Master password question

jeffdrakejeffdrake
edited June 9 in Memberships

How complicated does the master password have to be?

I ask, because if I'm using my PC all day (with no biometric capability), I may have to enter the master password many times, which is kind of a pain. Can I safely use a shorter, faster-to-enter master password?


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  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @jeffdrake!

    We have some suggestions about this in this documentation page:

    How to choose a good Master Password

  • Thanks!

    There is always a toss-up between the need for security and convenience. I do know the need for security, but at the same time I know that if one has to enter a long password each time they need to access 1password, it will be a pain and will eventually not be used.

    It looks like the master password generator simply creates 4 random words, which is something I can do.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @jeffdrake:

    There is always a toss-up between the need for security and convenience.

    There is indeed :)

    I do know the need for security, but at the same time I know that if one has to enter a long password each time they need to access 1password, it will be a pain and will eventually not be used.

    Depending on the platform you are using, you could also enable unlock via Touch ID or Face ID to make subsequent logins quicker ;)

    It looks like the master password generator simply creates 4 random words, which is something I can do.

    That's correct, but you can also change the options the way you prefer: the separator used and the number of words, in case you want a longer or shorter Master Password.

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