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Firefox won't stop prompting me for master password

Hello, Long-time Firefox user here. I'm running Firefox (version 75.0, auto-updates enabled) on a Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) desktop PC. I'm using the b… (閱讀更多)

Hello,

Long-time Firefox user here. I'm running Firefox (version 75.0, auto-updates enabled) on a Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) desktop PC. I'm using the built-in Firefox password manager, although as a general practice I do not log into it using my master password unless absolutely needed (for example, to check my email or Slack). For the vast majority of the general browsing I do, I stay logged out of my accounts.

This has worked just fine for years. However, lately Firefox keeps prompting me to enter my master password, and won't stop prompting me for my password while I'm browsing. Oftentimes I'll randomly receive the prompt, often on sites that should not be asking for a password, such as a blank New Tab or sites that don't have any associated data in my password manager.

What's frustrating is that, when I close the prompt, Firefox will immediately re-prompt me again to enter my master password, despite me not wanting to log in (or on some sites, not having an account or even a login page). It will keep repeating this prompt incessantly, sometimes for 5-6 times before going away briefly, only to reoccur when I navigate to a new site.

My browser is configured to be a bit more privacy-conscious, and I'm wondering if this may be causing this behavior. In Options > Privacy and Security, I've set Custom blocking for the following items: - Cookies (all third-party sites) - Tracking content (in all windows) - Cryptominers - Fingerprinters I have also set my browser to delete cookies and site data upon closure.

I am using the following plugins, with auto-updates enabled: uBlock Origin HTTPS Everywhere Privacy Badger Decentraleyes Cookie Autodelete Firefox Mult-Account Containers Facebook Container

I've searched the support forums for help on this topic and found the two articles below. However, after trying the offered solutions, neither fixed the underlying behavior. Also note that I am not using any third-party antivirus solutions, like ESET Internet Security and Avast, which have been known to cause similar issues with the Firefox password manager. Here are the articles I found: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-keeps-asking-me-master-password (I tried these steps and still had the same behavior happen) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176785 (this just disables the Password Manager, something I ideally would not have to do to stop this behavior)

Can anyone provide any insight into why Firefox keeps doing this? I love Firefox but lately it's become a drag to use because of this. Thanks all.

andre.tom 於 1 年前 詢問

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Auto-generated passwords settings?

Are there settings like a checklist for Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers, Symbols, Length ? Sometimes I want a more readable password other times sites aren't accepting a pa… (閱讀更多)

Are there settings like a checklist for Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers, Symbols, Length ? Sometimes I want a more readable password other times sites aren't accepting a password with/without some of these defined. Also why isn't there a button in the "about:logins" (or a normal dropdown context menu item) to just generate a password in any field, because sometimes it doesn't work for some fields - like changing a password, or I need to generate it separately.

gendalf 於 1 年前 詢問

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Logins and Passwords

My logins and passwords keep getting removed. I have to go and place a copy of the key4, logins, and logins.json back into the folder. Every few days the logins and passw… (閱讀更多)

My logins and passwords keep getting removed. I have to go and place a copy of the key4, logins, and logins.json back into the folder. Every few days the logins and passwords shows no synced logins found.

jimmabry 於 1 年前 詢問

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How can I reinstall firefox with only passwords/bookmarks?

I want to COMPLETELY wipe firefox, and then reinstall it and bring back only my passwords and bookmarks. I'm trying to troubleshoot some graphical glitches in firefox. Ho… (閱讀更多)

I want to COMPLETELY wipe firefox, and then reinstall it and bring back only my passwords and bookmarks. I'm trying to troubleshoot some graphical glitches in firefox. How do I restore passwords and bookmarks after restoring? Thanks

bhybodus 於 1 年前 詢問

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how do i delete old passwords

Firefox has begun showing multiple password options when I am trying to log into a site. Several errors (and yes, I consider them ERRORS) are occurring: 1) Firefox prese… (閱讀更多)

Firefox has begun showing multiple password options when I am trying to log into a site. Several errors (and yes, I consider them ERRORS) are occurring:

1) Firefox presents passwords for EVERY account I have on the current website, not just the one I have entered in the UserID field;

and

2) Firefox presents multiple, previous versions of the password for the correct UserID.

