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How to password protect Firefox

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 17 sec read >

NOTE: Tested and Tried with Firefox 3.0.14 on Ubuntu 9.04



  • Open Firefox
  • Click on Edit->Preferences (In Windows this will be under Tools)

    Edit Preferences

  • Click on the Security Tab


  • Underneath Passwords there should be an option ‘ Use a master password ‘ tick the checkbox next to it

    Use a master password

  • A screen will pop-up where you need to enter you’re password

    Change Master Password

  • Enter you’re password and click on OK
  • Now everytime Firefox is started you will need to enter you’re password in order to use Firefox

Last Updated On April 06, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. Profile

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