Internet Explorer Browser Extension w/ v6

I'm trying to assist one of my 1Password for Teams users who just installed v6 (first time 1Password user). When we went to install his browser extension we were directed to a page that started downloading the Safari extension (this on IE11 on Windows 10 1607). Okay, so we cancelled that but were unable to find an IE11 browser extension available for download.

I know 1Password v4 included the IE extension in the installer. Does 1Password v6 not do this? How do we get the IE extension installed then?

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  • GregGreg

    AgileBits Team Member

    Hello @addilapi,

    I am sorry for the confusion! :(

    There is no 1Password 6 browser extension for Internet Explorer at the moment. Since Internet Explorer doesn't have a modern web extension APIs, we can't reuse our extension code easily like we can for Chrome, Firefox, or other browsers. We have to build it from scratch and it would be a great thing to do, but right now we are focused on bringing 1Password 6 to parity with other platforms. I hope for your understanding.

    Is there a specific reason why you are using Internet Explorer exclusively on your Windows PC? Thanks in advance! :+1:


  • Yes, there is a reason. I assume 1Password for Teams was developed primarily with businesses in mind. You should be aware that most businesses have a significant amount of "legacy" application infrastructure that still require Internet Explorer to access and likely will for some time. This is why IE11 was included in Windows 10... it isn't going away anytime soon and to fully adopt 1Password I definitely need the browser extension for auto filling/capture.

    I assumed the browser extension from 1Password 4 would work with 1Password 6... or that it could at least be updated to work since I believe the interfaces between the main 1Password app and the browser extensions hasn't significantly changed. I hope you can find a way...

  • AlexHoffmannAlexHoffmann

    AgileBits Team Member


    As much as I'd love to give you better news, a new 1Password Internet Explorer extension for 1Password 6 is most likely not in the cards.
    Greg already explained some of the technical reasons behind it and Microsoft itself is planning to phase out Internet Explorer sooner rather than later.

    Is there a possibility for the users to run Firefox or Chrome?



  • CDSanDiegoCDSanDiego Junior Member

    I hope this is the right thread to which to pin an additional comment. This morning, Windows 10 lured me into trying Edge. I have to admit it's a nice UI, and I'm all about good UI and UX. Chrome is my go-to browser on both Mac and PC, but I'm willing to expand my horizons. Meanwhile, the question du jour for me is: Is there--or will there be-- a browser extension for Edge? Thanks, guys.

  • AlexHoffmannAlexHoffmann

    AgileBits Team Member


    Yes, we want to bring 1Password to Microsoft Edge but there are significant technical obstacles that need to be overcome before it can become a reality.

    As it stands right now, we don't know when a Microsoft Edge 1Password extension will be available.



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