Client-Server interaction

edited May 2018 in 1Password X

With 1Password X I am trying to understand the interaction between 1PX extension and 1Password.com...
When you are on a webpage and ask 1PX to fill in the username/password, does it....

  1. Check against its local database / cached copy, only communicating with the server when there are changes.

Or

  1. Check against the server and retrieve the encrypted info each time, albeit also keeping a cached copy.

Just trying to understand it. Thanks...

Comments

  • jxpx777jxpx777 Code Wrangler 1Password Alumni

    Hi, @occamsrazor! 1Password X behaves similarly to other clients. It maintains a local cache of your data and keeps a connection to the server to be notified of changes. When a notification happens, 1Password X performs a sync between the server and the local cache. Filling and other interactions use the local cache rather than making a request to the server each time. This allows you, for instance, to look up a password when your Chromebook doesn't have a Wi-Fi connection.

    I hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    --
    Jamie Phelps
    Code Wrangler @ 1Password
    Fort Worth, Texas

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