[CentOS] OT: firefox question

Sat Jul 24 17:51:53 UTC 2021
Skylar Thompson <skylar2 at uw.edu>

I've noticed this as well, but it does seem to be limited to my FreeBSD
desktop and none of my Linux/Windows systems, and also limited to sites
doing HTTP "basic" authentication. It's pretty intermittent so it hasn't
come to the point where I'm annoyed enough to delve into the underlying
causes, though it does seem correlated with when I upgraded from Firefox
89->90 so going over the change log might be in order.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 10:43:04AM -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> Dear Experts,
> My question is OT, as it is related to firefox, not CentOS system per se.
> Even more: my firefox runs on FreeBSD workstation. But I figured this list
> have largest likelihood of having experts in firefox (as well as on other
> things), so...
> My firefox behavior changed after one of recent updates..
> When one logs in to website that is locked using web password (e.g., set in
> .htacess/.htpasswd in apache), one gives username/password once. Then
> firefox remembers that while firefox is running, and you don't have to give
> credentials (though authentication does happen behind the scenes all the
> time since). But not anymore for me at least on my (FreeBSD) workstation: in
> the morning I discover firefox (though it had not been restarted) asks yet
> again credentials to websites I have been logged to. As if firefox purges
> credentials to websites after some period of time (or inactivity on those
> websites).
> This stared happening not long ago after one of updates firefox is known to
> release annoyingly often (as in: mozilla foundation forgot the meaning of
> the word "release" which means well debugged code some time about decade
> ago...).
> I tried to find relevant setting in GUI preferences to no avail (maybe it is
> just me?), and hope, experts know deeper lying preferences, and may point me
> to relevant one.
> All in all, I'm forced back onto my pursuit for replacement for firefox
> browser...
> Thanks a lot for all your answers. And my apologies for rant (which I was
> not able to separate due to my frustration...).
> Valeri
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