1Password 2 factor Authentication – Today on SocialPositives.com, we are discussing an important question regards one of the popular password manager 1Password.
Yes, its about 1Password 2 factor authentication. You need to know that 1Password doesn’t offer a 2 Factor authentication for its users like LastPass do.
If you need 2 Factor Authentication for your Password manager, you can try LastPass or others.
On a discussion on 1Password forum about “Why not use 2-factor authentication to secure my 1Password Vault?” AgileBits Team Member Jacob answered that “1Password accounts have something better than two-factor authentication built in actually. 🙂 It’s called the Account Key. In the standalone version of 1Password, everything is protected by your Master Password and all the security wizardry in the app.
But in an account, the Account Key is used to strengthen things even further. If you have a weak password, it’s very unlikely someone will be able to access your data because the Account Key is a 128-bit string of characters that’s generated locally when you set up your account. It never leaves your device”
Its clear now. Also, 1Password published a blog post about that “Why doesn’t 1Password offer 2 factor authentication” and it’s about Two Factor or not Two Factor.
1Password 2 Factor Authentication for other Sites
Did you know that you can Use 1Password as an authenticator for sites with 2 factor authentication? Yes, its possible and Dropbox is one of the sites that can be used.
Learn how to use 1Password to store and quickly access your one-time passwords when you enable two-step verification for websites like Dropbox from here.
Hope this article helps you to know more about 1Password 2 Factor Authentication whey they don’t recommend it for its users. Thank you.