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After update to version 57 firefox no longer asks for master password to access stored passwords

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I've just tried looking at saved passwords. In the past I needed to enter a master password to do this. But now the saved passwords can be displayed without entering the master password.

I've just tried looking at saved passwords. In the past I needed to enter a master password to do this. But now the saved passwords can be displayed without entering the master password.

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Is there still a checkmark for using the master password?

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Logins

What happens if you remove the checkmark to use master password?

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Is there still a checkmark for using the master password?

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Logins

What happens if you remove the checkmark to use master password?

Is there still a checkmark for using the master password? *Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Logins What happens if you remove the checkmark to use master password?

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No, the "Use a master password" check box was not checked. I checked it, then clicked change master password. The "Current Password" field said "not set".

No, the "Use a master password" check box was not checked. I checked it, then clicked change master password. The "Current Password" field said "not set".

Question owner

I think I am mistaken. I have the master password enabled in Thunderbird. I must have turned if off in Firefox some time ago. I haven't had an "Enter master password" prompt in Firefox for ages, but its come back now that I've reenabled the Master password feature. Sorry for wasting your time.

I think I am mistaken. I have the master password enabled in Thunderbird. I must have turned if off in Firefox some time ago. I haven't had an "Enter master password" prompt in Firefox for ages, but its come back now that I've reenabled the Master password feature. Sorry for wasting your time.