X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
An updated version of Firefox is available to address the issues with Add-ons disabled or fail to install on Firefox. You can download the update for your OS here: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/new/ For Known Issues and Workarounds, please check out the update at https://support.mozilla.org/kb/add-ons-disabled-or-fail-to-install-firefox

Support Forum

Password security

Posted

How can I assure firefox 62.0.3 does not save passwords and does not ask me every time if I want it to save the password?

How can I assure firefox 62.0.3 does not save passwords and does not ask me every time if I want it to save the password?

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0

More Information

WestEnd
  • Top 10 Contributor
59 solutions 5131 answers

Check your privacy settings to see what is checked.

Check your privacy settings to see what is checked.

Question owner

In older versions of firefox I could check "Do not save passwords." In this version all I have been able to find is under Options>Privacy & Security a checkbox that says "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites." I don't see anyplace to say "Do not save logins and passwords." I don't want to uncheck "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" and then end up making firefox by default save all passwords without asking. How do I assure no passwords will be saved? (And I wonder why this option--Don't save passwords--isn't straightforward on the browser privacy options page?).

In older versions of firefox I could check "Do not save passwords." In this version all I have been able to find is under Options>Privacy & Security a checkbox that says "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites." I don't see anyplace to say "Do not save logins and passwords." I don't want to uncheck "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" and then end up making firefox by default save all passwords without asking. How do I assure no passwords will be saved? (And I wonder why this option--Don't save passwords--isn't straightforward on the browser privacy options page?).
WestEnd
  • Top 10 Contributor
59 solutions 5131 answers

Can you show a screenshot of that setting?

Can you show a screenshot of that setting?
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17105 solutions 154497 answers

Make sure you do not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History).

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
  • remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use Private Browsing mode"
Make sure you do not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History). *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history *Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security<br>Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" *remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use Private Browsing mode"

Helpful Reply

When I encountered the problem I had already unchecked "Always use private browsing mode". And, I had already set it to "Use custom settings for history". However, when I read the information on permanent private browsing, it sounds like that is one way to keep firefox from saving passwords. Is that correct? If that's the only way, I can do that for now. I'll have to consider other browsers because passwords are pretty serious to save; I don't mind other stuff being saved, but looks like I can't get those benefits without running the risk of saving passwords or being repeatedly asked, several times a day, whether I want to save the password (when the answer is always "No.").

I appreciate any further suggestions.

When I encountered the problem I had already unchecked "Always use private browsing mode". And, I had already set it to "Use custom settings for history". However, when I read the information on permanent private browsing, it sounds like that is one way to keep firefox from saving passwords. Is that correct? If that's the only way, I can do that for now. I'll have to consider other browsers because passwords are pretty serious to save; I don't mind other stuff being saved, but looks like I can't get those benefits without running the risk of saving passwords or being repeatedly asked, several times a day, whether I want to save the password (when the answer is always "No."). I appreciate any further suggestions.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17105 solutions 154497 answers

If you do not want to save passwords then disable the Password Manager.

  • remove the checkmark:
    *Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Forms & Passwords: "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites"
If you do not want to save passwords then disable the Password Manager. *remove the checkmark:<br>*Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security: Forms & Passwords: "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-passwords