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Prompted multiple times for primary password

Hello, Since the last Firefox update I am being prompted for my primary password at random intervals of time. Before I only needed to enter my primary password once per s… (read more)

Hello,

Since the last Firefox update I am being prompted for my primary password at random intervals of time. Before I only needed to enter my primary password once per session and this new behavior is a bit worrying as I didn't see it documented anywhere (is that really Firefox asking me for my credentials?). I had a look in the settings but couldn't see any new "timeout" feature or anything in the Privacy & Security section. What gives?

Thanks for any answer that will explain this mew behavior.

Asked by IndoSteph 2 days ago

Last reply by IndoSteph 1 day ago

Primary password prompt appearing frequently

I have had a primary/master password set in Firefox for years. It only prompted me to enter it once per session. Since version 90, it now pops up at least once a day at r… (read more)

I have had a primary/master password set in Firefox for years. It only prompted me to enter it once per session. Since version 90, it now pops up at least once a day at random times to ask for the password again. This has happened on 3 different devices where Firefox is installed.

How can I stop it doing that or at least extend the time to a week? I know there are hidden config options for these, but they look to be on the default values, so have never changed.

Asked by dafyddt 1 week ago

Last reply by dafyddt 6 days ago

When resetting the master Firefox password, how-come the new master password isn't remembered in subsuquent sessions ?

When resetting the master Firefox password, how-come the new master password isn't remembered in subsuquent sessions ? I'm on a Mac Desktop [64-bit], on MacOS Catalina v1… (read more)

When resetting the master Firefox password, how-come the new master password isn't remembered in subsuquent sessions ? I'm on a Mac Desktop [64-bit], on MacOS Catalina v10.15.7/Sec. Upd. 2021-004, with Firefox v90.0.2 .

Asked by rsblanchard 5 days ago

Security exceptions again

As of this morning, I can't "get mail"... I get the "security exception" dialog stating the certificate belongs to a different site (which, it ALWAYS has) and giving me t… (read more)

As of this morning, I can't "get mail"... I get the "security exception" dialog stating the certificate belongs to a different site (which, it ALWAYS has) and giving me the option to permanently store the exception. Problem is, the exception IS already stored... it's just not WORKING any more. Certificate has NOT changed or expired, as near as I can tell... and this configuration was working for YEARS before this morning.

Asked by ykw_jr 5 days ago

Last reply by ykw_jr 5 days ago

Using OS authentication (e.g., TouchID) for Credit Cards and Logins

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :( In an answer t… (read more)

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :(

In an answer to this question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318109#answer-1376159 cor-el warned that using OS authentication (for example, TouchID on a Mac) for passwords instead of a Primary Password is actually not really safe because it doesn't encrypt logins in logins.json and it would be possible to extract them by running: prompt("Logins",JSON.stringify(Services.logins.getAllLogins())); Now I am a bit confused because for storing Credit Cards the default is, of course, using OS authentication (I don't think there's an option to set a password instead). So I am wondering, is that safe, i.e., is the credit card information encrypted that I can retrieve with my TouchID (even without a Primary Password)?

And if so, would anybody be able to explain the differences between these two approaches and why the Firefox developers chose one for Logins/Passwords but the other for Credit Cards.

Asked by Jan 5 days ago

"Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" no longer visible or available in Firefox 90.0, what are some other possible options?

I am trying to disable Firefox notifications whenever I take screenshots, and googling for solutions, I found the commonly suggested solution is to uncheck the "Pause no… (read more)

I am trying to disable Firefox notifications whenever I take screenshots, and googling for solutions, I found the commonly suggested solution is to uncheck the "Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" box in Permissions:

[to turn off forever the "screenshot" splash notification]

[Copied" window]

This option is not available in my browser version; thus, I'm hoping there's a newer workaround for this.

Asked by 0zen 3 days ago

Emails received from a previous certificate are no longer decryptable. How to access

I have a free S/Mime cert from actalis.it. It expired a week ago. I have obtained a new certificate. All emails send to and received from contacts with whom I correspond … (read more)

I have a free S/Mime cert from actalis.it. It expired a week ago. I have obtained a new certificate. All emails send to and received from contacts with whom I correspond via encrypted emails can no longer be decrypted.

How do I get access to these emails? The new certificate overwrites the old one PKCS12.certificate.<emailaddress>.pfx I have the originals of all of my certificate files.

Asked by citizen1138x 3 days ago

Last reply by citizen1138x 1 day ago

S/MIME icon misses a green check mark on valid email

version: 78.11.0 (32 bits) importance: low While the OpenGPG icon does show a green check mark on valid PGP signature, the S/MIME icon does not have such a mark and remai… (read more)

version: 78.11.0 (32 bits) importance: low

While the OpenGPG icon does show a green check mark on valid PGP signature, the S/MIME icon does not have such a mark and remains grey. The S/MIME icon would be more consistent with a green check mark like the OpenPGP one.

IMHO these icons should be enhanced a little with color (surrounded green when ok for example) so that the user eye can catch more easily whether the email is valid or not.

Regards, Sebastien

Asked by s.lumineau 6 days ago

can't see password in Gmail - has nothing to do with "hiding" it - please help!

I cannot see anything when I try to type my password into Gmail. I know how to "hide" my password with asterisks and "unhide" it - that's not the problem When I type … (read more)

I cannot see anything when I try to type my password into Gmail.

  • I know how to "hide" my password with asterisks and "unhide" it - that's not the problem
  • When I type anywhere else, any other website, anything else on my computer, I can see the typing
  • Only the password box on the Gmail website will not let me see what I am typing
  • I can go into "Inspect" mode and see at the bottom of the screen when I type in my password but the characters I'm typing will not show up in the Gmail password box
  • I tried Google first for help and they said that it sounded like a possible Mozilla problem to them

I just want to know if I can fix it? Should I be concerned? Could I have some type of virus or something? Is it just a setting? Please help. Thanks!

Asked by adamrjones67 2 hours ago