Feature Request: “Expiration Date” nootifications

meloramamelorama Junior Member

My wife reminded me that I need to check when I had to renew my driver's license by, because our new DMV bureaucracy is causing wait times of several months!

I have the expiration date of my license in my 1pw vault, so I was able to check this quickly, but as I did so, it dawned on me that it would be super helpful if 1PW could notify you of impending "expiration" dates that you've entered for vault items.

I can see how this might be an overreach of the intended purpose of 1PW, but in the case of expiration dates, it would make sense, because in many cases im sure 1PW is the only place where most of us has that information stored on our devices.

While you can certainly enter expiration dates in a calendar or “todo list” app, it would be a lot easier if the app in which all those dates are already centralized—1Password—could handle reminding you of those dates, since you’ve already entered them in the 1PW database.

Or perhaps another option would be if you enter an expiration date field in a 1PW item, that it would offer to add that date to your default system calendar (or any calendar of your choosing)?

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  • vplewisvplewis Junior Member

    @melorama I believe this feature is already present in the MacOS version. Maybe someday. . .

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @melorama!

    We already have this for credit card expiry dates, so perhaps we could indeed expand this to other categories (I believe that this is what @vplewis was suggesting). So thank you very much for taking time out of your day to to share this feedback! We appreciate every idea that could make 1Password even better.

    I can see how this could be useful to you, so while I cannot make any promises, I can tell you that I have shared your feedback internally :)

    Once again, thank you and have a wonderful day!

  • meloramamelorama Junior Member

    Interesting...I use both the macOS and IOS versions and have never seen an expiry date notification from either of those apps for credit card items. Is this such a new feature that none of my credit cards would have triggered a notification yet?

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited September 2019

    @melorama: It was introduced in 1Password for Mac version 7 last year, yes, relatively new. Came up for me recently too. :)

  • meloramamelorama Junior Member

    @brenty Oh that...That's actually not what I'm referring to when I say "notifications". What I meant was that I would like 1PW to use the macOS and/or iOS notifications API to send notifications of upcoming expiration dates. The feature you showed is only useful if you open up that vault item, and in many cases, it would be too late to know that something has expired.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited September 2019

    Oh that...That's actually not what I'm referring to when I say "notifications". What I meant was that I would like 1PW to use the macOS and/or iOS notifications API to send notifications of upcoming expiration dates.

    @melorama: Ah, thank you for clarifying! It's not something 1Password can do today, and I'd be wary of annoying people with notifications, but it's something we can consider for future versions. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

    The feature you showed is only useful if you open up that vault item, and in many cases, it would be too late to know that something has expired.

    That's not the case, or I'd have missed the ones for multiple real cards this summer. ;) The desktop apps will show the "Expiring" section of Watchtower for items with expiration dates within the next month -- plenty of time to make sure the bank is sending a new card, renew a membership, etc. But we'd also like to bring this and other new Watchtower features to the mobile app in the future as well. Cheers! :)

  • I would like to add something to that, regarding expiration.

    We work with access to customer's systems. Systems where we are not in control of policies. Many of these systems use expiring passwords. Once we forget to change the password before expiry, we'll be simply locked out and need to request access again.

    I would love to add an expiry date to a login item in 1Password, to prevent being locked out all the time. Of course, that would need to show up in the 'Expiring' section then!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Thanks for sharing your use case for such a feature @markvanderhurk. I can certainly understand how that would be useful in some environments. I can't make any promises, other than to say it is something we'll consider for the future.

    Ben

  • Thank you Ben!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    You are very welcome. :)

    Ben

  • edited February 14

    +1

    Yesterday I had a friend at my home: he had asked my advice about password management. He runs a very successful business employing thirty or more people at several office locations, including a mobile sales force.
    I appreciate some people put everything in the notes field of a login item (my spouse does this). I prefer to structure my vault items (I spent a working career designing relational databases).
    To demonstrate, I used the example of my motor insurance policy: in addition to the standard login data items, I create 'Policy number' (text), 'Start date' (date), 'Expiry date' (date). I then explained that I have to create a mirror item in my calendar app to notify me that this policy is due to expire ...

    Then the penny dropped! Why do I have to do this?

    If 1P
    a) had a "smart" data type 'Expiry date', and
    b) had the option to interface with my calendar
    I could have a "1Password" calendar containing items with expiry dates, so there was no need for me to implement this two-step process manually.

    Please implement this :)

    PS there would also need to be the option to configure calendar alerts per item. Here in the UK, the cheapest time to renew a motor insurance policy is 21 days before renewal date. For motor insurances I set alerts at 28 days prior to renewal (to get me in the mood), then at 21 days. This same sort of logic applies to home insurance, energy supply, but not to credit cards.

    PPS I added this request onto this prior topic in the iOS area, but my proposal would be operating system agnostic

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @AndrewParker

    Thanks for taking the time to write in to share your perspective on this. We'll continue to evaluate how something like this might fit into 1Password. :)

    Ben

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    :+1::)

    Ben

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