What is Firefox Master Password and why you should use it? [Tip]

Here at TFG we have shown you how you can see saved Firefox passwords. It is a very useful feature for people like me who always forget their password. But what Mozilla Firefoxwhen you are sharing your computer with  others? Anybody can access the passwords stored in your Firefox.

To protect these stored logins Firefox has one additional feature  called “Master Password“. Most of us would have seen this at some time in the Firefox options window but never thought of using it. If you are not using this feature, you must start using it now for your own safety. Follow the steps given below to create a new master password on Firefox.

  1. At the left top of the window inside the Firefox browser, click on the “Firefox” button.
  2. In the menu click on “options”.
  3. In the pop-up window click on “Security” tab.
  4. Check  “Use a master password” option.
  5. Enter and confirm your password.
  6. Click  on “Ok” to create master password.
  7. Master password for your Firefox browser is activated.

Such small things, if taken care of can save you from big troubles in future.



How to view saved passwords in Mozilla Firefox

Many times it happens that you store a password in your desktop PC and next time when you need to type that password again to use somewhere else you don’t remember it. Instead of asking for a new password you can simply find out your old password from Firefox. Just follow the steps given below. I will be using the Firefox 4 for this. Same can be done in older versions as well.

  1. Click on the Firefox button (Left-top) .
  2. Select Options -> Options.
  3. An options window will pop up. In this click on security tab and under this click on “Saved Passwords” button.
  4. Find the site name and the username you are looking for using the search box and click on the “Show Passwords” button and you can see the previously stored password.


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