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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 inyanga edlule

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (funda kabanzi)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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Password usage

Good morning, please help & advise. I am obviously doing something wrong or missing something but I cannot find out how to disconnect my Primary Password which Firef… (funda kabanzi)

Good morning, please help & advise. I am obviously doing something wrong or missing something but I cannot find out how to disconnect my Primary Password which Firefox asked for everytime I click on Firefox. I only want to use the Primary Password when I want to open an excisting connection to a saved folder or site.

I hope I'm making sense.

Asked by bohdanskrypec 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Master Password Prompt Delay

Please can someone tell me why is there such a long delay between opening firefox and the master password prompt? Also if anyone knows if there is some way to either spee… (funda kabanzi)

Please can someone tell me why is there such a long delay between opening firefox and the master password prompt?

Also if anyone knows if there is some way to either speed up the master password prompt so that it opens instantly on opening firefox or prevent it from opening until a password box is present on the webpage.

The delay in the master password prompt is up to 20 seconds and is so annoying, it just gets in the way when you are trying to work.

Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided.

Asked by Ian Wood Cembre 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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My master password isnt being accepted

Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched u… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched up &Firefox 84.02. This morning I noticed my network share from LP1 to DT1 wasnt working and found LP1 powered down. Powered it up & it looked to be completing a patch (KB4598242) so let it finish successfully and logged in. It wouldnt take the 2 master pw prompts although definitely typing them correctly. Poked around the forum that talks of key4.db, key3.db and logins.json. Only had key4db but had a loginsbackup.json. deleted logins.jason and renamed loginsbackup. reloaded. Same, so am stuck. Did notice as LP1 loaded after powering on that a Firefox update occurred. Could one have messed the other? Anyway these things seldom happen on their own so what went on yesterday. On LP2 I noticed that on each reboot I got 2 identical FFox windows. I tried refresh, uninstalling ffox & mainteneance service, same. So I searched for the word firefox and deleted everything I could find and reinstalled FFox. Same, so switched off & gave up. Perhaps I have sync between my devices, not sure. However I have never at any stage changed my master passwords which is the same on all 3 pc's. Any ideas? Shame to lose over 120 passwords if I have to somehow start over again by uninstalling FFox and reinstalling..that'll take ages. And of course the password prompt is coming up all the time whilst typing this. Help please

Asked by oldchap47 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by oldchap47 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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use windows password as firefox master password

Hi I didn't find any answer to this basic question: is it possible to use windows password as firefox master password? I just noticed that Chrome is doing that, so why w… (funda kabanzi)

Hi I didn't find any answer to this basic question: is it possible to use windows password as firefox master password? I just noticed that Chrome is doing that, so why wouldn't it be possible with Firefox? That would be great for the password management in an enterprise context...

Asked by olivier.levillain 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by olivier.levillain 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Master password - Security request

Hi, I would love to see some sort of login pop-up in order to see the stored passwords on my Firefox browser on windows. Whether it being the windows login or the master … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I would love to see some sort of login pop-up in order to see the stored passwords on my Firefox browser on windows. Whether it being the windows login or the master password on Firefox doesn't really matter but, what's annoying with the master password that I don't want is that it asks for my master password every time I'm trying to login to a website which becomes annoying real quick.

On android when trying to access the stored passwords a window shows up where you have to unlock with your android pattern/fingerprint/key pin to access the stored passwords. I would really like to have something like that in Firefox on Windows as well.

Asked by mazyarx 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Any way to stop sync asking for MP sign in at every boot

I'm thinking thinking this is probably a lost cause, but here goes... Is there any way to stop FF Sync from asking my Password (master password) at every boot. I'm usual… (funda kabanzi)

I'm thinking thinking this is probably a lost cause, but here goes... Is there any way to stop FF Sync from asking my Password (master password) at every boot. I'm usually in the middle of something when 'pop', the dialog box decides to open, and I have to stop and sign in with my MP to continue. Can't sync leave a cookie or something and remember who I am from one session to the next? I am the sole user of the machine.

Asked by Clutch 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Clutch 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox still keeps asking for master password after applying fixes

I have applied the suggested fix for stopping the master password from popping up every time I go to a new site but it keeps happening. I open firefox with google search.… (funda kabanzi)

I have applied the suggested fix for stopping the master password from popping up every time I go to a new site but it keeps happening. I open firefox with google search. I start to enter a search but the master password box pops up and I find I am typing my search query in the M P box. If I cancel it it just pops up again. This is before I even get to any site. When there it will come up again when following a link in that site and so on. This is very annoying and I am considering dumping firefox because of it. Please don't tell me to do the M password replacement procedure IT DOES NOT WORK. I have also tried editing the registry but that failed also. Robert.

Asked by kaiser1111 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by kaiser1111 1 unyaka odlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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.

Asked by andre.tom 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 unyaka odlule

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Why does Firefox ask for my master password on my laptop but not on my desktop?

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, … (funda kabanzi)

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, had to enter it again. However on my laptop, I am constantly nagged to enter the master password each and ever time I open Firefox. And if I don't enter it and press cancel, it will eventually nag me a few seconds to a a few minutes later.

I've searched support and none of the suggestions have resolved the issue. I don't use AVG or Eset Internet Security. I followed the steps in the guide anyway but did not resolve the issue.

Thank you for your consideration.

My laptop: Microsoft Surface 6 i7-8650U, 8Gb RAM Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1903 Firefox version 73.0.1

Asked by abejg 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 unyaka odlule

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How can I get the Master Password request to be reliably faster?

I use Momentum as my start page. And it doesn't have any required password. Also, Firefox does start with all browser windows that were open last, and some do require a p… (funda kabanzi)

I use Momentum as my start page. And it doesn't have any required password. Also, Firefox does start with all browser windows that were open last, and some do require a password. The problem with them is that they start "discarded" so still don't trigger the need to enter the password.

Ultimately, this needs to be resolved. It's a deal breaker to have to put a different start page. And as it is, it can take from about 10 seconds (rarely) to more than 10 minutes (often). This doesn't work for me and needs to be resolved in a way where it asks for the password upon opening the browser.

Asked by Kenrick 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Kenrick 1 unyaka odlule

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All of a sudden something called lockwise is appearing in place of saved logins. I want it back the regular way.

On my work computer this ugly "thing" called lockwise appears instead of my saved passwords. I cannot see my saved passwords now. My home computer (with synced accounts) … (funda kabanzi)

On my work computer this ugly "thing" called lockwise appears instead of my saved passwords. I cannot see my saved passwords now. My home computer (with synced accounts) works fine and shows me my saved passwords. I need to make this lockwise go away and restore to where I can see my saved logons. Firefox 70.0 (64-bit). Please help.

Asked by Joe 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule