Want to view passwords saved in Firefox? It is easy, just follow these five simple steps.
If you're using Mozilla Firefox to surf the web you are probably
letting it save your passwords. This is convenient because when Firefox knows your passwords it can log you into websites automatically.
From time to time you may want to see what a specific password saved
in Firefox is. Maybe you want to use it somewhere else, or are just
wondering what it is because you're having trouble logging into a
To view passwords stored in Firefox follow these five simple steps:
Start Firefox web browser on your computer.
On top right, click on the three vertical bars / hamburger icon (Step 1).
Then click on "Passwords" (Step 2).
You are now in the Firefox Lockwise section of the Firefox configuration.
Your web accounts, usernames and passwords saved in Firefox are listed on this page. I only have one web account saved in Firefox, but you probably have at least a few. On the left side of the page, click on the account name that has the password you are looking for.
Once you locate the password you want to view, click on the eye icon - also called "Show password" - located to the right of the password.
You can now see what your password is.
Be careful when viewing passwords. If there are people around you
they may be able to see what your password is. Only view your password
when you are alone and it is safe to do so. View it as quickly as you can, and
then hide it again by clicking on the eye icon again (see next section below for details).
After you are done viewing your password, click on the eye icon again to hide it.
Storing passwords in Mozilla Firefox may be convenient but Firefox password management features are very basic and storing passwords in a
web browser is not secure. Read about password managers to learn if using one may meet your needs better.