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Secure Desktop Function Removed?

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With the latest update of 1Password 8, it appears as if the functionality of using the secure desktop sign-in feature was removed? Can someone provide some insight on this? For now I guess for us users that want that, we just downgrade back to 1P 7 ? Can we petition to have this functionality re-introduced? Or am I missing a setting?


1Password Version: 8.9.13
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Windows 10
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Referrer: forum-search:Secure Desktop Function Removed


  • 1P_Gem1P_Gem

    Team Member

    Hi @Shootah, thanks for reaching out about this! You're correct that the latest release of 1Password 8 does not include the Secure Desktop feature.

    This functionality remained in our beta and nightly channels for quite a while, however due to the change in architecture between 1Password 7 and 8, it was challenging to get this feature working up to the standards expected of 1Password. When considering this, alongside the increased availability of alternate ways to authenticate (Single Sign-on and Windows Hello), and security features such as the Secret Key and two-factor authentication, it was decided to not move forward with the Secure Desktop feature in 1Password 8 for Windows.

    However, we are monitoring community feedback about this, and I would be happy to pass your feedback along to our Product team - just let me know!

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