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Firefox will soon support multi-page login forms

Mozilla's Firefox web browser will soon support sign-ins on multi-page login forms. Most login forms on today's Internet have two fields that accept the username and the password as input. Some login forms have switched from the default way of signing-in to sites to a multi-page login form. These divide the process of logging-in to two forms on two different pages.

Google introduced a new sign-in experience with a multi-page login design in 2015, and changed the design again in 2017 when it launched a new unified design for Google logins.

Google offered the following explanation for switching from a single-sign-in experience to a multi-page experience:

  • Reduced confusion among people who have multiple Google accounts.
  • In preparation for future authentication solutions.
  • To improve the experience for SAML SSO users.

Users with password managers ran into issues, as most did not support multi-page login forms at the time. Many support multi-page login flows today.

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Firefox has a password manager that has not supported multi-page login forms up until now. The upcoming Firefox 91 release is the next major branch of the browser; it marks the beginning of a new Firefox ESR version, Firefox ESR 91.0, and is especially important because of that. Firefox 91 will be released on July 27, 2021 according to the browser's release schedule.

firefox support multi page login forms

A listing on Mozilla's bug tracking website [email protected] highlights the intent to release support for multi-page login forms in Firefox 91. The bug was opened two months ago and all bugs and issues were fixed in the meantime.

Mozilla's primary goal was to support multi-page login forms without sacrificing any of the functionality that Firefox's password manager offered. In particular, Firefox should support auto-fill and auto-complete for these type of forms, and support login capture when forms are submitted.

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More and more sites and services switch from a single-page login form to a multi-page one. Password managers need to support this on today's Internet, and Mozilla adding support is a welcome addition for users who save passwords in Firefox and use the password manager for signing-in to sites.

Now You: do you use a password manager? Does it support multi-page login forms?

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  1. Jeff M.S. said on June 24, 2021 at 3:51 pm
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    They should be called time wasting login forms. I find them a stupid idea to enter only one field at a time, enter, fill in password again, enter, and if you’ve set up 2FA, the OTP or time based OTP or approve on phone again. How unproductive they have sign ins.

    1. yanta said on June 25, 2021 at 4:33 am
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      Agreed. I don’t understand how doubling the amount of clicks and time it takes to login as a “productivity enhancement”. Too many bored developers.

  2. ULBoom said on June 24, 2021 at 3:58 pm
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    No. Pwds are stored offline in an encrypted file.

    The 91.x version of ESR is scheduled for Nov this year according to the timeline.

  3. John B said on June 24, 2021 at 5:04 pm
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    My browser won’t support this when fully matured. It’s pointless convoluted and yet another sign that people don’t stop to ask if they should be doing this or if it’s a good idea. Kill it with fire and then radiate the ashes. Of course Mozilla’s “leadership” are all on drugs so if it’s a bad idea and most especially if it’s anti-user they will do it with a smile.

  4. Anonymous said on June 24, 2021 at 7:55 pm
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    I have absolutely no use for this what-so-ever

    Please see the following link for an explanation: https://youtu.be/Okxn7G3FC38?t=659

  5. Google's Fault said on June 25, 2021 at 5:50 am
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    It’s good that Firefox will support these, but I try to avoid any service or site that requires those stupid multi-page logins. It’s 99% Google’s fault. They started doing it, and many of the other crappy companies followed suit.

    Between multi-page logins and the evil reCaptchas, Google is slowly destroying the internet. If we tallied all the millions of hours of human life and productivity people have had to waste on these abominations, I’m sure it would be staggering.

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