Lockbox: Mozilla developers have begun developing a new project to improve the feature that allows built-in password management in Firefox.
So the Mozilla Foundation released a new extension, initially for employees. From today it is also available for users who can install it from the following links:
The project, called Lockbox, renews the old Firefox password management utility with a new user interface (UI).
It also has a new button in the Firefox UI, in case users want to add a shortcut to their browser's main menu to open Lockbox without looking for it in their browser options.
Lockbox also supports locking the app with a master password, helping users keep their passwords safe from unauthorized access by colleagues, family members or others.
Although the Lockbox is in its infancy, the Mozilla Foundation will likely take it to Test Pilot for further testing by users before deciding whether to move it to the fixed channel for further development.
The Firefox Test Pilot is a Firefox add-on that allows users to install, test, and support experimental features that may be added to Firefox at some point in the future.
Currently, Mozilla developers report that Lockbox has only been tested on Firefox 57 (and above) and that installation on Firefox 56 or earlier may not work at all.
Also, at the moment there is no way to reset the main Lockbox password, so beware of the adventurous who are thinking of trying out the new project.