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Title: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser (SOLVED!)
Post by: gclark94560 on July 01, 2014, 05:37:05 pm
I want to have Chromium store passwords for me.  Is there something I do in Chromium or do I have to install an app??

I have gone to the "three bar icon" >Settings>Advanced Settings and enabled "Offer to save passwords I enter on the web.".  It still doesn't ask to save any passwords for sites.

Sorry - Linux Newbie.  Will probably have a bunch of questions.    :D
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 01, 2014, 06:18:54 pm
Is it not saving passwords for ANY site .. or just SOME ?

Some websites tell the browser to set "Autocomplete=off" .. the browser will then not offer to save your password.

There is a Chrome/Chromium extension that automatically toggles "Autocomplete=on" when visiting one of these sites

Here it is:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autocomplete-on/ecpgkdflcnofdbbkiggklcfmgbnbabhh

see if that helps.
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 01, 2014, 06:36:25 pm
Again!!  Thank you  PCNetSpec!

You are a wealth of valuable knowledge!

I've never seen any software supported so well!  I could become a Peppermint freak!   :D
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 01, 2014, 06:43:27 pm
You're most welcome :)

If you now consider this solved, can you please remember to mark the topic so .. you can do this by editing the FIRST posting in the topic and changing:-

Subject: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser (SOLVED)

Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 01, 2014, 08:34:44 pm
Unfortunately, it didn't seem to work when I logged on just now.

I closed and re-opened the Chromium browser in case it needed a re-start.  Still didn't work.

Or I'm doing something goofy!   ;D
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 02, 2014, 07:38:39 am
An interesting thing - when I go to log on to a web site, my log in name comes up but my password does not.   :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 02, 2014, 08:22:05 am
In chromium, clcik the little 3 bar icon, then go to "Settings" .. scroll to the bottom and click "Show advanced settings" .. scroll down a bit and clcik "manage saved passwords"

Is anything listed under "Never Saved" ?
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 02, 2014, 01:25:18 pm
In chromium, clcik the little 3 bar icon, then go to "Settings" .. scroll to the bottom and click "Show advanced settings" .. scroll down a bit and clcik "manage saved passwords"

Is anything listed under "Never Saved" ?

Nothing is listed under either saved passwords or never save.
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 02, 2014, 01:27:01 pm
Do I need to install some app like Keepass??   :-\
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: Scott on July 02, 2014, 02:41:50 pm
Hello gclark...

If you're interested in options I can vouch for LastPass. I've been using it for about two years and I've never had a problem.
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 03, 2014, 08:20:43 am
Hello gclark...

If you're interested in options I can vouch for LastPass. I've been using it for about two years and I've never had a problem.

Thank you Scott!  Is an app like LastPass required to get the password saving to work?  :-\
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 03, 2014, 08:35:11 am
No it shouldn't be necessary .. but it's a workaround.

There's a possibility that the password database in chromium is corrupt .. we can rename the chromium config directory if you like (it will then be recreated) but you'll loose any customisation/bookmarks/passwords/etc.)

Let me know if you'd like to try that.

IAs we'l be renaming (not deleting) the cconfig directory, this  WILL be undo-able if it doesn't work.
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: Scott on July 03, 2014, 10:22:22 am
@gclark...

Quote
Is an app like LastPass required to get the password saving to work?

No, LastPass (or any app as far as I'm aware) is not required to get Chromium to save passwords.

At this point (so much time already invested) I'd go ahead and try to get the password issue sorted in Chromium. Once it's working, use it for a week or three and then maybe compare it to another password saving app like LastPass.
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 03, 2014, 11:50:03 am
No it shouldn't be necessary .. but it's a workaround.

There's a possibility that the password database in chromium is corrupt .. we can rename the chromium config directory if you like (it will then be recreated) but you'll loose any customisation/bookmarks/passwords/etc.)

Let me know if you'd like to try that.

IAs we'l be renaming (not deleting) the cconfig directory, this  WILL be undo-able if it doesn't work.

Willing to try anything!   :(

I have tried everything I can think of or have found on Google.  Nothing works.  However, now it no longer autofills my screen name.  It does nothing in that department.   :-X
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 03, 2014, 12:14:18 pm
Before we start messing with the chromium configs .. Why not try Google Chrome instead

https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/

Get the .deb version for your architecture (32bit or 4bit), then just double click it to install
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: Scott on July 03, 2014, 02:36:18 pm
PCNetSpec/GClark

I did a test signing in/out of the Peppermint Forums with the Chromium password manager on P5/32 in virtualbox and it worked perfectly.

@GClark,
What extensions are you running? I'm running Adblock Plus and Keep My Opt-Outs.
In my test I disabled Adlock Plus on the Peppermint Forums website before making the first login where Chromium saved my information.
Whether Adblock Plus was enable or disabled made difference after that with logging in. The username/password was automatically entered correctly each time.
Have you tried Chromium with the Peppermint Forums website? Some sites are more challenging for password managers than others.
I've also changed some of my Chromium settings and if necessary I would be happy to compare those with your settings.
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: VinDSL on July 03, 2014, 08:23:00 pm
For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of Adblock Plus (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon).  I never could get it to work right.

On the other hand, Adblock (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon) works perfectly for me.

Different companies -- Different products

Might want to give (simple) Adblock a whirl...   ;)
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser
Post by: gclark94560 on July 04, 2014, 02:26:38 pm
OK - it's all working now!!   8) 8)

I did ANOTHER install of PM5 and made sure Light locker was off and the password storage was enabled in Chromium.. 

AND IT WORKS THIS TIME!
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser (SOLVED!)
Post by: rjm65 on July 04, 2014, 02:32:35 pm
that light locker is more trouble then it is worth, they should remove it and go back to the old xscreensaver....
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser (SOLVED!)
Post by: gclark94560 on July 05, 2014, 04:37:56 pm
Everyone - thanks for the help and support!

I'll master this thing yet!   :D
Title: Re: Saving passwords while using Chromium browser (SOLVED!)
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 06, 2014, 06:26:57 pm
Light Locker actually seems good at what it does .. but it can catch you out if you're not aware of it ;)