Go & Fill without 1Password running.

I am using 1Password v. 3.5.1 on Mac 10.6.4.

I just became a user through a friend but I have an issue with the Go & Fill option. My computer is in use for multiple people and there is no security around the Safari toolbar for Go & Fill. The 1password application is currently NOT running and my son was able to open Safari click the 1P button and then Go & Fill to my bank and it logged him right in. There was no password challenge and he was able to get full access to my bank. Definitely not cool.

Is this a bug or feature? I'm positive I read that you NEED to have 1Password running to have Go & Fill available so this seems like a bug. I'm using Safari 5.0.2.

I just spent the last hour setting up all my logins only to delete them after running into the lack of security around this feature. Here's a screenshot to illustrate the issue


(mind the hack n slash photoshop job but I assure you, 1Password was CLOSED before Safari was launched)

The application looked really promising but it's not useful for multi-user situations. Can I re-gift my serial number to another user - I hate to think that my friend wasted his 'gift' on me.



  • khadkhad Social Choreographer

    Team Member
    I just want to clarify that the auto-lock timeout is measured by computer activity and not 1Password activity. I think there may have been some confusion in that regard for some users. In order for 1Password to automatically lock after X minutes, there must be no mouse or keyboard activity for the entire duration.

    If "Disable automatic unlock for 1Password" is enabled you will always be prompted to enter your master password when opening 1Password. This includes quitting the app and relaunching it.

    Likewise, if "Disable automatic unlock for all applications" is enabled you will always be prompted to enter your master password when using one of the browser extensions after a fresh launch of your browser(s).

    So any easy way to keep praying eyes at bay is to leave both of the above settings enabled and quit 1Password and your browsers when you are done using them. Your data will be locked.

    Otherwise, you are relying on the auto-lock settings to secure your data which will either lock your data after X minutes of inactivity, when your Mac begins to sleep, or when the screen saver is activated whichever of the selected options comes first.

    To speed up the auto-lock process you might consider the following.

    1. Set an Active Screen Corner for you screen saver and activate the screen saver when stepping away from your Mac (System Preferences > Exposé and Spaces > Exposé > Active Screen Corners).

    2. Close the lid of your Mac laptop to put your Mac to sleep.

    3. Activate the login window when stepping away from your Mac (System Preferences > Accounts > Login Options > "Show fast user switching menu as…")

    The above three options will also secure your entire OS X login if you have enabled "Require password … after sleep or screen saver begins" (System Preferences > Security > General). You are using a good, unique password for your OS X login, aren't you? :-)
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