1Password Previews Prospective Passkey Plans

Originally published at: 1Password Previews Prospective Passkey Plans - TidBITS

Passkey promises from password-manager 1Password, brought to you by the letter P.


Enough with the Alliteration, Adam :sunglasses:


Pure powerful pontificating! POW!


Positively pterrible!


Does anyone know what happens if you use 1Password to create your passkeys then decide to switch to another password manager?

Ah, so you ponder passkey portability?

The answer is that passkeys are designed to sync across systems by their very nature. Further, 1Password has always allowed export of your data even with an unpaid version.

I think that’s not right. I know that Apple has a way to sync using iCloud Keychain among devices on their OSes, but there is not supposed to be a way to sync passkeys among disparate systems. (Though 1Password says that their stored passkeys are cross-platform syncable.)

Fair. Perhaps a less confusing way to describe it would have been that 1Password would be like any other vendor of a platform. It could sync across the sync platform they support and if you want to switch platforms you will use the existing keys to generate new keys at each site. Because 1Password is not an OS, though, you have the advantage of not needing multiple devices to make that happen.