Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#30685 new defect

Unable to use any saved passwords with 64bit Windows Tor Browser

Reported by: tw64_pass Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-parity, tbb-usability
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


new/clean install of

Forms & Passwords
ON Remember logins and passwords for websites
Use custom settings for history
OFF Always use private browsing mode
OFF Remember my browsing and download history
OFF Remember search and form history
ON Clear history when Tor Browser closes (all 7 suboptions ON)

security.nocertdb = true (box to save the password does not appear at all)
security.nocertdb = false (box does appear, but password is not saved)

Saved Logins ALWAYS STAY blank/empty.

Although passwords are saved into logins.json (in plain-text nonetheless) they can not be used at all!

logins.json is being written to/populated, but every/each site has multiple "id":
created (seems one for each/every login) with new/different "guid":

replaced key4.db, logins.json with working ones from 32-bit version -- works OK
for already saved sites, anything added/new is NOT WORKING AT ALL

please also see #30209
(logins.json data is added unencrypted, maybe that's why people have problems with saved login data)

Thanks for looking into this.

32-bit version (at least 8.0.8) works properly with regards to this issue ...

Child Tickets

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Cc: gk removed
Keywords: tbb-parity tbb-usability added; TorBrowserTeam201905R removed
Priority: Very HighMedium
Severity: BlockerNormal
Summary: Unable to use any saved passwords (TorBrowser win64 8.5; & also previous win64 versions, win32 are OK)Unable to use any saved passwords with 64bit Windows Tor Browser

The error one gets is

NS_ERROR_FAILURE: Couldn't decrypt string  crypto-SDR.js:179

and, yes, this is not related to Tor Browser 8.5 but to the 64bit Windows version, how odd.

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by tw64_pass

With the upgrade to TBB 9.0 (based on Mozilla Firefox 68.2.0esr) (64-bit) this issue is resolved!

SEEMS (how odd ...) it is NOT "related to the 64bit Windows", but rather to the previous win64 Firefox version used within TBB 8.5-8.5.5; 60.7.0esr-60.9.0esr (bug).


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