Suggestion: offer "edit" button when creating new logins

Some sites prompt me to create a username and a password on two separate web pages. Thus, I enter my email or username on one page, click submit, and it takes me to a page to create a password. In these cases, 1PasswordX generates a password and saves it with a blank username. In order to add the username, I have to open my vault, find the entry, and edit it. It would be nice if there was an "edit" button right there on the save dialog in the first place. It would be even nicer if it offered to autopopulate the username field with my most common usernames (including my email address).

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  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    Hey @TheCat! What I'd do in that situation is save a Login on the first page, then update the Login I just saved on the second page. If you have an example website URL for me, I can explain exactly what I mean. I just can't seem to think of a multi-page registration form off the top of my head at the moment.

    I agree that it'd be nice to have the ability to edit the item before pressing the save button, though. I'll pass that feedback along to the rest of my team. :)

    ref: x/b5x#708

  • Hi. I ran across a site that has this feature - your site! When I tried to post a comment on this forum, I was told by the site that I need to reset my password. I entered my email address and got an email from you to reset my password. I entered the new password on your form, and it created a new entry for agilebits with a blank username.

    Here's the page you sent me to to reset my password - (replace ###### with a six digit code you generated).

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member
    edited January 9

    @TheCat – I'm glad you brought this thread back up! After reading your response, I'm curious why you wouldn't have chosen the Update Saved Login option instead of creating a brand new one. I guess that would be me assuming that you already had an existing Login item saved for the 1Password support forum, though.

    Here's the screen I see when I fill out the password change form and click the Save in 1Password option below the new password field (granted, it's when I'm already signed in to the support forum).

    In this case, the save Login modal defaulted to Update Saved Login. I'm not sure that would be the case when you're resetting your password without being signed in first. That said, you can always click the dropdown and select Update Saved Login (see below).

    I hope that helps get you the desired outcome of updating an existing Login item rather than create a new Login without the username. In any case, your feedback has been passed along in regards to the ability to edit an item before saving. I'm just not sure it would have helped in this case since you would have been left with two different 1Password support forum Login items (again, assuming you already had one saved from when you created your account).

  • It defaulted to "save new login" and it was not at all obvious to me that "save new login" was part of a drop down menu. I didn't realize you could change that part of the form. The visual cue that you can change that text to something else - i.e. the double arrow to the right - is non-standard. I would have recognized it as a drop down menu if it had a border, as the "saved logins" and "save in" dialogs do.

  • Which raises the question - you have two tools on that page that do the same thing - let you choose from a list. Why do they have different graphic appearances? They do exactly the same thing, so why does one have a border and the other not?

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    @TheCat – That's good feedback! I'll pass your thoughts along. Thanks again for sharing things from your perspective. It's really great to hear. :)

    ref: dev/core/core#771

  • I found another example of a site that sets the username and password separately. I just created an account on Consumer Reports

    The username was created on the payment form. After I paid, CR sent me an email, which lead to this screen:

    When I set the password, 1Password created an entry with no username.

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    Thanks for letting us know, @TheCat. Is the website URL for the password page different than the one for the username/payment page, or is this a situation where 1Password defaulted to "Save New Login" instead up "Update Saved Login"? If you could check out the URLs for me, that would be helpful. It doesn't look like I'll be able to create a test account without paying for the service.

  • Both the "create account / pay for account" and the "set password" page are on

    I did not have any logins for, so there was no opportunity to update a saved login. The only choice was to save a new login, which only had two fields: password and URL.

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    @TheCat – I see what you're saying. That's an instance where an Edit button would seriously come in handy. I appreciate you sharing your experience with me!

  • Found another site that results in a saved password with no username.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    Can you point us to where the username/password form is on the page you linked? When I visit that website, I only see the form to enter payment and shipping information, but no login.

  • I got there by clicking the Subscribe button on the top right of this page.

    That leads here:

    and after you fill out that form, it records your email address (which is the username) and takes you to a separate page to create your password.

    1Password only saves the password and URL at that point.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Got it, thank you for the clarification @TheCat :+1:

  • Found another site that creates the username on one page and the password on another, and 1Password only saves the password, leaving the username blank.

    Buy something, and following checkout it lets you set a password.

  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    Hey @TheCat ,

    I added an item to my cart, proceeded to checkout, and it asked for my email first (to checkout as a guest). When I input my email, 1Password does show up and suggests saving it. I couldn't get to the password field afterwards without entering a real credit card and confirming an order though, but from what you described this is the step where you weren't able to save your username. Is that correct?

  • I didn't have that experience, using Firefox with 1Password X. I was only prompted to save at the password setting step.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    I confirm what ag_yaron experiences: the Save button appears for me too in the email field:

    Can you let us know what steps to follow to reach the username form that does not work for you?

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