Many users allow Mozilla Firefox to store their passwords and auto-fill online forms. While this seems convenient, cybersecurity experts warn that it’s not the best idea. If somebody got access to your computer, they could steal all your passwords in a snap.
Password managers such as NordPass provide top-notch encryption to securely store your credentials in a digital vault. The question is, how do you export Firefox passwords to the NordPass app?
How to export your passwords manually
Firefox allows you to save your logins but doesn’t support password export to a CSV file. If you have only a couple of saved credentials, you can copy them to NordPass one by one:
Open Firefox and click on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner.
Select Logins and Passwords.
You will see a list of saved passwords, which you can copy to the app.
When you have dozens of passwords saved in Firefox, copying them manually is no longer an option (unless you want to go over all the logins and get rid of accounts you no longer use).
How to export Firefox passwords to a CSV file
To export all Firefox passwords at once, you need to use third-party software, such as FF Password Exporter:
Download and install the software You will find the installation file in the Download/Install section.
Choose the Firefox user's profile directory you want to export passwords from.
Enter your Firefox master password if you have one.
Click the Export Passwords button.
Choose CSV file format and save the file to your device.
How to import passwords to NordPass
Once you have exported your logins to a CSV file, you can import them to NordPass:
Launch the NordPass app and log in to your account.
Go to Settings > Import/Export.
Choose your password manager.
Upload the CSV file.
Select the items you want to import and click Import (if a password is not relevant to you anymore, just untick the box next to it).
For security reasons, we recommend deleting the CSV file after you have imported your passwords. Make sure to also remove the passwords saved in Firefox and disable saving them in the future — from now on, NordPass will take care of them.
Why should you use a password manager?
NordPass is compatible with all major operating systems and browsers, so you can access your passwords from any device. Just download the app, log in, and let NordPass auto-fill passwords for you with one click. You can also add the NordPass extension to your Firefox browser to secure your credentials.
NordPass stores your logins, credit card details, and notes in a secure vault. To make sure your credentials are hard to crack, it automatically generates strong usernames and passwords.
The app lets you share your passwords with the people you trust. This way you can avoid the risk of exposing your passwords to the wrong people by sharing them in an email or text message.