Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#940 assigned enhancement (None)

Multiple Identity Support

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

Description (last modified by mikeperry)

Instead of a full toggle, it might be nice to provide the ability for Torbutton to toggle between
multiple identities during Tor usage. Basically, in this case, all cached items, form items,
history navigation, etc would be cleared, and cookies would be restored from a specific jar.

The user could potentially be able to name identities, and have a dropdown menu for switching between
them. It might also be nice to provide the same support for Non-Tor identities, but it should not
be possible to use Tor identities in Non-Tor and vice-versa.

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Description: modified (diff)

Note that Mozilla is also implementing these features via their 'Weave' system. We probably don't want to allow Tor identities to sync to Mozilla by default (even though they are supposed to be encrypted first), however if their multiple identity support works well, we could leverage that.

See: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/accountmanager/
https://mozillalabs.com/sync/
https://mozillalabs.com/conceptseries/identity/

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

The UI for this feature should be merged with #637 in either case.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Priority: minormajor

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Owner: set to koryk
Status: newassigned

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by mikeperry

Component: TorbuttonTorBrowserButton
Priority: majornormal

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Owner: changed from koryk to cypherpunks
Version: 1.2.0

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by nicoo

Cc: nicoo added
Status: assignednew

While the Torbutton part is probably obsolete, some people at Mozilla are working on something similar. Cf https://air.mozilla.org/steve_englehardt/ and https://people.mozilla.org/~tvyas/ContextualIdentity.png

It is based on cookie jars, and doesn't rely on having e10s. They do not have completely working isolation yet, though.

comment:9 Changed 13 months ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: tbb-usability added; tbb-torbutton removed
Owner: changed from cypherpunks to tbb-team
Severity: Normal
Status: newassigned

Containers feature needs fully-isolated mode in order to replace "New Identity".

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