Steam: Stay Logged In & Remember Password (Firefox)

Aug 30

Steam: Stay Logged In & Remember Password (Firefox)

I’ve struggled with Firefox not offering to remember my Steam Store (or Steam Community) password, and the non-existance of a “remember me” or “keep me logged in” button.

I realize that Valve and Steam do this for account security, especially since some people might leave their Steam Store logged in on a public/cafe computer and have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars purchased via their credit card… However when you have a personal PC or laptop that you don’t want to constantly hit “log in” and then type out your entire username and password combination every time, the lack of options get extremely bothersome.

The annoyance of this finally got to a point where I decided to do something about it. I posted on the forums, and was simply told to use RoboForm, which isn’t something I wanted to do… I just wanted it to remember my password and always log me in…

My solution consists of two (behind the scenes) Firefox addons. You do NOT need to follow both sets of directions below. One set will describe how to make store.steampowered.com and steamcommunity.com remember your passwords, and the other will tell you how to force them to keep you logged in all the time. Again, you do not need to do both of these, unless you want both results. Personally I’ve done both, in the event that I do get logged out, I still want my password saved!

Remember Passwords

  1. Download and install the Saved Password Editor add-on for Firefox.
  2. Head over to the Steam Store, click login, and type your current username and password, but do not actually log in.
  3. Click the Firefox menu button (the big orange one) and choose the new “Saved Passwords” entry.
  4. From this screen, choose to create a new entry.
  5. Have the add-on guess from the current page.
  6. Save, and repeat for the Steam Community page!

Stay Logged In

  1. Install the Cookies Manager+ add-on for Firefox.
  2. Once installed, head over to the Steam Store and log in completely.
  3. Do the same for the Steam Community page.
  4. Press “Alt” on the keyboard, and choose the “Tools” menu.
  5. Choose the new Cookie Manager+ entry.
  6. In the new window that shows up, type “steamLogin” into the search box without quotes as shown below.
  7. Now you’ll want to choose the Steam Store entry, and choose “Edit”
  8. Edit it to expire on the date of January 01, 2015 @ 00:00:00 as shown in the entry below. Do not simply set it to not expire, as the browser will still delete the cookie. Also do not go any further into the future as the cookie will be voided out and be invalid and deleted.
  9. Save the cookie, and repeat the process for the Steam Community, and test it out by restarting Firefox!

 

Enjoy!


15 comments

  1. Thanks! For the store it looks like there is some ajax that is preventing the password from coming through. But at least it’s in the stored list so I can go look it up when needed, or just remember to login via the ‘community’ page instead.

    • I used the Saved Password editor to remember my store.steampowered.com one and it autopopulates it for me. Be sure you use the “Guess from current page” option rather than typing everything in manually.

  2. Thx, it worked.

  3. Awesome guide. This really pissed me off lately, since due to steam hack I chose really hard long password…and typing it out everytime…urgh. Thanks!

  4. Tyrael87 /

    the cookies still expire after turning off the PC, waiting some hours, and then turning it on again.

  5. Can you please make a Google Chrome version?

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