Protect Passwords with a Master Password

By default, FileZilla/FileZilla Pro saves passwords that you enter in the Site Manager.

Below you find a step by step guide, if you prefer you can watch our FileZilla Master Password Setting video tutorial.

Warning: Ensure that you keep your master password in a safe place. If you lose or
forget the master password, you’ll be unable to access any saved passwords for sites in the Site Manager.

If you want FileZilla/FileZilla Pro to protect the password file with a master password:

  1. In the main menu, click on Edit > Settings….
  2. Select Interface > Passwords from the menu on the left.
  3. Select the Save passwords protected by a master password option.
  4. Enter the master password that you want to use in the Master password and Repeat
  5. Click on OK.

If later you disable the master password the stored passwords are decrypted, otherwise they are lost.

The video tutorial below shows how to manage FileZilla and FileZilla Pro securely.

Video tutorial: FileZilla Master Password Setting

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