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Esgrimidor
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Password required

When I enter in TB3 I obtain this window message :

Password Required :

Please, introduce the master password for Disp. security software

I know the password and can enter, but I would like to know how to take off that password asking at the beginning.

Best Regards.

ottosykora
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you can cancel it

or you can also install an extension doing it for you:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/9808/

But this functionality is here for some reason. Mozilla products have no suitable way to prevent anybody to manipulate certificates container. They use own certificate container, don't use the one of windows. This was clearly noted as security problem, since the windows own container has a setting to prevent certain manipulations and for example make it somewhat difficult to export and copy private key part of a 509 certificate.
Mozilla products have on the other hand own container and crypto modules thus the keys (certificates) can be used portable, that means they are within the TB files. The password for the security device is intended for at least basic protection of the crypto components. However the whole crypto part is kind of unfinished and has some compatibility problems with some certificates, so if you do not use any private keys (personal certificate) or some specific public keys for some special servers etc, you can use the extension to get rid of the password dialog which has limited function for the moment anyway.

Otto Sykora
Basel, Switzerland

Esgrimidor
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I use a lot of addons. I have

I use a lot of addons.
I have problems upgrading from TB2 to TB3.
So I tried this :
make a complete security copy.
Delete everything in the portable folder.
Install TB3.
Copy the folder data to the correponding place.
Enter in safe mode.
And then I have the message password required.....

Before I don't have to put my password to enter.

Windows xp pro sp3
Last version Thunderbird portable

Esgrimidor
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done. Work well. Now I have

done.

Work well.

Now I have other problems i will comment in other posts.

Best Regards.

Windows xp pro sp3
Last version Thunderbird portable

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