I want this to stop, mainly because, before these errors were introduced, only the correct version of the correct UserID's password was auto-populated, and pressing the LOGIN button was all that was required.

Joe's Firefox Account 於 1 年前 詢問

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I lost my gmail password saved in Firefox

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there … (閱讀更多)

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there is nothing. Neither to the "account.google" nor "google.com". I have always had the pre-filled username/passwords fields for years. Only the gmail password are missing. Someone can help me, please?

Quasar3.1415 於 4 個月前 詢問

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Firefox Lockwise says I have 158 saved logins, but when I select "Logins and Passwords" nothing shows up

I have searched every support post that has anything remotely to do with my problem. I have tried booting in safe mode, downloading Firefox ESR and performing folder acro… (閱讀更多)

I have searched every support post that has anything remotely to do with my problem. I have tried booting in safe mode, downloading Firefox ESR and performing folder acrobatics with key3 and key4 files, I have disabled my anti-virus software. To no avail.

This morning, I was forced to log back in to my Firefox Browser "due to security reasons" and when I did all of my logins and passwords were gone. if I go to about:protections and scroll to the bottom of the page, Firefox Lockwise tells me that I have 158 passwords saved securely. But if I go to Logins & Passwords, there are only the 5 passwords that I have saved today since the issue began.

I NEED HELP!!!!!

tjwilson1987 於 1 年前 詢問

cor-el 最近回覆 於 1 年前

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Passwords not being sync on a recently synced device

Hello! Today I power on my computer and for some reason my Firefox account was not configured on the browser. I just logged in with my Firefox account and wait until it f… (閱讀更多)

Hello! Today I power on my computer and for some reason my Firefox account was not configured on the browser. I just logged in with my Firefox account and wait until it finishes syncing all. After a few minutes it finished "correctly". I said "Correctly" because I was very surprised when I detect that all my saved passwords were not being sync. I tried with another computer that has the same Firefox account and it has all the passwords, but nothing appears on my computer. I tried several things like restart computer, logout and login again, checked if key.db file exists on my home, etc but nothing works. I just found one difference between the devices (both are Linux and bot are Fedora): On the device that I can see all the passwords Firefox version is 73. On the device that I described before that I cannot see any password Firefox version is 76. Can it be affecting the sync? I'm worried about to update Firefox on the devices that passwords are being displayed and lost it on both devices.

My OS is Fedora 31 and my firefox version is 76.

Thanks!

ignacio.silvera 於 1 年前 詢問

the-edmeister 最近回覆 於 1 年前

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How can I return to the previous password set up?

Hello The original built in password manager that Firefox had has changed again. It originally changed late last year. Then i returned to the previous password manager … (閱讀更多)

Hello

The original built in password manager that Firefox had has changed again. It originally changed late last year. Then i returned to the previous password manager by following instructions in this link:

https://prod-tp.sumo.mozit.cloud/en-US/questions/1271509#question-reply

However this solution no longer works. How can i get back to the previous password manager, when it was displayed in a row of columns headed 'Site' 'Username' 'Password' 'Last Changed.' Now once again it is just one long column.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

dj1dci 於 1 年前 詢問

McCoy 最近回覆 於 1 年前

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Amazon allowed to change my password in Firefox?

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at … (閱讀更多)

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at my 'password box' and can see that the number of characters (the black dots) are of a far greater number than the number of characters in my current password by more than 200. When I go to 'Security' in Firefox to view my password, it has indeed changed to a random selection of 200 plus characters. When I erase these characters and retype my original password, Amazon will accept the change and I can log in.

My question: Although I don't expect anyone to know why Amazon is doing this, I'm baffled as to how Firefox can be manipulated by Amazon so as to change my password.

