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

Community Member

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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  • Lewys
    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_tommy
    edited March 2022


    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_tommy
    edited March 2022


    I have also passed on your desire for this browser.

    ref: IDEA-I-371

  • slick
    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.


  • PaulDoesDev
    Community Member

    I would also like to pass on my desire to have this browser supported

  • thedaneu
    Community Member

    As I suggested here, the best way would be to add an additional verification step to add support for unverified browsers, if a users wants to do so. Yet the 1Password team didn't even bothered to answer / react to my post :-)

  • PaulDoesDev
    Community Member

    Similarly, doesn't work with arkenfox. Would definitely be happy to see an option for unverified browsers

  • bongoboink
    Community Member

    I would also very much like to see support for LibreWolf..

  • Cromwell
    Community Member

    I also extend my wishes for 1Password support within LibreWolf.

  • I've passed along everyone's feedback and requests to the team. 🙂


    ref: PB-32075477
    ref: PB-32075535
    ref: PB-32075559
    ref: PB- 32075579
    ref: PB-32075593

  • 1pwdnoob
    Community Member

    +1 for librewolf, please.

  • I've passed along your request @1pwdnoob. Thanks for letting us know you're also interested!


  • TheDave
    Community Member

    LibreWolf here too, please. Or better yet, let us add browsers.

  • Joy_1P
    1Password Alumni

    Hey @TheDave, thanks for the request. I'm excited to let you know that it will be possible to add 1Password to the browser of your choice in the future. We have an announcement about that here:

    I don't have any dates to provide at the moment, but when the feature is ready, it will be first available in the Nightly version of the 1Password app. Here's how to get that:

    1. Open the 1Password desktop app.
    2. Click your account name and select "Settings".
    3. Click the Advanced tab, for Release channel select "Nightly".

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • TheDave
    Community Member

    Nice, that looks perfect! Especially combined with passkey support it will make using a "forget everything between sessions" borderline tolerable.

    Any rough ETA to when this will hit nightly? Are we talking days, weeks, months or years?

  • Hey @TheDave,

    It's great that you are excited for this feature! Unfortunately we can't make any promises as to a timeframe but the team are working hard to extend browser support soon.

    Let us know if there is anything else we can help with in the meantime.