What is new in this version?
Please check https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/log-me-in/versions to see the logs of the new update.
Why do I need Log Me In? What are the differences with the old Secure Login extension?
Secure Login is written in XUL and is very dependent to direct communication with Firefox windows. Multi-core architecture (e10s) has been recently introduced in Firefox which makes it really hard to make Secure Login 100% compatible with this new communication methods. Although I still maintain Secure Login, but there was a need to start a new project based on addon SDK to be compatible with both the new architecture and Android. Log Me In does not have any XUL window, instead it injects a big key icon to the pages supporting authentication, makes it simple even for users on touch screen displays to select credentials.
How does Log Me In work?
Contrary to Secure Login extension, Log Me In does not iterate over all the login forms in the page. Based on our experience with Secure Login, this method is very slow and causes Firefox to slow down for the moden complex pages. Instead, Log Me In uses query selectors to find only matching forms.
Why Log Me In is sometimes not available in some pages, although I am sure there are login credentials already stored in the Firefox password manager?
To prevent Firefox slowness, Log Me In uses query selectors to find login forms. Most likely, the name of login or password field in the page has been changed and this is the reason why Log Me In cannot find the proper login form. To fix this, simply remove the stored password from Firefox password manager and restore it one more time by manually entering the credentials in the login fields. Next time Log Me In will be available. Alternatively, you can use Saved Password Editor extension to manually fix the login or password field. The extension even offers auto detection for both password and login fields.
Is Log Me In safe?
Well, it is as safe as Firefox password manager. Log Me In does not store any password internally, instead it searches Firefox password manager for matching credentials.
How can I export my passwords to a new Firefox?
As stated above, Log Me In does not store any of your passwords for security reasons. You can export your passwords by following this guide, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011938
What else does Log Me In offer rather than auto login?
Log Me In displays the number of available logins for the currently open page in the toolbar button. Also by pressing the toolbar button, there are two useful tools there. You can either open Firefox password manager directly to alter your login info, or generate a secure random password.
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Version 0.1.5 is the latest release of the Log Me In add-on at the time of this review. Log Me In is the next generation of the well-known Secure Login extension. Log Me In, unlike Secure Login Extension does not use an XUL window and is more user friendly add-on. Secure Login extension was in direct communication with Firefox's internal password manager. However, after the introduction of multi-core architecture, Secure Login extension was not completely compatible with Firefox. Hence, Log Me In came to life. This add-on provides a separate icon on the screen to make it user-friendly and easy to use. Log Me In, unlike Secure Login Extension does not repeat the login forms over and over again. When Secure Login Extension was up and running, this process was quite time consuming and made Firefox slow. Log Me In only uses query selectors to find relevant and matching forms.
It works with multiple sites and is touch-friendly. You can simply click on the button in the screen and get going. If for any reason your old login is not working with the Log Me In extension, go to the saved password on Firefox, remove the previous password. After that, add the password manually one more time. This will ensure a much safer way to log in without losing information. You can make this work with many sites. It is easy to use so you won't have to take much time in order to get a hang of it. It has many interesting and handy features. It is e10s compatible, can be used on Firefox for Android, multiple passwords and credentials, responsive and much more.
I had an amazing experience using this add-on. Using sites got better and easier in so many ways. I could log-in with multiple sites at a time just with a click of a button. I would recommend this add-on to people out there; it makes your lives so much easier.