Saving Website Passwords in Firefox…

Have you ever gone to a website’s login page, typed in your user name and password, only to find that Firefox does not ask to save your password. This usually happens with banks, credit card companies, etc.

The problem is not with Firefox. The issue actually arises from the Javascript used on the website. Many companies feel that they create a more secure environment for their users by not allowing passwords to be saved.

Sometimes, the risk of a Mozilla Firefox password list being compromised is incredibly low. Sometimes, you may just not care about securing your passwords. The risk should be up to you.

So how do you save those “unsavable” passwords in Firefox?

  1. Save the Javascript to enable password storage. Drag the following link to your bookmark bar: Enable Password Saver.
  2. Whenever you come to a website where passwords can’t be saved, just click on the “Enable Password Saver”.
  3. Finally, enter the password as normal, and submit the form.
  4. Firefox will ask if you want to save the password. Tell it you would like to do that!

2 thoughts on “Saving Website Passwords in Firefox…

  1. Thanks for this information! I think with so many opportunities for people to get a hold of personal information now (you can pretty much get anyone’s social security number, sometimes with the click of a button as well as credit card numbers if you do some digging), it’s important, particularly with sensitive financial information to not do things like saving passwords, etc. when paying bills online, checking balances, etc. Even if it may seem like an inconvenience to have to take the extra 5 seconds – because we live in a world of instant gratification – to have to go through the process of entering in information “by hand,” it’s worth SAVING the time (and money!) that could be spent for businesses and individuals if security is compromised and they have to change account numbers, correct financial errors, bring business to a standstill while they solve security problems, etc.

  2. I had always wondered why it did not work sometimes. I will have to try this one out. Thank you for sharing this very practical information on your blog!

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