Mozilla Gets It Right, Moves Identity Management Into Firefox



Mozilla has an answer to site-centric identity systems like Facebook’s — put the browser in charge of your online logins instead.

The Mozilla Labs project called Account Manager has graduated from Labs and will soon be making its way into Firefox proper.

Account Manager allows you to log in and out of websites directly through the browser, rather than relying on a particular site’s login form. Using a new menu item in the main toolbar — a button with a picture of a key that sits next to the address field — Account Manager lets you pick a login to use at any site you visit. It stores logins you’ve already created, suggesting them whenever they can be used. It can also generate (and remember) random passwords to make your logins more secure. It’s a radical step up from Firefox’s current Password Manager feature