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Saving password not available on certain sites?

  • I hoped an Opera update would "fix" this, but I cannot use this feature on a number of sites; the "Save Password" prompt just never shows...
    Like on this site:

    Why doesn't it work here?

    And what's really bugging me are some local intranet sites (for company services) which worked flawlessly for years, but since a few months now, even already saved passwords won't get auto-filled in :-\

    Is there any way to "debug" this feature so I might get closer to the real problem?

    cheers

  • there are chances that password was already saved. happens to me sometime. i get no prompt while loggin in from subdomain and directory.

  • Right-click on the password field and click "inspect". For the password input, you'll see that the autocomplete attribute is set to "off".

    See https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/form-control-infrastructure.html#attr-fe-autocomplete.

    When wearing the autofill expectation mantle...
    The "off" keyword indicates either that the control's input data is particularly sensitive (for example the activation code for a nuclear weapon); or that it is a value that will never be reused (for example a one-time-key for a bank login) and the user will therefore have to explicitly enter the data each time, instead of being able to rely on the UA to prefill the value for them; or that the document provides its own autocomplete mechanism and does not want the user agent to provide autocompletion values.

    Go to opera://flags/?#enable-autofill-ignore-autocomplete-off in Opera to override it to see if that helps. (Flags are experimental FYI)

    Note though that the site might be doing this on purpose if it adds a one-time key (or hashes and salts the password) or something to the password each time. In that case, overriding it might cause Opera to save a password token that won't work the next time. You'll just have to try. If that's the case, instead, just use the "keep me logged in" option in the form and the site will use cookies / local storage etc. to keep you logged in (so you don't have to log in constantly).

  • @burnout426 said in Saving password not available on certain sites?:

    opera://flags/?#enable-autofill-ignore-autocomplete-off

    So password saving also falls into the category of auto-fill (settings wise)? Because I usually have that disabled but can use the password manager nonetheless.

    Anyway, I tried enabling auto fill AND the flag you linked, to no avail :-\

    The only thing that gets filled out is the login name. But the password is still not saved (nor asked to be saved).

    I already tried:
    chrome://flags/#enable-manual-password-saving

    Thanks!

  • @dlder said in Saving password not available on certain sites?:

    So password saving also falls into the category of auto-fill (settings wise)?

    Depends on the browser I guess. In old Opera 12, there's an opera:config option named "AutocompleteOff Disables Wand", which would, when enabled, stop the wand from remembering passwords when autocoplete="off" was present for the form field.

    Anyway, I tried enabling auto fill AND the flag you linked, to no avail

    :(

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