Resetting Master Password in Mozilla Firefox [How-to]

firefox Mozilla Firefox has an inbuilt powerful, efficient and user friendly password manager. For extra security, on your discretion, you have an option to password protect all the passwords saved on your browser called Master Password. Once you enable the option to use master password and set a master password, the next time while opening firefox or trying to log into any site, you will be prompted to provide your master password and it is only then, you can automatically log into websites.

But what if your master password is lost? You will neither be able to access your existing passwords nor you can use auto-login any more. In this case, you just need to reset the master password by following the below mentioned 3 simple steps:

  1. Open Firefox and enter the following text in the address bar (where you enter website address)
  2. chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul

  3. You will then be asked to confirm the password reset.
  4. Read the warning message and press ‘reset’ button.

That’s it! The following the above 3 step procedure, you can easily reset the master password of Mozilla Firefox but do not forget that all the existing passwords stored inside firefox will be deleted. As such on a periodical basis you can backup your passwords using Password Exporter

Related Reading: Password Exporter – Backs Up your Saved Password in Firefox

[Via AskVG]

One Comment

Prateek February 1, 2009

Thanks, I was wondering for Something like this