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Mozilla firefox is asking master password again and again..

Recently my m firefox updated and its asking for master password randomly even though i have not set any master password and i am also not trying to sync.. i checked that… (read more)

Recently my m firefox updated and its asking for master password randomly even though i have not set any master password and i am also not trying to sync.. i checked that after setting up master password then also same problem is repeating..

Asked by dhanvarsh 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox password manager just stoped responding to my masterpasword .. ?

Dear volunteers,.. y'all do tremendously valuable work ... adding to the wisdom of the cloud/crowd. Many times I solved a problem by just looking for postings of others… (read more)

Dear volunteers,.. y'all do tremendously valuable work ... adding to the wisdom of the cloud/crowd. Many times I solved a problem by just looking for postings of others who had the similar problem, but now I had to become a member of this community to ask about this problem. The only thing I could find that sort of addressed (I think??) my problem was https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=499233 But I don't understand that tech-talk.

Anyways ... on July 6 the build in password manager stopped responding to my old and tested master password. The password manager just keeps asking for it... as if my password is wrong - but it is not. I have been using the same password for a few years and never changed it. Prior to this mysterious behaviour I did nothing special to my computer or to Firefox. I'm on Win7 with up to date virus and malware protection.

The thing that makes me think that it is not a question of the wrong password, is that after much fiddling in the section "settings and security" with it's options like resetting, changing, removing or showing passwords ... suddenly my old and trusted master password was accepted again (!) but only in the "change master password" field. So I did change my master password into exactly the same old master password that had worked for the last years. I than closed Firefox ... started it again ... went to a site for which it keeps my password .. entered my (old-new) master password ... and bingo it was again accepted. Joy :) The next day however password manager again refused to cooperate! And now 'it' does not fall any more for the procedure to change the master password. I do know about typo's, and I do sometimes use the copy/paste method from hidden plain text files. When password manager finally accepted my password again ... I did - to be extra certain - a keyboard input in the first field and a copy/paste input in the second field and that was accepted by the password manager. Any one ever heard of such a thing?

Asked by Bert 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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All of a sudden my Master Password is not working and I know I'm using the right one. What can I do?

After I restarted my computer today, my master password is not being recognized even after using it a few hours ago. I know it's the right one. I have tried at least 10 t… (read more)

After I restarted my computer today, my master password is not being recognized even after using it a few hours ago. I know it's the right one. I have tried at least 10 times and it will not recognize it. And I can't change the password with my Master Password so I'm caught in a hard place. What can I do?

Asked by Tom1603 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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mozilla ana parola unuttum, ana parolayı ve diğer parolaları kaldırmak istiyorum, mozillayı tekrar kurmama rağmen kullanamıyorum mail [removed]

mozilla ana parolayı unuttum, artık kullanmakta istemiyorum. mozillayı kaldırdım, tekrardan kurdum ama hala ana parola istiyor, ve ekranı geçemedğim için kullanamıyorum. … (read more)

mozilla ana parolayı unuttum, artık kullanmakta istemiyorum. mozillayı kaldırdım, tekrardan kurdum ama hala ana parola istiyor, ve ekranı geçemedğim için kullanamıyorum. ana parolayı silmem, yada kaldırmam lazım, lütfen yardım

Asked by Soner1971 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to reset option to quit firefox if master password window is cancelled.

I set a master password for opening Mozilla Firefox. After doing so I was prompted with a question about quiting firefox if the password window was cancelled. I didn't … (read more)

I set a master password for opening Mozilla Firefox. After doing so I was prompted with a question about quiting firefox if the password window was cancelled. I didn't understand the question fully so I just pressed cancel. Now I realize that firefox will open if the "cancel" button is selected on the master password window. This is not what I wanted. I don't want to reset my password but just change the setting so that Firefox does not open when a person selects cancel instead of entering the password. How do I make this change with out resetting my password?

Asked by sunbow 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How make Firefox ask master password when a site with saved password is opened (same as Firefox for Android) and not on every startup? (maybe in about:config)

Instead of showing a password dialog on every startup, I want to change the behavior to more like Firefox for Android where the password is asked only when a site with a … (read more)

Instead of showing a password dialog on every startup, I want to change the behavior to more like Firefox for Android where the password is asked only when a site with a password that has been saved in Firefox is opened (and only for the first site, it is remembered for all later instanced as long as Firefox is not closed).

Asked by namandixit 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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how to disable master password promp on every start?

this trouble began when i transfer my old profile to replace the new one and i didn't turn on the sync features. Other suggested solution were already tried but failed (r… (read more)

this trouble began when i transfer my old profile to replace the new one and i didn't turn on the sync features. Other suggested solution were already tried but failed (replace key3.db, signons.sqlite and so on...). hope this problem can be solved soon...Btw my profile is from firefox 3.9 something,,,(sorry, can't remember which one)

Asked by LeMann47 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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This morning Firefox would not recognize my Master Password. I've tried everthing, how do I get this feature working again?

