Forced to enter Master Password for Password Manager even though I did not turn on Master Password

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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Toolkit
Password Manager
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Gravy, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 2000
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

Some background:
For over a year I used Mozilla 1.X (most recently version 1.7). A couple of days
ago I installed Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1. I chose to import settings, bookmarks,
etc. from Mozilla including my stored passwords. When I chose to add a password
to Firefox's password manager for the first time it prompted me for my Master
Password. I did not turn on Master Password in Firefox and it was disabled in
Mozilla 1.7.

I remember many months ago turning on the Master Password in Mozilla and using
it for a while. But I turned it off. I am wondering if there was some residual
settings in Mozilla that Firefox imported which enabled the Master Password in
Firefox when I installed the first time. If so then this is a bug.

To fix the problem manually:
I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox. Deleted my Firefox profile folder and
reinstalled. Did not import anything this time. Problem is fixed. No more Master
Password.

Hope this helps.

Gravy

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
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(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Summary: Forced to enter Master Password for Password Manager even though I did nto turn on Master Password → Forced to enter Master Password for Password Manager even though I did not turn on Master Password
I've been using Mozilla for a long time too.  I used intermittently used Phoenix
0.5 through Firefox 0.8, and yesterday grabbed the official 0.9.1 zip build.  I
told it to import my old Phoenix/Firebird settings (not Mozilla).  Today I
compiled my own debug build, and tried to reproduce bug #250209, when I was
prompted for the "master password for the Software Security Device".

I have never, to the best of my knowledge, enabled the Master Password in
Mozilla (presently using 1.8a2).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

14 years ago
There is a way to fix it through here:

chrome://pippki/content/pref-masterpass.xul

All of these things are documented here:
http://www.squarefree.com/archives/000007.html

David

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 251959

Updated

14 years ago
No longer blocks: 251959

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 251959

Updated

14 years ago
No longer blocks: 251959

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7)
Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7)
Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
> 
> Some background:
> For over a year I used Mozilla 1.X (most recently version 1.7). A couple of days
> ago I installed Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1. I chose to import settings, bookmarks,
> etc. from Mozilla including my stored passwords. When I chose to add a password
> to Firefox's password manager for the first time it prompted me for my Master
> Password. I did not turn on Master Password in Firefox and it was disabled in
> Mozilla 1.7.
> 
> I remember many months ago turning on the Master Password in Mozilla and using
> it for a while. But I turned it off. I am wondering if there was some residual
> settings in Mozilla that Firefox imported which enabled the Master Password in
> Firefox when I installed the first time. If so then this is a bug.
> 
> To fix the problem manually:
> I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox. Deleted my Firefox profile folder and
> reinstalled. Did not import anything this time. Problem is fixed. No more Master
> Password.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Gravy
> 
> Reproducible: Didn't try
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1.
> 2.
> 3.


I spent several hours on identical symptoms with 0.9.3 today.  The profile was
imported from Mozilla 1.7.  I tried the .xul mentioned by David Grant, but you
can't reset the master password without knowing what the old password was.  In
my case there never was one.  

What I found was that this was tied to an imported digital certificate.  It was
a valid certificate in Mozilla, and it showed up in "Other People's" in the
Certificate Manager.  After I removed the certificate the existing password
filed in the change master password dialog shows "not set" where it was showing
a field for text entry.  I'm not seeing a "show passwords" button in the
Password Manager at this point.  Maybe after a reboot...

Comment 4

13 years ago
I have to re-enter password each time I open browser but it does not happen
with internet explorer.it used to just ask for password once a day.Whats the
fix?I'm running xp pro,with both service patches and pc cillan for the antivirus

Comment 5

12 years ago
Mass edit: Changing QA to default QA Contact
QA Contact: davidpjames → password.manager
Assignee: bryner → nobody
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

11 years ago
Blocks: 382734
There's not really any data here to work with, and I've never seen the problem. --> WORKSFORME.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
verified 
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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