Using symbols in passwords

edited September 2017 in Mac

I've found that different sites allow different sets of symbols to be used in passwords. Is there a way to select a limited set of symbols to be used in the password generator? e.g.: allow use of @#$%& symbols, but not []{}^-.

1Password Version: 6.5.3
Extension Version: 4.6.2
OS Version: OS X 10.11.6
Sync Type: Not Provided
Referrer: forum-search:problem with symbols


  • ag_kevinag_kevin Junior Member

    Team Member

    Hi @pkronfeld ,

    Unfortunately, 1Password does not allow editing of the character sets used in password generation. The best thing to do in that case is to generate a password, and edit the symbols to be the ones allowable. If the site does not require symbols at all, you could also turn the symbols slider to 0.


  • tompandersontompanderson Junior Member

    Seems like this request has been around for a long time with nothing done, and I’m seeing more and more passwords restricting what symbols they accept. It’s time for 1Password to support these requirements.

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    Thanks for the feedback, @tompanderson!

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