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I logged into Mozilla's Bugzilla. I noticed Firefox did not save my password.

How do I manually add my username and password to Firefox's Saved Password list?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

There doesn't seem to be a build-in way of doing this, but you can use this extension >

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Note that this answer is no longer correct, as the extension is not compatible with Firefox 36 and up. At the time of this comment, Firefox is on version 43. – Mike 'Pomax' Kamermans Dec 17 '15 at 21:24

when I need to add password to Firefox I use FEBE Add-on to extract my passords to Json file edit it an re import the file again. i hop that help.

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If you're a developer with 3 minutes to spare, this is how to do it without installing another add-on.

  1. On the login page, Inspect Element the username and password fields and take note of their name attributes. For example on Khan Academy, that would be identifier for the username and password for the password.

  2. Inspect Element somewhere on the page. Find a small div or so, that's easiest.

  3. Right click the element in your inspector and choose Edit As HTML.

  4. Add the following HTML: <form method=post><input name=identifier><input type=password name=password><input type=submit></form>, replacing the names (identifier and password) with the names from step #1. Note that you should not replace type=password, only the name=password field!

  5. Enter your credentials on the page in this form and hit submit. Firefox will now prompt you to save the credentials. The website will probably burp up an error or ignore the request or something, but we don't care about that.

Why does this work? Some sites deliberately do something funny to prevent you saving the password (because "omg it's so unsafe to use a password manager", they reason); other sites just have a funny form mangled beyond recognition for Firefox. Adding this simple form makes Firefox detect it and when you enter your credentials, it will prompt you to save them.

Now on the login page, as long as the fields actually have name attributes at all I guess (and it probably needs to be wrapped in a <form> too, I don't know), Firefox will typically recognize the fields and be able to fill them for you.

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