With Chrome it is quite simple to use Gnome Keyring for password storage. But with Firefox 4 on ubuntu 11.04, I don't know how to achieve this.

I remember that firefox 4 supposedly has OS integration for this, but cannot find the reference anymore.

Any hints are welcome.


There was an extension in AMO site, but it seems it has been removed. You can get the source code tho, from https://github.com/mdlavin/firefox-gnome-keyring

I haven't used this for a while and I don't know about it's security, so use it at your own risk.

  • The mentioned addon, unfortunately only builds against FF3, not FF4. – berkes Jun 17 '11 at 8:09

The working firefox 4+ extension is found here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/save-firefox-passwords-in-gnome-keyring.html

It is not yet perfect, but works.

  • Note: this broke soon after again; the extension is not kept in pace with Firefox's fast release-pace. – berkes Oct 29 '12 at 8:41

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