Mozilla Ending Support for Firefox Lockwise Password Manager in December

Mozilla has told users of its Lockwise password management app that it will officially end support for the app on December 13. While the password manager will continue to work after that date, it will no longer receive support or security updates.

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Lockwise began life in 2018 as Lockbox, an open-source mobile app for iOS, Android, and desktop that allowed users to access login credentials and autofill passwords stored in Mozilla's Firefox web browser.

Most of those features have now been integrated into Firefox on desktop and/or mobile, signaling the end of the road for the standalone Lockwise app.

"The Firefox Lockwise app will no longer be updated and supported by Mozilla and will not be available in the Apple App and Google Play Stores," Mozilla said in its email to users.

"After that date, current Lockwise users can continue to access their saved passwords and their password management in the Firefox desktop and mobile browsers."

Android users will be able to access the password autofill functionality offered by the Firefox app instead, but users on iOS will have to wait to gain the ability to manage Firefox passwords system-wide.

"Firefox for iOS will already sync your saved Lockwise passwords," states Mozilla in a support article. "You can currently only use those inside Firefox. Check back for updates in December 2021 on how to use Firefox for iOS as your system-wide password manager."

Earlier this month, Mozilla released Firefox 94 for iOS devices, which introduces a new homepage design that adds several quality of life improvements to the browser. Firefox says that the new features are designed for "short bursts of online interactions that are constantly interrupted by life."

(Via ZDNet.)

Tag: Mozilla

Top Rated Comments

softtree Avatar
25 weeks ago
Feels like a step in the wrong direction. Passwords don't "belong" to a particular browser so the idea of a separate app that explicitly controls the passwords seemed like a good one. Non-technical people have a really hard time understanding this stuff and often end up with saved passwords spread across all sorts of locations, because even if you install a password manager on all your devices like your nerdy friend (me) told you to, the browsers/iCloud are going to slurp up all your logins and leave the real password manager empty unless you know how to fix the settings in every browser on every device.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
25 weeks ago
I wasn’t even aware Mozilla had a stand-alone password manager. I might of tried it if I knew. Oh well.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fredrik9 Avatar
25 weeks ago
Bitwarden is the password manager for all.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hammerd Avatar
25 weeks ago
Rest in peace Lockwise. It has been a great journey with you: a free, open-source password manager.
Let’s hope one day that Firefox will gain it’s first rank over Google’s products. For that you need to seriously rethink your UI.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikzn Avatar
25 weeks ago
It kind of makes sense since most of the "Password Features" are now built into the Firefox browser preferences.

Am using Firefox Sync to keep bookmarks and passwords up to date across macOS and iPhone and iPad Pro - probably better to have that stuf in one place and not in multiple apps that do the same thing
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jhieminga Avatar
25 weeks ago
I am really going to miss Lockwise... On my Mac I mostly use logins/passwords in Firefox, so it is useful to have these integrated into the browser. On my iPhone I often have to use these same credentials to log in to apps as many companies or organisations use an app on a mobile device. I don't want to have to install a separate browser for that purpose. That was the beauty of Lockwise, you could use it as a system-wide password manager on your phone.

Seeing as it started as an open source mobile app, I really hope that someone will continue to offer an open-source app that works with Firefox Sync, but I guess we need Firefox to support this...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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