When I went to use Firefox and input my Master Password for the first time today it wouldn't accept it. It just asks and asks, over and over. I have restarted Firefox in … (read more)

When I went to use Firefox and input my Master Password for the first time today it wouldn't accept it. It just asks and asks, over and over. I have restarted Firefox in safe mode and reset it as well. I am not ready to lose all my passwords. Please advise.

Asked by A.Elvie 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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how do I set my username and password

I downloaded Firefox a while ago then never used it. I uninstalled too. Then today I decided I wanted to use Firefox so I installed it again. Only I cant remember ever se… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox a while ago then never used it. I uninstalled too. Then today I decided I wanted to use Firefox so I installed it again. Only I cant remember ever setting a user name or any password. It sometimes asks for a master password too which I have no idea what it could me. Whats my best course of action?

Asked by Athena340 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I want to uncheck the Use Master Password on my MAC, and am unable to do so because it thinks I have a current password and I don't.

When I try to uncheck "Use Master Password" a pop-out asks for a current password, which I do not have. I've tried passwords that I may have used to set one (although I d… (read more)

When I try to uncheck "Use Master Password" a pop-out asks for a current password, which I do not have. I've tried passwords that I may have used to set one (although I don't recall ever setting one), and none work. When I leave the "current password" field blank, the only choice about proceeding is to cancel. So, how do I uncheck the "Use Master Password" and stop the pop-down requests for it? Thanks for any help you can provide. I am on a MAC if that helps, so the solution using Tools and options didn't work.

Asked by insignificant 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I am getting the message that I am entering the wrong password to sign in but I have just changed my password and I need to sync a new laptop. Help I am stuck

I have reset my password several times but always get the message that the password is wrong each time I try to log in to my account. I want to sync all my bookmarks from… (read more)

I have reset my password several times but always get the message that the password is wrong each time I try to log in to my account. I want to sync all my bookmarks from my old machine to my new laptop but can't get in to do it. Help

Asked by lowflyer88 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Force master password prompt again without closing browser

I use a master password prompt on Firefox (and Thunderbird) on my laptop. However, after I enter the master password prompt, it will not ask for it again until the brows… (read more)

I use a master password prompt on Firefox (and Thunderbird) on my laptop. However, after I enter the master password prompt, it will not ask for it again until the browser closes. This is understandable, as it would be annoying to enter it every time.

However, there are occasions where I would like to require the master password prompt *again*, without closing and reopening the browser. For example, if I close the laptop the computer suspends, but if it were stolen, an intelligent attacker could easily bypass my login screen and would have an open firefox with instantaneous access to *all* of my websites because the passwords are stolen.

Ideally, I'm looking for a terminal/command-line option for this, as it will let me re-require the prompt with a script (eg, on suspend or hibernate), but really any method to make this happen would be ideal.

Is this possible?

Asked by jahservant 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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master password logged me out

i have a master password set that every time i enter firefox i'll have to give the password. today when i tried logging in it does not work. i have not changed my passwor… (read more)

i have a master password set that every time i enter firefox i'll have to give the password. today when i tried logging in it does not work. i have not changed my password but why is it not working?

Asked by DazzFTZ 3 years ago

Last reply by user1355808 3 years ago

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I closed firefox. After 16 mins, I tried opening it but I forgot the master password. Please help me.

Well, on the 7th of November I closed my FireFox. After about 16 mins I wanted to open it again, I notice that I forgot the password and now I can't even reset the passwo… (read more)

Well, on the 7th of November I closed my FireFox. After about 16 mins I wanted to open it again, I notice that I forgot the password and now I can't even reset the password, cause I closed firefox and now I have no access to it.

Asked by Vibraxas 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Why doesn't the prompt asking for Master Password, display which tab/site/etc is needing it?

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then. What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, wh… (read more)

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then.

What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials?

Just to clarify, I've already seen it answered that FF Sync can cause password to be asked some time after start up and that there are workaround such as disabling Sync or forcing it to prompt right after start up, this question is not about that. Its about not having some indicator to what is asking the access to credentials in the first place, be it sync or the site you're on.

Asked by Allu2 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Can't reset forgotten master password

I followed the instructions in Firefox help by entering this URL: chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul What comes up is the text that should appear in the reset form… (read more)

I followed the instructions in Firefox help by entering this URL: chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul What comes up is the text that should appear in the reset form along with a yellow triangle warning icon. The reset form doesn't come up and I can't get to it. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

Asked by grammalolo 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago