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Import passwords from a data file....

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Firefox used to facilitate an excellent addin called Password Exporter. It has since been deemed Legacy and is no longer supported... While Firefox's embedded password manager has the capability to import passwords from other browser platforms, there is no provision to import my 270 passwords kept in an xml file created by Password Exporter. After a fresh install of Windows 10, I now have to open the password xml file with "notebook" and search for the required password...

One would think such an advanced program as Firefox there would be provisions afforded users to import and export passwords from and to a data file, preferably an xml file. No one saves 270 passwords on stickup notes. Everyone removes and reinstall Firefox...

Mozilla.... Please address this problem... The multitudes will be grateful.... How long could it take your code writers to install this feature in your next upgrade???

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You can import Firefox passwords with code in the Browser Console via a special builtin function (maybeImportLogins), but requires a JSON format like used for logins.json.

See my post here:

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If you have a matching backup copy of logins.json and key4.db then you can use these files to restore the usernames and passwords. Internally Firefox uses an array of objects to store this data, so using a backup in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format is the easiest way to handle this. Firefox has never used an XML format to backup/export data.

Can you use one of these to convert XML to JSON?

You can try to ask at the Firefox Reddit forum site to see if someone can come up with a solution to import an XML file or convert such a file to JSON.

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I think you're missing my point Cor-el....

I'm not looking for a work around.

I want Mozilla to write code to the app's privacy section to enable the import and export of passwords from a data file.... Yes, just like your JSON.... They can do it with bookmarks, its simply asinine you cant import and export passwords from a data file from within the Security / Privacy section of Options...... I.E. "Password Exporter"

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