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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 for you the next time you visit a website. This article will show you how to use the Password Manager to remember, view, delete and protect your passwords.
When you enter a username and password that you haven't already saved for a website, Firefox will ask if you want to remember it.
In the prompt:
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.
You can easily manage the usernames and passwords that Firefox has saved for you.
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 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.
These articles will help you solve any problems you might be having with usernames and passwords:
I fixed nested lists and broken links, added Win Fx4&Fx6 screenshots, changed the behavior for remembering passwords, rewrote the introduction and master password sections, added a summary and keywords. It needs review.
I did a bunch of re-writing. I didn't really change any information — just lots of simplifying and clarifying. I also simplified the screenshots, going with the same save password prompt for Fx 4, 5 and 6 since it differs in trivial ways between versions. I also used the same images for the options panel for all versions of Fx since the only difference is the absence of the Sync icon in Fx 3.6. And finally, I experimented with animated gifs in the Viewing and deleting passwords section for Windows and Mac. The Linux version of that section has a still image.
I experimented with animated gifs in the Viewing and deleting passwords section for Windows and Mac.
I find this tiring for the eyes.
Verdi saidI experimented with animated gifs in the Viewing and deleting passwords section for Windows and Mac.
I find this tiring for the eyes.
Let's try them out and see how it goes. We're going to do some user testing of the site soon, maybe we can get some feedback on these too.
I like the idea of the animated gif also, especially for mobile articles because we can stack the screens instead of having them in a row. I approved this revision and made one typo fix, based on Verdi's draft, but maybe I jumped the gun here and we should discuss this more, or at least the speed of this animation?
It looks like this article was renamed after all of the edits were completed. I figured it out after the links in all of the recent e-mail notifications I got went to the old article discussion forum and resulted in a "Page Not Found" ..... like this one:
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Remembering passwords - Rename this article Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:15:32 -0000 From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org
New thread: Rename this article User Verdi has posted a new thread in a forum you're watching. Here is the thread: ======== I think we should rename this to "How do I make Firefox remember my usernames and passwords?" ======== To view this post on the site, click the following link, or paste it into your browser's location bar:
Is this the related bug or is there a different one on renamed KB articles' discussion forum threads?
Bug 673167 - Moved forum threads should create a redirect
Update: Here is the new bug on KB article discussion thread redirects, filed today:
Bug 673944 - When KB articles are moved, kbforum thread URLs should update
P.S. Doesn't the related discussion page also need to redirect? See https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Remembering%2
Article Discussion Forum redirect