View passwords saved in Firefox

You are using Firefox and want to know where your passwords are.

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 website.

To view passwords stored in Firefox follow these five simple steps:

How to view passwords saved in Firefox

1) Start Mozilla Firefox web browser

Start Firefox web browser on your computer.

Mozilla FirefoxOpen Firefox

2) Open Firefox password settings

On top right, click on the three vertical bars / hamburger icon (Step 1).

Then click on "Passwords" (Step 2).

Opening Firefox password settingsOpen Firefox password settings

3) Locate your saved passwords

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.

Your saved passwords in Mozilla FirefoxYour passwords saved in Firefox

4) View passwords saved in Firefox

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.

Click on the eye icon to view the passwordClick on the eye icon to view the password

5) View 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).

Your password stored in Firefox is now visibleYou can now see your password

Hide the password again

After you are done viewing your password, click on the eye icon again to hide it.

To hide the password click on the eye icon againTo hide the password click on the eye icon again


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.