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    Default Chromium question - saving passwords

    Chromium seems to be willing to save passwords, with one exception -- I have not been able to get it to save the google/gmail password. This is annoying, since I mainly use it for google (to make it harder for google to track what I do with other browsers).

    Incidentally, this is with KDE, and I installed chromium to use kdewallet for passwords.

    Does anyone know of a setting to change this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Chromium seems to be willing to save passwords, with one exception -- I have not been able to get it to save the google/gmail password. This is annoying, since I mainly use it for google (to make it harder for google to track what I do with other browsers).

    Incidentally, this is with KDE, and I installed chromium to use kdewallet for passwords.

    Does anyone know of a setting to change this?
    Have you clicked on (or accidentally clicked on) "never save" at some time in the past for gmail?
    You can check in settings>managed saved passwords>never saved (at the very bottom)

    Chromium has remembered my google/gmail login credentials without problem - using KDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    You can check in settings>managed saved passwords>never saved (at the very bottom)
    The "never saved" list is empty.

    Are you using "chromium-desktop-kde" or "chromium-desktop-gnome"? I'm using the kde version.
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    Default Re: Chromium question - saving passwords

    On 2013-09-11 02:56, nrickert wrote:
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    > Chromium seems to be willing to save passwords, with one exception -- I
    > have not been able to get it to save the google/gmail password. This is
    > annoying, since I mainly use it for google (to make it harder for google
    > to track what I do with other browsers).


    Good point! You gave me an idea.
    I'll experiment with FF profiles, for the same reason.

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    Default Re: Chromium question - saving passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post

    Are you using "chromium-desktop-kde" or "chromium-desktop-gnome"? I'm using the kde version.
    chromium-desktop-kde

    but on further reflection (it's been such a long time) that I may have actually imported my saved passwords in Chromium from Firefox. Sorry - but I really can't recall with certainty.

    I guess you have tried with a "clean" Chromium? How about Chrome?

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    Default Re: Chromium question - saving passwords

    OK - I just tested with a clean Chromium and I am seeing the same as you.
    But . . . . . isn't the expected behaviour in Chromium / Chrome that you sign the browser into your google account which would then give you access to gmail etc without the need to enter credentials?
    Annoying if you don't want to sign the browser in, but it seems google may have designed things this way.

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    Default Re: Chromium question - saving passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    chromium-desktop-kde

    but on further reflection (it's been such a long time) that I may have actually imported my saved passwords in Chromium from Firefox.
    A google search did suggest that method works.
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    Default Re: Chromium question - saving passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    But . . . . . isn't the expected behaviour in Chromium / Chrome that you sign the browser into your google account which would then give you access to gmail etc without the need to enter credentials?
    Yes. But I'm not sure why that should affect whether the google password is saved locally.

    I created a google password that is impossible to remember. So the effect is that I have to look it up in my encrypted database whenever the password expires. It's annoying.
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    Default Re: Chromium question - saving passwords

    An update on this.

    I tried importing firefox passwords to chromium. That succeeded, except that it did not import anything. I guess that does not work when one has the firefox password data encrypted.

    I shutdown firefox.
    Code:
    mv .mozilla .mozilla.old
    I started firefox, with a brand new profile. I logged into gmail with firefox, and had firefox save the password (unencrypted).

    I then shutdown firefox, and imported firefox passwords into chromium. That seemed to work.

    Next
    Code:
    rm -rf .mozilla
    mv .mozilla.old .mozilla
    So I have my old firefox profile back. And chromium has successfully used the saved password on the last two attempts to login.

    I'm not too worried about remnants of the unencrypted password remaining on disk, since "/home" is encrypted anyway.
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