password generator with words is not always acceptable

(I am not sure this is the right forum, but I did not find any that is "simply" on general technical issues.)

I have began to systematically use the password generator. I use the "words" alternative with "hyphen" as a sub-option. However, in many cases, the generated password is not acceptable by sites, because they often require two features:

  • passwords should include both lower and upper case characters
  • passwords should also include numerical digits

As a result, what I do is to change one of the characters to upper case and add some random digits to the words before using it. No big deal, but a big of a drag; I wonder whether it is not possible to extend the password generator by mixing upper case and lower case characters and include random digits, too?

Thanks


1Password Version: 7
Extension Version: 7.2.4
OS Version: macOS 10.14.2
Sync Type: iCloud
Referrer: forum-search:password generator

Comments

  • ag_sebastianag_sebastian

    Team Member
    edited February 9

    Hello, @iherman!

    If you're not sure where to post a question, make your best guess (just as you did), and we'll move it if need be. :smile:

    I know what you mean, as I tend to add upper-case characters and numbers often myself, and it can become a bit of a drag. I've filed this as a feature request for us to look into, but I can't promise when and if we'll get to it.

    ref: xplatform/targets#13

  • Thanks @ag_sebastian! Getting this on your radar screen is the first step:-)

    Happy new year to the whole team!

  • ag_sebastianag_sebastian

    Team Member
    edited January 6

    Always happy to listen to constructive feedback. :) Happy New Year, @iherman!

  • I'm piggybacking on this thread because my issue and my usual solution (manually tweak the suggested password) is the same as the original poster's. But I'd like to add a feature request, or more accurately a request for feature restoration, as well:

    In both the Windows app and the old 1Password Chrome extension, I'm able to edit the generated password in place (in the Password Generator popup's textbox) before clicking the "Copy" button. In the 1Password X extension, that textbox is read-only, so I have to click "Copy", then paste it into something I can both see and edit, and then copy the modified password to the clipboard.

    In a future version of 1Password X, could the Password Generator's password textbox be made editable, to avoid the extra paste-and-recopy steps?

  • ag_sebastianag_sebastian

    Team Member

    That's a solid suggestion, @vorlonscout! :) I'll make sure to pass this along to the rest of the team, but I can't make any promises when and if we'll make the Password Generator text box editable.

  • I'd like to see this as well. I find it curious that your Android app supports mixed-case "memorable" passwords while your Mac app does not. The Android app also supports both full words and non-dictionary, but pronounceable wordlets, while again, this option is missing from the Mac app. This is a requirement for some of the more secure systems I use that prohibit dictionary words. Neither support required numbers and I'd really like to see all of these issues fixed. I've just started using 1Password and am really impressed with some of it's features but frustrated by really simple oversights like this. Functional consistency across platforms should be a given.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member
    edited 2:15PM

    @zenzic

    We agree, and are (slowly) moving toward a more consistent experience with the password generator across platforms. In the mean time you can try the password generator on our website:

    https://1password.com/password-generator/

    I hope that helps!

    Ben

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