master password. SeaMonkey doesn't seem to
> have this, but I've seen the dire warning that if I reset the master
> password all stored passwords will be lost.

On the SeaMonkey toolbar, select [Edit > Preferences].  On the left side
of the Preferences window, select [Privacy & Security > Passwords]
(omitting the "Master").  The checkbox under "Encrypting versus
Obscuring" indicates whether you want to use a master password.  If the
checkbox is checked for encryption, then you will use a master password.

> The "Change Master Password" popup can be seen in SeaMonkey at
> Edit->Preferences->Privacy and Security->Master Passwords->Change
> Password. What will happen if I enter the current password in that form
> and leave the boxes for "new password" blank?
> John

David E. Ross

Go to Mozdev at <http://www.mozdev.org/> for quick access to
extensions for Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and other
Mozilla-related applications.  You can access Mozdev much
more quickly than you can Mozilla Add-Ons.
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