Password Manager - Remember, delete and edit logins and passwords in Firefox

Firefox securely stores your usernames and passwords for accessing websites, automatically fills them in for you the next time you visit a website, and lets you manage your stored logins with the built-in Firefox Lockwise Password Manager. This article will show you how to remember, view, edit, manage, remove and protect your passwords in Firefox and also how to disable the Password Manager.

  • To get your passwords everywhere you use Firefox, turn on sync.

Note: Starting in Firefox version 76 on Mac and Windows, OS authentication may be required when accessing stored passwords using the Edit, Copy, or the Reveal button (represented by the "eye" icon). This is not your Firefox Account credentials; see Lockwise asks for authentication (password, voice, face or fingerprint) when accessing passwords for more information.

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.

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Tip: Clicking outside of the Save prompt will hide it. To bring it back, just click the key icon on the left side of the address bar. If Firefox does not prompt you to save passwords, see the article Usernames and passwords are not saved.

In the prompt:

  • To have Firefox remember your username and password, click on Save. 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 Update.
  • To tell Firefox to never remember usernames and passwords for the current website, click the drop-down menu and select Never Save. 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 OptionsPreferencesSettings and remove the site's entry from the Privacy & Security panel Exceptions list.
  • To skip saving your username and password this time, click Don't Save. You'll be prompted to save your username and password the next time you visit the site.
Note: Some websites offer to keep you logged in by clicking a check box on the site. This is a feature of the website and will work whether or not you have saved your username and password in Firefox.

You can also manually add website logins. Click the menu Fx57Menu button and select Logins and PasswordsPasswords. Select the Create New Login 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. Each time you log in to a site, you can choose the login information you would like Firefox to use.

Add another login account: To save an additional login for a site, enter the login credentials and click Save when prompted. Use the drop-down arrow to see a list of saved usernames for that site. You can also start typing to narrow the results.

If more than one login is stored for a website, the list of usernames will appear when you click the login field. Select the username you want to log in with.

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To view passwords for a specific site, click the username field for that site, then click View Saved Logins (see above).

Managing usernames and passwords

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menuFx89menuButton to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and PasswordsPasswords. The Firefox Lockwise about:logins page will open in a new tab.
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From here, you can view, copy, edit or remove your saved logins.

Note: You can enter a site, username or password in the Firefox Lockwise Search logins text box, to filter the logins listed on the left.

After you select an entry from the list of logins, you can perform these actions:

  • Click Copy to copy a username or password.
  • Click FF70 Unhide Password to see the password.
  • Click Edit to change the username or password.
  • Click Remove to remove the login from Firefox.

See Edit or delete a login in Firefox Lockwise on desktop for more information.

Remove all saved logins

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menuFx89menuButton to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and PasswordsPasswords.
  3. Click the 3-dot menu on the top right corner.
  4. Choose Remove All Logins.
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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.

Importing login data

You can also import login data from a .csv (comma separated values) file. See Import login data from a file 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:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select OptionsPreferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.

  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel and go to the Logins and Passwords section.
    • To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for a certain website, click the Exceptions… 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.
  3. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
Note: If the Ask to save logins and passwords for websites setting is greyed out, Firefox may be set to never remember history or to always use private browsing mode. To restore normal browsing, go to your Privacy & Security settings under History and remove the check mark next to Always use private browsing mode, or select Remember history from the drop-down menu, and then restart Firefox.

Having problems with usernames and passwords?

These articles will help you solve any problems you might be having with usernames and passwords:

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