Microsoft No Longer Blocking Gecko Users From Getting a Passport

Monday September 9th, 2002

Doron writes: "Mozilla is now unblocked from Passport fully. Kudos to Susie 'blink' Wyshak for nagging Microsoft enough to get all Gecko clients unblocked and able to register!" For a long time, users of Gecko-based browsers could log in to Microsoft .NET Passport services but were blocked from registering for a new Passport. Now this latter restriction has been lifted and Gecko users can sign up for a Passport without being told to 'upgrade' to Netscape Communicator 4.08. Read bug 141279 for the details.

#6 Passport password entry

by GAThrawn

Tuesday September 10th, 2002 3:57 AM

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It's just a pity hat they've changed the design of Hotmail/Passport's password re-entry screen so that Mozilla's password manager no longer recognizes it and automatically enters your password.

By that I mean the page you get when you're already logged into Passport on your current session and then attempt to (re)visit Hotmail.

I guess Microsoft are playing a game of "swings and roundabouts" with us.