There are multiple items named Secure Login in the AMO (Mozilla add-ons store). Which one is the right one for me?
Secure Login offers two versions: 1. Secure Login 2. Secure Login (WebExtension). The former is based on XUL technology and the the latter one is based on the newly introduced WebExtension technology. For Firefox version smaller than 52, the XUL version is recommended and for Firefox greater or equal to 52, WebExtension version is recommended
The XUL version uses Firefox's internal APIs to insert the toolbar button and to find passwords however the WebExtension has no access to these low level APIs anymore. Note that WebExtension version is very lighter in resource usage compared to the XUL version. It does not inject anything to webpages unless password entrance is requested by user. To port this extension to WebExtension, I basically rewrote the extension from scratch and hence there might still be bugs. Kindly open bug reports to work them out.
What else can I do with this extension?
1. You can generate random passwords easily from the right-click context menu over the toolbar button. The generated password is copied to your clipboard for easier access after generation.
2. You can open password manager from the right-click context menu over the toolbar button. If this action is taken place when visiting a website, filter section of the password manager is also filled with the current domain name.
3. As of version 0.1.9, it is possible to use right-click context menu item to fill a login form without actually submitting the form. This option has some use cased that is explained in the next FAQ.
Recently some websites like mail.yahoo.com do not allow automatic form submission (if SL fill the form, I need to verify my account). Why is this happening and is there any workaround?
What is the meaning of the badge number that is displayed in the toolbar button?
When a new web page is browsed, Secure Login checks the password manager for the matching credentials. The toolbar badge displays the total number of matched credentials for the current web page. If a single credential is detected, pressing the toolbar button populates the forms and submit it afterward. However, if multiple choices are available, you will first get a desktop panel to choose from the matched credentials.
Where can I find the change logs?
Check this link for a complete list of changes.
Is the WebExtension version of this extension compatible with setting master password for Firefox?
Yes, if master password is set, the WebExtension version is going to ask for your master password once after 10 seconds of browser start-up (only if you haven't already entered the master password). If master password is correct, then credentials are retrieved from the password storage. Note that this version like the XUL one is compatible with Master Password+ extension. You can use MP+ to logout the password manager. While you are logged-out, the extension will not check for logins anymore. Once you are logged-in again, you can have access to your stored credentials again.
Is it possible to move the location of the toolbar button?
Yes, follow a Comprehensive Guide to Firefox Customization blog post to find how to change the location of the toolbar button.
Is it possible to migrate my Secure Login to a new machine without losing logins?
Yes, Secure Login uses Firefox's built-in password manager for retrieving your credentials. There are two methods to export Firefox's credentials to a new machine: 1. You can setup Firefox sync based on this instruction. When Firefox is done with the sync, you will have your credentials and Secure Login works with no further setup. 2. Alternatively, you can export your passwords manually using Password Exporter extension. You will need to install the extension in both new and old Firefox browsers. After you are done with the export, your Secure Login should work fine.
Is Secure Login safe?
Yes, well it is as safe as your Firefox password manager is. Secure Login does not store any of your credentials, instead it request them from Firefox's password manager API. Anyhow if you would like to increase your security, I recommend to read this security post at blog.add0n.com. Also it is highly recommended to enable master password in your Firefox. Note that Firefox by default stores all your passwords in a plain text format which can be read easily by other programs. If master password is set however, your local data will be encrypted and no other external software can read them.
How can I add a new credential manually for a site?
Firefox does not offer such a feature. You can use Password Editor extension to manually create a new login or cloning an existing one. Click on the toolbar button to bring the UI to the front. Now look for a similar entry and press the "Clone" button. Edit both login and password fields and press the "Save" button.
It is also possible to enter login and password in an online form and then right click over the password field to store them in the Firefox's password manager (the context menu item appears only if the Password Editor extension is installed).
[XUL VERSION ONLY] Why does Secure Login (SL) asks for choosing between multiple logins on some pages when only a single account is registered?
SL is looking for all possible forms that are capable of handling your credential submission (fake forms are included). It is near to impossible to detect the right form!
However, it is possible to ask SL to only search for visible form. This feature is still experimental and is not activated by default. If you want to try it, make sure you have the latest beta version installed. Then open a new browser tab, and in the addressbar enter "about:config". Now search for "extensions.secureLogin@blueimp.net.searchVisibleFormsOnly", and turn it to true.
Is the old XUL version of Secure Login e10s compatible (multi-process compatible)?
Only partially. Still the extension does many window dependent accesses which is not recommended in e10s. For Firefox version greater or equal to 52, it is recommended to switch to the new WebExtension version of this extension.
[XUL VERSION ONLY] Is it possible to turn off the alphabetic sorting of logins?
Yes, you need extension version 1.0.6b1 or greater to do so. Open a new browser tab, and in the addressbar enter "about:config". Now search for "extensions.secureLogin@blueimp.net.doSorting", and turn it to false.
[XUL VERSION ONLY] Secure Login 0.1.1 introduced random password generation. Is it possible to change the charset used for password generations?
Secure Login uses two preferences to generate random passwords. You can alter them to widen the character selections.
extensions.secureLogin@blueimp.net.pcharset is the list of all allowed characters SL uses.
extensions.secureLogin@blueimp.net.plength is the length of the generated password. To change these preferences, simply open about:config in a Firefox tab, and search for the preferences in the searchbox located on top of the page.
Secure Login fails to successfully login into a page as its login form URL has been changed. How can I fix this?
Open Firefox's password manager and delete the old login. Now try to login to the site manually. Firefox should ask for saving your login data one more time. Press yes. Next time Secure Login should work just fine. Another option is to install Saved Password Editor extension and edit the URL manually without the need to delete the password entry at all.
[XUL VERSION ONLY] Is there an option to not show the welcome page on upgrades?
Yes, go to the extension's settings and uncheck "Open welcome page on upgrade" in the Misc section.
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Secure Login is a Firefox extension with integrated password management. If you regularly visit websites with multiple user profiles or you are looking for a secure way that you can keep all of your passwords and auto complete information, Secure Login takes the process of remembering passwords to the next level (passwords are stored in the Firefox password manager). This Firefox extension works with very little configuration and prevents a number of malicious attacks from stealing login information. Not only does this extension come with phishing support but you can also backtrack and check through some of the services that you regularly access to see if your login credentials have been used without your permission.
The main features of secure Login: One click login on your favorite sites, with a simple keyboard shortcut or simply by clicking on the dialog box on your favorite websites you can automatically submit your username and password to log into your account. Multiple user support if you have multiple accounts for the same website or multiple family members that use the same site you can manage their passwords for multiple login support. Simply select the user that you would like to log into the website and in one click you can be on to the page. Easy access to change passwords, you can quickly access old passwords for your own references as well as change passwords as you need to. Integrates seamlessly with Mozilla password management, as soon as you install the extension all of your previous password information will be carried over so that Secure Login can start working for you immediately. Customizable, you can not only customize the interface and menus with this extension but set alerts for when new logins are found as well as use custom keyboard shortcuts to perform secure Logins with one button press.
For the ultimate in password management and password security with Mozilla Firefox this is definitely the extension that you need.