Please bring Windows Hello into 1Password X

The Web Authentication API provide ability to use Windows Hello in Browser, it's a W3C Recommendation.

For dev guide with Windows Hello in browser, see

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  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited October 2019

    Right now our focus is on desktop app integration for 1Password X, which will be coming to Windows as well. But if it meets all of our requirements, perhaps we we can offer that directly within 1Password X in the future as well. Cheers! :)

    ref: dev/core/core#318

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @arianelu: Ah. That sort of thing seems to be a rare occurrence, but you're right that it's just one example of the the messes we can get ourselves into if we're not careful keeping business and personal stuff separate. I find it's helpful to hide vaults from the All Vaults view, or just switch to specific vaults to use at certain times -- e.g. stay in the "work" stuff when I'm working, etc. If you need help with that, let me know. :)

  • Windows Hello support in 1Password X would be great....but only if it is supported on first launch not later like the desktop app. Otherwise don't bother. ;)

  • stevewoostevewoo
    edited December 2019

    I need Windows Hello support in 1Password X for Firefox. Not impressed I have to enter the master password every time I start up Firefox and want to use 1Password.

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    @Cartman: As Brenty mentioned above, we want to integrate our desktop application and 1Password X. It means that unlocking the one will unlock the other (and vice versa), but it will not change the current Windows Hello behaviour, when you always have to unlock 1Password first with your Master Password. In order to make Windows Hello work all the time, we'd have to store a version of your Master Password somewhere on the computer, this is the part we're not comfortable with at the moment.

    @stevewoo: If you don't want to unlock 1Password twice, you can install our companion extension in Firefox. Unlocking the main 1Password 7 application will unlock 1Password companion extension automatically. If it doesn't suit your needs, please stay tuned for future updates. :)


  • FWIW, I've dumped 1Password X in favor of the 1Password Extension app due to the former's lack of Windows Hello support. Its richer features don't outweigh the PIA of having to enter my master password every 10 minutes.

    I also am highly uncomfortable not having my password manager auto-lock. Maybe it's not logical, given that 1Password is also protected by Windows security, but that's still how I feel.

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @wmgildersleeve,

    If you use 1Password X, you can increase auto-lock period in Settings:

    As for your second question, could you please elaborate? What auto-lock you are missing and where?

    Thanks! :+1:


  • That wasn't a question but an observation. I've seen elsewhere people suggesting shutting off auto-lock as a "work around" for lack of Hello integration. I'm not willing to loosen the auto-lock configuration.

  • ceceliacecelia

    Team Member

    Thanks for clarifying, @wmgildersleeve. I totally understand. I personally don't mind it, but depending on your workflow, not having a quick way to unlock without having to type your Master Password can be a deal breaker. I wish I had a solution for you, but Desktop App Integration is still in the works. Dave recently shared a lovely post about its progress here.

    Real quick- I think you're aware of this, but I just wanted to clarify for other folks reading this thread that the auto-lock timer starts when your system goes idle, so you shouldn't have to type your Master Password every 10 minutes (or however many minutes you set the auto-lock timer to) while you're using your device. Just every x minutes after you've stopped using the device, so long as auto-lock is enabled.

  • Hi @cecelia, thanks for the message and the link to the blog post. I hadn't seen that post yet, and, while the timeline is disappointing, it's good to see that the integration is moving forward. I do get your point about idle time, but I did find that I was entering my password more often than I like--in other words, more than once a day--I hate entering passwords (hence my having purchased 1Password.

    Ultimately, I wanted to be vocal about my experiences, at least to make clear that the Hello integration is a deal-breaker vis a vis 1Password X for some people.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    We appreciate you taking the time to write your feedback about this :+1: Anything that helps us make 1Password better is always welcome :)

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    If you like the companion browser extension better, you don't need to switch to 1Password X then :) We are still working on both extensions, so for the foreseeable future I would not worry about it if you prefer the companion extension.

  • Integrating 1PasswordX with the desktop app would be excellent! @brenty it seems like this still isn't working on Windows/PC/Edge though, is that accurate? At least, it isn't working for me...

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    That is correct: this is currently only available in 1Password for Mac Beta and 1Password X Beta.

  • @ag_ana I see - thank you for clarifying :) (and for your quick response).

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    On behalf of Ana you are most welcome. Have a good weekend!


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