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anbugge
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Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

LastPass autofill doesn't work with my preferred browser on Android - Vivaldi Browser.

This apparently works in BitWarden, but not LastPass. The discussion in the Vivaldi forums point to LastPass to help add this: https://forum.vivaldi.net/post/408558

 

Any chance you could work with the Vivaldi devs to resolve this?

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ianmacd
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Apparently not; and given that Brave Beta still has the same issue after several years, I'm not expecting a fix any time soon.

This highlights one of the many downsides of reliance on proprietary software with closed code. Such reliance is something I have generally tried to avoid for the last 25 years, but at the time I decided on LastPass as our family's password management solution, it was essentially no contest, given our diverse set of requirements. The leading open source alternative at the time was a usability nightmare.

The password management landscape has changed in the last few years, however. Other providers have made great strides; and conversely, Logmein have rested on their laurels and allowed LastPass to languish. On Android in particular, where autofill failure used to be the exception rather than the rule, failure to fill fields in some app or other is now quite commonplace.

This steady decline in quality, combined with the inability to ever autofill web site passwords in Vivaldi on Android, has caused me to reassess our attachment to LastPass. Migrating to another password management system is a huge step for us — I can't think of any other piece of software on which we, six of us, rely so heavily — but at this point, I feel we have little choice.

The utility of LastPass is decreasing over time, other solutions are improving, and if the trend continues, the point will arrive — or may already have arrived — that it is no longer the best product for us to use.

With that thought in mind, I spent a few hours over the weekend installing Bitwarden and importing all of my personal LastPass data to it. This is a lot of data, somewhere in the region of 600 passwords and several dozen secure notes, some of which have attachments, multiple credit card entries and form fills. In addition, I make heavy use of 2FA, using both software and hardware tokens.

Any candidate replacement system is at a disadvantage to LastPass: It must possess an infallible import facility. How good LastPass's import might be is of no relevance to me. Well, Bitwarden passed the import test with flying colours.

And so far, the subsequent experience has been mostly positive. LastPass does a few things better than Bitwarden, but the latter also does quite a few things better than the former. Each has its idiosyncrasies, but nothing in Bitwarden has been a deal-breaker so far, and I have enough hours invested in it now to have delved into its many dimly lit nooks and crannies and satisfied myself that all major areas of usability are at least adequately covered.

In addition, Bitwarden is open source. As an illustration of a real-world benefit of this, I note that the GitHub issue that requested Vivaldi be added to the list of browsers supporting autofill was fulfilled and closed the same day that it was opened. That's compelling. In itself, it's not reason enough to consider such an invasive migration, but in combination with the other factors I've mentioned, it adds to the body of evidence suggesting that a switch might be in our best interests.

Our annual LastPass subscription auto-renewed a month ago, so I can afford to run LastPass and Bitwarden side by side for as long as I see value in so doing, but I can already see the scales tipping in favour of Bitwarden unless Logmein rapidly show a renewed commitment to their product.

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RachelO
LogMeIn Contributor

Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Hello,

 

Currently Vivaldi is not currently an officially supported browser for LastPass. We have let our developers know that users are interested in support for the Vivaldi browser, and while there's no news to share yet you can always check the System Requirements page in the future to see if Vivaldi support has been added. Please note that since Vivaldi (or any other browsers that are not officially supported, such as Brave) any issues you may run in to are not able to be troubleshot or resolved by our team unless they are added as officially supported browsers in the future.




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anbugge
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Thanks for your reply.

I don't see a list of supported mobile browsers on the System Requirements page, am I missing something?

For what it's worth, the LastPass Chrome extension forks fine in the desktop version of Vivaldi even though it's not listed on that page.

RachelO
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Hello,

 

Sorry for the confusion. On mobile devices, the LastPass app (for Android and iOS) is the preferred way to use LastPass across your entire device, and the supported browsers are found in the "Web Browsers" section of the page linked above and if any new officially supported browsers are added you will find them there.




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legobuilder26
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Hi @RachelO , 

I'm having trouble with this too. I am using the LastPass app. I believe LastPass thinks Vivaldi is an app and not a browser, so it thinks it should look for a specific website associated with the Vivaldi app, rather than looking for the website the user is currently on.  

 

A team member said on the forums that 

 

"Bitwarden has been great with adding support for Vivaldi and we've been discussing the issue with 1Password as well, but we haven't had such luck with reaching out to LastPass."

 

What can we do to make Vivaldi a supported browser? 

 

Thank you for your time.

J-N
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

"I believe LastPass thinks Vivaldi is an app and not a browser, so it thinks it should look for a specific website associated with the Vivaldi app, rather than looking for the website the user is currently on."

That sounds about right. When trying to log in to the Sync feature in the app, LastPass does offer login help, though doesn't detect the correct accounts. 

On websites the auto fill pop up either doesn't appear at all or appears when tapping on the password field, but then fills the wrong fields (username ends up in the browser's search/address field). 

 

Here's what Bitwarden did: https://github.com/bitwarden/mobile/search?q=vivaldi. Your code is probably different, but might give devs some ideas. 

@RachelO, I'd appreciate it, if you could pass it on to the team.

 

Jane
Team Vivaldi

RachelO
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Hello,

 

Thanks for the information. I've passed your feedback along to our team for consideration of adding this browser support in a future update. 




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Zabnabs
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

It's gotta work with Vivaldi otherwise it's a dealbreaker for me. Chrome is garb.
ianmacd
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Another Vivaldi user here. It would be really great if this issue could be fixed.

 

Interestingly, you don't list Brave as a supported app either, but Brave on Android works perfectly with LastPass, whereas Brave Beta (which is a separate package, rather than just a different version number of the same package) doesn't, and displays the same issue as Vivaldi.

 

So, please apply whichever fix you used for Brave to Vivaldi, Vivaldi Snapshot, and Brave Beta.

 

Not having LastPass easily usable with these browsers is inconveniencing users and hurting the adoption of both the browsers in question and LastPass.

terminalmancer
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Re: Not working with Vivaldi Browser on Android

Another Vivaldi user here. Not having lastpass work for my browser of choice is a real pain. I'd greatly appreciate it if you could add support for it!

 

One of the--if not the biggest--advantage of lastpass is that it works everywhere. Unfortunately, it's kinda not working everywhere for me, which makes it less appealing as an option. =/