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Offline tanstaafl

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Convert saved FireFox Passwords
« on: October 06, 2005, 08:57:19 PM »
Using the following steps, you can (relatively) easily change the passwords for the sites the passwords for which you have saved in FireFox's Password Manager to the ones that will be generated by PASSWORDMAKER..

1. Go to the site that you want to change the password for
2. Log in using Fx's built in password manager
3. Go to change your password
4. I'm not sure, but I think Firefox will automatically put in your old password into the forms. Usually, there are three fields: 1 for your current password, and 2 for your New Password (the second is simply for confirmation purposes). If firefox doesn't automatically put something in, you're going to have to type it in manually.
5. Make sure the "New Password" fields are empty
6. Open PASSWORDMAKER- if you need to create a specific Account for this site, do so now
7. Click the "Global Settings" tab
8. Make sure that "When Alt` Shortcut is pressed" is set to "populate empty fields only"
9. Go back to your Browser 'change your password' page' and press Alt` - your PASSWORDMAKER password should automatically be put into the 2 "New Password' fields
10. Test the new password by logging out and back in using PASSWORDMAKER
11. Delete the saved password from FireFox's Password Manager.
12. Repeat steps 1-11 for each site you want to change the password for

If you are going to be changing many passwords in a single session, and you don't want to have to re-enter your Master Password over and over, just set it to "store in memory" or "store to disk."

Thanks to Tyrantmizar for this excellent tip...
« Last Edit: October 11, 2005, 11:07:31 AM by tanstaafl »

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 11:30:44 PM »
Thanks for crediting Romeo for what was originally mine: link

Oh well...  no hard feelings  ;)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2005, 11:31:10 PM by Tyrantmizar »
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005, 12:05:15 AM »
:drink:  :cheers:

Offline tanstaafl

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005, 11:08:27 AM »
Ack! My most sincere apologies!

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