Enable firefox account sync in firedragon

Hello.

Tried signing in, takes me to the login page, lets me login. Nothing is reflected in the actual browser.

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This post mentions how FireDragon uses its own self-hosted syncserver (instead of using Mozilla's).

If you are hoping to sync the stuff you have set up on your Firefox account (tabs, bookmarks, settings) with FireDragon, I am under the impression that is not possible.

The exception would be saved account logins and passwords, which can usually be exported as csv or otherwise and imported into a new browser.

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But then what does it actually sync? What you mentioned is pretty much everything there is under the sun. So it syncs nothing? Little confused here

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I didn't mean that FireDragon does not sync all that stuff. It should sync all the same stuff that Firefox is able to sync. I just meant I do not think that FireDragon is able to sync data with Firefox.

My understanding is that the Garuda/FireDragon team set up an in-house sync server to use instead of the sync servers that Mozilla uses, in an effort to further enhance the privacy of the browser. So all that synced data (bookmarks, active tabs, and so on) does not get sent to the server that your Firefox browser is using. Similarly, the data that you are already storing on Mozilla's servers (data from your Firefox browser profile) will not be synced with FireDragon. The two browsers use different servers that do not communicate with each other.

If you choose to use the FireDragon browser, it should function the same as the Firefox browser you are accustomed to as far as syncing data goes, but I am pretty sure you will have to start over with getting your stuff set up.

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You can restore the default syncserver easily by putting Mozillas server in ~/.firedragon/firedragon.overrides.cfg like this:

lockPref("identity.sync.tokenserver.uri", "https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5");
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Wow, that's a good tip--I had not realized that was possible!