Password Manager - Remember, delete, change and import saved passwords in Firefox

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The Firefox Password Manager securely stores the usernames and passwords you use to access websites and then automatically fills them in for you the next time you visit. This article will show you how to use the Password Manager to remember, view, delete and protect your passwords.

Make Firefox remember usernames and passwords

When you enter a username and password Firefox hasn't already stored for a website, it will ask if you want Firefox to remember them.

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Tip: Clicking outside of the Remember Password prompt will hide it. To bring it back, just click the key icon on the left side of the location bar. If Firefox does not prompt you to save passwords, see the article Usernames and passwords are not saved.

In the Remember Password prompt:

  • To have Firefox remember your username and password, click Remember Password. The next time you visit the website, Firefox will automatically enter your username and password for you.
    • If you've stored the wrong username or password, just type the right one into the website and Firefox will prompt you to save it. To save the new username and password, click Update Password.
  • To tell Firefox to never remember usernames and passwords for the current website, click the drop-down menu and select Never Remember Password for This Site. In the future, when you log in to the website you won't be prompted to save the username and password.
    • If you later change your mind and would like Firefox to ask you to save usernames and passwords for this site, you'll need to remove it from the exceptions list using the Security and passwords settings.If you later change your mind and would like Firefox to ask you to save usernames and passwords for this site, you'll need to remove it from the exceptions list using the Preferences window - Security panel.
  • To skip saving your username and password this time, click the drop-down menu and select Not Now. You'll be prompted to save your username and password the next time you visit the site.
Note: Some websites offer to keep you logged in by clicking a check box on the site. This is a feature of the website and will work whether or not you have saved your username and password with Firefox.

Managing multiple accounts for a site

If you have more than one account for a site, Firefox can save all your logins. You can make Firefox fill in login information for a different account each time you visit.

  1. Right-clickControl + click on the username field to see the context menu.
  2. Click Fill Login.
  3. Choose the username you'd like to log in with. Firefox will automatically fill in your username and password for you.
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Viewing and deleting passwords

You can easily manage the usernames and passwords that Firefox has saved for you.

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Click the Security panel.
  3. Click Saved Passwords…Saved Logins… and the Password Manager will open.
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  • To see the passwords you have saved, click Show Passwords. When you close the window, your passwords will be automatically hidden.
  • Use the search box to find a particular website or username. Click the X in the search bar to clear your search and see the full list again.
  • To remove a username and password, select it from the list and click Remove.
  • To remove all stored usernames and passwords, click Remove All. After confirming this choice, all of your stored usernames and passwords will be deleted.
  • To import passwords from Chrome or Internet Explorer, click Import and follow the instructions in the wizard.
To view passwords for a specific site, right-clickcontrol+click on the username field on that site, then click Fill Login, followed by View Saved Logins.

Protecting your passwords

If you use the same simple password for everything you will be more susceptible to identity theft. The Create secure passwords to keep your identity safe article shows you an easy method for creating secure passwords and using the Password Manager, as described above, will help you remember them all.

Even though the Password Manager stores your usernames and passwords on your hard drive in an encrypted format, someone with access to your computer can still see or use them. The Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords article shows you how to prevent this and keep you protected in the event your computer is lost or stolen.

Having problems with usernames and passwords?

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