How to Reset Master Password in Firefox in Case You Have Forgotten it

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It happened to me just the other day. Someone deliberately got into my Firefox, cracked my login information from security options and surfed to my password secured websites at glory. All that left me scratching my head. It was a not-so tough a research to explore a trick to this fabrication. Well! Firefox offers a master password option to embargo such tragedy. Now if you are using a PC that others share, the master password is your key to secure login information.

To protect sign-on information for various websites Firefox’s master password is an enhanced security. After setting the master password you need to sign-on credentials to view those websites.

What if you forget the master password?

The best way would be to reset the password. There is an easy way to reset it. Before you do the reset let me tell you, all your saved usernames and passwords would be lost.

Now let’s begin with the reset procedure.

First copy and paste the link below into the Firefox address bar:

You get the following Reset password page with option for Reset.

If you reset the mater password, you will lose all the stored web and e-mail password, form data, personal certificates, and private keys. Give it thought. In case you have no other way out got for it.

If you have decide to reset the master password, click on the Reset button and you are done. Now set a new password. Don’t forget it again.

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