I'm going around in a circle trying to delete master password. I've followed every instruction by Firefox and still can't resolve problem. Some of the instructions seem outdated and by way of example when I land on error console, there's supposed to be a button that says evaluate (this is to delete password) but there's no such thing. Deleted Mozilla Firefox several months ago, but downloaded it again for my new web site. Can't move forward until I delete this and I don't ever recall setting up. Any help you can offer will be appreciated.
on 23 Apr, 2018 09:12 AM
I think you are mixing up things regarding the wording "master-password".
Firefox also uses an internal storage where you can safe all you entered passwords from any password box on any website. These saved passwords can be protected by a so called "Master-Password" which has nothing to do with the solution which is offered here.
In Firefox settings you can go to "Dataprotection & Security" and check - or in your scenario - uncheck the box for "using master-password".
After this, you can call any website where you have stored a password and firefox will fill in it for you without asking for HIS master-password.
BUT again this has nothing to do with Masterpassword which is offered here.
And I also want to tell you, that it is not secure to disable the "user master-password" option in firefox. Because everybody who can access your computer also can access all your websites with stored passwords or even worse can export these list of security information.
Allow me to clear up my misleading comment about Firefox. I have downloaded Firefox and it works fine. My problem is trying to use Mozilla Thunderbird email. Each time I open it up, the master password box appears and wants me to enter the password. I cannot move past that point because the box keeps appearing. I can't change the password because I don't remember it. So, in that regard, it's a real-life catch 22 situation.