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How to use master password only to reveal password?

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Hi,

It's a pain right now using a master password on firefox. Every time I go to a website that needs my login, Firefox ask for my master password before it will load the user/pass into the login page. If I don't use the master password, then the problem is that if I leave my computer unlock for a little bit, someone can come by and click show password in setting and it will just show the passwords without asking for the master password.

So what I want is to only use master password when I click on show password in setting, and I don't have to do anything when trying to login to a page.

This is doable at work, with their security setting for all computer and it works great. When I click show password on Firefox at work, the computer ask for my Windows login password before it would show the Firefox password. That's what I want the master password to do. Only ask for it when I click show password.

Thanks

Hi, It's a pain right now using a master password on firefox. Every time I go to a website that needs my login, Firefox ask for my master password before it will load the user/pass into the login page. If I don't use the master password, then the problem is that if I leave my computer unlock for a little bit, someone can come by and click show password in setting and it will just show the passwords without asking for the master password. So what I want is to only use master password when I click on show password in setting, and I don't have to do anything when trying to login to a page. This is doable at work, with their security setting for all computer and it works great. When I click show password on Firefox at work, the computer ask for my Windows login password before it would show the Firefox password. That's what I want the master password to do. Only ask for it when I click show password. Thanks

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

There used to be a Master Password manager add-on that gave the user several options for using the M.P.

Whether there is another that can do the same job . . . . . ? Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

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  • I-ejenti Engumsebenzisi: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0

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FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

See if anything here can help; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=master%20password

Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want. See if anything here can help; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=master%20password
cor-el
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Kuphostiwe

You can leave the Password Manager disabled and only enable it when you need to login to a website.

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Logins: "Remember logins for sites"
You can leave the Password Manager disabled and only enable it when you need to login to a website. *Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Logins: "Remember logins for sites"

Umnikazi wombuzo

Not sure how that will help. I want to enable it so it can fill the user/pass of my websites, but that's not going to prevent others from viewing the actual user/pass when they go to option and clicking show password.

Not sure how that will help. I want to enable it so it can fill the user/pass of my websites, but that's not going to prevent others from viewing the actual user/pass when they go to option and clicking show password.
FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

Only someone with access to your computer's user account can access your Firefox profile.

Only someone with access to your computer's user account can access your Firefox profile.

Umnikazi wombuzo

as posted on the first post, if I leave it unlock for a bit. I just want to be more secure for those times.

as posted on the first post, if I leave it unlock for a bit. I just want to be more secure for those times.
FredMcD
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Kuphostiwe

Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

There used to be a Master Password manager add-on that gave the user several options for using the M.P.

Whether there is another that can do the same job . . . . . ? Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

There used to be a Master Password manager add-on that gave the user several options for using the M.P. Whether there is another that can do the same job . . . . . ? Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

Umnikazi wombuzo

I think that's the best option for now

I think that's the best option for now
cor-el
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Kuphostiwe

The MP is used to encrypt the passwords, so it will always be necessary to enter the MP when you want to use the Password Manager to fill username and password in a login form. When you enter the MP then you login to the software security device and the passwords are unlocked and can be filled in a form until you logout from this device by canceling a MP prompt.

The MP is used to encrypt the passwords, so it will always be necessary to enter the MP when you want to use the Password Manager to fill username and password in a login form. When you enter the MP then you login to the software security device and the passwords are unlocked and can be filled in a form until you logout from this device by canceling a MP prompt.