Easily changing website passwords

edited November 2014 in 1Password 4 for Windows

I have seen mention of two things:

1) a prompt when changing a password to save the new password to 1Password<

2) a prompt when signing into a site with a different password than a saved one (asking if you wish to update)

Both scenario #1 and #2 are handled flawlessly with Dashlane. In fact, this was a huge draw for me to Dashlane over Lastpass (which was worse, but still better than 1Password).

I've even seen a post in this forum with an example dialog of what #1 looks like on Windows. So I must be missing something if I've never seen this myself even though I've changed a few passwords of my own.

So my question is, why aren't I seeing #1 or #2? Without this the current workflow for managing password changes (especially with weak passwords) is rather clunky.

Also I've noticed that there is no automatic cleanup of generated passwords like Dashlane / Lastpass.

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  • svondutchsvondutch

    Team Member

    So my question is, why aren't I seeing #1 or #2?

    What URL have you been trying?

    Also I've noticed that there is no automatic cleanup of generated passwords

    Yes there is. When you create a new Login item in the web browser, then your previously generated password item is moved to the Trash.

  • Ok, interesting. I've tried a few different sites now where I have changed passwords.

    http://alaskaair.com
    result - no automatic detection of changing password and no automatic updating or prompting of password when signing back in

    http://uservoice.com
    result - same as above

    http:// ups
    result - same as above

    One thing Dashlane does which I like is in the change password field, the had a button to "Generate new password" and that automatically created a new password and then replace it on submit.

  • svondutchsvondutch

    Team Member

    One thing Dashlane does which I like is in the change password field, the had a button to "Generate new password" and that automatically created a new password

    We have the same thing here:

    1. Click on the 1Password button
    2. Click on "Password Generator"
    3. Click on OK

    1Password should enter your newly generated password into the current page. It also copies your newly generated password to the clipboard.

  • svondutchsvondutch

    Team Member

    http://alaskaair.com result - no automatic detection of changing password and no automatic updating or prompting of password when signing back in

    Here are my steps:

    1. Start Chrome (running 1Password 4.2.5)
    2. Navigate to http://alaskaair.com
    3. Click on: "My Account"
    4. Enter user ID and password
    5. Click on: "Sign In"

    Result: the 1Password auto-save dialog appears, asking me to create a new alaskaair.com Login item.

  • Yes, that works. I was commenting that on the Alaska change password page, I was not asked to update my password.

    I was hoping to see this:

  • svondutchsvondutch

    Team Member

    @Omar Shahine‌ Yes you should see this on a change password page. Can you help me reproduce this problem? Thanks!

  • svondutchsvondutch

    Team Member

    @Omar Shahine here is an alternative workflow you might appreciate:

    1. Locate the change password page.
    2. The change password page asks for your current password. 1Password already knows your current password. Click on the 1Password button, right-click on your existing Login item, and click on "Open 1Password". Now copy & paste your current password from 1Password into the change password page.
    3. Switch back to 1Password, and click on "Edit" (the pencil button).
    4. Double-click on your current password
    5. Click on "Generate"
    6. Click on "OK" (3x). This will update the password.
    7. The change password page asks for your new password. Copy and paste your newly generated password from 1Password into the change password page.
    8. Submit the change password page and you're done!
  • I'll try a few sites again and see what I find. I'll take some notes.

    As for your alternative workflow. Yep, I figured that one out.

  • DBrownDBrown 1Password Alumni

    Thank you, Omar!

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