What is Firefox Lockbox?

Firefox Lockbox is an experimental product from Mozilla, the makers of Firefox. It’s a tool that allows you to access saved passwords from your mobile phone. Right now, it’s available for iPhone, and we hope to make it available on Android soon.

How do I get my Firefox saved logins into Firefox Lockbox?

Firefox Lockbox works by syncing passwords between the Firefox browser and the Firefox Lockbox app. To get started, sign in or create a Firefox Account on Firefox for desktop or mobile to begin syncing your logins. You’ll need at least one saved login in Firefox to see your entries in Firefox Lockbox.

How do I enable sync on Firefox?

On Desktop

To begin syncing between Firefox and the Firefox Lockbox app, you’ll need to sign in or create a Firefox Account on Firefox for desktop. You’ll find the sign-in screen under Preferences (via the gear icon in the main menu), within the Firefox Account section.

Enable Sync on Desktop Enable Sync on Desktop

If you are already signed in to your account, ensure the Logins item within Sync Settings is checked in order to sync your logins to Firefox Lockbox.

Enable Sync on Desktop

On iOS

To begin syncing between Firefox and the Firefox Lockbox app, you’ll need to sign in to your Firefox Account on Firefox for iOS. You’ll find the sign-in screen under Settings (via the gear icon in the main menu).

Enable Sync on iOS Enable Sync on iOS

Once you are signed in to your account, you can select “Sync Now” to send your saved logins to Firefox Lockbox. If you are already signed in to your account, ensure the Logins item within Sync Settings is checked in order to sync your logins to Firefox Lockbox.

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How do I create new entries?

When you are logged into your Firefox Account on Firefox for desktop or mobile, every time you enter new login information, Firefox will prompt you to save these details. Your login information will then sync to Firefox Lockbox.

How do I edit existing entries?

You’ll need to edit entries in Firefox. To do this in Firefox for desktop, go to Settings/Preferences, and under the Privacy & Security panel, select the Saved Logins button. Double click on entry information to edit.

To edit entries on Firefox for iOS, go to settings and select the Logins menu under the Privacy section.

What security technologies does Firefox Lockbox use?

Firefox Lockbox uses the following technologies to protect your data:

  • AES-256-GCM encryption, a tamper-resistant block cipher technology.
  • onepw protocol to sign into Firefox Accounts and obtain encryption keys.
  • PBKDF2 and HKDF with SHA-256 to create the encryption key from your Firefox Accounts username and password.

All of this is done on your device, so Mozilla cannot know your password and cannot read your data.