How to protect saved passwords in Firefox on a PC

Learn how to protect saved passwords in Firefox on a PC with this step-by-step tutorial.

Firefox allows you to protect your saved passwords with a primary password. If you create a primary password, Firefox will ask you to enter it once per session when Firefox retrieves saved information protected by the password.

Secure passwords in Firefox

1. Open Firefox.

2. Click on the ☰ menu button in the top-right corner.

Firefox menu button

3. Click on Settings.

Firefox settings

4. Click on Privacy & Security in the left menu.

Firefox privacy and security settings

5. Scroll down to Logins and Passwords.

6. Select or click on the Use a Primary Password option.

Firefox Primary Password setting

7. Enter your desired password.

8. Click on OK.

Set a primary password in Firefox

IMPORTANT! Make sure you remember the primary password you have set. If you forget your primary password, you won't be able to access any of the information protected by it on this device.