Manage logins on Firefox Lockwise on desktop

Lockwise lets you save passwords safely and securely in Firefox. It also fills passwords in to the website for you. To get your passwords everywhere you use Firefox, turn on sync.

How to save a password in Firefox

When you enter a password on a site, Firefox will ask you if you want to save it. Click Save, and Firefox will automatically enter your username and password the next time you visit the site.

FF70 Password

Tip: Clicking outside of the Save prompt will hide it. To bring it back, click the key icon on the left side of the address bar. If Firefox does not prompt you to save passwords, see the article Usernames and passwords are not saved.
  • To skip saving your username and password this time, click Don't Save. Firefox will prompt you to save your username and password the next time you visit the site.
  • Never want to save your username and password for this site?
    • Click the arrow next to Don’t Save.
    • Click Never Save.

If you mistyped your login, simply enter the correct one the next time you visit the site. Firefox will overwrite the incorrect login. You can also update your login details within the prompt.

Note: Some websites offer to keep you logged in by clicking a checkbox. This is a feature of the website and will work whether or not you have saved your username and password in Firefox.

You can also manually add logins directly from Lockwise. Click the menu button and select Logins and Passwords. Select the Create New Login button on the bottom left to manually add a website address, login, and password.

Sign in to a website with a saved login

If you’ve previously saved a password in Firefox, go to the sites login field.

  • If you have a single login saved, Firefox will auto-fill the username and password fields.
  • If you have more than one login saved, the list of usernames will appear. Select the one you want to log in with.

Manage all saved logins in Lockwise

  1. Click the FF70 Menu button and select Logins and Passwords. This opens Lockwise, the browser’s password manager. Here you can access all your saved logins.
    FF70 Saved Logins
  2. Use the Search logins field at the top to locate a login, or use the Sort By drop-down to the left.
  3. To modify a login, click in to the account on the left side.

You can also perform the following actions if necessary:

  • Click Edit to update or change a login.
  • Click Delete to remove a login from Firefox.
  • Click FF70 Unhide Password to see the password.

Older versions of Firefox (69 and below)

Note: This article does not apply to Firefox version 69 and below unless the Lockwise add-on is installed. Starting in version 70, Lockwise is built into Firefox.
  1. Click the Firefox Lockwise icon.

    lockwise toolbar
  2. Click Open Lockwise.
  3. Enter a site or username in the search.
    lockwise search
    Your results will show up on the list to the left.
  4. Click the drop-down menu on top to sort alphabetically by date used or modified, or by breached websites.
    logins results

From here, you can copy, edit or delete your login information. You can also see when your login was created, last modified or last used.

Stop Firefox from saving logins

Firefox offers to save your logins by default. You can turn this option off.

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and Passwords.
  3. Click the Firefox Lockwise menu (three dots), then click OptionsPreferences.

    lockwise pref 70 Fx70LockwiseMenuOptions
  4. Deselect Ask to save logins and passwords for websites to stop saving logins.
    To save logins for some websites and not others, leave this option selected and then click the Exceptions… button to the right.
    Add the website URL and click Block. Firefox will not save logins for excepted sites. Click Save changes to save changes.
  5. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

How to protect your passwords in Firefox

Firefox stores your usernames and passwords on your hard drive in an encrypted format. However, someone who has access to your computer could still open and view your logins. Firefox recommends using a Master Password if you share a computer. This will also help protect the logins saved to Firefox if your computer is lost or stolen.

Related articles

These articles will help you solve any problems you might be having with usernames and passwords:

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