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Master password error

Hello, I decided to use your master password feature. I've written the password on paper for backup purpose. And everything worked fine for aprox. 1 month. But today to m… (read more)

Hello, I decided to use your master password feature. I've written the password on paper for backup purpose. And everything worked fine for aprox. 1 month. But today to my surprise Firefox told me that master password is wrong. I've typed this password at least several times before (with success) so I was sure that I remember it correctly. Fortunately I had it on the paper. I checked it - and I realized, that I remembered it correctly. So I tried once again but I failed. I tried few times with the same result. I had the same password also for different site. So I logged on that site - with success. So my keyboard seems to work correctly. I didn't change master password in Firefox. At least I am not aware of that. It was unchanged for whole period I used this feature, as I wrote it wasn't long. Fortunately I have all important passwords saved on the paper so I decided to reset my Firefox Master password. It is possible that I've lost less important passwords but I can reset them because I still have access to my most important data. I do not need any help. And I am aware that I could made mistake of any type. But I decided to report that because there is also a chance that this is Firefox error so you should be aware of my case.

Asked by artur.a.sakowski Prieš 3 dienas

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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 Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 5 metus

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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 Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 5 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Answered by FredMcD Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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My master password does not ask for sign in and all site show the saved passwords.

On one of my computers when I open firefox the master login requiring me to type my master password has disappeared. But when i go to any of my sites the passwords are i… (read more)

On one of my computers when I open firefox the master login requiring me to type my master password has disappeared. But when i go to any of my sites the passwords are in use as if I had. This means anyone with access to this computer can access any of my secured sites. How do I fix this.

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Asked by macdo81 Prieš 4 metus

Answered by FredMcD Prieš 4 metus

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why do I get two master password boxes

This has been consistent during the last 4 or 5 updates. I am currently using a version of Firefox that allows me to use PasswordBox. When I start Firefox I get two Maste… (read more)

This has been consistent during the last 4 or 5 updates. I am currently using a version of Firefox that allows me to use PasswordBox. When I start Firefox I get two Master Password boxes. I will fill in the password in the top one and close the other one and Firefox will start normally. Why are there two boxes? How do I get rid of the second one?

Asked by bucklipe Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by bucklipe Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Answered by FredMcD Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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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 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus