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Primary password glitch

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I updated FF to version 90.0.2, & it now keeps asking me for my primary password. I've tried resetting it, & rebooting Windows 10 Pro X64, but nothing seems to help. I don't actually have to do anything, except hit Cancel, but it bothers me that FF is glitchy.

No software additions, system is stable, running Sophos anti-virus

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Are you using Sync as that can be a reason to get the prompt to enter the Primary Password?


See also:

  • 1721084 - Firefox Lockwise repeatedly prompts for primary password

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No, not using Sync at all, as this is my home computer.

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Hmm, Firefox shows this prompt if it wants or needs to access the Password Manager for some reason like when you access a website for which there is a saved login. If you cancel a PP prompt then you always log out and that doesn't help in such a case. You can possibly disable the Password Manager and if necessary open Lockwise to get the PP prompt.

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security: Logins and Passwords: [] "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites"

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I enter my PP when I restart FF. The, after some random period, I get asked for it again, & again. But, even when I cancel out, FF inserts my site passwords, so not sure of the security status.

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