how do i get 1password x sub-domain matching to select the right login?

edited February 2021 in 1Password in the Browser

I have a number of sub-domains on a server, and whenever i visit them 1 password x has a list of all the matching domain logins, but suggests ones that don't match the sub-domain, some of the time.

some of the sub-domains do get suggested correctly and some don't. are there any tricks to getting the suggestion to match for each sub-domain?

the main urls i use are the first website url in each login

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  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    Hi @matty666!

    1Password will suggest all Logins that match the domain, regardless of the subdomain, so this behavior is by design. However, it should show the ones that match the subdomain as well at the top of the list.

    the main urls i use are the first website url in each login

    Can you please elaborate? Do these logins have multiple websites fields?

  • matty666matty666
    edited February 2021

    Yes, so each sub domain on the server is accessible via the sub domain, and via the same ipaddress and a different port... and also there are others servers that have different up addresses and subdomains that also don’t suggest the right login

    I will make an example later to explain

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    Understood @matty666, thank you!

  • matty666matty666
    edited February 2021

    Lets say i have this set up:

    login 1
    login 2
    login 3
    login 4

    If i go to http://sub1.domain.local 1password is suggesting login1, however when i go to http://sub2.domain.local, it suggests login 3, as does going to http://sub3.domain.local and also http://sub4.domain.local

    could it be due to the favourites? actually it does seem to be that, i added login2 to favourites and now when I visit http://sub2.domain.local it suggests login2 as the first login

  • matty666matty666
    edited February 2021

    I just added all my logins for the sub-domains to favourites and now it's suggesting the right one for each... seems like favourites take precedence over sub-domain exact match

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni


    That's correct: 1Password matches at the domain level, not at the subdomain level, so adding something as a favourite will bring it to the top of the list for a certain website :)

  • edited June 2021


    Sorry for replying to this old thread. But I'd like to add something regarding this issue.

    I'd really love it if you can implement this feature to match the full FQDN, not just the domain name. Sometimes we've got many different apps with different login credentials on the same domain. It is very frustrating just to find the correct credentials. Personally, I've got more than 20 logins on the same domain (with different subdomains on each credential).

    I understand it might be easier for some users if 1Password matches at the domain level. So, I think it'd be really helpful if you can implement this as a toggle.

    I don't know if this is the same feature, but is this removed or something?

    Edit: Just came upon this thread and it looks like you guys are not going to implement this?

    Thanks for your help!

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    Hey @ReynHartono 👋

    No worries on bringing up an old thread! That's why they're here. I appreciate you doing some research ahead of time. :)

    I'd really love it if you can implement this feature to match the full FQDN, not just the domain name. Sometimes we've got many different apps with different login credentials on the same domain. It is very frustrating just to find the correct credentials. Personally, I've got more than 20 logins on the same domain (with different subdomains on each credential).

    1Password should be matching the FQDN as the very first match unless Favorites come into play. The exact match (FQDN) will appear first, then domain name matches will appear below. I used the page as an example. Items with a domain containing do appear as matches, but my appears first.

    Is that the same experience you're having? Are you simply not wanting to see domain matches as well, or is it hindering you from filling the way you'd expect?

    Let me know, I'm here to help!

  • I can comment on this and why the feature is extremely important for some corporate use cases.

    I work for a SaaS cybersecurity software company where we have multiple customers that we support. Each customer has a domain with their name in it so it is easy to remember (e.g. Now if I want to store support account logins or other logins for those domains, I cannot reliably do that without exposing Customer1 to Customer2.

    When doing a demo or troubleshooting I get a dropdown of every login I have saved for that domain, instead of the sub-domain, with the customer name in the login title ("Domain - Customer1 Support Account") that I have saved.

    So right now, for me and most likely quite a few others, 1Password is a hard sell for the corporate use case where customer privacy is paramount and we need to login to systems while the customer is on a screen share. For personal use, it is fantastic and the family loves it.

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    Thank you for the use case @thej0k3r, I have sent your message to the developers as an additional example of where this would be useful :+1:

    ref: dev/projects/customer-feature-requests#31

  • +1 here for corporate use case. Same here, I work in an agency supporting mutlitple customers. And most of our systems are running on the same domain, but there is a customer specific sub-domain like it was mentioned above

    we also have cases like

    it would be cool to have additional field on the 1password entry which would work as regex match for FQDN or better the full URL if provided.
    This way family users won't be affected - they can ignore the new field and corporate users will be able to better match the accounts.

  • Thank you for the feedback @y1_anton_boritskiy, I've added your voice to the issue as well. :+1:

  • bs87racerbs87racer
    edited November 2021

    +1, same use case. Many subdomains, each have different credentials and shouldn't mix. I see the closed thread on this basically saying there's no way to accomplish this without impacting the experience. This is very close minded and as someone trialing 1password as a potential Lastpass replacement (that has this feature), this is not a good first impression.

    This is a very simple request that can be accomplished without any impact to "non-power users". Just add an option in the "suggest in browser" dropdown to "only suggest on exact subdomain match".

  • ag_yaronag_yaron 1Password Alumni

    Hey @bs87racer ,
    Thanks for chiming in here.

    You might find the suggestions I wrote in this post helpful:

  • I agree with the comments in this thread. Most developers who uses Docker with containers that use bridge networking will have many URLs, all with the same IP address but different port numbers. You’re forced to do one of three things.

    1. Maintain the same userid and password on every service to have a single entry in 1password . Insecure and not possible.
    2. Navigate a potentially lengthy list of passwords and manually choose the correct one.
    3. Change your entire docker environment to use MacVlan instead of bridge to assign every container a unique IP address. This isn’t possible on Mac and Windows since only linux docker supports macvlan.
  • ag_yaronag_yaron 1Password Alumni

    Thanks for the additional thoughts and input @cmh716 !
    We hope to improve and expand this feature in the future :+1:

  • +1 on that. That is a must-to-have feature!

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    Thank you for the feedback as well @mduchev, noted!

  • Definite +1 for this - very very important for website developers and many others that have subdomains. It's really annoying to have a huge list popup, and there should be a simple checkbox in the 1password dashboard that says "Match passwords based on Subdomain only". It's not too complicated to add this feature from a development standpoint.

  • Add me to the list. Support for subdomains would be a great feature.

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    Both noted, thank you!

  • The subdomain handling of 1Password is really not optimal. I have a similar issue with local domains, for which I have to handle up to 20 logins under different subdomains. Please add a proper matching

  • jack.plattenjack.platten

    Team Member

    Hey @tabilo:

    I've added your feedback to the above, thank you!


  • Also voting for this as a great feature for IT, and anyone hosting multiple services on a single (local) domain.

  • jack.plattenjack.platten

    Team Member

    Hey @jameschoco:

    Added you to our list as well, thank you very much! :smile:


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