[CentOS] OT: firefox question

Fri Jul 23 15:43:04 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

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 

Thanks a lot for all your answers. And my apologies for rant (which I 
was not able to separate due to my frustration...).


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247