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 when you log in. 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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Note: 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 Usernames and passwords are not saved.

In the Remember Password prompt:

  • To have Firefox remember your username and password, click Remember.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 Change.To save the new username and password, click Update.
  • To tell Firefox to never remember usernames and passwords for the current website, click Never for This Site.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 into the website you won't 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 will need to remove it from the exceptions list: INSTRUCTIONS??
  • To skip saving your username and password this time, click Not Now. 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 you have saved your username and password with Firefox or not.


Viewing and deleting passwords

At any time, you can review 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....
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  4. The Password Manager will open:
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    • By default, Firefox displays only the name of the site and the username. To display the associated passwords for each site and username, click Show Passwords. When you confirm, the passwords are displayed.
      • To hide displayed passwords, click Hide Passwords.
    • To search for passwords in the Password Manager, enter either a site or username in the box marked "Search:", the results will show up automatically.
      • To return to a full listing of entries, click the X at the end of the search bar.
    • To remove a password from the Password Manager, select the password, and click Remove.
    • To remove all stored passwords from the Password Manager, click Remove All. When you confirm that you want to remove all of your stored passwords, they are deleted.


Protecting your passwords

If several people can get to your computer using your operating system user account, you can create a master password to protect the access to the passwords that you've stored. For each Firefox session, it must be entered the first time you store a new password and when you remove passwords or attempt to view saved passwords from the Password Manager.


Troubleshooting

For help troubleshooting problems, see these articles: