Introducing Desktop App Integration for Mac! 🎉
We have something pretty cool that I’m excited to share with you: the 1Password X beta now has experimental integration with 1Password for Mac.
If you have both 1Password X and the desktop app installed on your Mac, you can:
- Unlock 1Password X with Touch ID (about time!!!)
- Keep 1Password X unlocked between browser restarts
- Edit items in 1Password for Mac straight from 1Password X
- Fill logins from 1Password mini
- And more…
Desktop App Integration is a major new feature which we’ll eventually be rolling out to all customers, but we wanted our beta friends to be the first to try it out. That’s you! :)
To try out Desktop App Integration, you need:
- 1Password X 1.15.BETA-0 or newer (Chrome only for now, stay tuned Firefox friends)
- 1Password for Mac Beta that is 7.3 BETA-4 or newer
- The same accounts in both 1Password X and 1Password for Mac. If any of the accounts do not match, or if there are a different number, Desktop App Integration will not work.
Set up Desktop App Integration
- You will need to unlock 1Password X at least once to configure things.
After you unlock, 1Password X will be connected to 1Password for Mac and you won’t have to go through the setup process again.
How did you do this black magic?
It’s neat, eh? We’ll talk about the tech closer to release, but the short answer is that the clients establish an authenticated connection through your account(s), and then use native messaging to send encrypted payloads back and forth. It’s a much more sophisticated link than the one used in our traditional desktop extension, and it allows for some really intriguing possibilities.
I’m still being asked for my Master Password in 1Password X
Make sure you’ve followed the setup instructions exactly as written. If 1Password X is still not connecting (or if it’s trying to connect and failing) please let us know in the forum. Including your console logs will help us troubleshoot and get you on your way faster.
I didn’t see any confirmation after following all the steps. Is it working?
You won’t see any immediate confirmation. You can test the connection by locking the extension and seeing if the Mac app locks, or vice versa. Then you can try out other features, like clicking Edit on an item. The interface is still a work in progress and will become easier to use as time goes on.
Can I turn off Desktop App Integration after setting it up?
Sure. Just disable the feature and restart your browser. 1Password X will always be able to work independently, with or without the desktop app.
There’s a 1Password desktop app on Windows, too…
Yes, there is! 🤠