Safari asking for master password....a lot

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  1. robertcoogan macrumors 6502

    robertcoogan

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    Is there a way to disable Safari from asking for my master password every time I need to enter a password? This is very irritating...if there isn't a way to disable it, I'm moving to Firefox.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodhart's_law
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

    cruisin

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    Do you have a login password? Because the login password does the unlocking of your passwords as well and without it there is no way to protect your passwords.

    Firefox also demands you to unlock your passwords if you use the builtin Keychain, I believe. So you might have to use the Firefox password manager.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Safari stores passwords in your Keychain and whether or not you have a login password, it will ask you for your Administrator password before allowing access to the passwords. I don't use Firefox but I suspect it's the same.
     
  4. robertcoogan thread starter macrumors 6502

    robertcoogan

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    I've already tried that. And Firefox only asks once.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Turn it off in the Touch ID System Preference.
     
  6. HDFan macrumors 65816

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    If you use 1Password (once you unlock it on first use) usernames/passwords are automatically entered into login forms with just one keypress combination
     
  7. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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