Watchtower weak password logic between apps

Any plans to update the watchtower weak password logic so it is the same in all 1password apps?

I noticed a discrepancy in the watchtower logic used to determine a "weak" password between the Windows, IOS & web apps.
Example, a password (not my real password) of "Women-josua-fitretro$9".
*IOS & cloud/web page both show this in red as "Weak password. This password is too easy to guess. Change your password to something stronger"
*Windows app (7.6.785)- This seems to have better logic and doesn't flag as a week password.

The cloud/web & IOS show 30+ more weak passwords when compared to the windows watchtower results.


1Password Version: 7.7
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: IOS 14
Sync Type: families
Referrer: forum-search:watchtower


  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @Digital05

    We've tried a few different things over the years to keep the experience across the various apps consistent. As you've noted, there are still a number of areas where we haven't met that goal. At present each app is developed by a separate internal team. They all work from the same specs, but it is up to them to build the logic that they feel will meet the spec. Unless the spec is incredibly detailed, and accounts for edge cases, there is room for interpretation which results in the different apps behaving somewhat differently. We plan to take a different approach going forward with the hope of further narrowing that gap.


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