Password Manager - Remember, delete, change and import saved passwords in Firefox
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 a website. This article will show you how to use the Password Manager to remember, view, edit, delete and protect your passwords, and also how to disable the Password Manager.
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Make Firefox remember usernames and passwords
When you enter a username and password that you haven't already saved for a website, Firefox will ask if you want to save it.
In the prompt:
- To have Firefox remember your username and password, click on
. 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 on .
- To tell Firefox to never remember usernames and passwords for the current website, click the drop-down menu and select
. 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 go into your Firefox Options and remove the site's entry from the panel exceptions list.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 go into your Firefox Preferences and remove the site's entry from the panel exceptions list.
- To skip saving your username and password this time, click . You'll be prompted to save your username and password the next time you visit the site.
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.
If more than one login is stored for a website, the list of usernames will appear when you click into the login field. Just select the username you want to log in with.
Managing usernames and passwords
You can easily manage the usernames and passwords that Firefox has saved for you.
- Click on the menu button to open the menu panel.
- Click . A window will open with a list of your saved logins.
- Search or scroll to find the login you want to change.
- Usernames: Double-click the username to change it.
- Passwords: Click . Double-click the password to change it.
- Remove: Highlight the logins you want to remove and click the button.
- Remove All: Click this button to remove all of your saved logins.
- Click the menu button and choose . .
- Click the panel.
- Click under Forms & Passwords. The Password Manager will open.
- To view or edit the passwords you have saved, click . To edit a password, double-click it. 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 the username and password for a website, select the site's entry from the list and click .
- To remove all stored usernames and passwords, click . After confirming this choice, all of your stored usernames and passwords will be deleted.
- To import passwords from Chrome or Internet Explorer, click and follow the instructions in the wizard.
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 user profile 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.
Disabling the Password Manager
Firefox offers to remember passwords by default. To change your settings:
- Click the menu button and choose . .
- Select the Forms & PasswordsLogins & PasswordsLogins and Passwords section.
panel and go to the
- To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for a certain website, click the Remember logins and passwords for websitesAsk to save logins and passwords for websites and add the website URL. button to the right of
- To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for all websites, remove the check mark next to Remember logins and passwords for websitesAsk to save logins and passwords for websites.
- Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
Having problems with usernames and passwords?
These articles will help you solve any problems you might be having with usernames and passwords: