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What is my Read It Later username and password?

First asked 2069 days ago

I have the Read It Later Firefox extension but I don't know what my username and password is. How do I find it?

posted by Q
Resolved with Instruction from the Developer:

If you have the Read It Later Firefox extension, you can find your username and password in the options screen.

In version 2.0 and above:

1. Open your reading list
2. Click the options button (cog icon)
3. Select the account tab
4. Click 'Edit my account'
5. Use the user/pass page to change your username and password to something you'll remember
6. Go back to the options window in Firefox, click logout
7. Relogin with your new user/pass

In version 0.9:

1. Open your reading list
2. Click 'options'
3. Select the 'Rss / Syncing tab'
4. Turn on 'Save Online'
5. Turn on Syncing
6. Setup Syncing
7. Choose 'I am syncing for the first time'

The next screen should show you your username and password. Since the randomly generated info isn't very easy to remember you can click 'Change Password' if you'd like to change your username and/or password.

  • Nate

    If you have the Read It Later Firefox extension, you can find your username and password in the options screen.

    In version 2.0 and above:

    1. Open your reading list
    2. Click the options button (cog icon)
    3. Select the account tab
    4. Click 'Edit my account'
    5. Use the user/pass page to change your username and password to something you'll remember
    6. Go back to the options window in Firefox, click logout
    7. Relogin with your new user/pass

    In version 0.9:

    1. Open your reading list
    2. Click 'options'
    3. Select the 'Rss / Syncing tab'
    4. Turn on 'Save Online'
    5. Turn on Syncing
    6. Setup Syncing
    7. Choose 'I am syncing for the first time'

    The next screen should show you your username and password. Since the randomly generated info isn't very easy to remember you can click 'Change Password' if you'd like to change your username and/or password.

    Posted Mar 1 09 reply
    • chitra

      I have firefox extension. When I try to change the given username and password, it sends me to the signup/login page. What do I do?

      Posted May 8 09 Browser: Firefox 3.0 reply
      • raflp1

        rfalp    Private comment hidden

        Posted Aug 3 10 Version: rafalp1 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
      • 210hp

        Use the signup to signup instead of the options menu.

        Posted Aug 16 10 Version: 3.6.6 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
    • King Rat

      This no longer works for the new 2.0 beta! Need alternate instructions!

      Posted Sep 29 09 Version: 2.0 beta reply
  • Gryka

    Bonjour,

    Je n'arrive pas a synchroniser mes ordinateurs: mon idéntifaiant est le suivant :9328d9f

    Posted Apr 2 09 Browser: Firefox 3.1 reply
  • chitra

    I have firefox extension. When I try to change the given username and password, it sends me to the signup/login page. What do I do?

    Posted May 8 09 Browser: Firefox 3.0 reply
    • Nate

      Hey Chitra

      Are you trying to change your username/password to something else or change the account you are syncing to?

      In order to change your username, for example, from myUsername1 to myUsername2, you have to login and update it online at:
      http://readitlaterlist.com/pass

      If you simply want to sync to a different account click the 'Sync to a different account' button and enter in the username/password you want to login with.

      Hope that helps!

      Posted May 8 09 reply
      • chitra

        Thank you, that helped.

        Posted May 23 09 Browser: Firefox 3.0 reply
  • Julie

    I can't get my username and password based on your instructions, keeps bringing me to the login page. I would really like to get started with this on my computer and iphone. Can't you just email me my username and password. Thank you.    Private comment hidden

    Posted May 22 09 Version: ReaderList pro Browser: Firefox 3.1 reply
    • Nate

      Hey Julie

      Since this involves account logins, I've sent you an email to carry on the conversation.

      Posted May 22 09 reply
  • Chris

    When I go to RSS / Syncing tab and try to sync to different account, no matter what I do, I get the error message "Sorry but the Feed Id and Sync Password do not match". I have set up a new account and can log in just fine at the website - just can't from the add-in options. Getting frustrated!

    I also tried to change my randomly generated account and password, but I kept getting sent back to the login page due to invalid user or password. However, I was copying exactly from the add-in options box. Eventually I figured out I needed to allow cookies from readitlaterlist.com.

