1Password (Touch ID integration 001)

A big part of what makes iOS 8 so great is how Apple is finally opening up its mobile operating system to developers, more than ever before.

Take Touch ID, for example. With a little help from the iOS 8 SDK and the new Local Authentication Framework, third-party apps can tap Touch ID to authenticate a user in a safe manner as fingerprint data is protected and never accessed by iOS or apps.

Brands such as PayPal have pledged to update their apps with Touch ID authentication when iOS 8 gets released for public consumption this Fall and now a beta tester has posted screenshots and a short video of Touch ID integration in 1Password for iOS, the popular password management program by AgileBits

As evidenced by the screenshot top of post, published by French site iGen.fr [Google translate], the upcoming 1Password 4.6 for iOS will bring out support for Touch ID authentication on the iPhone 5s. If you don’t own the handset, you can continue using a custom passcode like before.

After enabling Touch ID authentication within 1Password’ settings, firing up the app puts the standard Touch ID authentication prompt instead of 1Password’s custom password entry dialog box.

The very first beta of 1Password for iOS 8 also brings a brand new Safari extension that installs itself in the Safari Share sheet allowing you to use 1Password’s secure password generator to fill web passwords in Safari.

This is another big change in iOS 8 as apps can now offer their services system-wide by installing custom actions and extensions into the Share sheet.

In the case of 1Password’s Safari extension, the video above shows a user choosing 1Password from the Share sheet to use 1Password services to retrieve their username and password on Amazon.

  • El Matador

    It’s going to be nice to have this as a native feature but at the end of the day the Jailbreak Community has been on top of this and other features for years.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      We’ve had the login to 1Password via TouchID (courtesy of iTouchSecure) but the widget changes everything! I’ve longed for a way to access 1Password without opening the 1Password app for so long…

  • Anmol Malhotra

    No thanks.. I’ve that feature on ios 7 Apple. Our jailbreak community is much ahead of you. 😀 😉

    • Trevor Salmon

      What tweak do you have to have to do that?

      • James Gunaca

        iTouchSecure

      • Anmol Malhotra

        BioProtect

      • David Villamizar

        Asphaleia

  • Scott Hendrickson

    I just wonder how much this update will cost for people who have already bought the app, or like in my case have bought it twice. The makers of 1password like charge full price of the app for updates.

  • Sachmach29

    I’m glad this is coming, but I wish it would look more like Asphaleia. Asphaleia’s design is really nice (as usual with Sentry), and that’s what made me use it over BioProtect and BioLockdown.

  • Modest

    Can’t wait for this. I’m always for stock vs the jailbreak. Got nothing against jailbreak tho. 😉

  • Nice, these so-called “mobile OSs” are slowly catching up with Windows while remaining under the misleading sympathetic cover of being a “mobile OS”. A mobile OS (http://bit ly/1me6PK3) simply means it can be used on mobile form-factors of a PC (Tablet and SmartPhone), doesn’t mean it should be bastardized like iOS/Android/WindowsPhone/Windows RT. Windows 8 is where mobile OSs are slowly heading as they slowly become more and more versatile.