Welcome to the 1Password extension!
Since you’re reading this, you have successfully installed the 1Password extension. Nice work! Here’s a quick introduction to the basics of using it.
Getting started with 1Password is easy! You can:
- Click the 1Password key button in your browser’s toolbar and enter your Master Password to check things out
- If you already have Logins saved for some sites, you can visit the site and click the 1Password key button to use one of your Logins or press Command-\ to log in a little faster
- To work even faster, click the 1Password key button and start typing to find one of your existing Logins, then hit Return to open its site in a new tab and automatically login!
But if you’re brand new to 1Password, here’s a brief walk-through to get you going!
How To: Save a 1Password Login
If you already have a username and password for a site, it’s really easy to save them into 1Password as a Login, which you can use to get into the site later much more quickly. From now on, 1Password can automatically and securely fill in your usernames and passwords for you! Here’s how:
1. Visit a site, enter your credentials, and login
So far so good, right? Now look at the top of your browser, because the 1Password Bar should appear (pictured below) for the next step.
2. Use the 1Password Bar to save your Login in 1Password
Just click Save and you’re done! Optionally, you can customize the Login’s name to add things like “personal” or “business” to help you find the right one later on.
3. Now logout to try your new Login
This way we can be sure you entered the right information. Head on to the next step, you’re almost done!
How To: Use 1Password to log into a site
Let’s put that Login to work! Visit the site for the Login you just created, then:
4. Click the 1Password key button, then your Login
The menu that appears displays a list of Logins available for the current site at the top, and all of your Logins for all sites just below. Click the proper Login for the current site to fill your username and password into the form and login automatically.
ProTip: If you saved only one Login in 1Password for the current site, press Command-\ on your keyboard to login instantly!
5. Ponder how you’ve lived without 1Password all this time
Unbelievable, right? :)
6. Use All Logins to login even faster
Typing URLs is a drag, not to mention having to remember them all. To browse and log into a site even more quickly:
- Click the 1Password key button in your browser’s toolbar or hit Command-\
- Type the first couple of letters of the site you want, and watch as 1Password filters your list of Logins as you type
- Click or press Return on the Login you want use, and 1Password will open its site in a new tab and automatically log you in!
How To: Manually save a Login
Sometimes you might need to manually save a Login to get it just the way you want. In that case, you can:
- Visit the site’s login page
- Enter your login details like normal, but wait—don’t hit the login button yet!
- Click the 1Password key button, then click the ”+” button
- A new login form with the details you entered into the site will appear (pictured below). Feel free to customize any details you want
- Click Save to store your new Login!
How To: Use the Strong Password Generator
One of 1Password’s best features is the Strong Password Generator. This lets you create incredibly secure, unique, and unguessable passwords when you create or update your Logins.
When it’s time to enter your password during a signup process simply:
- Click the 1Password key button
- Click the Strong Password Generator
- (Optionally) Customize your new password
- Click Fill to place your new password into the form
- Enter the rest of the details as requested and submit the form
- 1Password should then prompt you if you’d like to save this new information as a Login
How To: Update a Login’s password
Maybe you created a Login using a weak password and want to use our Strong Password Generator to make your account much more secure, or maybe you simply feel like changing your password for ol’ time’s sake. Whatever the case, updating a Login’s password is pretty easy:
Log into the site in question
Navigate to the site’s password change form
- (Optional) If the site requires you to enter your existing password in order to update your password, click the 1Password key button, then click the right arrow next to your Login for this site to enter its Details View
- In the Details View, mouse over your password for the site and click it to copy that password to your Clipboard
- Paste your password into the “existing password field”
Use our Strong Password Generator to create your new password
Save your changes. 1Password will notice you’ve changed your password
Customize 1Password extension options
You can tell the 1Password extension to behave in a few different ways, such as whether it automatically asks you to save new Logins or conceals your passwords when you view item details.
Open the extension and go to the Settings pane to take control of your 1Password experience!
Learn more about 1Password
Explore our User Guide to learn everything 1Password can do for you!