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How Do I Protect Passwords?

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Using FF 101 on Andtoid phone. If I do not use Android's "general" PW then how do I protect FF PWs if I

lend to a friend for a minute? There's no primary PW. So how's it done? Is there any change FF will ever have a primary (master) PW again? Thanks
Using FF 101 on Andtoid phone. If I do not use Android's "general" PW then how do I protect FF PWs if I lend to a friend for a minute? There's no primary PW. So how's it done? Is there any change FF will ever have a primary (master) PW again? Thanks

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Hi

Please find below an explanation from our developers that will help with this:

https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/14501#issuecomment-683888369

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As I said if you don't use a "general" Android PW then, someone gets your phone they open FF , they go to settings, logins and passwords, then saved logins and they press the eye button and they see your passwords. AFAIK since the primary PW was discontinued in FF mobile on Android there's no easy quick way to protect PWs in that case. That's all I'm saying.

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I think that the control that you are looking for is at an Android level. You can pin an app open for a guest to use, this guide will help - https://support.google.com/android/answer/9455138?hl=en-GB

This might work best with Firefox Focus for Android installed on your device, completely blocking the guest from accessing passwords, bookmarks and browsing history.

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You are not understanding what I am saying. What I am saying and asking is simple, straightforward, and obvious.

If there is no primary ( or what used to be called a "master" password) anyone who picks up an "open" phone can see your passwords.

But that layer of security was removed from FF mobile over a few years ago.

Let's close the thread and thanks for trying to help.
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Ok, will do.

The explanation about not having a primary password is given in the GitHub link I provided above.