using GnuPG card for Firefox master password

Damien Goutte-Gattat dgouttegattat at
Sun Jul 2 21:29:13 CEST 2017


On 07/02/2017 08:51 PM, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> I have a bunch of saved logins in Firefox, protected by some so called
> master password. Is there a way for using the GnuPG card as the master
> password, maybe some plug-in for FF?

As far as I know, not as the master password protecting Firefox's own 
password store. But what you can do is make Firefox use *another* 
password store, one that relies on GnuPG.

pass [1] is a password manager which encrypts passwords with the user's 
GnuPG key. Several plug-ins are available to instruct Firefox to use 
pass instead of its own password storage system, such as PassFF [2] or 
BrowserPass [3]. (Disclaimer: I tried none of them.)

So, when Firefox will need a password it will ask pass, which will call 
gpg, which will in turn "call" your smartcard.

An obvious drawback of this method is that you need to migrate all your 
passwords from Firefox's own storage to pass. There is at least one 
script available for that [4], but again I did not try it.

Hope that helps,



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