Friday, May 11, 2012

How to Create a Master Password in Firefox?

Earlier I wrote about how to set a strong password either for online or for computer security. If you wanna know how to create a strong password, read this post

Today's world is based on online. Few years ago, only people with IT profession used to live with computer, internet and technology. But today, a very normal person has to depend on information technology. He has to create Email IDs, Online Accounts and he has to remember the passwords too! 

For different reasons a person naturally needs to have more than one Email ID. And he may have many online accounts. And to remember the ID and password as well as type them again and again is a boring job. To ease the users' work every browser offers to save password and username. 

To be honest, to save password is really helpful for users. But at the cost of security who wants to save his password? 

When you save your password and if someone has access to your computer then he might see your password! 

To protect users' privacy Firefox provides an option to set a Master Password. If you have master password then nobody can see your saved password without entering the master password. And before signing in to any site you must enter your Master Password. 

Setting a Master Password

  1. First of all, make sure you are using Firefox Browser. Or download it from here.
  2. Then go to the Option under Tools menu. 
  3. Now hit on Security Tab and then click on Use a master password.
  4. Here you will see a new window asking you to enter Master Password. Set your desired password and hit OK. 
  5. Now nobody can use your accounts or view your passwords without entering Master Password.

If I Forget Master Password!

If you forget or can't remember your master password then visit the following page. It will give you an option to reset your Master Password. But remember, it will delete all existing password too! 

Copy and paste this link in your address bar. Now click on Reset button located at the bottom of the windows.

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