Password strength - display and sort

Please add the following two features to 1Password for Linux (and other clients if possible):
1) Show password strength when viewing an entry
2) Sort by password strength

This would be very useful for finding which passwords need changing because they're not strong enough.


1Password Version: 8.0.34
Extension Version: 2.0.4
OS Version: Ubuntu 20.04
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • Dayton_agDayton_ag

    Team Member

    Hey there @jktrigg, thanks so much for posting!

    Show password strength when viewing an entry

    You can view the strength of an entry's password on the right-hand side of the password field - for example, here's the password strength of one of my test items:

    Sort by password strength

    The Watchtower view allows you to look at entries based on their strength classification, and change the weakest passwords first - to do so, click the Watchtower section in the left-hand column of the app, then click Show Items for the category you'd like to work on to see all items under that category.

    Let me know what you think! :smile:

  • The Watchtower only allows you to work with weak passwords, not any of the stronger categories. I want to be able to go through my fair passwords.

  • BlakeBlake

    Team Member
    edited July 2021


    Ah! I can totally see how being able to filter down the various password-strength categories outside of the "weak" passwords would be handy!

    I've filed this as a feature request with our development team. Thanks a ton for your feedback!

    ref: dev/projects/customer-feature-requests#817

  • RustyIronRustyIron Junior Member

    Thanks! Searching for just this solution. Scrolling through hundreds of passwords and checking their quality makes my eyes bug out.

  • PeterG_1PPeterG_1P

    Team Member

    We appreciate that, @RustyIron - and hope future updates to Watchtower will be to your liking. Thanks for letting us know!

  • definite +1 for this feature - I've already fixed all (*) of my "weak" passwords, but I'd like to easily find the "fair" and "good" ones as well.

    The (*) is because some of them are not within my control, and I'd really like to be able to tell watchtower to ignore them. Some specific examples: accounts with weak constraints (4-digit PIN), orgs that have a "members area" where they just circulate a short password to access it.

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