1Password tries to solve the situation where you log in to a website and ask yourself something like “did I sign in with Google, Apple or a real combination of email and password” or “for which of my five Google- accounts do I have these?” Company has announced that the password manager lets you save which single sign-on (SSO) service you used on a site so that it can automatically sign you in with that same account when you return. This feature comes at a time when large companies are campaigning against passwords as a concept.
According to a blog postthe feature is currently available in the beta version of 1Password for the browser and currently supports login with Facebook, Google and Apple. 1Password says it will add more providers in the future.
If I go to a website and there’s no login stored for it in my 1Password vault, I can be pretty sure I’ve used one of the SSO options, but not 100 percent certainly. I certainly wasted a good chunk of my time trying to figure out if I just hadn’t added something to my vault or if I signed up with Apple or Google. (And sometimes the problem is that I’ve done both, but only one of those accounts has the correct user credentials associated with it.) In theory, this feature could go a long way in solving that problem, assuming I remember to delete the logins actually save .
1Password recently rolled out and announced a few useful features and is working towards launching a redesigned 1Password 8 experience across platforms. The company also announced that it is making it easier for its users to securely share passwords and documents, even if the person they are sharing with is not a 1Password user.
Big companies are trying to get rid of the need for apps like 1Password. Apple has announced that the next version of iOS and macOS will include an authentication system that uses the passkey standard developed by FIDO. Microsoft and google have also said they have plans to integrate the standard as well.
However, support for those kinds of systems relies on individual websites and services, which can be very slow to support new login technologies (I regularly visit several websites that don’t even support the SSO services 1Password tries to simplify using). For a while, many of us will have to use our browser’s built-in passwordless tools for some sites and a password manager for the rest – since 1Password already said it plans to include password key support as well (it recently joined the FIDO alliance that built them), sounds like the company wants to make sure its password manager is omnivorous and stores all your authentication regardless of form who takes it.