Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Firefox: Secure Password Manager

Do you rely on Firefox's integrated password manager to remember the passwords for all the different web sites that you visit? This is a great feature, although by default its not password protected, which means that anyone using your account on your computer can then access all your secure online accounts.

To prevent this from happening, you can set a master password so that anyone using your account in Firefox can't just use your web site passwords without knowing it. Follow the instructions below to set a master password:
  • Launch the Firefox browser.
  • From the Tools menu, select Options...
  • Click on the Privacy tab, and click on the Passwords sub-tab
  • Press the 'Change Master Password' button.
  • Enter a strong password (see the following article for creating a strong password)
  • Press the OK button
Restart Firefox, then go to a web site that requires you to enter a password. A dialog will pop-up asking you to enter your master password, enter it then press the OK button. From then on until you close Firefox all your passwords will be available to you.

1 comment:

Password Keeper said...


Secure password manager is the right solution to manage your passwords. It spares you the trouble of filling in your logins, passwords, and other personal data manually. Thank you.