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Can I stop Firefox from asking to remember logins if I use Firefox Sync?

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I use Firefox Sync, but not to manage my passwords; I use a 3rd-party add-on for that. So I don't want Firefox constantly asking me if I want to save my logins -- but it looks like Firefox Sync stays logged in by storing my password in the same place normal website passwords would be stored. And it looks like the only way to stop the password-saving prompts is to disallow Firefox from saving any passwords at all, including Firefox Sync. What can I do?

I use Firefox Sync, but not to manage my passwords; I use a 3rd-party add-on for that. So I don't want Firefox constantly asking me if I want to save my logins -- but it looks like Firefox Sync stays logged in by storing my password in the same place normal website passwords would be stored. And it looks like the only way to stop the password-saving prompts is to disallow Firefox from saving any passwords at all, including Firefox Sync. What can I do?

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delixyr 0 solutions 1 answers

Did you try unchecking login in options?

Did you try unchecking '''login''' in options?

Question owner

I already had that (first one) unchecked. What I'm saying is, if I uncheck the second one (Remember logins and passwords), I'm worried that Firefox Sync will not stay logged in, as the entries I'm seeing in my saved passwords (see below) would be deleted.

I already had that (first one) unchecked. What I'm saying is, if I uncheck the second one (Remember logins and passwords), I'm worried that Firefox Sync will not stay logged in, as the entries I'm seeing in my saved passwords (see below) would be deleted.
Beerbaron23 15 solutions 162 answers

Ok what exactly is the problem? lol

Firefox will sync when it needs to, it doesn't "Login" or "stay logged in" to websites as a background process or something, You stay logged into websites by the cookies they force on yah and until they expire, you remove them or you're timed out/cut off on their server on their end.

Ok what exactly is the problem? lol Firefox will sync when it needs to, it doesn't "Login" or "stay logged in" to websites as a background process or something, You stay logged into websites by the cookies they force on yah and until they expire, you remove them or you're timed out/cut off on their server on their end.

Modified by Beerbaron23

cor-el
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Firefox always stores the credentials for Sync in the Password Manager, so if you remove these specific items then you will have to authenticate and enter the Sync password each time Firefox needs to connect to Sync. You should set a master password if you are worried about the security and when others have access to your computer.

Firefox always stores the credentials for Sync in the Password Manager, so if you remove these specific items then you will have to authenticate and enter the Sync password each time Firefox needs to connect to Sync. You should set a master password if you are worried about the security and when others have access to your computer. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins

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If all I'm storing in the browser is my Firefox Sync credentials, I don't currently feel much need for a master password.

I'll explain this a second time: All I want is for Firefox Sync to stay logged in, but Firefox not to prompt me to remember my password on every site I log into (because I use an add-on for password management).

If all I'm storing in the browser is my Firefox Sync credentials, I don't currently feel much need for a master password. I'll explain this a second time: All I want is for Firefox Sync to stay logged in, but Firefox not to prompt me to remember my password on every site I log into (because I use an add-on for password management).

Modified by garrettw

jscher2000
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Yes, you can uncheck the box for "Remember logins for sites" and assuming you use a Master Password, when the Sync process starts you will still be prompted for your master password and Sync will still be able to use your saved login.

If in doubt, give it a try!

Yes, you can uncheck the box for "Remember logins for sites" and assuming you use a Master Password, when the Sync process starts you will still be prompted for your master password and Sync will still be able to use your saved login. If in doubt, give it a try!