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CubeOfCheese
Making moves
Status: In development

I would like to generate a secure password from the about:logins page.

On some websites, the browser does not recognize the password field and therefore does not suggest a strong password. I also want to generate passwords for desktop apps, other devices etc.

Currently I have to navigate to a random website, pretend to create a new account, then copy the generated password.

Instead I would like to open the passwords manager and generate a new password from there.

 

There is already a button to create a new login in the passwords manager. I think that would be a perfect place to add this functionality.

14 Comments
Oyaji
Making moves

This sounds like a good idea.   I was having an issue with password generator as well. The website i was using would not let me change passwords  if i had that feature enabled .  

On that note i noticed that passwords generated with that feature are only alpha numeric. Some sites ask you to include special characters as well.  ( which you can do after genereating a password with FF ).

My question is > Why not  include special characters in that generator from the start ?

Herobrine
Strollin' around

@Oyaji I think that’s a separate idea - add an option to choose from generating passwords of random dictionaries words, alpha numeric, or alpha numeric + symbols.

GnenoDEV
Strollin' around

I think being able to generate a new password inside about:logins would help you become less hackable across several other websites or services.

I would want to add this to your idea aswell @CubeOfCheese. Maybe make the ability to create a "Fake" user inside Mozilla Firefox aimed for a 3rd-party (Software/App) So you can return to your Firefox Account (about:logins) In case you would need it.

CubeOfCheese
Making moves

@GnenoDEVActually you can do this already! And I do it all the time. I sometimes store passwords for apps on my phone in firefox's password manager. You just click the Create New Login button at the bottom of the password manager.

GnenoDEV
Strollin' around

@CubeOfCheeseThank you! I didnt know this.

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all, 

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

Serg
Employee
Employee

Hello everyone,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. As it happens we started a similar conversation about

Password Generation in Firefox. Please join us there, but we will also address everything shared here.
Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another exciting update…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

paulocarlosjose
Strollin' around

good idea!

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,

Great news!

Our teams have reviewed this idea (and supporting comments) and the feature is now "In development."

An engineer will add a comment here shortly with more info.

-The Community Team