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Firefox Accounts on AMO

Update: Firefox Accounts is now live on AMO.

In order to provide a more consistent experience across all Mozilla products and services, (AMO) will soon begin using Firefox Accounts.

During the first stage of the migration, which will begin in a few weeks, you can continue logging in with your current credentials and use the site as you normally would. Once you’re logged in, you will be asked to log in with a Firefox Account to complete the migration. If you don’t have a Firefox Account, you can easily create one during this process.

Once you are done with the migration, everything associated with your AMO account, such as add-ons you’ve authored or comments you’ve written, will continue to be linked to your account.

A few weeks after that, when enough people have migrated to Firefox Accounts, old AMO logins will be disabled. This means when you log in with your old AMO credentials, you won’t be able to use the site until you follow the prompt to log in with or create a Firefox Account.

For more information, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions below, or head over to the forums. We’re here to help, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Frequently asked questions

What happens to my add-ons when I convert to a new Firefox Account?

All the add-ons are accessible to the new Firefox Account.

Why do I want a Firefox Account?

Firefox Accounts is the identity system that is used to synchronize Firefox across multiple devices. Many Firefox products and services will soon begin migrating over, simplifying your sign-in process and making it easier for you to manage all your accounts.

Where do I change my password?

Once you have a Firefox Account, you can go to, sign in, and click on Password.

If you have forgotten your current password:

  1. Go to the AMO login page
  2. Click on I forgot my password
  3. Proceed to reset the password

9 comments on “Firefox Accounts on AMO”

  1. Gon wrote on

    FxA will be used for too, replacing the recently deprecated Persona login stuff?

    1. Andy McKay wrote on

      I don’t know of any plans to move that site to Firefox Accounts, you’d need to contact the maintainer of that site.

  2. Tux. wrote on

    So this is what you call security – having to use the same credentials for a multitude of websites?


    1. Amy Tsay wrote on

      My understanding is you don’t have to use the same Firefox Account for every services. You can create separate identities.

  3. Joko wrote on

    when to begin the migration process?

    1. Amy Tsay wrote on

      It’s live now!

  4. Null wrote on

    this is ridiculous… so your answer is to just sign up multiple accounts? I already have browserid account, forums account, and now a new firefox account. What problem are we solving here?

  5. Aris wrote on

    Can we improve the current login behavior to AMO? It currently needs too much steps comapared to the previous login behavior.

    old behavior
    1. Visit
    2. Login to AMO
    3. Logged in, thats it
    4. Revist (days) later
    5. Still logged in.

    new behavior
    2. Enter email and get redirected to Fx accounts page
    3. Fx account login
    4. Logged in
    5. Revist later
    6. repeat 2.-4.

  6. Wizardgoat wrote on

    After several days of use, the only problem that I’ve found with Firefox Accounts is the lack of persistent signin. With the old system, a new signin was required only occasionally. But with Fx Accounts, the full signin sequence is required after each browser restart, when accessing Add-ons. (I’ve noticed that the only cookie stored for Fx accounts is a session cookie, that is deleted on browser restart.) In any event, I feel that this is a real inconvenience. As a developer of several Add-ons, I get on the site to check my stats and posts almost daily.