12-02-2009 02:16 AM - edited 12-02-2009 03:39 AM
Hello to all Thinkpad users,
I am starting this thread in order to encourage you people who are using lenovo's fingerprint reader with Password manager add-on for Firefox.
Firefox 3.6 is just around a corner, and we are left in dark without an update of compatible Firefox add-on.
The previous thread "Firefox 3.5 PM compatibility Saga" is not an encouraging
However I hope all of you interested in Password Manager Update for Firefox 3.6 will reply to this thread and make it even longer than "Firefox 3.5 PM compatibility Saga", so finally we'll be heard by lenovo and we'll get an update.
P.S. I am not a fan of conspiracy theories but this looks like an MS obstruction
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12-02-2009 03:07 PM
For a variety of reasons not involving the Password Manager, I'm still using Firefox 3.0.x.
This really needs serious attention from Lenovo! Firefox 3.5.x has been released for months already.
I use the Firefox Password Manager, encrypting my online passwords with a Firefox master password: the Firefox password recognition and storage is better than Lenovo's. What I really want, is an option in the Lenovo Firefox PM extension that just prompts me for my fingerprint when the Firefox master password dialog appears, not for every website password!
01-21-2010 06:04 PM
I installed FF3.6 last night and needed to immediately uninstall it because the Password Manager does not work. Editing the RDF file did not help.
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01-21-2010 08:10 PM
Look on the Lenovo support/downloads web site: there hasd been a recent patch installer for Thinkvantage Client Security 8.21 that includes support for Firefox 3.5.x
I have not installed it (still using firefox 3.0.x), so can't give you any assurance that it actually works.
01-22-2010 07:06 AM
v.3.6, released January 21st, 2010
So how long should we wait for updated PM add-on ?
My guess is month before Firefox 4.0 (2010/2011 boundary)
So be patient
I hope I am TOTALY WRONG with my predictions
01-23-2010 06:01 AM
I'm in same boat here.... Holding off on FF3.6 because I am (unfortunately) dependent on TVT Password Manager. I do run 3.5 with the hack from here:
But that is old news.
01-23-2010 06:57 AM
I have started using IE8 for Lenovo Password Manager. I would rather like to use Firefox though, but have to wait for Lenovo to fix this problem. Hopefully they will fix this ASAP.
01-23-2010 07:58 AM
Well, there is a solution, unfortunately not from Lenovo
You need to get rid of Client Security 8.x in order to replace it with UPEK's Protector Suite 2009
I have successfully tested UPEK's Protector Suite 2009 with FF 3.5
On 22nd of January 2010 They have announced upcoming support for Firefox 3.6
Unfortunately this will cost you couple of bucks but hey, you can switch to FF 3.6 and use your fingerprint reader
01-23-2010 09:45 AM
The UPEK Suite seems to require Windows 7, since it uses the Windows 7 Biometric Framework for non-UPEK fingerprint readers. I've sent a question to UPEK about pre-Windows 7 support, I'll update when/if I get an answer.