This feature is currently dependent on Sync. The conditions for password generation to be enabled (as seen in @Pathduck's post above):
Logged in to Sync, password sync is enabled
Password saving is enabled
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Since you have requested data on this problem, I will add mine here, since I had this problem with Mint 20.0 and have reproduced it with Mint 20.1.
Using Linux Mint 20.1, Ulyssa, clean install about a month ago.
I had this problem with Vivaldi on Mint 20.0 (upgrade from 19.3) and lack of passwords and logins in Vivaldi was one of the reasons I did a clean install. At first, no problem. Vivaldi was once again storing my passwords and entering them for logins. Hooray!
Then suddenly about a week ago they all just disappeared. Vivaldi still asks me when I log in if I want to save the passwords and login info (unlike when I was using Mint 20.0), but when I check my "saved" passwords and logins, Vivaldi tells me I don't have any.
Extensions used: Joplin Web Clipper, LINE app, NordVPN, Jitsi Meetings, social fixer for fb, XDM download manager, and TabCopy.
@rcarter515 Followed instructions above and deleted the Login Data and Login Data-journal after uninstalling my 2.8 version followed by installing the latest 2.9 and my passwords work.
Just wish all preferences stayed after upgrade. I've had to edit my Speed Dial setting of removing the delete function from the thumbnail almost every reinstall.
@Ayespy I guess you've misread my comment, the issue I was pointing is the possibility to export passwords without security recheck, not just in clear text per se. And I thought it was worse now, because the original post from 2019 mentioned just the issue of viewing passwords without recheck.
When I use Vivaldi on Android for instance, I need to recheck my login for both viewing or exporting passwords, meaning Vivaldi for Linux is less secure than for other platforms right now, and apparently has been this way at least since the original post from 2019.1652412318185.jpg
It's a feature that is already integrated in google play services for a long time called "google-smart-lock".
It allows to save passwords from inside all applications, thanks to the Android autofill API (>Android 8+)
Firefox also offers a password manager that is system-wide and integrates with this API.
@Gwen-Dragon Thank you, I tried this before but it did not work, now it was different.
I just want to add three things:
The CSV format is (If you do not use this, the file is not imported):
Character set: UTF-8
Enconding of new lines: Windows
The export flag is not necessary, the Export option appears once there are passwords.
Neither export or import options appear in vivaldi://settings/privacy/ you must access to chrome://settings/passwords/
@Gwen-Dragon said in Can't restore passwords from vivaldi:
You may go to Nirsoft dot com and have a look for password recovery.
The Nirsoft utility will Export your passwords to a text, .CSV, XML or HTML file. It also allows for export from an external drive or a profile not in the default location. I do not know that Chromiun/Vivaldi has a function to Import them after such a disaster. (Perhaps a future option for Vivaldi?)
An option if you use a KeePass type manager is that these products will import a CSV file.
Personally I just Export to CSV, from which I create an encrypted spreadsheet.
[EDIT] Pardon me there are many options in "vivaldi://flags", just search for passwords. I have not looked into them so I am not sure how or if they work yet.
Stored passwords are encrypted. All stored passwords are supposed to be encrypted - that is a common sense.
But because this bug/feature gmail passwords are not effectively encrypted it is like they are stored in plain text.
Maybe it is not such a big deal but it is still a weakness.
An update, about mail notifications. I receive properly notifications for Yandex but not for Outlook and Gmail. Also, i thought to give a bank login link which keeps askin for password everytime despite i choose "never", so here it is
@Gwen-Dragon Now this login form is better as I can hit Enter to submit (it used to not work).
But login/pwd are still not saved filled in and I cannot select them although they are in the saved passwords (difficult to find but I found them)…
May be because of that integrated captcha… 🤔