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, remove and protect your passwords, and also how to disable the Password Manager.
- To get your passwords everywhere you use Firefox, turn on sync.
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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 OptionsPreferences 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.
You can also manually add website logins. Click the menu button and select . Select the button at the bottom left side of the Firefox Lockwise page to manually add a website address, login, and password.
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 the Firefox menu button.
- Click on
From here, you can view, copy, edit or remove your saved logins.
After you select an entry from the list of logins, you can perform these actions:
- Click to copy a username or password.
- Click to see the password.
- Click Edit to change the username or password.
- Click Remove (or Delete, depending on your Firefox version) to remove the login from Firefox.
See Edit or delete a login in Firefox Lockwise on desktop for more information.
- 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.
Exporting login data
If you want to back up your saved usernames and passwords or move them to a different application, you can export this data to a
.csv (comma separated values) file. See Export login data from Firefox Lockwise for more information.
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 Primary 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 select . .
- Select the
panel and go to the Logins and Passwords section.
- To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for a certain website, click the button to the right of Ask to save logins and passwords for websites and add the website URL.
- To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for all websites, remove the check mark next to Ask 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: