Browsers offer many automatic solutions to make your daily browsing easy. Password management is yet another option helps you manage all your login passwords. Firefox, like other browsers work perfectly to manage multiple passwords and offer an option to protect all your passwords with a master password. In this article we will discuss how to save, delete and manage passwords in Firefox.
Saving Password in Firefox
Whenever you login to any websites Firefox by default displays a popup prompt asking whether you want the browser to remember your password as shown below.
Once you have selected the “Remember Password” option, from next time onwards the username and password will be autofilled when you open the login screen of that site. If you don’t want Firefox to remember password then just close the popup or click on the dropdown and choose “Never Remember Password for this Site” option.
Deleting Existing Passwords
Though the remember password option is very useful on computers used by single user, it is not safe to use it on shared computers. Anyone having access to the computer can go to Firefox and check all saved passwords. Sometimes Firefox will also ask you whether you want to use the passwords saved for domain and subdomains interchangeably which you do not need. Here is the process of deleting the saved passwords for any reason.
- Navigate to “Preferences” section available under the “Settings” option.
- Go to “Security” tab and click on “Saved Passwords…” button under “Passwords” section.
- Here you can see the list of passwords stored by Firefox. You can also view the actual password by clicking on the “Show Passwords” button. Click on “Remove” button to delete the password from the browser’s memory.
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Managing Passwords in Firefox
Setting a Master Password
As mentioned above, anyone having access to your Firefox browser can view all the stored passwords and username for each URL. This is high risk and to add more security Firefox allows you to set a master password which you need to enter on every sessions for retrieving the stored passwords. You can set master password by enabling “Use a master password” option available under “Preferences > Security”.
Set a site URL under exception list so that Firefox will never show the “Remember Password” popup when you open that site.