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Cannot Save Passwords With TOR

Discussion in 'Browser Issues' started by daveleonard, Jun 8, 2024.

  1. daveleonard

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    No matter what site I go to (even CHF) I cannot save the password for that site. I don't know if it is my Win 11 blocking that function, or it is Tor. There is a place in Tor for saved passwords, but I don't know how to save, as it does not save automatically. I looked at the registry in Win 11 but saw no function that is turned on to prevent saving of passwords. Thanks.
     
  2. IJAC

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    Enabling password saving
    Once you have adjusted your security settings, you can enable password saving on Tor Browser. To do this, navigate to the "Preferences" section of the browser and select the "Privacy & Security" tab. Under "Passwords", check the box labeled "Remember logins and passwords for websites". This will allow Tor Browser to store and autofill your passwords for different websites. It is important to note that saving passwords is not recommended for high-risk activities, such as online banking or email accounts.
     
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    That is my problem. I already have that checked, and I still do not get a prompt to save passwords when I log in. That is why I thought maybe Windows was blocking the script in some way. Thanks.
     
  4. IJAC

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    It is also possible Tor is no longer allowing passwords to be saved due to security. Sorry I couldn't be more help I've only used Tor occasionally.
     
  5. daveleonard

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    I went directly to the Tor Community and this is what I found out when I asked if PWs can be saved:
    "There is, but it could compromise you (depends on your threat model), and before we (Tor Browser) enable it, we need to do some engineering

    If you open about:config (type that into the address bar and hit enter) you will see a search field where you can type certdb - in the example below it is default true (to help protect you)

    edit: forgot to ad the picture, my bad



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    If you double-click it, or click the icon to the far right (the double arrow thing), you can change it to false. Then restart the browser for it to take effect.

    ** THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED ** so the risk is up to you"

    So given my level of incompetence, I believe I will use Fire Fox for everything that needs a password and use Tor for YouTube, which is what I do all day long anyway. I have a very low risk factor. I just like knowing there is an extra layer of security with Tor for trackers and such. Thanks for your help. I pasted the reply just for your information should anyone else ask about it.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I kind of figured it was a security thing better safe then sorry.
     

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