Password Manager - Remember, delete, change and import saved passwords in Firefox
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, delete and protect your passwords, and also how to disable the Password Manager.
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.
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 Options 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.
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
To view passwords for a specific site, click the username field for that site, then click View Saved Logins.
You can easily manage the usernames and passwords that Firefox has saved for you.
Click on the menu button to open the menu panel.
Click Logins and Passwords. 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 Show Passwords. Double-click the password to change it.
Remove: Highlight the logins you want to remove and click the Remove button.
Remove All: Click this button to remove all of your saved logins.
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 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.
Disabling the Password Manager
Firefox offers to remember passwords by default. To change your settings:
Click the menu button and choose Options.
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.
Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
macOS uses keychains to help you keep track of and protect the passwords, account numbers, and other confidential information you use every day on your Mac computers and iOS devices.
You can use the Keychain Access app on your Mac to view and manage your keychains. When you use iCloud Keychain, you can keep your passwords and other secure information updated across your devices.
What is a keychain?
A keychain is an encrypted container that securely stores your account names and passwords for your Mac, apps, servers, and websites, and confidential information, such as credit card numbers or bank account PIN numbers.
When you access a website, email account, network server, or other password-protected item, you can choose to save the password in your keychain so you don’t have to remember or enter the password each time.
Each user on a Mac has a login keychain. The password for your login keychain matches the password you use to log in to your Mac. If an administrator on your Mac resets your login password, you’ll need to reset your login keychain password.
You use the Keychain Access app on your Mac to view and manage your login and other keychains, and also the items securely stored in the keychains—for example, keys, certificates, passwords, account information, and notes. If you forget a password, you can find it in Keychain Access. Learn more about Keychain Access.
If you use iCloud, you can have iCloud Keychain securely store the website login information and credit card information you use with AutoFill in Safari, and your Wi-Fi network information. iCloud Keychain automatically keeps that information up to date across all your Mac computers and iOS devices. iCloud Keychain also stores login information for the accounts you use in Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Messages so it’s available on all your devices. Learn more about iCloud Keychain.
Tip: When you use passwords and credit cards online, you can let Safari store them in your keychain and automatically fill them in for you. If you also use iCloud Keychain on your Mac and iOS devices, Safari can fill in the stored information on any of your devices. See AutoFill credit cards, contacts, and passwords.
When you visit a website that requires you to sign in, Microsoft Edge will ask if you want your user name and password remembered. The next time you visit the site, Microsoft Edge will finish filling in your account info. Password saving is on by default, but here's how to turn it on or off:
In Microsoft Edge , select Settings and more > Settings > Passwords & autofill.
Turn Save passwords to Off.
Note: This does not delete previously saved passwords. To do that, go to Settings > Privacy & security, select Choose what to clear under Clear browsing data, check Passwords, and then select Clear.
How Chrome saves your passwords depends on whether you want to store and use them across devices. When synced, passwords can be used on Chrome on all your devices, and across some apps on your Android devices.
How Chrome saves your passwords depends on whether you want to store and use them across devices. When synced, you can use passwords on Chrome on all your devices, and across some apps on your Android devices.
Otherwise, your passwords are only stored on Chrome on your computer.