    So now I can change user/password for the old account, but I can't seem to use the new account, which has the username I was going to actually use.

    Maybe there should be a note that says "Cookies must be enabled or an exception must be added to allow readitlaterlist.com."

    Guess I'm stuck with choosing a new username, but I still can't figure out why it won't let me change to my new account in the add-ins options box. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Read It Later, to no avail.

    Posted Jun 21 09 Version: 0.9945 Browser: Firefox 3.0 reply
  • Nate

    Hey Chris

    Can you send me your username (and the password that wasn't working) to RIL@ideashower.com?

    Thanks!

    Posted Jun 21 09 reply
    • Mario

      I have the same problem of Chris too! Is there any news about it? HELP ME!

      Many thanks    Private comment hidden

      Posted Aug 28 09 Version: the last firefox extension Browser: Firefox 3.5 reply
  • Hector Ortiz Berrios

    Posted Jun 25 09 reply
  • su

    I also cannot login w/ the username/ password combo from the sync page. That widget is simply not working. well. cookies enabled. I disabled xmarks incase there is some floating bug. and I tried to login on Opera w/ the username/password combo-- as well as in firefox. Nada. frustrating. since I want to use readitlater on Opera. Readitlater is very handy; essential when too many tabs open. I"m even ready to disable xmarks when necessary. But this problem is a showstopper.
       Private comment hidden

    Posted Jul 6 09 Version: latest reply
  • ahmet alp balkan"

    Hi Nate, I'm using RIL for years but don't know my password. I looked at extension source and about:config but could not find my password anywhere. Look at this picture: http://i30.tinypic.com/2djnv9z.jpg There is no 'Save Online' or "Syncing for first time" option? Where are these options? Please help me ASAP. :-/

    ps. please update your version/os options below.    Private comment hidden

    Posted Jul 7 09 Version: read it later list ff extension 0.9946 Browser: Firefox 3.1 reply
  • Nate

    The steps to find your username/password in Firefox have changed:

    For how to find the information and more help with syncing, see:

    http://readitlaterlist.com/firefox/guide/#syncing

    Posted Jul 7 09 reply
  • Nick G.

    Foolishly I clicked through the randomised username and password (in RSS/Sync). Is there any way to retrieve them, or must I simply start another account with RIL?

    Posted Aug 27 09 Browser: Firefox 3.5 reply
    • Nate

      Hey Nick, I'm not sure what you mean by clicking through them. But since this involves your passwords, let's move this conversation to email, shoot me a line at RIL@ideashower.com

      Posted Aug 27 09 reply
  • Kane Lynn

    Hi there,

    I am having the same problem as everybody else in this forum, . I can't remember my password or username and for some reason RIL does not know any of my email addresses. Please help. I have tried to use the above help link but my username and password are not displayed??

    Posted Sep 27 09 Version: 0.9947 Browser: Firefox 3.5 reply
    • Kane Lynn

      In reply to my last comment

      I have solved the problem...my FireFox theme doe not work with read it later very well....the username and password fields look blank...but if I highlight them I can see my password and username.

      Posted Sep 27 09 Version: 0.9947 Browser: Firefox 3.5 reply
  • Arkenstone007

    I don't even get an RSS/Syncing tab option

    I have Account, Offline, Applications, Keyboard Shortcuts, Tweaks, and Help/Support

    I also can't find my name/password is it... ?

    I manually created one (but not with my preferred user name as it wouldn't let me put the last character in. (It maxed out).)

    How do I keep the Read It Later separate from my regular Unread Feeds? (I only have one but it is opened in my e-mail every 15 min and I don't want to have it list all 256+ saved pages.) How do I save more than 10? I have it set to always save pages for offline. Is that enough?

    How do you use the Tags?/What exactly are they?

    With 256+ pages grouped in my read it later bookmark folder with sub-folders containing groups of pages how do I import them for offline reading without opening each one and clicking the read it later button (again). The good news is I don't have to do a "Save As" and manually save them as I did before. (Those are not included in the 256+).

