How can I add 1Password to Google Chrome / Chromium?
I'm experimenting by switching from Safari on my Mac OS X system to Google's new Chrome system (well, actually I am running Chromium, the software build release that includes support for extensions) and the one thing I really miss is 1Password. Is there any way to add that to Chrome??
I've also been dabbling in Chrome (actually, I'm also using Google Chromium, because it's kinda fun to be on the very cutting edge of the development, rather than using the "safe" version, though it's possible that I'm a bit bonkers doing so) and I really like it. It's fast, the type-ahead and tabs are interesting and it supports themes, which are fun. In fact, my current theme is Puk-Puk, if you want to see how my browser looks!
You're right, though, Agile Software hasn't yet added support for Chrome on its list of browsers supported by the terrific 1Password password management application. It's coming, I'm sure, but since Chrome for the Mac is still such a nascent piece of software, I'm sure that they're worried they'll add support just to have it break on the "real" official release.
There is, however, a workaround, as they document in the help area, and here it is...
Start out by downloading the latest copy of Chromium, just because, well, it's a good idea. Now, launch 1Password, enter your password, then on the left side of the app, look for the gear icon and click on it:
Choose "New Logins Bookmarklet", as shown, and it'll give you a warning window:
Click "Continue" and... well... if it's like my 1Password setup, nothing happens.
Or so it seems.
In fact, on the left, look at the "Sync" entry and click on the triangle to make sure it's expanded. Suddenly, there's our new Bookmarklet:
I just left it to "Include all Logins", as you can see, and clicked on "Update Now". It promptly tells you that you need to enter an access code (at the top of the window). Go to enter it and you'll find - rather shockingly for a security app - that it shows what you type, meaning it's a bit of an awkward app to use when you're in a cafe in close quarters. Why they aren't masking the password I dunno. Be that as it may, type in the access code you want the click on "Update Now" again and... nothing happens.
Actually, 1Password has created a bookmark in Safari. Now, to find it!
Launch Safari and if you're like me, you don't have your bookmark sidebar, so you see this:
Click on the little "book" icon and the sidebar opens up:
What you want is the "1Password Logins". Set up your Chrome and Safari windows so that you can see both at the same time, then drag the words "1Password Logins" from Safari directly to the toolbar in Chrome:
Done! Now you can quit 1Password, quit Safari, and you're good to go. When you need a password, click on the "1Password Logins" bookmarklet and a window pops up:
Enter your access code, click on the correct match and poof, you're logged in and you're working within Chrome / Chromium and have access to all your 1Password data.
Needless to say, in a few weeks or months this will be unnecessary as 1Password integration will be available for Google Chrome, so this is really just an interim measure.
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