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There is a hidden password for imdb.com which is over 1000 digits. I am unable to delete it as I can't find it anywhere! I can't export my passwords to Bitwarden because the password is too long.

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If Bitwarden complains about it then it must be present in logins.json and Firefox might skip this entry if it is corrupted.

You can temporarily set signon.debug = true and check the Browser Console for possible login related messages after you start Firefox and open about:logins (Lockwise).

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

Do not forget to reset signon.debug to false after you are done testing.

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Did you create that password? Have you tried opening the Password Manager any copy it?


Password:Recovery:Restore:Export https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/18/how-to-export-firefox-passwords-in-firefox-57/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html (Win) PasswordFox v1.58 - Extract the usernames/passwords stored in Firefox Copyright (c) 2008 - 2017 Nir Sofer

Note: Some anti-virus show false positive. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Easily export your passwords from Firefox. https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter

Export your passwords from Firefox in a portable CSV or JSON format. It works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3 Tools to Decrypt and Recover Passwords Saved in Firefox • Raymond CC https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-find-hidden-passwords-in-firefox/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/18/how-to-export-firefox-passwords-in-firefox-57/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you don't find a third party script or program you can trust, you can run a script in Firefox's Browser Console to spit out the list in CSV or JSON format. For example:

JSON file: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1258644

CSV: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1253828 (copy/paste from console)


chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xul

chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xhtml

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I'm not sure where the password came from. I log in using a different password for my imdb account which is the only one that shows up in password manager. When I log in, firefox asks if I want to save/update password but it is the long password in the box and not the one I logged in with. I've tried saving, not saving, updating etc., nothing works. Does that make sense?

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Some websites modify the password field when you submit the login form after they have copied the password to a hidden field to prevent browsers from storing the password. In such a case you can edit the password in Lockwise and create a login block exception to prevent updating this password.

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The password doesn't appear in lockwise.

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If Bitwarden complains about it then it must be present in logins.json and Firefox might skip this entry if it is corrupted.

You can temporarily set signon.debug = true and check the Browser Console for possible login related messages after you start Firefox and open about:logins (Lockwise).

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

Do not forget to reset signon.debug to false after you are done testing.

Modified by cor-el

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