Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Software Security Device?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    67

    Default Software Security Device?

    Logging in on web I get a popup with Mozilla icon. Message headed "Password Required" with underneath "Please enter the master password for the Software Security Device". I have hunted everywhere and am unable to find anything relating to this. The message an be cancelled and one can log in but password cannot be saved.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    67

    Default Re: Software Security Device?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmidl View Post
    Logging in on web I get a popup with Mozilla icon. Message headed "Password Required" with underneath "Please enter the master password for the Software Security Device". I have hunted everywhere and am unable to find anything relating to this. The message an be cancelled and one can log in but password cannot be saved.
    Sorry for my incomplete information.
    OS is openSUSE 11.4-2.6.37.6-0.5
    CPU AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
    Architecture i386

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    12,486
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Software Security Device?

    I will presume that you use firefox, though other Mozilla browsers are probably similar.

    At some time in the past, you told firefox to protect your saved passwords with encryption. The "software security device" is that encryption. You are being asked for the key to open access to your saved passwords.

    If you have forgotten what password you used, then go to the security settings of firefox. It should allow you to set a new password. It will warn you that this will delete all saved passwords. After doing that, you should be set.

    Alternatively, shutdown firefox (make sure it is not running). The go to your firefox profile directory. It will be at "$HOME/.mozilla/firefox/some-cryptic-string.default". Then delete "key3.db" and "signons.sqlite".
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;
    testing Leap 15.2Alpha

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    67

    Default Re: Software Security Device?

    Many thanks PP. I still don't know how it was set!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •