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Starting with Safari 5, Apple has included extensions support which makes Safari a real Firefox alternative for me. As a long time Firefox user I’ve saved many passwords in its keystore. For bookmarks, the exchange between the two browsers is easy as both support exporting and importing them as flat html files.

Passwords are stored in a Firefox specific database and Safari uses OS X’s keychain so we need to import our passwords into keychain. There is a commercial solution called 1password but I was looking for a smaller and free solution.

What I’ve found is a Firefox plugin called “Keychain Services Integration“. With this plugin Firefox uses OS X’s keychain as password store and Safari can use all stored passwords automatically. Existing Firefox passwords will be imported into keychain after a Firefox restart.

8 Responses to “Import saved Firefox passwords into Safari”

  1. Cedric says:

    Thanks, just what I needed!

  2. Susanna says:

    Wow, thanks so much for the info!

  3. Adi says:

    Awesome! Thanks a ton mate!

  4. Buz says:

    Can you find a solution for Windows 7?! From Firefox to Safari 5?!

  5. Buz says:

    specifically Firefox 7.0.1 if it matters.

  6. enkay says:

    Thank you for this. Works like a charm!

  7. Vince says:

    Great, thanks!

  8. Ivy Tran says:

    This works instantly! Thank u so much!

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