Importing 2FA from Google Authenticator

Community Member


This is a feature request for something I've come across recently.

Google's Authenticator app allows users to export and import their 2fa keys. It provides a QR code that is to be scanned by the same app on another device. The issue is, the string in this key isn't the standard "otpauth://totp/..." format, but rather a proprietary base64-encoded protobuf payload. It's still possible to decode this for importing it to 1Password, example "rev-engineered" implementation can be found in this repo:
Would it be possible to support this natively within 1Password in the future, so that we don't have to rely on a third party tool to migrate accounts to 1P?

All the best,

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  • Jack.P_1PJack.P_1P

    Team Member

    Hey @matyasrichter:

    Thanks for your feedback here! While I can't promise anything I can definitely see how it would be handy to import all of your one-time passwords from Google Authenticator. I've added your input to a feature request we have on the topic. Be sure to get in touch if you need anything in the future!


    ref: dev/projects/customer-feature-requests#932

  • anirudhanirudh
    Community Member

    Is there any update on this feature?


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