Generate Password without saving it?

I work in IT and frequently use 1Password's Generate Password feature to create disposable temporary passwords for user accounts. When I generate these passwords 1Password dutifully creates a new database entry and ties the password to whatever website happens to be foremost, which is never the site I generated the password for. As an example, whenever I go to my Gmail account, 1Password shows up with literally hundreds of saved password for Gmail, since I usually generate temporary passwords in reply to an email. Is there any way to generate a password using 1Password but without it saving it as yet another login for my email (that will never work)? The Autosave feature (detect new usernames and passwords and offer to save them) is disabled. Related to that, it would be nice if I didn't have to log in to 1Password to generate a new temporary password. At this point it feels like I shouldn't even be using 1Password for temporary password generation.

1Password Version: 7.6
Extension Version:
OS Version: OS X 11.0.1
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @essambk!

    If you open 1Password and create a new Password item, you can access the password generator there. Once you have created the password, you can click on the Cancel button, and 1Password will ask you if you want to save or delete this item, to avoid cluttering your list:

    So it sounds like you are following a different approach. Can you share with us the step by step instructions for the process you are following every time? Once we have this information, we can send you suggestions on which steps to change ;)

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