Reset Your Master Password

Reset Master Password in FirefoxThe master password feature in Firefox is great for protecting all your locally stored passwords, but what do you do when you forget the one password that controls them all? Firefox can save usernames and passwords that you use to access online services, such as banking and email websites. If you share a computer with anyone, it is recommended that you use a master password. 

If you have set one up and forgotten it – here is how you can reset it. 

Before you get stared, you should know that resetting your master password will remove ALL of your saved usernames and passwords.

  1. In the Firefox location bar, enter the following location:
    chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul
  2. Press Enter.
  3. The “Reset Master Password” page will appear. Click the Reset button, to reset your master password.

Hope this helps!  Have any other password recovery tips or tales of woe? Leave them in the comments!

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2 Responses to Reset Your Master Password

  1. a3overgaauw Jan/28 at 9:23 am #

    If it is so easy to reset the Master Password, then the concept of master Password as a safe key is worthless, isn’t it?

    • Mitch Jan/29 at 7:49 am #

      Well, the good thing is it will clear out any saved passwords once it is reset. It is kinda the nuke option, but at least it is good to know the option is there.