Many security settings in Mozilla Firefox affect the installation of add-ons from various websites on your computer, blocks dangerous sites and deal with the Firefox’s password manager behaviors. You can configure these settings in the Firefox’s security pane. Here’s how you adjust the Mozilla Firefox settings.
Instructions to change security settings in Firefox
- At the upper-left corner of the Firefox window, click the orange “Firefox” menu button and select “Options.”
- From the top of the Options window, click the “Security” icon.
- Toggle the “Warn me when sites try to install add-ons” checkbox for enabling or disabling the information bar appearing at the top of web page when it tries to install add-ons.
- To manage the list of websites that are allowed to install add-ons, click the “Exceptions” button. In the box in the Exceptions window, add a website by typing its name and click “Allow” or remove the site by clicking its name in the exceptions list and click “Remove Site”.
- Click the “Block reported attack sites” checkbox to toggle whether to block websites harming your computer. A warning page will appear if this option is enabled to a reported attack site.
- Click the “Block reported Web forgeries” box, to toggle whether to block forgery websites/ phishing websites.
- Click the “Remember passwords for sites” checkbox to decide whether you want Firefox to remember passwords for websites.
- Click the “Exceptions” button in the passwords section to manage the websites for which Firefox would never ask to save passwords. To remove an exception, click its name in the list, click “Remove”. Click “Never this site” to add an exception when Firefox asks whether to remember a password for a website.
- Click the “Use a master password” checkbox to choose whether to use a master password. Your saved passwords are protected with encryption by a master password. Your saved passwords can be accessed by only those people knowing your master password. To use the saved passwords feature, you’ll have to type your master password. Firefox will ask you to set a master password when you enable this feature. Click the “Change master password” button if you want to change the master password later.
- Click the “Saved passwords” button to manage your saved passwords. Click “Remove” to remove a saved password, view saved passwords by clicking “Show passwords”. Click “OK”.
So, that’s how you manage the Mozilla Firefox settings. Thanks for reading!