Hi @Mattches, thank you for the detailed response.
Q. If you look at the keychain on your system, do you see [any] passwords saved from Brave here?
A. I do see an entry in my keychain labeled “Brave Safe Storage” (however I also have Brave Dev installed so it might be from that)
edit: I just checked what that entry was linked to and it was linked to both Brave (release) and Brave (dev)
First, to dot the T’s, ensure that you have the following options enabled in
Settings --> Autofill
All good here (if only it were that simple )
- Download and install either Brave Beta, Developer, or Nightly builds on your machine – which one isn’t particularly important for the purposes of this test.
Done. I’m using the “Brave Dev” app I already had installed, I can download another if this is an insufficient test
- Once installed, visit a website that requires username/password authentication.
- When asked to save he password for the site, do so. Go to
Settings --> Autofill --> Passwords and check to see if the credentials just saved show up in the list of saved passwords. Then,
If the password is saved at this point :
Proceed to step four below.
The password has appeared (In Brave Dev)
- Now logout of your mac’s system profile then log back in. Open the Brave version you just downloaded and added the password to, return to
Settings --> Autofill --> Passwords . Then,
If the password still appears in the list after system logout/login:
Proceed to step five below.
The passwords are still there after restart
- With the newly installed Brave open to the
Passwords list, click the “more options” icon on the right, then
- This will export any saved passwords to your system as a
.csv file. Save it somewhere easily accessible, then open your original Brave version you had on your machine (Release build).
brave://flags into the address bar and search for a flag labeled
#passwordImport and enable it. Make sure you relaunch the browser when prompted.
- After Brave (Release) relaunches, go to
Settings --> Autofill --> Passwords and click the “more options” icon – select the new
Import option and choose the
.csv file you saved in step 6. You should now have the login/password data you exported appear in the list of saved passwords. Close the browser.
Bug found! I imported the CSV from Brave Dev into Brave (release) but the password I had exported did not show up in Brave (release)
- Finally, lets kill that last bird! Log out of your system profile again, then log back in. Return to the list of saved passwords in Brave (Release). Is the password still there or has it again disappeared as it did initially?
I’m just going to ignore this step since the import didn’t work
Thank you for the detailed response, I hope this helps!