1Password

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1Password
1password-logo.svg
Developer(s)AgileBits Inc.
Initial releaseJune 18, 2006 (2006-06-18)[1]
Stable release
  • Windows: 7.3.684 (April 22, 2019; 3 months ago (2019-04-22)[2]) [±]
  • macOS: 7.3.2 (August 6, 2019; 12 days ago (2019-08-06)[3]) [±]
  • Android: 7.2 (July 22, 2019; 27 days ago (2019-07-22)[4]) [±]
  • iOS: 7.3.5 (August 8, 2019; 10 days ago (2019-08-08)[5]) [±]
PlatformAndroid, Chrome OS, iOS, macOS, Windows[6], and browsers Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari[7]
TypePassword manager
LicenseTrialware[8][9]
Website1password.com

1Password is a password manager developed by AgileBits Inc. It provides a place for users to store various passwords, software licenses, and other sensitive information in a virtual vault that is locked with a PBKDF2-guarded master password.[10][11] By default, this encrypted vault is stored on the company's servers for a monthly fee.[12]

Password file syncing[edit]

1Password can be configured so that files are synchronized through Dropbox (all platforms), local Wi-Fi, and iCloud, and through 1Password.com, a paid subscription-based server sync service maintained by the developers. Local Wi-Fi and iCloud sync are only available on iOS and macOS.[13][14][15]

In 2017, the Travel Mode feature was introduced for subscribers of 1Password.com, which enables omission of password entries not tagged as safe for travel from the local storage on a particular device, reducing the impact of being obliged by officials to unlock access at country border crossings.[16]

Browser extensions[edit]

1Password integrates with desktop web browsers including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.[17] The extension can remember logins for websites, fill in website logins automatically, and generate random passwords for new websites.[18]

To use browser extensions, the user must have administrative rights on the computer where the browser is installed. This has been an issue with users on a PC assigned by a workplace without admin rights. To address this issue, 1Password offers plans for a monthly subscription fee aimed at businesses that allows web access to their usernames and passwords which can be copied and pasted into login screens.[19] Plans for family and individual use are also available.[20]

1Password also offers a standalone extension called 1Password X, available for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.[21] 1Password X is designed to work without a companion desktop app, but a 1Password.com subscription is required.[22]

On the mobile side, 1Password offers integration with browsers and apps on iOS and Android devices using various methods. More convenient methods of filling and saving login information are provided in iOS 12[23] and Android Oreo (and later),[24] respectively.

History[edit]

In a 2017 Consumer Reports article, Dan Guido, the CEO of Trail of Bits, listed 1Password as a popular password manager (alongside Dashlane, KeePass, and LastPass), with the choice among them mostly up to personal preferences.[12]

Before 1Password 7, and the move to a purely subscription-based service in 2018, 1Password could be set up to only store password files locally, and not sync with remote servers, after purchasing a software license ($64.99 in 2018[25]).[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1Password 1.0.0 Release".
  2. ^ "1Password for Windows Release Notes". Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. ^ "1Password for Mac Release Notes". Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  4. ^ "1Password for Android Release Notes". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ "1Password for iOS Release Notes". Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. ^ "1Password X brings me closer to using a Chromebook full-time". Android Central. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Download 1Password for your browser". Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Pricing & free trial". Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  9. ^ "1Password Restores Free-to-Use Local Vault Option in Latest Version of iOS App". Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  10. ^ Haslam, Oliver (28 August 2018). "Are password managers safe?". 1Password Blog. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Jeffrey (16 March 2013). "1Password hashcat strong master passwords". 1Password Blog. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ a b c Chaikivsky, Andrew (2017-02-07). "Everything You Need to Know About Password Managers". Consumer Reports. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  13. ^ Fleishman, Glenn (2018-06-11). "1Password 7 for Mac review: Password manager with small improvements that add up". Macworld. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  14. ^ Myers, Robert McGinley (8 August 2017). "The Best Password App and Manager (and why you need one)". The Sweet Setup. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  15. ^ Tedeschi, Bob (2010-11-03). "Apps to Manage Your Cluster of Passwords". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  16. ^ Kastrenakes, Jacob (2017-05-23). "1Password adds a 'travel mode' to keep your passwords safe at the border". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  17. ^ Rubenking, Neil J. (14 June 2018). "AgileBits 1Password - Review 2018". PCMag UK. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Use the 1Password extension to save and fill passwords on your Mac or Windows PC". 1Password. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  19. ^ "The most secure password manager for teams". 1Password. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Password manager to keep your family safe". 1Password. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  21. ^ Wagenseil, Paul (2019-02-15). "Best Password Managers 2019". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  22. ^ Teare, Dave (13 November 2017). "1Password X: A look at the future of 1Password in the browser". 1Password Blog. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  23. ^ Cao, Peter (2018-08-21). "Hands-on with 1Password and iOS 12's Password AutoFill feature". 9to5Mac. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  24. ^ El Khoury, Rita (2017-03-25). "AgileBits shows us how Android O's autofill API works with a 1Password demo". Android Police. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  25. ^ Riley, Sean (2018-11-16). "1Password Review: For the Apple Faithful". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 2019-02-23.

External links[edit]