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jaxman
jaxman
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Can I add a third information field needed to login to a site? For example I have some sites that require Account Name, Username and Password. How can I add the account name to the username and password in a 1Password Login?

Thanks

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  • Hi @jaxman,

    Saving a new login manually should help on sites with three fields:

    Saving a new Login manually

    Please let me know if that works for you. :)

  • detjo
    detjo
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    edited May 2015
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    Hi @JasperP - The manual option is OK for new logins (not that I have tried it yet!) but is a bit of a pain for logins already created. Can we not have an option to simply add a field to the 'username' section?

    I'm not sure what the 'Account Name' is that Jaxman mentions, I would have thought that would be the same as username. In any case, I defo see username/email address/password as 3 very different fields these days.

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hi @detjo,

    The filling logic is all built around the most commonly seen login page, one where you supply a username and password. Now others do exist, to say they don't would be silly of us. Saying that, if you create what I refer to as a basic Login item, one created from within the main 1Password window, the filing logics will only attempt to fill in the two hardcoded fields, username and password.

    To fill in a page with more we need 1Password mini in conjunction with the 1Password Browser Extension to record the page as you wish to fill it i.e. How to manually save a Login. When you do this it records all the fields on the page and will attempt to fill them all.It unfortunately does mean that the only feasible solution is to recreate Logins as required but it should be a one off task.

    Why is it like this?

    With a username and password page we can easily distinguish which is which, one will have the contents obscured and likely be of the correct field type while the username field will be a standard text field. This is easy to guess at.

    Now imagine you have two fields of type text and one password field. Which field is which? Sure it's easy for us as humans but how does 1Password figure out which is which given the field names and IDs don't have to be anything meaningful to anybody but the website? We get round this by recording everything using the approach detailed in the link.

    What it means is I can't imagine a time any time soon where we could allow you/us as the users to easily create a completely custom Login item without using the browser extension and have it fill properly.

    You may have some questions. If you do please do ask and we'll do our best to answer.

  • detjo
    detjo
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    @littlebobbytables Thanks for ur reply. hmm, I see what u mean. That makes sense

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hopefully it isn't too many pages @detjo, I do find unusual login pages are very much the minority in my collection of Login items. I do believe the current approach is probably the easiest even if it does mean creating some new Login items. Hopefully you won't find it too much of a chore.

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