How can I force Firefox to ask for my primary password every time I want to access a stored password?
Due to organizational requirements, I need to have Firefox ask for my primary password every time I want to log in to a site using a stored password, as opposed to having it ask once in a while. Changing the value of signon.masterPasswordReprompt.timeout_ms to a small value does not appear to have the desired effect.
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When you enter the PP then you unlock the Password Manager and the Password Manager keeps unlocked as long as you do not cancel a PP prompt or manually logout via the security device manager. The signon.masterPasswordReprompt.timeout_ms pref is about reprompting to enter the PP when you cancel a PP prompt for autocomplete (some kind of 'do not disturb to login'; i.e. is about logging in and not logging out).
Thanks for clarifying the role of that setting. Is there some other way I can achieve the behavior I'm looking for?