Has anyone experienced this and is there any advice? I'm hopeful that an actual Amazon tech will have a response to this as well as the community.

Thank you,

Placerville

Placerville 於 1 年前 詢問

jonzn4SUSE 最近回覆 於 1 年前

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Firefox autofills some password fields even though the feature is disabled and no sites are listed in lockwise.

Anyone have an idea where the data may be hiding so it can be removed? It only happens with a handful of sites but I happen to use these particular sites very frequently… (閱讀更多)

Anyone have an idea where the data may be hiding so it can be removed? It only happens with a handful of sites but I happen to use these particular sites very frequently. (And it uses the wrong username and/or password for these sites.)

kgc1960 於 1 年前 詢問

cor-el 最近回覆 於 1 年前

Lost a few logins after update to 91

Hello, I recently updated firefox to the latest version (91.0) and just noticed some logins are lost. I only noticed my google accounts passwords are missing but who kno… (閱讀更多)

Hello, I recently updated firefox to the latest version (91.0) and just noticed some logins are lost. I only noticed my google accounts passwords are missing but who knows if there are others. I mean I have encountered the problem a long time ago when all of my passwords were not imported and I had to manually retrieve them but now I cannot do that because the profile was indeed imported but somehow a few passwords were omitted... I tried to find some other older profile but there seems to be none but the curent default one Please help

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can't login from another computer

Changed my password in lockwise to a generated one on my main pc due to a site breach elsewhere. When I try to login firefox to my laptop to sync it fails because it had … (閱讀更多)

Changed my password in lockwise to a generated one on my main pc due to a site breach elsewhere. When I try to login firefox to my laptop to sync it fails because it had the old password. When I go in to password and logins on the desktop, it still shows the old password. If I go to lockwise or my account on the desktop and try to log in to my settings, it uses my old account password and tells me wrong password.

But, if I close out firefox on the desktop, then reopen, I am able to access all my other passwords and logins, except changing things in accounts.firefox.com. I do not have a copy of the generated password in lockwise.

How do I fix this?

kev4 於 1 年前 詢問

AliceWyman 最近回覆 於 1 年前

"Forget about this site" removes Lockwise login entries

Hello, I just stumbled upon a very interesting "feature" (I'd say bug). If one goes to the history, and then clicks on "Forget about this site", one would assume that thi… (閱讀更多)

Hello, I just stumbled upon a very interesting "feature" (I'd say bug). If one goes to the history, and then clicks on "Forget about this site", one would assume that this site would be removed from the history. However, in addition to that happening, all these site's logins are also completely erased from Lockwise, so now I have to recover passwords on all sites where I did this :-( That is certainly not wanted. Is there a way to prevent this?

firefox1497 於 5 個月前 詢問

cor-el 最近回覆 於 5 個月前

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password security is not there in this browser at all

password security is not there in this browser at all ,non technical one can also get vulnerable details of the user easily,when someone has set save password . supposed … (閱讀更多)

password security is not there in this browser at all ,non technical one can also get vulnerable details of the user easily,when someone has set save password . supposed the gmail accc password is saved and then the user sign out of it, and try to log in again then passwprd is visible again, there should have been password attribute and password should not be visible unless the user enter system password or fingerprint auth, it is very serious issue i think

niel 於 1 年前 詢問

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Firefox lost all my logins

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it… (閱讀更多)

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it. It is empty. I'm using linux and there is no problem with any antivirus, it is simply a Firefox 'classical' error!

WHY is this happening? What is in the mind of the programmer responsible for this error? I can't understand why is he unable to keep a single file intact?

Why Mozilla is blaming the user for not having a backup. Firefox is messing this file, not the user! Why don't you fix Firefox and stop blaming the user? Why don't you simply FIX THE PROBLEM? You are "working on it" for years. Is it rocket science to JUST LET THE FILE ALONE?

ogv41564 於 8 個月前 詢問

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