New Item type "lock" or "pin"

edited November 2021 in Lounge


When it comes to save padlock PINs, or any other PIN, 1Password Watchtower will report the password as weak. Although this is accurate, there is nothing more that one can do, that's the max security you get with a 3-4 PIN padlocks. It would have been great to either have Padlock items or a tag "padlock" to inform 1P that the item can't have a stronger password.

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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @raphaelcp

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. It isn't an unknown use case. The difficulty is that we do want to warn people when they've chosen a truly weak password. At present one way around this would be to add the PIN to a custom text field, as these fields are not checked by Watchtower. The downside would be the field is not concealed. I'll add your voice to the requests for improvement here.


    ref: dev/projects/customer-feature-requests#130

  • Add me too. I was directed to this discussion by ag_ana who suggested using Membership category and storing the combination in the PIN field. However that still leaves 1P complaining. Specifically. when I sort by Password Strength, the entry appears first, under the None heading. That seems inappropriate since the Membership template doesn't even have a password field to begin with.

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni


    Add me too

    Done :+1:

  • Please add me too. A variation of this use case is where an app has a quick login facility which uses a PIN (e.g. the app which is used by the UK Government's digital identity scheme ' Verify'). It would be good to have an item type of 'PIN' which conceals the text but isn't subject to password strength checking.

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni
    edited December 2021

    Please add me too.

    Done too @kevinf :+1:

  • Another vote for this. I have two pin codes related to my bank cards, I'd like them both to be concealed.

  • jack.plattenjack.platten

    Team Member

    Hey @Sawyersmith:

    I've added your input to the above issue, but depending on if this is a bank card you store in 1Password itself, would storing the PINs in the item work for you? For example:

    Let me know if that helps, or if these cards don't really make sense to be stored in 1Password.


  • Yes, I think this is what I'm currently doing - I added the second pin code by adding an additional password field to the bank card item... but the additional field is flagged as a "terrible" password (which it would be, but it is a pin code!), while the normal pin is not (suggesting that this is some kind of hidden field type?).

    However, I noticed that this second pin does not show up in watchtower as an issue. So, I guess I can just live with the 'terrible' reminder!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Thanks @Sawyersmith. We appreciate the input on this. Jack and I have shared the feedback with the team. Hopefully they'll be able to come up with a better solution here.


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