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Master password got lost by your last upgrade

You guys had a big update, all that fast new performance. My master password (MP) was missing after installing the update. So I ran that way for a few days, but didn't … (read more)

You guys had a big update, all that fast new performance. My master password (MP) was missing after installing the update.

So I ran that way for a few days, but didn't want my password to be unprotected. So I put in a new MP, but it's apparently corrupted. I can't login to see my stored passwords. The MP challenge popup comes up over and over. Woe is me.

Guess I'll go to Brave unless you have a fix. If I have to lose all my saved password by resetting my MP, there's no reason to continue using Firefox.

Asked by RenoHuskerDu 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I never setup a master password, but it is turned on and I can't turn it off.

In "Settings" the "Use Master Password" is checked. If I click it to turn it off, it asks me for my Master Password. Since I never had a master password, I don't know it.… (read more)

In "Settings" the "Use Master Password" is checked. If I click it to turn it off, it asks me for my Master Password. Since I never had a master password, I don't know it. While using Firefox, the master password will pop up, and I have to click "Cancel". This is a real nuisance. I even tried uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it, but the problem persists. I use Norton Identity Safe to manage my passwords and do not need the Master Password feature. Please help!

Asked by jmalioto 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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cannot change master password

I refreshed Firefox to help speed it up and now it won't let me access my saved passwords and when I try to turn on my Master Password it asks me to enter a new password.… (read more)

I refreshed Firefox to help speed it up and now it won't let me access my saved passwords and when I try to turn on my Master Password it asks me to enter a new password. The 'current password' field won't let me type anything into it; so when I go to enter a new password, and submit, it tells me that it can't change my password.

Asked by acmontgomery 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

Sync not working with no master password

I did a Firefox restore due to suspect browser hijack ( it wasn't). All mu saved logins have been eraases so tried to do a manaul sync. This pops up a yellow bar along t… (read more)

I did a Firefox restore due to suspect browser hijack ( it wasn't). All mu saved logins have been eraases so tried to do a manaul sync.

This pops up a yellow bar along the top of the "Logins and Paswords" page saying "Please enter your master password to view saved logics and passwords" . I don't have a master password set so that makes little sense. To the right of the yellow bar is a button "login". if i click the button ther yellow bar goes away but there is no log in dialog.

What do I do to get Fiefox to sync?

Asked by CScotty 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Password popup window suggestion.

The new version of FF is fantastic and on my tablet with the atom processor it has really speed up the response time of FF. This is one problem I have with all of my com… (read more)

The new version of FF is fantastic and on my tablet with the atom processor it has really speed up the response time of FF. This is one problem I have with all of my computers from Atom processor to Intel I5 quad core skylake processor systems. When I open FF the password windows takes a long time to show up to 5 seconds and if I do not enter my 20 character password in time, I get up to 4 password windows (I usually have FF startup with a web page that askes for username and password). Here is my suggestion for startup modification. 1) I would rather have the password window popup first before FF shows on my desktop. This way you enter the password or hit cancel which opens FF with password manager available or locked. Another idea is I know Libre Office uses something called quickstarter which is a tiny program always running in the background to speed up loading of Libre Office. It would not bother me in the least having a small FF program always running in the background to help speed up the loading of the password manager since FF has been my default browser for 10 years.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by mattcamp 2 years ago

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I did a dumb thing...I reset master password

Hi, I reset the master password for Firefox and I didn't process that all the saved passwords would erase (I was tired and did not fully read the warning before I pressed… (read more)

Hi,

I reset the master password for Firefox and I didn't process that all the saved passwords would erase (I was tired and did not fully read the warning before I pressed "ok"). Is there any way to go back to the list of the saved passwords (like "go back to a previously restored version")?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Asked by paris_engle 1 year ago

Last reply by paris_engle 1 year 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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masterpassword delay in syncing

I've noticed there's a delay of up to 5-10 minutes in asking for the master password after I've opened my computer and browser. In this time, I'm still able to log into m… (read more)

I've noticed there's a delay of up to 5-10 minutes in asking for the master password after I've opened my computer and browser. In this time, I'm still able to log into my email and other accounts with the saved details before inputting the master password. Doesn't this defeat the point of the master password? Does anyone have any ideas of what I might be doing wrong? Thanks

Asked by ciuchy 3 years ago

Last reply by ciuchy 3 years ago

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Is firefox run by crazy people or am I crazy to have fallen for master password?

I do not log out of websites and firefox suggesting a master password sounded okay so I did. I should hae never let my wife use my PC because I was logged out of everyth… (read more)

I do not log out of websites and firefox suggesting a master password sounded okay so I did. I should hae never let my wife use my PC because I was logged out of everything and cannot remember my master password. To retrieve it firefox says I will lose all sorts of logging in dat. This sounds worse than what what master password claimed to avoid. I am madder than mad, so tired of google dogging me and having to register on every web site I look at. firefox was better the explorer once but now I hate it with a passion. I just wanted to use the internet not be invaded by the protectors. Tired of everything becoming obsolete and upgraded and hearing personal information is stolen. I am sick and tired of zuckerburg and zillow and trulia and google and facebook and damn ads following me with small videos on the sides playing crap. I want my master password now and I do not want to lose a single piece of my info doing it you lying ridiculous commies. You are destroying civilization and none of you know how to build a house or fix a car or kill dinner.

Asked by cravinbob 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox repeatedly asks for Master Password, but won't let me enter it

I recently established a Firefox.com account so I could sync bookmarks across devices. Every time I start FF, it asks me for my master password, but won't accept it. Even… (read more)

I recently established a Firefox.com account so I could sync bookmarks across devices. Every time I start FF, it asks me for my master password, but won't accept it. Even after I've just signed into my FF.com account. When I type in my password, the window to enter my password just reappears. I tried unchecking the box to use a master password, since I won't be using FF to store passwords anyway. To do this, you have to enter your current password, which I did, but the 'Remove' button remains greyed-out and unclickable.

So basically, FF won't accept my password, but also won't let me remove the password.

Asked by Ambivalent 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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FF invokes master password without prompt

FF invokes the master password dialogue when starting the app in Mac, even without me going to a web page for which I have saved a password. It does so the minute I open … (read more)

FF invokes the master password dialogue when starting the app in Mac, even without me going to a web page for which I have saved a password. It does so the minute I open the app. Can this be undone?

Asked by jacow 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can i disable putting master password everytime i open firefox

I only enabled master password so that anyone can't look up the passwords stored in "Saved Logins". But I was under the impression that if someone attempts to reveal my p… (read more)

I only enabled master password so that anyone can't look up the passwords stored in "Saved Logins". But I was under the impression that if someone attempts to reveal my passwords, master password will be required. But putting master password every time i open firefox is too much inconvenient for me.

Asked by Mugdho Sapiens 12 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 months 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