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Make firefox forget master password after a while

When i enter the master password, Firefox remembers it till the time it is not closed. Is there some setting i can tweak such that after a while Firefox forgets the passw… (read more)

When i enter the master password, Firefox remembers it till the time it is not closed. Is there some setting i can tweak such that after a while Firefox forgets the password?

Asked by fboi312 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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hello, i'm syncing my firefox with all my devices, and it's using master password. But, someone no need that master password to access my web account using my cookies. Ho… (read more)

hello, i'm syncing my firefox with all my devices, and it's using master password. But, someone no need that master password to access my web account using my cookies.

How can i really locking my firefox ? so, someone can't accessing anything even networking if don't know the master password.

Asked by Skylar 3 years ago

Answered by Skylar 3 years ago

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Password usage

Good morning, please help & advise. I am obviously doing something wrong or missing something but I cannot find out how to disconnect my Primary Password which Firef… (read more)

Good morning, please help & advise. I am obviously doing something wrong or missing something but I cannot find out how to disconnect my Primary Password which Firefox asked for everytime I click on Firefox. I only want to use the Primary Password when I want to open an excisting connection to a saved folder or site.

I hope I'm making sense.

Asked by bohdanskrypec 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox 59 can't access my logins

Firefox recently updated to v59 and, as with some other users, it is (a) asking for the master password on starting up rather than on first use, and (b) losing access to … (read more)

Firefox recently updated to v59 and, as with some other users, it is (a) asking for the master password on starting up rather than on first use, and (b) losing access to my logins (there are about 200 in total). After reading other answers I have deleted two files, secmod and key4. That solves the problem the next time Firefox is used - presumably it reads the logins from key3. However, after restarting the computer and launching Firefox again, a new key4 appears in the profile and the problems above recur. (I back up my complete Firefox profile with my normal data backup, so have a 'good' copy to refer to from before the problems started).

Is there any way of permanently stopping the problem recurring - or at worst, copying the logins and 'reinstalling' them correctly into v59 (without having to write them down physically)?

Asked by Dulverton 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (read more)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Master password popup appears, but isn't needed.

Updated to Windows 10. Suddenly, in Firefox, master password popup appears every time a login is needed. Pop-up can be removed by clicking cross without entering password… (read more)

Updated to Windows 10. Suddenly, in Firefox, master password popup appears every time a login is needed. Pop-up can be removed by clicking cross without entering password. However, log-in passwords are still remembered, and still work, without entering master.

Checked security setting, and yes, master password is now set. It wasn't set before. So it's set, but presumably without a password. Can it be unset without losing all previous remembered passwords?

Asked by jimbsail 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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

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 th… (read more)

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.

Asked by JulianK 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Cannot access passwords; cannot remake passwords

Problem: Cannot access passwords protected by master password. Normal mode symptoms: - No master password is ever asked -- Trying to set one is futile (see screen… (read more)

Problem:
Cannot access passwords protected by master password.

Normal mode symptoms:
- No master password is ever asked
-- Trying to set one is futile (see screenshot)
- Certificate is at status "Ready" instead of "Logged In" or "not Logged In" (see screenshot)
- No fields are filled with usernames and passwords when needed.
-- No prompt for it is shown either

Background:
I transitioned from windows to linux
I made a full copy of all my profile when transitioning.
I controlled firefox's version to make sure I would transition using the same version number.
I have backups.
Nothing appears in the browser's console when I start or when I try to change master password.
If I try to view the passwords I have, however... ~120 messages appear telling it cannot decrypt (see screenshot)

Tried:
1-Safe-mode:
-- The master password system works as it is supposed to. I get a master password prompt at browser's first password use.
2- Deleting prefs.js
-- Still not working
3- Disabling all extensions manually
-- Still not working
4- Deleting storage directory
-- Still not working

-Trying 2 + 3, 3 + 4, 2 + 3 + 4 or 2 + 4....
-- Still not working.

What am I missing?
Thanks in advance

Asked by brunoais 2 years ago

Answered by brunoais 2 years ago

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Master password problem.

Can anyone help me with a master password issue? The box appears at the appropriate time but I am unable to enter any text into the box. I point and click in the text spa… (read more)

Can anyone help me with a master password issue?

The box appears at the appropriate time but I am unable to enter any text into the box. I point and click in the text space but the cursor does not appear and nothing happens when I start typing.

The sign in button is grey although I can click on it and the box briefly disappears then reappears asking for the password again. The cancel button works and closes the box.

I do not have the same problem on my Android mobile and I can access my passwords on my phone but not on my Windows laptop.

Thanks in advance, Grant.

Asked by Mr G 2 weeks ago

Answered by Mr G 2 weeks ago

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At sign out How to remove Password?

My grandchildren use my computer when visiting. If they Click on Firefox it Automatically opens. How can I remove my Password in order to manually enter it when I sign i… (read more)

My grandchildren use my computer when visiting. If they Click on Firefox it Automatically opens. How can I remove my Password in order to manually enter it when I sign in? Thank you. rm

Asked by r2006m 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago