Firefox - Set a Master Password
Due to the way Firefox saves usernames and passwords for visited websites, IS&T strongly advises that you set a master password to protect your certificates and any stored passwords. The following steps are to set a master password in Firefox running on Linux, Macintosh OS X, and Windows Vista and XP platforms.
- Open the Firefox Preferences/Options window:
- Linux: Edit > Preferences
- Macintosh: Firefox > Preferences
- Windows: Tools > Options
- Click the Security icon in the Preferences window.
- In the Passwords section, click to check Use a master password.
Result: The Change Master Password window appears.
- Enter and re-enter your password.
Warning: Do not use your Kerberos password!
- Click OK.
- In the Preferences window, if you do not want Firefox to save your passwords to websites, uncheck Remember passwords for sites.
- Close the Preferences window.