1Password X Suggesting Weaker Passwords

When creating a new account or changing a password, 1Password X suggests a password that is weaker than the generator usually gives. Picture below details a suggestion that is only 13 characters long.

How can I make the suggested passwords more complex or longer by default?


1Password Version: Not Provided
Extension Version: 1.18.6
OS Version: Windows 10 Pro 1909
Sync Type: Not Provided
Referrer: forum-search:1Password X Weak Suggestion

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  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    Hey there @voxelsprite!

    Thanks for bringing up this change. We were occasionally coming across websites that didn't allow the previous 20 character suggested password. Your screenshot is a great example – you're asked to enter a password between 8 and 16 characters. Previously, the suggested password was 20 characters, which would have been rejected by the site in your screenshot. We altered the recipe to give you a strong, unique password that fits a larger majority of password restrictions. That said, you always have the option of generating a password with custom rules in the 1Password X pop-up. You can do that by clicking the 1Password icon on your browser toolbar, then click the + button, then click Password Generator.

    I hope that clears things up, and I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have.

  • Commenting to share I had the same problem.

    That said, you always have the option of generating a password with custom rules in the 1Password X pop-up. You can do that by clicking the 1Password icon on your browser toolbar, then click the + button, then click Password Generator.

    This helped so much. I'm not sure why, but I forget I can click the icon in the toolbar.

    I would vote for the ability for me to decide what my default password generation rules are for the browser extension. I would rather the default be what my preferences are and adjust down for the site instead of starting with something less and then adjusting up when possible.

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    @charlieholder – I'm glad to hear that helped you out! I'll pass your feedback along in regards to making the inline suggested password customizable.

    ref: dev/core/core#352

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