Master password help text bug

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msh
msh
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This bug is almost self-explanatory. Change to a secondary vault (as opposed to the master vault). Then, go to:
1Password > Preferences > Security

Next, look at the help text next to 'Change Password for the "XYZ" vault.' It says "Master Password," when it should say either "Vault Password" or something generic like "Password" or "1Password." This should be a simple fix, but I figured I'd bring it to your attention.

Matthew Strax-Haber


1Password Version: 5.4
Extension Version: N/A
OS Version: 10.11
Sync Type: N/A

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  • Drew_AG
    Drew_AG
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    Hi @msh,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your feedback on that!

    "Master Password" is actually the correct terminology there (although I can see how it might be confusing). This is because each vault has its own master password, regardless of whether it's set up as the Primary vault or one of the secondary vaults. In other words, the word "master" doesn't specifically refer to the password for the Primary vault. It simply refers to the password that unlocks a vault (as opposed to the regular passwords you would store inside a vault, such as website login passwords).

    Now, the Mac version of 1Password treats the Primary vault a little differently, because when you unlock the Primary vault with the master password for that vault, your secondary vaults are automatically unlocked as well, for your convenience. But that's just the way the Mac version treats the Primary vault. The structure of the vault itself is the same as the other vaults, so there's nothing really special about its master password. For example, in the Windows version of 1Password, there's no concept of a Primary or secondary vault - each vault is treated exactly the same, and when you switch from one vault to the other, you have to enter the master password to unlock it.

    But like I said, I can see how it would be a little confusing. Hopefully this helps clear that up, and maybe we can make that clearer in the preferences in the future. If you have more questions, please let us know! :)

  • msh
    msh
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    Hi @Drew_AG In that case, isn't there an inconsistency with the button text? When viewing the Primary vault, the button text is "Change master password," but when viewing a secondary vault it is "Change Password for the 'XYZ' vault." It seems to me that this would be confusing to an average user.

    Perhaps it could be changed to a more generic "Change Vault Password," "Change Master Password," or "Change Master Password for the 'XYZ' vault." The most logical approach IMO would be "Change Master Password" for users with only one vault, and "Change Password for the 'XYZ' vault" for users with multiple vaults (consistently, not just for secondary vaults).

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hi @msh,

    The correct text can make a big difference in comprehension, we agree there :smile:

    I think the text Change Password for the "XXX" vault helps clarify that it's changing the password for this particular vault so what if we left that unchanged and for the primary vault we used the text Change Password for the Primary vault (your Master Password) to help highlight that it isn't just the password for this vault but the password that unlocks all the vaults in this copy of 1Password for Mac, does that help clarify it all in your opinion?

  • msh
    msh
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    Yes, I think that would be much better and very clear (even if it verbose). I absolutely (insert a well-known expletive) love your product, by the way. It is one of the most useful apps I have.

  • AGAlumB
    AGAlumB
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    Agreed. Thanks for bringing this up! We'll see if we can make this a bit clearer in the future. :)

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