Leading password manager 1Password just introduced a “sign-in with” function that allows users to store and autofill their login information for third-party “single sign-on” providers.
In contrast to the traditional method of logging into each individual service with a unique username and password, single sign-on (SSO) enables users to access all of their online resources with a single, unified login.
The new add-on is compatible with a wide variety of third-party services, such as those offered by Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Okta, and GitHub.
In what way is this launch beneficial?
While single sign-on (SSO) is a convenient feature for many users, 1Password says it has found flaws in the method.
“While single sign-on is useful for decreasing the number of passwords required, it’s still a nuisance for customers to keep track of which third-party provider was used [to establish an account] “1Password’s CPO Steve Won put it this way:
“Thankfully, this problem is solved by our new browser extension function, which enables users to log in to all of their preferred applications and websites with a single click.
More than a quarter of workers (26%), according to the company’s newly released data, have stopped doing an activity at work because of the time and effort required to log in, while over half of workers utilise SSO through personal accounts like Google or Facebook.
Exactly where do I go to get a membership?
Support for Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge, among other popular browsers, is included into the new solution, which is now accessible to 1Password users with family or corporate accounts.
1Password has continued to be on the cutting edge of technological adoption. Won stated in November 2022 that the password manager will begin supporting passkeys in 2023. Passkeys are the leading biometric sign-in standard.