Mozilla has added logins and password export support to the Firefox Password Manager Lockwise in Nightly version. The company is also working on adding import support for Firefox logins and passwords exported to the CSV file.
Google Chrome browser currently allows to export passwords to a CSV file, but the browser lacks the password import support though.
Mozilla has recently fixed a feature request to allow backup saved passwords, the bug is 16-year old and has 17 votes with 42 ccs. The feature is targeted for Firefox 78 release.
Downloading your logins and passwords from Firefox password manager Lockwise is going to be a lot easier than you thought.
How to export logins and passwords in Firefox to a CSV file
1.Launch Firefox browser
2. Open Firefox Lockwise by visiting about:logins, or click on the menu and select “logins and passwords”
3. Click on three-dot (…) icon and select “Export logins”
Like Chrome and new Microsoft Edge, to prevent your passwords from seen by others, Firefox will warn with a message that “Your passwords will be saved as readable text (e.g.BadP@ssw0rd) so anyone who can open the exported file can view them”.
Following this, you need to enter the master password (if you’ve set one) or Windows Password (if OS re-authentication enabled in Firefox) for the export process to begin.
5. Click OK and click Save, logins file will be saved to your computer in CSV format.
Firefox exported logins CSV file contains the following fields:
- Webpage URL
If you don’t have a CSV viewer or Office Software installed on your device to view CSV files,
To View passwords in the CSV file
1. Visit Google Sheets in a web browser, click on “Go to Google Sheets”
2. Sign in with your Google account username and password
3. Select Blank, click File > Open > Upload
4. Drag and drop the logins CSV file or select the file from your device.
Mozilla wants to offer both export and import of logins and Passwords with the same Firefox release. The company has plans to work on importing passwords from third-party password managers into the Firefox browser.