Is it possible to use the Firefox extension with the LibreWolf browser

Just downloaded and starting using LibreWolf as it is being lauded as a hardened we browser. I was wondering if there are any others out there who are knowledgeable as to if the 1Password Firefox extensions would work in LibreWolf.

I do not know the internals of these browsers well enough to discern this on my own, but thought I would throw it out there in the community, hoping somebody with more experience would respond. I do know that there are the 2 types of extensions that 1password uses (local DB and the X version using remote calls), so any responses to this post can assume that I have that basic knowledge.

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  • LewysLewys Junior Member
    Community Member

    I use LibreWolf as a browser, which is a fork of Firefox with some tinkering under the hood to improve things like privacy, security etc.

    Because it's a fork of Firefox, I can install the 1Password extension for Firefox in LibreWolf. However, the browser extension and the full blown version of 1Password do not play nicely. It's like they're independent of each other.

    I can't use biometrics for example to unlock 1Password from the browser extension in LibreWolf, the option simply isn't there. Previously when I've unlocked 1Password from the main app, then the 1Password extension has also been unlocked; that isn't working either. So I'm having to enter in my password - which isn't the end of the world but it is somewhat annoying when you have biometrics available and that functionality exists on other browsers and even forks of those browsers.

    When I use Firefox - the above all works. I can use my fingerprint to unlock 1Password, directly from the browser.

    Brave is essentially a fork of Chrome - the 1Password extensions are exactly the same piece of software. Yet 1Password in Brave works exactly the same as it does on Chrome. Why doesn't the Firefox 1Password extension work for LibreWolf? Brave is Chrome, as LibreWolf is to Firefox.

    Are there any plans to officially support LibreWolf and allow things like unlocking with biometrics?


    1Password Version: 8.7.0 and 7.9.3
    Extension Version: 2.3.0
    OS Version: macOS 12.2

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited March 24


    I suspect it does not work because of this.

    This project is an independent fork of Firefox

    I would be happy to let the team know you are interested in this browser. I can't make any promises but I can certainly share your request.

    ref: IDEA-I-371

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited March 24


    I have also passed on your desire for this browser.

    ref: IDEA-I-371

  • slickslick
    Community Member

    @ag_tommy could you please also pass on my desire to have this browser added?

    Recently switched from Firefox to Librewolf also and would really like the browser extension to work with the desktop app.


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