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Too many requests for master password

Windows 10, Version 10.0.15063 Build 15063. Firefox ver. 66.0.2 I think this problem roughly corresponds to the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure. Previously the… (read more)

Windows 10, Version 10.0.15063 Build 15063. Firefox ver. 66.0.2 I think this problem roughly corresponds to the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure. Previously the request for my master password only came after I first opened Firefox, and then if I restarted it and tryed to log in to a saved site. Now it comes up many times during use of a site, sometimes when I typing in a request for something unrelated to logging in. It also interrupts the typing on the site and starts typing the rest of what I'm doing in the request for master Pw box.

Asked by gwhitcomb 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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My masterpassword (unchanged) no longer is working. Why?

Had to have my computer serviced when i got it back today my master password was not working. How do I resolve this? Preferably without losing all my saved passwords. … (read more)

Had to have my computer serviced when i got it back today my master password was not working. How do I resolve this? Preferably without losing all my saved passwords.

Asked by vagabond-wilke 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 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

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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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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 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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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 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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I lost my Logins

Hey there, I forgot my Firefox password so I did reset the password.... now I see nothing in saved logins. In Mobile I see all saved logins.. but In PC I lost it! Help me… (read more)

Hey there, I forgot my Firefox password so I did reset the password.... now I see nothing in saved logins.

In Mobile I see all saved logins.. but In PC I lost it!

Help me!!!

Asked by VinayS 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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FF 57 update my Master Password stop working

I know my password. It is written down and I used it all the time. It must have been after this update my master password stopped working. There are others on online foru… (read more)

I know my password. It is written down and I used it all the time. It must have been after this update my master password stopped working. There are others on online forums that explain the same problem.

Asked by gijoeyjoe 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by mattcamp 3 years ago

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How do I get Firefox to ask for the master password only at start-up?

What I'm after is for Firefox to ask for the master password when Firefox starts and not an indeterminate time after Firefox starts. Yes, I use Sync. Why? I can be typin… (read more)

What I'm after is for Firefox to ask for the master password when Firefox starts and not an indeterminate time after Firefox starts. Yes, I use Sync. Why? I can be typing something and then an uninvited master password prompt appears and I'm suddenly typing in the password prompt box. It's annoying enough to, I believe, be seen as a bug.

There needs to be an option where if a master password is set then an option could be added to Firefox to ask for the master password before the browser actually appears on the screen.

Can this be done now? Maybe some hidden setting somewhere? There used to be a legacy plugin that could do this, but since Firefox 57 appeared, that plugin no-longer works. (It was a legacy plugin.) I also can't find anything else that can do the same job.

Who could please help me with this? I think this would also be useful to many other people and and not just me on how to do achieve this.

Asked by Myron 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Why does the master password window pop-up sometimes when no password at site, and sometimes keeps coming back no matter what I do, except shut off???

the master password window pops-up sometimes when no password at site, and sometimes keeps coming back no matter what I do, except shut off Is it a phisher-type thing? … (read more)

the master password window pops-up sometimes when no password at site, and sometimes keeps coming back no matter what I do, except shut off Is it a phisher-type thing?

Asked by Shayne Moses 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 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 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 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 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 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 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 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 4 years ago

Last reply by user1355808 4 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 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 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 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago