TouchID on 1Password X?

I've switched to the 1Password X extension in chrome as email support informed me the regular extension was no longer supported. However, it seems Touch ID is not possible in 1Password X. I hate having to type my password so frequently to unlock it.

Is there a way to enable it, or will it be added to the extension soon? I'll likely be switching back to the old unsupported extension if not.


1Password Version: 7.2.4
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: OSX 10.14.3
Sync Type: Not Provided

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  • edited January 29

    Hi there :) I know it's something the 1Password team have expressed interested in developing before but from what in the past they have expressed it is a rather difficult integration to develop as Chrome does not have APIs provided for it.
    This thread might interest you from last year:
    https://discussions.agilebits.com/discussion/91189/will-touch-id-be-available-on-1password-x-in-the-future
    More recently it seems there are hints at it being worked on so hopefully maybe in the future! For now though if it is cumbersome it might suit you more to return to the older extension and support that with the native desktop app

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @rxguy

    As far as I'm aware it isn't currently possible for Chrome extensions to directly interact with the macOS Touch ID APIs. What may be possible is having 1Password for Mac act as an intermediary... i.e. unlocking 1Password for Mac with Touch ID could possibly unlock 1Password X (in the same / similar way unlocking 1Password for Mac unlocks the traditional browser extensions). Definitely something we'd love to be able to do, though I can't say anything further than that at this point.

    Thanks for chiming in @nedmullen1. :)

    Ben

  • Okay, I understand there are some issues involved implementing it in 1Password X.

    Since that's the case I've uninstalled 1Password X and reinstalled the basic chrome browser extension. Is it truly unsupported? Are there any issues/security concerns if I continue to use it? Unfortunately as soon as I couldn't use TouchID the browser extension lost all ease and convenience for me (my master password is long and complicated as encouraged). I couldn't login to sites as quickly anymore.

  • Hello @rxguy,

    There are no security issues surrounding the older companion extension. It's just one is newer and more exciting for those involved. They are a bit different but we would never keep an extension around if it was insecure in any way.

  • MitchMitch

    Team Member

    Hi @rxguy,

    Sad to hear you had to uninstall 1Password X, but I completely understand the feeling. The classic desktop extension is fully supported (and indeed the best option for many people) and you can feel safe using it.

    We've taken your feedback about Touch ID to heart, and I hope it won't be long before we can entice you to give 1Password X another shot. :)

    Mitch

  • Thanks for the quick replies and reassurances guys! Happy I can safely continue using the old extension. Hope to see TouchID someday be possible in 1Password X.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    You're very welcome. :+1: :)

    Ben

  • teddertedder
    edited February 2

    @Ben et al, I've mentioned before that a Yubikey (FIDO/U2F, which has browser support) would be good too. I just want something, I'm spoiled with having no options on Unix even though Android and MacOS have fingerprint support. I'm not used to typing in my master key so much!

    If you said "we now support X device", I'd buy it.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    I'm not used to typing in my master key so much!

    U2F wouldn't replace the need to type the Master Password. U2F is a second factor ("Universal 2nd Factor"). The Master Password would still be required if we were to implement U2F.

    If you said "we now support X device", I'd buy it.

    Good to know. :) :+1:

    Ben

  • U2F wouldn't replace the need to type the Master Password. U2F is a second factor ("Universal 2nd Factor"). The Master Password would still be required if we were to implement U2F.

    I was (incorrectly?) assuming it would work as the short-term unlocker like a fingerprint does, or like a PIN does/used to on the mobile apps.

  • Hi @tedder,

    So there was a conversation I had in the past with some other users here in the forum that may be of interest to you. I learned about a feature in some versions of a Yubikey where you can get it to send a static password stored in the key. I don't know the details but here is a link to the first post on this matter. We are still looking at what can be done to make 1Password X easier for those lucky enough to have Macs with Touch ID but if you want something more immediate that could be one possible route.

  • dtearedteare Agile Founder

    Team Member

    Good news, @rxguy & nedmullen1!!! 1Password X now has Desktop App Integration on Mac! 🎉

    Check out our recent beta announcement for details on how to set things up so you can use Touch ID on your Mac. Support for Windows and Windows Hello will be coming in a future release.

    If you're feeling adventurous, please give the beta a try and let us know how it goes. 😘

    ++dave;

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