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Master password prompts out of nowhere

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this… (read more)

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this is happening?

The first time it happened after I had been reading a page for about 10 minutes. I had two other tabs open for the same site and no other non-suspended tabs. I did not have an account on that site.

The second time happened while watching a video on a different site, about 40 minutes in. No other tabs were active. I did have an account for that site, but I was already logged in via cookies.

In both cases I was just reading/watching; there seems to be no user action that triggered it. This makes me think it is not caused by a login request for a site, but by a (malicious) extension or some background process in Firefox.

I do not use Firefox Sync, nor am I signed into a Firefox account.

Asked by manny 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Firefox keeps asking for the master password even though I only use sync for bookmarks

Every time shortly after starting Firefox, it asks me for the master password. I've read that it has to do with synchronisation via a Firefox account and the saved login… (read more)

Every time shortly after starting Firefox, it asks me for the master password. I've read that it has to do with synchronisation via a Firefox account and the saved login credentials for that account. But I use sync exclusively for bookmarks, not for logins.

Is there a way to use the master password, use sync for bookmarks, but prevent Firefox from pestering me with the master password when I don't need to log in to a website?

Asked by charvat.k 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Master Password Help

Ok, so apparently I have forgotten my master password. How I did this I have no clue since its the same password I use for everything, and I know its a bad idea, but I ju… (read more)

Ok, so apparently I have forgotten my master password. How I did this I have no clue since its the same password I use for everything, and I know its a bad idea, but I just wanted an extra layer in case someone stole my laptop.

So, since if I have forgotten my master password, that is the same as 99% of my other passwords, I CANNOT take the chance of just reseting it and losing all the others, cause surely I won't get them right. I know I won't be able to login into google they've refused to allow me access to my main account with them for months. I won't get into that stuffs just this stuff.

I've been reading through the site here, and have tried a thing or two but none of the questions really sound like what I need:

I've forgotten my master password, and I cannot reset it for fear of losing my other passwords which may have been forgot. I'm set as the default user and there are no other users for the computer or browser. Google has been a bear about letting me into my accounts there, so the fear of losing what I can access is real.

Thanks for reading, I appreciate what you guys are doing here in your free time. Let me know what you think, even if I'm screwed.

Asked by coloredgray198133 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Master Password

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now d… (read more)

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now does not work even though I thought I was being careful to record the new password. How can I reset it or recover it or cancel it? I can still see logins and passwords on my iPad but concerned that the master password will sync with my iMac and not sure how to stop this. My iMac is 2009 and running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

Asked by Bruce 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Password on start-up

Can you please add an option to protect starting firefox with password? As it was previously available with Master Password extension? Please see screen below … (read more)

Can you please add an option to protect starting firefox with password?

As it was previously available with Master Password extension? Please see screen below

Asked by miroslaw.ciarkowski 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

profile folder

How to delete key3.db in https://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Files ?? I don't know how to delete files pls answer...I want to delete master password... … (read more)

How to delete key3.db in https://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Files ?? I don't know how to delete files pls answer...I want to delete master password...

Asked by akamandro12345 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

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Password manager not usable

After using Firefox for many years, I decided to use a master password in Firefox, and unfortunately found out that this feature is not really a security for private data… (read more)

After using Firefox for many years, I decided to use a master password in Firefox, and unfortunately found out that this feature is not really a security for private data. When using a master password, the Firefox browser reacts arbitrarily when asking for the password. Sometimes the query appears immediately, sometimes later. And everyone has immediate access to saved bookmarks, despite this protection. The protection reacts too late or not at all. So the protection makes no sense from my point of view. If the protection should only be there to secure the access data, then the query of the master password should be much more useful or? This arbitrary reaction of the browser is extremely annoying and nonsensical. So from my point of view either a query on startup of Firefox, or a query when you want to access the password database would be much more useful. As this function is currently offered, it is simply unbreakable! Therefore my request... Please improve or revise the function.

Asked by djdanby 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Primary password help - password never set, but I need to enter it?

Laptop had issues booting (icky Dell and Windows 11). When I rebooted and opened Firefox, I was prompted with a Password Required dialog box and a request to "Please ent… (read more)

Laptop had issues booting (icky Dell and Windows 11).

When I rebooted and opened Firefox, I was prompted with a Password Required dialog box and a request to "Please enter your Primary Password."

I've never set a primary password, or a master password when that term was used.

I've seen I can reset my primary password, but I lose my saved logins. I know that's not too hard to re set up....

But why am I being asked to enter a password I've never set?

Firefox for Windows Version 93.0 (64-bit)

Asked by rob.elli 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

"Sign In" box reappearing repeatedly whenever open firefox browser

1: I hit Firefox tab to open browser and am immediately required to type in Primary Password, entered, presumably accepted. 2: However, the "Sign In" box reappears a sec… (read more)

  1. 1: I hit Firefox tab to open browser and am immediately required to type in Primary Password, entered, presumably accepted.
  2. 2: However, the "Sign In" box reappears a second time requiring re-entering the Primary Password; again primary password is entered (presumably accepted).
  3. 3: Astonishingly, the "Sign In" box reappears a third time requiring typing Primary Password, comply (presumably accepted).

Unbelievably, this continues ... The "Sign In" box reappears, hit cancel. "Sign In" box reappears, hit cancel.

Confusing, Distressing, Exasperating, Annoying, Provoking, Enraging, Unpleasant, Aggravating, Infuriating, etc., etc.

Why? Why? Why? I'm ticked off, want to "throw in the towel" and head back to rival browser.

Maria

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Asked by malmahorvath 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago