Feature Request - Sign in to the 1password app from another device

Community Member
edited August 7 in Windows

I do not trust my windows machine and I do not want to type my 1password password to open the app.

I would LOVE to be able to login to my 1password on windows using the 1password app from my iPhone which I trust a lot more to be virus free.

To generalize, I should be able to sign in to my 1password app from any other 1password app that is already signed in and running on another of my devices - such as iPhone or Linux.

Not typing my 1password password to my windows (or any windows installation) will make me feel much safer.

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  • Hello @ptheofan,

    Thanks for your feature request about passwordless device unlocking. I've passed your feedback along to the Product team who are continuing to look at alternative methods to unlock 1Password.

    In the meantime, have you considered the use of Windows Hello on your Windows device? This will allow you so unlock 1Password quickly with biometrics or a PIN. I'll leave some links below to our articles:

    If you have any other questions, just let us know!

    ref: PB 34707034

  • ptheofan
    Community Member

    I have used Halo with fingerprint sensor in the past, but always required me to manually login to 1password the first time after reboot rendering it useless for my case.
    Looking forward to a native solution within one password! Thank you

  • Dave_1P
    edited August 11


    Thank you again for the suggestion!

    I did want to reply to the following in your original post:

    I do not trust my windows machine and I do not want to type my 1password password to open the app.

    In general, I don't recommend that you use 1Password on a device that you don't trust. 1Password has a lot of security processes built-in to help protect your data but once malware has infected and gained control of your Windows PC 1Password is limited in how much it can protect you from that malware.

    As our security white paper states:

    Malware that can inspect the memory of your computer or device when the 1Password client has unlocked your data will be able to extract secrets from the 1Password process. Malware that can install a malicious version of 1Password and have you execute it will also be able to extract your secrets. Once malware running on a system has sufficient power, there is no way in principle to protect other processes running on that system.

    Simply avoiding typing in your account password on an infected Windows PC will not protect you from malware that has gained control of your system.

    I posted this in another thread recently but I'll post it here again: The key to protecting yourself from malware is to avoid being infected in the first place.

    1. Only download official versions of software from a developer's website or from a reputable app/web store. Don't use pirated software.
    2. Keep operating system protections against malware turned on. For example, on Windows make sure that Windows Defender is turned on.
    3. Keep your system updated and don't run old unsupported versions of software. This is especially important for browsers, operating systems, and 1Password itself.

    But, at the end of the day, once malware has control of your system 1Password is limited in how much it can protect you from it. That's why it's important to keep your system protected and to only use 1Password on devices that you know are safe.