    Thanks    Private comment hidden

    Posted Oct 2 09 Version: 2.0 Beta Browser: Firefox 3.5 reply
    • Nate

      Hey Arkenstone,

      Re: "Rss/syncing tab option":

      The directions above are for the 0.9 version of firefox, I have not written documentation for the 2.0 beta yet. The 'account' tab will cover actions the rss/syncing tab previously covered.

      Re: password in this tab:

      Read It Later no longer shows the password in plaintext (for security reasons). If you are still logged in but do not know your password, there are some ways we can still retrieve it. Shoot me an email at RIL@ideashower.com

      Re: Unread feeds

      I wasn't completely clear on this question. Are you talking about using the RIL RSS feed?

      Re: Tags

      In 0.9, the read it later bookmark folder did not support sub folders. If you have a bookmark folder you need to save to your list, probably the fastest workaround will be right clicking the folder, opening all items in tabs. And then when loaded, right click a tab and select 'save all tabs for later'. With 200+ items this process might be pretty sluggish though.

      Posted Oct 3 09 reply
  • ahmet alp balkan"

    Nate, solve this before. http://ideashower.com/support/read-it-later/url-encoding-problem-in-rss-feed/

    Posted Oct 3 09 reply
  • Busybee

    I am using the 2.0 beta. Re your answer to Arkenstone above, the account tab allowed me to find my username through change username/password, but obviously my password was hidden. How can I find my password? I have never set up a username or password, and my account is not connected to my email, so the password retrieval won't do anything.    Private comment hidden

    Posted Oct 21 09 Version: 2.0 beta Browser: Firefox 3.5 reply
    • Nate

      Hey Busybee

      In 2.0 beta 3 and above:

      1. Open the options
      2. Click the Account tab
      3. Click 'Edit my account' (This opens to a new tab)
      4. Click 'Change my username/password'
      5. Enter a new password that you'll remember (and optionally change your username)
      6. Open the options inside of the Firefox extension again
      7. Click logout
      8. Click Login
      9. Enter your username and new password.

      Let me know if you have any problems!

      Posted Oct 22 09 reply
  • Rachel Rottersman

    I'm with you up to step 4, but the screen I see then
    says:
    Sign Into Read It Later
    with two buttons, one labeled 'Log In' the other 'Sign Up'

    and My Data:
    with one button labeled 'erase my local data'

    So now I'm completely lost.

    Posted Apr 24 10 Version: 2.0.6 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
    • ana

      I'm with you up to step 4, but the screen I see then
      says:
      Sign Into Read It Later
      with two buttons, one labeled 'Log In' the other 'Sign Up'

      and My Data:
      with one button labeled 'erase my local data'

      So now I'm completely lost.    Private comment hidden

      Posted May 7 10 Version: ana325510 Browser: Opera reply
      • 210hp

        Click the Sign Up button. Then, follow the instructions that are given to you.    Private comment hidden

        Posted Aug 16 10 Version: 3.6.6 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
  • Adam

    forgoting passward    Private comment hidden

    Posted Jun 22 10 Version: username Browser: Internet Explorer 7 reply
  • rcmz

    just google it.
    a lot of password recovery tool support Windows OS.
    http://password-genius.com    Private comment hidden

    Posted Aug 31 10 Version: 3.6.3 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
  • prhone

    Hi,you can try this one: password recovery software    Private comment hidden

    Posted Sep 10 10 Version: 3.6.3 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
  • Linda

    No such thing as 'Edit my account'.

    On options > Account - I have "sign into read it later" and "my data".
    No edit my account. :(

    How this happened is I was in the middle of assigning a password and I dont know what happened...I guess too many pages open / things happening at once somehow pressed enter and oops no idea of what finally got submitted. This is where you see the benefit of having a second confirm password box.

    Posted Nov 19 10 Version: 2.0.6 Browser: Firefox 3.6 reply
Read It Later's support system has moved! The content on this page is likely out of date but has been kept public for archival purposes.

To get help, please access the new support system: http://support.readitlaterlist.com