Firefox expands iOS footprint with new experimental ‘Lockbox’ password manager

Mozilla is best known these days for its cross-platform Firefox web browser, but its Test Pilot Experiments group wants to shake things up with two new mobile apps. For iOS users, the first Mobile Test Pilot Experiment from Mozilla is a new password manager for Firefox users called Lockbox.

The pitch is simple: if Firefox is your go-to browser, you might as well use it as your password manager, right? Apple will happily store your passwords with iCloud Keychain and auto-fill credentials in Safari or you can use a more robust password management system, and Lockbox is Mozilla’s answer for Firefox fans.

With Firefox Lockbox, iOS users will be able to seamlessly access Firefox saved passwords. This means you can use any password you’ve saved in the browser to log into any online account like your Twitter or Instagram app. No need to open a web page. It’s that seamless and simple.

Lockbox also works with Face ID or Touch ID for biometric security so you can access your passwords with facial recognition or fingerprint detection. Check out Mozilla’s video to see it in action:

As an experimental pilot app, Lockbox isn’t readily available on the App Store just yet. Instead Mozilla is looking for testers who already use Firefox and have accounts:

The Test Pilot program is open to all Firefox users and helps us test and evaluate a variety of potential Firefox features. To activate the new Lockbox and Notes extensions, you must have a Firefox Account and Firefox Sync for full functionality.

Learn more about Lockbox and Mozilla’s experimental Android notes app on the Firefox Test Pilot blog.

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