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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.
I don't think that a browser should and could really be a password manager.
It's better to use specialised apps like Enpass.
Now I have all my passwords on Enpass, and completely turned off password saving on my browsers.
@RROO said in Importing/Exporting passwords from a file:
Neither export or import options appear in vivaldi://settings/privacy/ you must access to chrome://settings/passwords/
Yes, the Vivaldi settings pages do not have all implemented yet, takes much time to port all to Vivaldi pages, and i guess not many users need such internal tools.
@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.
@bac said in gmail saved passwords visible in field:
But because this bug/feature gmail passwords are not effectively encrypted it is like they are stored in plain text.
No, you misunderstand. The passwords are stored encrypted in the database. But they are retrieved from password database, decrypted and inserted in login fields.
You can not send a encrypted password to the webserver, because it could not decrypt it for a login. That is why you have to use SSL connections to habe a encrypted connection where nobody can read in the middle.
I agree, that password-only login is weak if you have not a Two Factor Authentication (2FA) by smartcard, hardware key or OneTimePassword.
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